Monday, June 27, 2016
The Goodbye Bride- Denise Hunter
Description: She only remembers loving him. But he can’t forget the way she left.
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.
My Thoughts: I was honestly not expecting to like this book as much as I did. It is the first I have read by this author and I have to say that I now intend to read the rest of this series. Zac shows what it means to love someone even after they have hurt you. Though he doesn't trust her, Zac is willing to sacrifice his own time and hurt feelings to help Lucy out.
The first part of this book had me hooked. The pain these characters had to work through is evident and I couldn't help but hope for their happy ending. Towards the middle, some things did seem to change rather quickly when they probably should have been drawn out more. However, this would have left less time for us to see Zac and Lucy as a couple.
The Christian aspect of this book falls toward the end, with Lucy realizing that God has never left her. With God's help, her and Zac can weather whatever comes at them. It was a great message that fit into the story well. I am so excited that there will be another book in this series.
I received this book through the Fiction Guild in exchange for an honest review.