Denise Hunter shared some news today on her website and on Facebook. It’s pretty big. The Hallmark Channel will be making one of her books into a movie. As a long time fan of Hunter’s work, I’m thrilled one of her books (hopefully more in the future) is being made into a film. And I’m encouraged that Hallmark Channel is turning to so many talented Christian fiction authors for material. What a wonderful way to get a message of hope out to many people who may attend a church service.
In Hunter’s second Summer Harbor novel, The Goodbye Bride (available everywhere March 8, 2016), readers will enjoy a little twist on the romance trope. Turns out our main characters, Zac Callahan and Lucy Lovett, were engaged before. Seven months later, Zac is still trying to forget the woman who left him with no explanation when she calls out of the blue asking for his help.
A concussion has left Lucy with no memory of the last seven months or the explanation as to why she left Zac. The one thing she knows for absolute certain is she’s still in love with him. But he’s doesn’t trust her any longer.
The mystery of what happened to Lucy—why she left, how her new life (the one she can’t remember at all)—made if difficult for me to put this book down. Despite their past, Zac can’t leave Lucy alone and homeless (and who isn’t going to fall for that kind of hero from the very beginning?) so he brings her home to Summer Harbor, Maine. As the two interacted, I found myself waiting for them both to admit how they felt.
This is a story of second changes. It shows how burying past hurts can affect all of your relationships in your future, especially those with the people you love the most. Hunter is an expert at pulling emotions from her characters, and those kissing scenes….SWOON!!!
Thank you, Denise Hunter for another fantastic clean read. I look forward to reading Riley Callahan’s story in the future!!
***Thomas Nelson Fiction provided me with a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest and fair review. All opinions expressed are my own.