Contemporary Fiction, Review

The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter

Now a Hallmark movie, The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter is one of my enduring favorites! Be sure to watch the Hallmark movie this Christmas season!

about the book

The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter

The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter (now a Hallmark movie!) - Faithfully Bookish reviewShe 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.

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my thoughts

This book would make a wonderful movie, I can just imagine sweet southern Georgia and distinct Mainer accents intermingling on screen. I love how Denise Hunter brought out a full range of emotions for the heroine and hero. Lucy was scared and vulnerable, spunky and sassy, and everywhere in between. Zac is an irresistible hero, risking his heart to protect the one who broke it in the first place.

The Goodbye Bride is an engaging story and I couldn’t put it down. In addition to the romance, mystery, and humor, there is a deeper message about the power our past can have over our future and God’s unfailing love. I’m anxious to read the other two books in the series especially after a glimpse of those characters in this story.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.
This review was originally posted on 04/14/16.


about the author

Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than 25 books, including The Convenient Groom and A December Bride, which have been made into Hallmark movies. She has appeared on the The 700 club and won awards such as The Holt Medallion Award, The Carol Award, The Reader’s Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist.

Denise writes heartwarming, small-town love stories. Her readers enjoy the vicarious thrill of falling in love and the promise of a happily-ever-after sigh as they savor the final pages of her books.

In 1996, inspired by the death of her grandfather, Denise began her first book, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she’s been writing ever since. Her husband says he inspires all her romantic stories, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!

When Denise isn’t orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking good coffee, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband have raised three boys and are rapidly approaching an empty nest.

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Summer Harbor series

Falling Like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter - Faithfully Bookish review Just a Kiss by Denise Hunter
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