Review: Mulberry Hollow by Denise Hunter

Mulberry Hollow is a wonderful romance between two very likable characters. It is the second book in the Riverbend series, yet can easily be enjoyed even if you have not read book one, Riverbend Gap. I recently read book one in the series, so it was fun to return to this community and to the family of characters that I got to know in that story.

I loved the way the connection grew between Avery and Wes. They were two people who both had some heavy baggage hanging over them, were not looking to fall in love with each other, and thought that Wes would only be around for the short term. I liked that Wes was determined to do the best job he could on renovating the carriage house for Avery not only to repay his debt and but to also help her out.

Their journey from friends to more was sweet and packed with a very realistic chemistry, yet it seemed as if there was not much hope for a future for these two, which created just the right amount of angst and heartache for them to overcome. I am really looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

(4.5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


Living life to the fullest always requires sacrifice.

Avery Robinson decided to be a physician after helplessly watching her mother lose a battle with a terrible disease. Now at risk of developing the same illness, Avery guards her heart from love. She’s driven to protect her loved ones as a workaholic doctor in the tiny mountain town of Riverbend Gap, North Carolina.

Contractor Wes Garrett is hiking the Appalachian trail, in memory of the man who died saving his life, when an illness racks his body. After an agonizing fifteen-mile hike to Avery’s clinic, he collapses on her doorstep. He recovers to find himself in debt again, this time to a beautiful doctor.

When he decides to help her renovate a rundown carriage house, the obstacles to their attraction sprout like weeds—starting with the woman waiting for Wes at the end of the trail. Will he be able to relinquish the debt he owes his best friend? And will Avery find the courage to risk everything for love?

The second book in Denise Hunter’s popular Riverbend Romance series explores what it might be like to live fearlessly and free.



denise hunter

Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than 40 books, three of which have been adapted into Hallmark movies. When Denise isn’t orchestrating love on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, playing drums, and reading as much as humanly possible. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband have raised three boys and are currently enjoying an empty nest.

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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3 Responses to Review: Mulberry Hollow by Denise Hunter

  1. Cindy Davis says:

    I enjoyed this one s well!

  2. carylkane says:

    Excellent review, Brittany!

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