cover image The Goodbye Bride

The Goodbye Bride

Denise Hunter. Thomas Nelson, $12.99 trade paper (336p) ISBN 978-0-7180-2373-7

With cameos of favorite characters from previous novels set in rural Summer Harbor, Maine, Hunter (Falling Like Snowflakes) delivers what her audience expects: sweet romance and intriguing mystery involving seriously likeable characters. Zac isn't happy to hear Lucy calling him out of the blue seven months after she jilted him at the altar. Lucy can't understand why Zac is being so difficult, until she realizes she's lost seven months of her memory. All she remembers is loving Zac. But what exactly happened during her lost months? Unable to abandon the woman he never got over, especially as she's now homeless and emotionally wounded, Zac reluctantly takes Lucy in while they search for answers. He tries to guard his heart, afraid she'll bolt again when her memory returns, while Lucy fears that what they'll find will make Zac be the one to leave. Both must rely on their Christian faith to combat their fears and move forward as truths come to light. Lucy and Zac's love and dilemmas form a potent combination that draws readers back for more. (Mar.)