The Goodbye Bride


The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter is the second book in the “Summer Harbor” series.  I know it’s not very far into the year yet, but I think this may be my favorite book of 2016, or at least high on my list.  I really liked the themes of forgiveness, reconciliation, and unconditional love.


Lucy Lovett fell and hit her head, and now she doesn’t remember the past seven months of her life.  She wakes up on the floor of a diner in her wedding dress.  Calling the last man she remembers being engaged to, she finds that she’s moved away and not engaged to him anymore.


Zac Callahan is still hurt from when the love of his life left him several months ago with no explanation and no way to contact her.  Now she calls him up and begs him to come and get her. He doesn’t trust her, but finds he still loves her and cannot tell her no.  Can he win her back? If she gets her memory back, will she remember why she left and leave again?


In addition to Lucy only remembering being in love with Zac and Zac still loving Lucy, Lucy does have another man in her life.  A man who was planning to marry her and doesn’t want to let her go…and Lucy doesn’t remember him.  At all.


I loved the plot! At first, I thought that it would be cheesy and unrealistic, and to be honest, I don’t know a lot about head trauma like that, so I’m not really a good judge of that. 🙂  Otherwise though, I really liked the characters.  I felt their pain, and appreciated that the characters took time and effort to work through their issues.  It didn’t feel rushed, and had a sweet ending.


Thank you so much to Thomas Nelson and Net Galley for providing me with an electronic copy of this book to read and review.  All opinions are my own and were not required to be positive nor were they influenced by anything other than the book itself.


The publisher has put together a playlist of songs on Spotify to listen to while reading this book; you can find it here:

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