Friday, March 25, 2016

The Goodbye Bride

The Goodbye Bride 

A Summer Harbor Novel #2 

Paperback, ebook, audio 

March 8, 2016

by Denise Hunter 

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718023737

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 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.
 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.
My thoughts: THE GOODBYE BRIDE is a twist on The Runaway Bride, a movie of years past. She has run from two fiances, leaving them both, basically at the altar. And now she is in a wedding dress, wearing designer shoes--on the bathroom floor in a diner, but she has no memory of how she got there. All she knows is she's supposed to marry Zac at 5:45 and he'd be frantic.  She calls him... but is stunned when he tells her she left him seven months ago--and they broke up!
Still, Zac is a dear, going above and beyond to rescue Lucy from herself even when she doesn't remember anything. But when her memory returns, it might mean  the end of everything.  
It was great getting reacquainted with the Callahan family, and this book is one of those rare books that cross my path that I pick up and a few hours later I close the last page and sigh--what a sweet story. And I kind of hate to pick up another book because what if it isn't so good?  I've said this before, but Denise Hunter is one of my top five favorite contemporary romance authors. If you haven't read any of her books pick one up and read it. My only complaint about this one is that there is some "soft swear words" .  I know this won't bother most readers, but if you are offended by using some seemingly 'innocent words' you can consider yourself warned.  The words bother me, but I kept reading because she does tell a good story.  4.5 stars. 

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