Friday, April 29, 2016

The Goodbye Bride - A Summer Harbor Novel 2 - by Denise Hunter

About the book:

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.

My review:

This was a wonderful, romantic story with a unique plot!  I really liked Lucy and couldn't imagine being in her crazy situation.  She was a fun, quirky character.  My heart broke for Zac as I imagined how horrible it would be to have the love of your life disappear without a word, then suddenly come back into your life thinking she's still in love with you and you're not being able to trust that.  I liked the hint of suspense as her second ex-fiance doesn't want to let her go and you wonder why she was with him.  There were plenty of cute romantic moments.  The book was lighter on the spiritual element, with a few comments and the characters attending church and praying, but not a whole lot to Lucy's journey until near the end.  It was wonderful to see Lucy figure out some things about her past and realize why she had been acting the way she had, both in her relationships with Zac and other people, and also in her relationship with God.  I loved the close-knit Callahan family and the community of Summer Harbor.  There were some fun characters and some amusing moments. This worked well as a stand-alone, but it was nice to see the characters you met in book one again.  Denise Hunter is a wonderful writer and I can't wait for the next book in the series!  Don't miss this one if you like romance!

I received this book free from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.

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