The Goodbye Bride

The Goodbye Bride

Book - 2016
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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 fiance 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.
Publisher: [Nashville, Tennessee] : Thomas Nelson, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780718023737
Branch Call Number: HUNTER
Characteristics: 327 pages ; 22 cm

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oceanrose_0
Oct 08, 2017

Very good book! I read it within two days :) If you like a book with romantic tension and lots of twists - then this is the book for you.

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catfishmo
Feb 04, 2017

I liked this one a lot. I seem to prefer Denise's stories like this one and Married Til Monday where the couple have had a past relationship. (When she writes stories where the couple's relationship starts from scratch, I don't feel like she develops the romance enough--they just seem to 'be in love.')

This one had a mystery element (her amnesia) so the details of her past are only revealed slowly which adds a nice dimension of anticipation. Zac is a top notch hero who is easy to like. Lucy has her flaws that make her likeable as well. I thought the scene where she deals with her past was well done. The climactic scene at the end was outstanding--the way it all went down had elements I wasn't expecting that were a pleasant surprise and also brought some themes full circle.

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stclare
Jan 27, 2017

While the series of Callahan brothers is an easy read they are also all exact replicas of each other. Abby, Lucy, Eden, Paige are all women with abandonment issues regarding their fathers who fall for a Callahan man (Ryan, Zac, Beau and Riley respectively), rebuffed, in love and then flee, realize what they were missing, only to meet up again in a lackluster end with religious bits shoved in. The carbon copy similarities were disappointing in what could have been a good read but the author fails to do little but repeat the same story line in the series but with a different character's name. Story is also slow and repetitive. Overuse of 'scent of spicy buffalo wings', all the women repeatedly smell like flowers, men repeatedly smell like the woods and their issues are stuck in a loop taking up large sections of the story not moving forward, just spinning in circles. Could have been better than it was.

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pp47
Sep 04, 2016

great read lots of twist and turns

krimme13 May 18, 2016

First thoughts: Happy sigh! I adored this book, but I absolutely cannot wait for the next in the series. After reading the synopsis, I wondered how in the world things could possibly work out for Lucy and Zac. I enjoyed every bit of the story as the past was gradually unraveled. As with all of Denise Hunter's stories, the romance was top notch and will make you swoon.

From the Back Cover: 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.

Characters: Zac is such a great character. He's an honorable guy who's still in love with Lucy, but wary since she broke his heart. Not many guys would go out of their way to help her in that situation, but he does. Lucy earns sympathy as she going through a difficult time, not able to remember the past seven months. She's got some tough things she went through in the past as well, which shape who she is today.

Recommendation: If you like a lot of kisses in your books, then this is the story for you! While things got a little bit heated at times, it didn't cross the lines. I'd highly recommend this book. While it can stand alone, I'd suggest reading Falling Like Snowflakes first, just because the series is so good.

Rating: 5/5 stars

I received a free copy of this book from the Thomas Nelson Fiction Guild in exchange for an honest review.

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