Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Goodbye Bride Book Review

Summer Harbor Series
Book Two

SUMMARY:  She only remembers loving him.  But he can't forget the way she left.
     Lucy Lovett can't remember the last seven months of her life.  She doesn't remember leaving her fiance' 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.
     Zac was just beginning to get his life back on track after Lucy left him with no explanation.  And now she's back - vulnerable, homeless, and still in love with him.  Has he been given a second chance with the only woman who stirs his passion and haunts his dreams?
     Lucy knows she must unlock those missing months and discover why she threw everything away.  And Zac knows that if he follows his heart he'll win back the love of his life - but if Lucy's memory returns, his would-be bride might say goodbye forever.

REVIEW:  The idea of someone having amnesia and thinking they are getting married to one person when, in reality, they have broken up with them and are marrying someone else is an interesting take on a love story. My heart went out to Lucy, who's world has been turned upside down and rocked off its foundations.  I like how, even though she struggled with trying to remember, she did the best she could to make the best out of a horrible situation.  Probably my favorite part was the way the author tied Lucy's dad leaving to her present situation and how she finally finds resolution for past hurts she caused and that were done to her.
     Even though Lucy's return with amnesia only causes Zac heartache, I like how he helps her find a place to stay, provides a job when she needs it and helps Lucy mend fences with the townsfolk she hurt when she left abruptly when she broke off their wedding.
     While reading, I had some ideas of how I thought the story would end.  I like how the author didn't follow the usual track but created an ending all her own.
     This is the second book in the Summer Harbor series but it is also a stand alone.  Not having read the first one did not cause any confusion or trouble.  This would be a great book or series to read while at the beach or just for some fun summer reading.

This book was provided by Fiction Guild and Thomas Nelson Publishers
for review without compensation.

Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Dancing with Fireflies and The Convenient Groom.  She has won the Holt Medallion Award, the Reader's Choice Award, and the Forward Book of the Year Award and is a RITA finalist.  When Denise isn't orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking green tea, and playing drums.  Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband are raising three boys.  Learn more about Denise online at; Facebook: authordenisehunter or Twitter: @DeniseAHunter.

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