THE GOODBYE BRIDE
She 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.
Help! I've been kidnapped by a book and I don't want to escape! Honestly, I have never wanted to devour a story more. I was so desperate to find out about those missing seven months that I couldn't stop reading. This book consumed me!
Zac, the reluctant hero just about tore my heart out. Lucy's wronged him in the worst way imaginable and yet he can't help but rush to her aid. And all the while he's helping her he's staunchly guarding his heart but then these sweet memories from their past come creeping in and my tummy's all aflutter as I drool over his misplaced (or is it?) devotion. "Falling in love with Lucy had been as easy as drawing a breath. Falling out of love, not so much." (p. 47) What a conundrum for poor Zac!
And I'm equally as torn for Lucy who suddenly finds herself in the throes of a bad breakup which she caused but can't remember. Talk about emotional angst to the nth degree! And she has some pretty sweet memories as well. Oh my, those romantic snippets are toe-curling, let me tell you. And so are some swoonworthy present day scenes as well. Hyperventilating bags recommended before embarking on this reading journey.
As Lucy and Zac's story progressed I found myself stopping periodically to dream up plausible reasons for Lucy leaving Zac so abruptly. And oh goodness, my imagination ran wild! Then I'd take a steadying breath before diving back in to read some more only to stutter to stop wondering if I really wanted to know why Lucy jilted Zac right before their wedding. I mean, what if I couldn't understand her reasoning? How could I forgive her for putting the hero I'd completely fallen for through such a traumatic experience?
Not to mention the reader guilt I still feel over kinda sorta hoping the heroine doesn't get the guy so I might have a chance. Yeah, I know that's a new reader low. Even for me.
And I'm still rejoicing in the powerful testimony of God's constancy that escalates The Goodbye Bride into a classic, timeless love story that belongs on everyone's keeper shelf.
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