Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Never the Bride book review and giveaway!

I was a bride at the very young age of 19, but I still love reading books about people looking for that one love of their life. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Never the Bride by Cheryl McKay and Rene Gutteridge. (by the way, 10 years next month for us and we are going strong!)

Jessie Stone is one girl who is absolutely determined to get married! She feels like her time is running out and very much comes off as the desperate girl looking for a guy. She actually goes speed dating on Valentine's Day! No staying home eating chocolate for this girl. This book combines humor, love and a wonderful blooming relationship with God. (although it's not at all what you'd expect).

The only thing I have to be honest about is that I had to look at this book more of a comedy than a serious awareness and relationship with our Father in Heaven. The way God is portrayed is not respectful enough of how I think of my Heavenly Father. I do agree that He knows and loves us better than anyone, and there are great lessons to be found in this book. A very light and enjoyable read with a twist at the end that took me by surprise!

Jessie Stone has spent thirty-five years fantasizing about marriage proposals, wedding dresses, and falling in love. She’s been a bridesmaid eleven times, waved dozens of couples off to sunny honeymoons, and shopped in more department stores for half-price fondue pots than she cares to remember.

But shopping in the love-of-her-life department hasn't been quite as productive. 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 God has a better love story than one of the thousands she’s cooked up in her journals? Will she trust Him with her pen when it appears her dreams of being the bride are forever lost?

A romantic comedy with a spiritual twist, Never the Bride is what it means to lose control—and getting more than any woman could ever imagine.

Want to buy it? Go here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0307444988

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42 comments:

  1. I was also married at 19. It has been 37 years and we are still going strong.
    Love to read...I am reading World Without End by Ken Follett right now.
    Hm...I read lots of Pearl Buck, Amy Tan, Charles Martin. I would recommend any of thier books.

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  2. You've probably read it, but if not, you should definitely read To Kill a Mockingbird. So good!

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  3. You may of read them.. I enjoy Karen Kingsbury
    One Tuesday Morning and Beyond Tuesday Morning are both excellent.
    I would love the chance to read Never a Bride.. thanks!
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  16. If you never read another book, please read The Journey of the Soul 3-book series by Sylvia Browne! ladyhightower@live.com

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  18. I am reading "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" so far I am really enjoying it!

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  19. Wow - what to read. Well right now I read nothing. To many kids, work, ect... but my oldest loves Jodi Picult. I am sure you know her books well. So My Sister's Keeper

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  20. You must read "Odds on Love" by Maysie Greig, it's an oldie but goodie...the bestie, actually ;)

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  21. Any of the Little Britches books by Ralph Moody. I've read three of them and they are quick reads and enjoyable. angelou22@gmail.com

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  22. I think you should read While My Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
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  25. Must read - Return From Tomorrow by Ritchie

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  26. I just read testimony by anita something, good book!

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  27. The Education of Little Tree (excellent!)

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  29. "The Forgotten Garden" by Australian author Kate Morton has everything - romance, mystery, history. I'd love to win "Never the Bride".

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