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Never the Bride: A Novel Paperback – June 2, 2009
Four girls on a trip to Paris suddenly find themselves in a high-stakes game of Truth or Dare that spirals out of control. Learn More
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“I admire writers who employ words to paint touchable pictures, likable characters, introducing us to instant friends who lead us to unexpected endings. That’s why I love Never The Bride.” –SQuire Rushnell, author of the When GOD Winks books
About the Author
Cheryl McKay wrote the screenplay for the award-winning film, The Ultimate Gift, starring James Garner, Abigail Breslin and Brian Dennehy. She co-authored Frank Peretti's Wild & Wacky Totally True Bible stories series, and the DVD for Sheila Walsh 's Gigi: God's Little Princess.
Top Customer Reviews
The story isn't that great. It's about a girl who is fixated on marriage and finding her soulmate, to the point that she's filled up journals and journals of possible marriage proposals. God actually comes to her in the flesh to assist her in writing her own personal love story, and to me, that was when the story turned from corny and annoying to a tiny bit sacrilegious and annoying. Maybe sacrilegious is too strong a word, but I was really turned off at the way the character spoke to God in this story. In my opinion, we should be able to talk to God about anything and everything, and even tell him when we are angry with him, and so forth, but I didn't appreciate when the character was flirting with God because he was hot, and other things like that happened.
I did like that the story's phrases and communication between characters were modern and not too cheesy or cliche. So you may like this book should you choose to read it. At least it was an easy read, but overall I was disappointed in it.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
I had a hard time putting this book down, and it's now making its way through the ladies of my family. There's a lesson being taught here - Let go, and let God.
I loved McKay and Gutteridge's "The Ultimate Gift", which is a classic in my library now, beside which "Never the Bride" will be placed. I look forward to their next brilliantly inspired work!
For all those women out there...single or not...this is a contemporary, lighthearted, and heartwarming read. No matter what circumstances we are facing, the message rings true...let go and let God - only He can write our ultimate story.
On the other hand, I Enjoyed the character development, and, as mentioned, the unpredictability of "God" (the real one, after all, is not subject to our whims). Some of the sarcastic humor is VERY funny. The speed dating scene was fun, albeit a little hard on male stereotypes but, the authors called some of it like it is, and it was funny.
Oh well, .... it's not giving anything away in Christian romance to say, she got the guy in the end... it was a bit surprising who the guy was.... no spoiler from me here. But it would be nice, once in a while, to read a nice, sarcastically funny, whimsical Christian book where the moral of the story is.... just like it often is in real life....Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Jessie Stone has dreamed of getting married for years. All of a sudden, something weird happens, God shows up in the form of young man. Read morePublished 13 days ago by kindlefan
A fun story that took and interesting look at God in our lives. A unique perspective of God that makes you look at your own life to see Him working in it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kathy Monroe
I loved this book. After reading the shallow first part, I decided not to finish it, but picked it up later, and found something I was interested in - God was mentioned. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Caroline Summersett
From the mystery, to the witty dialogue to the outright entertaining and compelling story, Never the Bride is a must read, and I'd dare to say a must read again.Published 1 month ago by jennifer d moore
Wow WOW WOW. I felt like this story was about me. I love Jesus and oh how I would give anything to have a night like Jesse did on her birthday. I loved the ending. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Maccam
Excellent story. Well written. Entertaining. Funny. Insightful. Meaningful. Anyone can relate to and glean value from the message as well as enjoy the humor of this book.Published 1 month ago by FYI from Me
What a feel good book! Just what every girl dreams about! What fun I had reading this little novel. Read this if you are a romantic, you won't be disappointed!Published 2 months ago by Comfy Foot Fiend
At first it was hard to read at first . But I gave it a chance . As funny as it may seem this book gave me hope . I loved the way the story fell together .Published 2 months ago by Alyssa Monique Chavez