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The Goodbye Bride #2, in A Summer Harbor series by Denise Hunter
When Lucy Lovett hits her head and can’t remember how it happened, she calls the one man she loves…Zac Callahan. But why is Zac being so cold? And how did she end up in Portland, Maine?
Zac hasn’t the faintest idea. He hasn’t seen Lucy since she disappeared weeks before their wedding. Should he help her? And if he does, will she be his…or say goodbye forever?
Number of Pages: 312
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.40 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Summer Harbor
She only remembers loving him. But he cant forget the way she left.
Lucy Lovett cant remember the last seven months of her life. She doesnt remember leaving her fiancé Zac Callahan weeks before their wedding or moving to Portland, Maine. And she sure doesnt 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 shes backvulnerable, 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 hell win back the love of his lifebut if Lucys memory returns, his would-be bride might say goodbye forever.
Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than twenty-five books, including A December Bride and The Convenient Groom, which have been adapted into original Hallmark Channel movies. She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader's Choice Award, The Carol Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist. When Denise isn't orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking green tea, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband are rapidly approaching an empty nest. You can learn more about Denise through her website DeniseHunterBooks.com or by visiting her Facebook page at facebook.com/authordenisehunter.
Readers will root for the characters as they fight to rediscover love and remind themselves that God will help them face and eventually overcome deep-seated fears. 4 starred review
BethAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Lovely Continuation of the SeriesMay 13, 2017BethAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5While I liked the first Summer Harbor book better, The Goodbye Bride is still a sweet read and one that I fell into with ease.
Lucy Lovett's memories are gone, and the way that it happened is a mystery to her. However, the bigger mystery is why she was marrying another man, one who is not Zac Callahan, the love of her life. Adding to this puzzle is the fact that Lucy apparently left Zac, even as they made concrete plans for their future.
While I did find it a bit silly that she ended up staying with him for most of the story, the interactions between Lucy and Zac are sweet and the tension between the two of them is off the charts. Sometimes the focus on the physical got a bit old, however, it was also probably realistic because they had already been a serious couple previously. Being a Southern girl myself, I also appreciated that aspect of Lucy's character.
I've really enjoyed getting to know the Callahan brothers, as well as visiting the town of Summer Harbor. This is only the second novel I've read by Denise Hunter, and I'm glad I've finally read her books. I am looking forward to reading Riley Callahan's story in Just a Kiss. If it's anything like the first two books, there is sure to be a special twist that sparks my interest and keeps me flipping those pages.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion.
jsrn184 Stars Out Of 5Running to loveSeptember 4, 2016jsrn18Quality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Loved this story and how the characters are written and the story builds. Kept me interested and intrigued in the story throughout. Can't wait read the next book and find out the story behind the next brother.
Britney Adams4 Stars Out Of 5The Goodbye BrideJuly 12, 2016Britney AdamsQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0With endearing characters and an engaging plot, I really enjoyed this charming romance! Lucys and Zacs emotions were deftly portrayed, and their heartwarming journey was such fun to read. This was my first visit to Summer Harbor, and Im already eager to return. The Goodbye Bride is a delightful tale and a recommended read for fans of contemporary romance!
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. All thoughts expressed are my own.
writer@heart5 Stars Out Of 5The Goodbye Bride: A Summer Harbor Novel...that should be made into a MOVIE! :)July 3, 2016writer@heartQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I loved this book by Denise Hunter!
It focuses on key characters Lucy Lovett and Zac Callahan. The story begins in the middle, seven and half months after Lucy left Zac just days before they were supposed to be married.
She wakes up in a diner bathroom, sprawled out on the floor, wearing her wedding dress and wincing from a big bump on her head. Dazed and confused, she cannot recall where she is or why shes there. All she remembers is her fianc, Zac. Ladies from the diner rush to her aid and when she finally gets near a phone, she calls the only person she remembers but the problem is, he doesnt remember her as fondly as she wished.
When Lucy left Zac, she shattered his heart and destroyed his hope by not leaving any explanation for her departure nor a promise to return. He moved on with his life (or so he thought) but his resolve to forget about his almost bride, starts to weaken when he hears her voice over the phone and realizes that she needs him more than ever. So he does what any man who loves a woman would dohe drops everything, hops in his car and travels hundreds of miles to be by her side.
Oh, but the story doesnt stop there nor does the story evolve easily. There are plot twists, surprises, ups and downs, tumultuous times, memorable moments, sweet treats and an epilogue that will take your breath away.
The author does a wonderful job of sugar coating the mystery and not revealing the details until the exactly right time. The characterization is deep and multilayered. The characters live and breathe on the page. The setting of Summer Harbor feels quaint, cozy and romantic. The Goodbye Bride is the perfect title for the story and the book cover? Simply breathtaking!
I wholeheartedly believe that this book deserves five stars and I am now a loyal fan of its author, Denise Hunter! Would love to see this book on the Hallmark Channel too!
Fiction Guild sent a complimentary copy of "The Goodbye Bride" to writer@heart in exchange for an honest review.
ShaiNorfolk, NEAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5WONDERFULJuly 2, 2016ShaiNorfolk, NEAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Goodbye Bride? More like Hello Drama, Mysteries and Romance. The Goodbye Bride was a phenomenal novel by Denise Hunter that I could not put down!
Lucy Lovett wakes up in a diner bathroom in a wedding dress, engaged to a man she does not know, and unable to remember the last seven months of her life. Zac Callahan is the fianc Lucy left behind those seven months ago. Its something Lucy does not remember and Zac cannot forget. When Lucy asks for Zacs help in piecing together her past, Zac is put in a difficult position. Following his heart could mean disaster all over again.
I loved this book. From the very first page a wonderful tale was woven together. Ms Hunter kept my focus the entire length of the story. I loved the characters and their personalities. They seemed so real to me. I loved the setting and the plot as well. I look forward to reading the rest of the series and the rest of Ms Hunters books.
I received this book from the Fiction Guild and Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion which Ive provided here.