MrsK's Seasoned Reader Picks

Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter

The Goodbye Bride (Summer Harbor, #2)
ISBN: 9780718023737
Publisher's Synopsis:
Following a concussion, Lucy Lovett can’t remember the last seven months of her life. She doesn’t remember leaving her fiancé Zac Callahan weeks before their wedding or moving to Portland, Maine. And she sure doesn’t remember getting engaged to another man. All she remembers is loving Zac more than life itself.

It’s taken Zac months to move on after Lucy left him with no explanation. He’s thrown himself into his family’s farm and his restaurant business in Summer Harbor. Now Lucy’s back, vulnerable, homeless, and still in love with him. She needs his help putting the pieces together, but letting her back into his life is a risk—and the stakes are high. If he follows his heart he’ll win back the love of his life. But if her memory returns he’ll lose her all over again.

MrsK's Review:
"While the headache and dizziness were disorienting,
the anxiety roiling in her gut was even worse."
When Lucy awoke she couldn't remember why she was laying on a floor of a restaurant in a wedding dress. Where was Zac?
"Please, Zac. I'm truly desperate."
When Zac gets the phone call about Lucy, all he can wonder is why after seven months would she be calling him? In no way was Zac ready to re-experience the pain of any encounters with Lucy. And yet, she sounded so lost and confused.

Lucy discovers that she had left Zac all those months ago, without even an explanation and causing him such pain. Not only has she lost at least a month of memory, she discovers that there is another fiancé looking for her. Could life get any tougher?

Getting a job, an apartment, and some stability in this "new life" seemed daunting. Of course anything would prove easy compared to the range of emotions that coursed through her veins every time she was around Zac. Being humbled around his family and friends was her cross for the decisions she had made. What Lucy doesn't expect is the compassion, the friendships, and the loving forgiveness that will be graciously extended towards her as she regains the truth about her leaving Zac in the first place.

Compassion for Lucy's memory loss will lead you on a quiet journey within your discovery of what merciful grace can do in any situation. Not only are Lucy and Zac those characters you root for, you find yourself wanting to help the extended family and friends encourage their love and healing. The frustration that surrounds Brad is so aggravating!

You will not be disappointed with the outcome.
Enjoy a light-hearted rekindling of a path destined for love,
Mrs K
"We should pray about that.
Or, as my daddy says, 'time to wear out the knees in those jeans."

Reading for enjoyment is delightful when the story like is well crafted.
"Grace was in all her steps
Heaven in her eyes
In every gesture dignity and love." 
Meet the Author:
 Denise lives in Indiana with her husband Kevin and their three sons. In 1996, Denise began her first book, a Christian romance novel, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she's been writing ever since. Her books often contain a strong romantic element, and her husband Kevin says he provides all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!

"I received this book for free from the Fiction Guild for this review."
Thomas Nelson

No comments:

Purchasing Books Reviewed by MrsK

MrsK's K-8 Books Worth Reading

my best-reads-for-k-8 shelf:
MrsK Books's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (best-reads-for-k-8 shelf)

Booked for Giving:

Brightly Recommends: Pre-2nd

Brightly Recommends for 5th-8th

eBook Deals:

Shop Amazon - Kindle Book Deals

Looking for another read?