Friday, May 13, 2016

The Goodbye Bride

What would you do if you woke up one day and the last seven months of your life were gone? This is the situation Lucy Lovett faced. The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter is the second book in her Summer Harbor series, although it can stand alone. It is a clean christian romance novel with no sex or foul language.

Lucy Lovett has faced her share of hard times. From watching her mom die of a rare brain tumor to her dad walking out of her life and leaving her with a neighbor. She knows nothing comes easy and she has stood on her own two feet quite well.  That is until she meets Zac Callahan and falls head over heels in love. 

Zac Callahan owns and runs the local Roadhouse. It's a type of sports bar and grill located on the beach. It's here that he first meets Lucy Lovett.  He knows he's a goner when he hears her southern accent and the way she's endearingly clumsy.  They both fall deeply and quickly in love.  Two people couldn't be more right for each other. As the wedding approaches, Zac needs to get away for the weekend.  When he comes home he finds his whole world upside down, Lucy is gone! Nowhere to be found, Zac finally has to face the fact she has run from him and their love. 

Imagine his surprise seven months later when Lucy calls out of the blue.  She seems to have no recollection of their break up. As a matter of fact, she seems to think its their wedding day! He knows she's in trouble, he can hear it by the tone of her voice. After a quiet internal war with himself, he decides to go help her. If nothing else, maybe he can talk her into going to the hospital.  He still loves Lucy but he refuses to let her get close again. He's convinced once she regains her memory she will not want him anymore. 

The Goodbye Bride is a beautiful love story of love conquers all and perfect love drives out fear. Lucy is driven by her fear of abandonment, convinced she isn't good enough or deserving enough for anyone, much less a man like Zac Callahan. Zac is a good man, an honorable man but even he has his limits. His heart was crushed when Lucy just ran off so he's a little reluctant to get too involved, even if she has amnesia. In the end he does the right thing and sticks by Lucy and tries to help her put the pieces of her life back together.

I really enjoyed this book. It was a great read full of twists and turns. I also liked that it wasn't heavy on sexual content or innuendos as some romance books are known for. For me this is a swoon worthy book that I would love to see made into a movie.

You can grab a copy here: The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter

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