Book Review

The Goodbye Bride

25891528She 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.

**I received a copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**

 

4 Stars

 

I’m pretty sure I will remember this book as having one of my favorite opening scenes. A bride who wakes up from being unconcious on her wedding day with amnesia. Add to that a few confusing and seemingly odd details, and you have a novel that really grabs you and has you wondering what will happen.

Obviously from the beginning I was hooked, but this sweet storyline kept me entertained and I had to know what would happen next the whole time I was reading it. Both Zac and Lucy were wonderful main characters who have a complicated history. I loved getting to know them. But what I missed was seeming some more of the minor characters developed a bit more and getting to know them. So much of this story revolved around Zac and Lucy that there were a few times I did get slightly bored with them.

But overall, I found this book to be a light and fast read. As far as themes, there is a small thread about forgiveness and having to deal with your past. This book is part of a series, and while I found it fine to pick this one up without having read the previous one, I can see where starting with the first book would be beneficial. There isn’t too much in the way of spoilers, but there are some definite references to the history of some of these characters that isn’t quite clear in this book. But it’s a book I would reccommend.

About the Author:

Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than 20 books, including Dancing with Fireflies and The Convenient Groom. She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader’s Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist.

Denise writes heartwarming, small-town love stories. Her readers enjoy the experience of falling in love vicariously through her characters and can expect a happily-ever-after sigh as they close the pages of her books.

In 1996, inspired by the death of her grandfather, Denise began her first book, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she’s been writing ever since. Her husband says he inspires all her romantic stories, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!

When Denise isn’t orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking coffee, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband are raising three boys.

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