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Never the Bride: A Novel [Paperback]

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Jessie Stone has been a bridesmaid 11 times, but her own love life is lackluster. Her ex-boyfriend cheated on her, and her crush on Blake is going nowhere. So when God appears in the flesh one day to help, she's skeptical. What will it take to convince her that he has a better love story in mind?

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"What girl can't identify with "Never the Bride"? This is a fabulously funny novel with deep truths embedded in its pages." -Kristin Billerbeck, author of" What a Girl Wants
""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

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?

Cheryl McKay is the screenwriter for the award-winning film "The Ultimate Gift." She also wrote an episode of "Gigi: God's Little Princess, " based on the book by Sheila Walsh, and "Taylor's Wall, " a drama about high-school violence. She's been writing since the tender age of five when she penned her first play. Cheryl is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, and currently lives in Los Angeles.
Rene Gutteridge is a critically acclaimed comedy writer and novelist. She is the author of fifteen novels including the Boo series, "My Life as a Doormat, " the Occupational Hazards series, and the novelization of the motion picture "The Ultimate Gift. "She lives in Oklahoma with her family.

Item Specifications...

Pages   310
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5" Height: 8"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 2, 2009
Publisher   WaterBrook Press
ISBN  0307444988  
EAN  9780307444981  

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Lighthearted and Wonderfully Written  May 4, 2010
I laughed, I cried, I smiled, I laughed...this book runs the gamut on emotions. The idea of God showing up as a gorgeous thirty-something hottie? Hilarious! And it works. I loved this story and the life lessons it taught. Highly recommend it whether you're still looking for love or you've already found it. You'll learn something about yourself and your relationship with God in a fun way.
Let go and Let God  Apr 25, 2010
:D Alright, Jessica Stone is me in real life..Having read this book had taught me that I have to stop "nagging" God with "why" and "when" questions whenever things don't go my way and whenever I go through dark moments and I am learning just to simply trust Him which I know VERY DIFFICULT..but I am determined to do it. Because I know when I am "still" I could listen to God's speaking to me clearly. I highly recommmend this bood to every single girl or boy out there!! Remember..turn it over to God and trust Him! :D
Be Careful What you Wish For . . .  Feb 21, 2010
Have you ever wanted something so badly that you'd do anything to get it? Jessie Stone has. She wanted to get married as long as she can remember. There are a closetful of journals in her room filled with her dreams of a perfect proposal and wedding. Her whole life revolves around this obsession. No matter how hard she tries to find the right man for her she always ends up alone. Until one day when God shows up and turns her world upside down.

This is a unique and quirky book. It is written with a dry sense of humor that I found to be quite amusing. Some may find God showing up in her life to be a bit odd but that didn't throw me. I didn't like the main character's difficulty to cope with life and her inability to notice anything but herself. I found her to be extremely shallow and annoying and didn't feel like we got to really see her grow out of that as much as I would have liked. However, she did keep a likability about her even when she was falling apart.

I was interested in how the story would turn out throughout the book despite the issues I had with the main character. The book even made me look at God with a different perspective.

Overall it was a cute story with some fun and snappy dialogue.
Hilarious quest for love  Jan 11, 2010
Never the Bride caused me to go out and do something that I have never done before. I bought a book that I just finished reading to give to a friend.

Simply, this book is about a single women hilarious quest of looking for love. The novel does not follow the same beaten path that you have seen a thousand times before about a women in her 30's who is looking for Mister Right. The author's fresh approach kept the story moving quickly and made me say "Just one more Chapter" as I would glance at the clock thinking if I really needed 8 hours of sleep that night.

From a male point of view, to have a female's thought process laid open before me was not only educational but humorous. To be able to know Jess's fears and insecurities reminded me that even with the differences that male and females have, in the end we are all human.
NTB - Great read with even better messages!  Jan 7, 2010
This book was such a lovely read. I read it first on my own, then I read it again with a group of high school girls in my youth group. We all loved every bit of it. The story flows beautifully, with wonderfully deveolped characters. Never The Bride, is filled with great messages that are presented in a beautiful and relatable way. It is also hilarious! I laughed outloud many times. I've been married for almost a decade, but I still felt the story and its message were totally relevant to me. I can't recommend this book enough. Pick it up, and I promise you'll love it, and it will get you thinking too!

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