Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hopeless Romantic? Click Here! ~ Never the Bride by Cheryl Mckay and Rene Gutteridge ~ Review

I loved this book, I read it in one afternoon I loved it so much.

I really wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the premise. A 30 something woman who can’t fall in love embarks on a romance with God – in the flesh – here on earth!

Could the authors pull it off??

Oh. Yeah.

This book is fantastic! So good in fact I want to read it over and over. What I loved so much is the authors never put words in God’s mouth. All the examples of what God did in the story can be found in scripture as relating to the God we serve.

As a young woman who is a hopeless romantic and can sometimes wait most impatiently for Mr. Right, I wanted to fall deeper in love with God. “Never the Bride” pushed me to trust and love deeper with my God, to give my love story writing back to Him.

I wish I could go on and on! The book has humor (I haven’t laughed this much from a book since Janice Thompson’s Bella), it has character, it has charm. And the HERO?? Ladies, take my word for it: this is one awesome hero.

And not only that, it has a message the young (and maybe not so young) hopeless romantics need to read.

Who can’t help but fall in love with a hero as amazing as our Lord and Savior??

This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers for my copy to review.


About the book...

Rene Gutteridge
Cheryl McKay
Eleven Bridesmaid Dresses Don’t Lie

Since she was just a little girl, Jessie Stone dreamed up hundreds of marriage proposals, doodled the romantic ideas in her journal with her treasured purple pen, and fantasized about wedding dresses and falling in love. She’s been a bridesmaid nearly a dozen times, waved numerous couples off to sunny honeymoons, and shopped in more department stores for half-price fondue pots than she cares to remember.

But shopping for one key component of these countless proposals hasn't been quite as productive–a future husband. The man she thought she would marry cheated on her. The crush she has on her best friend Blake is at very best…well, crushing. And speed dating has only churned out memorable horror stories.

So when God shows up one day, in the flesh, and becomes a walking, talking part of her life, Jessie is skeptical. What will it take to convince her that the Almighty has a better plan than one she’s already cooked up in her journals? Can she turn over her pen and trust someone else to craft a love story beyond her wildest dreams?

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  1. Sounds great! Makes me think of "When God Writes Your Love Story" by Leslie and Eric Ludy. I love that book!

  2. Oooh, I'm intrigued. Adding this one to my wish list. And I'll head over to rate your review too.

  3. Okay, that is a very intriguing storyline. I'm curious to know how Cheryl and Rene end the storyline. Do you know of other fiction books where Jesus comes to earth to marry a woman who loves him?
    Which leads me to think about an interesting conflcit. A married Christian woman loves Jesus and her husband, not in the same way. What will she do if Jesus comes to earth as a man and propose to her. Will she leave the husband that she loves for the God that she loves?
    And I gave you 5 stars because you do good reviews.

  4. Great review makes me want to read the book now. I brought the book last July when all my friends where getting married, but couldn't find the time to read it. Sounds like it would be a good book for me to remind for one thing that it is God's timming not mine.


  5. Ditto! I LOVE this book! One of my favs!

  6. This sounds like an interesting book! I'll definitely add this one to my TBR list.

  7. FAYE, I haven't read that book, but heard good things about it. I think young women especially can really relate to this book, I know I did!

    JOY, I think you would love it. Filled with snarky humor. Thank you so much!!

    GIORA, oh I wish I could clue you in without giving away the ending...hmmm. Let's just say that it's not about marrying Jesus here on earth. But allowing Him to write our love stories. :) And thank you for the rating!!

    CARISSA, this book was huge for me. I've determined to be patient, but this book just renforced that. One so many young women need to read!

    KATIE, one of mine now too!

    KATE, thanks so much for coming by! This book really has so much going for it. Humor, great message, strong writing. Like I said, I want to read it over and over again. :)


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