Driftwood Lane {Book Review}

Driftwood Lane Cover

Abandoned. Alone. And in control.

Those words sum up Meridith Ward’s life quite nicely. She’s a health inspector in Saint Louis, ready to settle down and marry her accountant fiance. Everything is neat and tidy. She’s putting her past with her bi-polar mother before her. Until she gets the call that her father and step-mother have died in an accident and she’s been left guardianship of her three step-siblings she’s never met. The only other living relative is a vagabond uncle who roams the East Coast on his motorcycle and forgets to stay in touch.

Driftwood Lane is the last installment in Denise Hunter’s Nantucket Love Story series. It’s also my least favorite. It felt cliched when the (hunky) uncle showed up, disguised as the local carpenter who Meridith hires to fix up the bed and breakfast she’s also inherited. He swears the children to secrecy while he tries to find evidence that Meridith is bi-polar. Meanwhile, she starts falling in love with him while he’s fixing the sink. Desperate Housewives, anyone? 

It’s not a terrible book. I stayed up late reading it because I like Hunter’s writing style. She adds elements that other Christian authors tend to shy away from, keeping dialogue realistic. It’s just the plot is not fresh and original like Surrender Bay or The Convienent Groom.

Disclaimer: I’m not paid to write reviews for Thomas Nelson. They give me free books in exchange for my honest opinion of them. I don’t have to say nice things.

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