May 16, 2010

Hurricanes in Paradise by Denise Hildreth

When Riley Sinclair stepped into her new job as director of guest relations at a posh resort on Paradise Island, she felt the final pieces of her once-broken life coming together. But the waters become choppy when Riley discovers that some who come to the Atlantis Hotel are accompanied by paralyzing secrets and overwhelming fears. Riley and three guests are in desperate but unknowing need of each other, eventually forging unlikely yet powerful friendships. With a hurricane headed straight for the island, together they embark on a journey of laughter, heartache, and healing.


Denise Hildreth is a novelist and international speaker. She has written several novels, including the Savannah series, Flies on the Butter, and The Will of Wisteria. Her books have been featured in Southern Living and chosen as book club picks for Pulpwood Queen and Women of Faith book clubs. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Visit her web site at


The lives of four single women are somehow intertwined when they meet at a beautiful resort in the Bahamas. Riley has a very troubled past and she is the new director of guest relations at the resort. Tamyra is a beauty pageant winner who is struggling with a secret that is destroying her will to live. Winnie is a colorful and vibrant senior who is still living in the past, never coming to terms with the loss of her husband. Liane is a famous author who has secrets of her own, and she reacts to the world around her with rude and heartless behavior.

This collection of totally different women with different occupations, ages, lifestyles and problems, somehow find themselves drawn together as a hurricane approaches the island. They each must find healing and strength to move on in their lives. They all have heartache in their past, and the most important thing they each need is to forgive themselves.

This is the first book I have ever read by Denise Hildreth, and I have now added her name to the very top of the list of my favourite authors. I enjoyed this book immensely and simply could not put it down. I will be checking out other books by Ms. Hildreth as soon as I can!

MY RATING - 5 out of 5 (and a double thumbs up!!)

Thank you to Tyndale for providing an Advanced Reader Copy of this book for the purpose of review. The book will be released for purchase in June 2010.

Hurricanes in Paradise
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (Jun 1 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1414335571
ISBN-13: 978-1414335575


  1. Thanks for the review. I will have to check out this author myself!!!