It’s no secret that I love me some Denise Hunter books. I have yet to read a bad one, and I have read them all. So, I was beyond excited that I was given the opportunity to read “Autumn Skies” the third, and final, book in the Bluebell Inn series.
If you are unfamiliar with this series, you need to read it. NOW! The series follows the Bennett siblings, Molly, Levi and Grace. The first book focused on Molly and her love interest Adam. The second book focused on Levi and Mia.
“Autumn Skies” follows Grace, the baby of the Bennett siblings. We have watched Grace grow up in the series. When her siblings decided to finish the restoration and opening of their parents inn, Grace was just eighteen years old. She was always in the shadows of her siblings, but this book has her branching out and making a way for herself.
Grace has opened her own business, Blue Ridge Outfitters, an outdoor adventure rental shop. In addition, she helps run the inn with her siblings. It was at this inn that she meets Wyatt.
Wyatt and Grace are both working to lose the demons of their past in the form of childhood traumas. Wyatt, having been recently injured in the line of duty, finds himself at Bluebell Inn to help him face his childhood trauma and to deal with the repercussions.
Let me just say this was my favorite book in the Bluebell Inn series. As much as I loved Adam from the first book, “Lake Season”, Wyatt gives him a bit of competition in my eyes. The are vastly different with Wyatt being the alpha male. He is strong, fit, and a little brooding. He is mysterious and serious.
As much as I did not want to finish this book, after all it is the final book in the series, I just had to find out how the story ended. Not just for Grace and Wyatt, but all the Bennett siblings.
As I read the Epilogue, I felt like a true southerner standing on the porch saying bye to my loved one. The Bennett siblings have become my favorite fictional family, and I hated saying that goodbye.