The Goodbye Bride

The Goodbye Bride  by  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.

goodbyeBOOK 2: The Goodbye Bride   5 STARS

Wow! I loved this book. I loved every part of it. It was definitely a different take on amnesia. Usually it’s like they forget everything, and some craziness ensues. But Lucy forgets just enough to go back to when she was happily in love with Zac, but of course not only does he remember what happens, so does everyone in Summer Harbor. It was one of the reasons I couldn’t put the book down. I had to know why would she leave Zac when just a month before she was happily in love, and what is the deal with her new fiance? Beyond that, it wasn’t just about Zac and Lucy falling in love again, it was about others finding love, or losing it, and just all in all living life. It was a well rounded story that had so much to it. Plus, as someone from Georgia, it was nice to finally see someone write a realistic version of how we talk, and not just make us sound like hicks. I was also pleasantly surprised that it turned out to be Christian fiction, though so many saturate it in Christian references and talk of God that it’s overly sappy. These, however, sounded like actual conversations one has when going through tough times and wondering if it’s all part of God’s plan. But it didn’t overwhelm the story, once more it was just a part of these characters lives. And while I do love my naughty books, it was nice to read a good clean love story where it felt like there was a real emotional connection built on something other than what one can do between the sheets. Hunter’s writing is just wonderful to read, the way she describes the people and places, bringing in the tiniest of details to make it a real town you feel like you could drive up and visit. I have no complaints. Plus, I know that this says it’s book 2 of the Summer Harbor series, but this is a stand alone book. There was no point where I felt like I was missing out on needed information, but you better believe I’m going to be snatching up the other books as quick as I can.


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