Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me. BookLook Bloggers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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“I don’t remember the last seven months.”
“Not at all? That’s…that must be hard.”
Still being in love with the man whose heart you didn’t remember breaking? Not exactly a walk in the park.
Lucy Lovett’s got an unresolved past (both remembered and forgotten) behind her and an emotionally daunting journey ahead of her in The Goodbye Bride, the second Summer Harbor novel by author Denise Hunter.
I picked this book up with little knowledge of its plot, set on reading it on account of how much I enjoyed the preceding novel, Falling Like Snowflakes. In this sequel, I appreciated the glimpses of returning characters and the messages of forgiveness, of relying on God for strength to face human relationships, of love that is stronger than fear. And like the first romance I read by this author, I’d place this one on the steamier side of Christian Fiction–not at all a bad thing!
Still, the romance began to lose my interest after a while, as the instances and descriptions of Lucy and Zac’s attraction became redundant. It seemed that they each stopped to brood over and around the same desires and doubts a number of times throughout the story, and the reading lagged for me in the middle. There also seemed to be a menacing build-up toward something that pretty much fizzled into nothing.
Nevertheless, I’m rather sure this heartfelt return to Summer Harbor has built on a good setup for the next book in the series…
Here’s my review of Falling Like Snowflakes.