Monday, June 15, 2009

Never the Bride by Cheryl McKay and Rene Gutteridge(AND GIVEAWAY)

***Leave a comment on this post before June 22 at midnight to be entered to win a copy.***

Book Summary:

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.

My Review:
Never the Bride is a humorous chick lit novel with a spiritual message. Overall I liked it. It had parts where I was not sure especially when she starts seeing and talking to God as he is in the form of a man. But it works out. The main theme revolves around giving control of our lives over to God and listening to Him which includes writing our love stories. The characters and plot are interesting. I wanted to know what happened so I kept reading. This is being made into a movie that will be released next year. I look forward to seeing it. Recommended. :)

About the authors:

Cheryl McKay is the co-author (with Frank Peretti) of the Wild and Wacky, Totally True Bible Stories series, which has sold nearly 200,000 copies, and the screenwriter of the award-winning film The Ultimate Gift.

Rene Gutteridge has published thirteen novels including Ghost Writer, My Life as a Doormat, the Boo Series, the Occupational Hazards Series, and the Storm Series.

Together, McKay and Gutteridge are the authors of The Ultimate Gift, a novelization based on the feature film and popular book by the same title.
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Grateful Gramma said...

Sounds like a fun book. Please enter my name in the drawing. Thanks!

Ruth said...

Okay, call me crazy desperate to read this book...this is my 2nd try to win a copy. I figure entering 2 drawings increases my chances. ;-) Thanks for the review!

mez said...

Include me for Never the Bride, it sounds like a different take on being a bride. Thanks!


stampedwithgrace said...

Rene lives close to me, and she visited our book discussion group once. We loved her and her book!

I'm excited to read her new book, please enter me :)

Rebecca :) said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. I haven't read a book like this before. I know what it is like to be the 'almost bride' and watch lots of friends get married (and have families) and wonder if you'll ever find that someone who you can actually make it work with. I am curious how this story turns out.

Linda W. said...

Please enter me in your drawing. This book sounds very interesting.
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Carole said...

You give a good and fair review, Brittanie, and I appreciate that. I'd love to read this book and appreciate the giveaway.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Carolynn W. said...

I would love to read this book, thanks for the chance to win!

CherylS22 said...

I'd love to read this book. It looks like an interesting take on the whole "always a bridesmaid, never a bride" thing.


Kristi said...

Would love to win this book. I like good chick lit and am curious about the spiritual aspect of it.

kherbrand at comcast dot net

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