Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Book Review: The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter is one of those authors whose books I've seen for years, and always wanted to try, but never did for some reason.  I'm so glad that I finally got a chance with The Goodbye Bride.  This story is sweet and charming, and unique.  A book about a woman who wakes up wearing a wedding dress with no knowledge of the last seven months of her life could very easily become clich√©, but I think Ms. Hunter has avoided that pitfall here.
Lucy Lovett was attracted to Zac Callahan from the moment she met him.  She moved to the little town of Summer Harbor, Maine from Georgia mostly to be near him.  The last thing she remembers is the two of them planning their wedding in the fall.  Suddenly she wakes up and it's June.  She's in a diner bathroom in Portland, Maine, and she's wearing a wedding dress.  She has no idea how she got there, and when she calls Zac to ask for his help, she's surprised by his cold reaction.  She is shocked to find out that she is not marrying Zac, and has no memory of who she is marrying.  Zac agrees to take her back to Summer Harbor until she recovers.  Lucy only remembers loving Zac, and the sparks are still there between them, but Zac continues to push her away.  He never knew why she left, and now she can't remember leaving.  Will Zac let her back in, even if she never remembers?
I have to say that I absolutely loved The Goodbye Bride so much that I read it on my Kindle app in bed while my hubby snored away beside me.  I kept telling myself I'd just read a little more, then I'd go to sleep, but I finally realized that I was going to stay up as long as it took to finish it all!  The characters are wonderfully written and loveable.  Zac is such a hero, taking care of Lucy even after she left him.  He comes to her rescue again and again, and won't allow the townspeople or even his family to talk bad about her.  I also liked the fact that Lucy didn't play the damsel in distress, even when it seemed like she had nothing left.  My favorite part might have been the unlikely who told Zacthat he just needed to accept that he still loved Lucy.  I won't tell you who it was, though, you'll have to read the book for that!
I truly hope you will read this book.  If you enjoy Christian romance, you're sure to like it.  And there's a nice little ending that wraps it all up nicely, too.  I definitely plan to read more of Denise Hunter's books in the future!

Happy Reading!

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for this review.  All opinions are my own, and a favorable review was not required.  The Goodbye Bride is on sale now.

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