The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter (review by Kristi)

 

the goodbye bride

 

About the book: 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.

Paperback, 336 pages                                Published March 8th 2016 by Thomas Nelson
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My review: After reading the back cover, I was both eager and hesitant to read this book. The premise sounded interesting and entertaining yet I was wondering if it would be so far-fetched that there would be so much eye-rolling resulting in surgery. Well, I’m happy to report the book was fantastic and my eyes are safely where they should be and were never once subjected to rolling during the reading of this book.

The characters in the book are your typical, everyday people who are down to earth yet have problems. I love reading about characters like this as they make you want to know and become friends with them. Lucy was easy to like and sympathize with due to her amnesia. Zac was the perfect hero being both standoffish and approachable at the same time. The supporting cast of characters is just as well developed as the main characters making this book realistic. The relationship between Lucy and Zac seemed authentic and added depth to the story.

The author did a fantastic job with the setting descriptions in this book. She made me feel as if I were there and a part of the story. It was easy to imagine being at the restaurants or walking along the boardwalk.

The opening scene really sets the tone for the entire book. The author did such a great job of writing that scene that I was hooked by the end of the first chapter and couldn’t put the book down. I just had to know what happened to Lucy and why she had left Zac. I enjoyed the author’s writing style and the book was an easy and fast read. Even though this book is part of a series it stands on its own and I didn’t feel lost while reading it.

Denise Hunter was a new-to-me author and after reading this book I am adding her to my “must read author” list. If you haven’t tried one of her books yet what are you waiting for? Go grab one and a refreshing drink. Once you start reading you won’t want to stop!

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review which I have given.

About the author: Denise Hunter is the award-winning author of 20 novels, including Dancing with Fireflies and Convenient Groom.

Denise lives in Indiana with her husband Kevin and their three sons. In 1996, Denise began her first book, a Christian romance novel, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she’s been writing ever since. Her books often contain a strong romantic element, and her husband Kevin says he provides all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!

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