Never the Bride

Never the Bride Eleven Bridesmaid Dresses Don t LieSince 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 an

  • Title: Never the Bride
  • Author: Rene Gutteridge Cheryl McKay
  • ISBN: 9780307444981
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Paperback
  • Eleven Bridesmaid Dresses Don t LieSince 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 deparEleven Bridesmaid Dresses Don t LieSince 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 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. Rene Gutteridge is the award winning and best selling author of than eighteen novels, including the beloved Boo Series and Heart of the Country, her novelization release with director John Ward and Tyndale House Publishers Her recent suspense titles include Listen, Possession and the award winning Seven Hours project Escapement She s been published by Bethany House, Tyndale House, WaterBrook Press, Thomas Nelson and BH and novelized the successful motion picture The Ultimate Gift She is teaming again with screenwriter Cheryl McKay for the romantic comedy Greetings from the Flipside from BH and releasing her new suspense title, Misery Loves Company from Tyndale in 2013 Her romantic comedy Never the Bride won the 2010 Carol Award for Best Women s Fiction Her upcoming literary projects include the novelization of the motion picture Old Fashioned with Tyndale House Publishers and filmmaker Rik Swartzwelder Her adaptation of her novel My Life as a Doormat is in development with Kingdom Pictures and she is also a creative consultant for Boo, a film based on her best selling novel, in development at Sodium Entertainment with Cory Edwards attached as director and Andrea Nasfell as screenwriter She is also co writer in a collaborative comedy project called Last Resort with screenwriters Torry Martin and Marshal Younger Her screenplay Skid is currently in production and scheduled to begin filming in April of 2013 Find her on Facebook and Twitter or at her website, renegutteridge

    2. Never the bride was a Christmas gift to me from my eldest sister. I come from a huge family and nearly all of my sisters are married, except me. I started reading this book today, while dealing with some drama with a boy friend. Half way through today, he broke up with me, half way through this book I realized what God wants from me. Never have I read a book that struck home. I was in tears for most of the book, because I relate so much to Jessie. This line from the book struck home for me. " yo [...]

    3. 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 rel [...]

    4. I have to be honest here. A chapter or so into the book, I was rather disappointed. It was like a shallow chick-lit; all about trying to find a guy. Nothing wrong with chick-lit when I'm in the mood for it, but I was expecting something a little more substantial.Well, that all changed when God suddenly showed up in the storyline. Literally. And He wasn't who I expected. And that made me think. (Not necessarily agree, but think.) And suddenly all the witty romantic dialogue wasn't so shallow any [...]

    5. Never the Bride by Cheryl McKay and Rene Gutteridge is a charming novel of romance and faith. Jessie Stone has always lived by the rules; her friends can set their watches by her punctuality, and she's almost OCD in her need for order and control. She's lived all of her 34 years waiting for Mr. Right to sweep her off her feet, filling 109 journals with dreams of the perfect marriage proposal and wedding. Speed dating and online match services aren't working, but when God literally steps in and o [...]

    6. “You don’t know me yet, so there is no reason you should care that I’m stuck on a highway with a blowout. But maybe we can relate to each other.” Don’t you just love these first lines of the book? They totally made me want to know what happened next. This story definitely went in a direction I didn’t expect, and I was pleasantly surprised!This book reminded me of the movie Evan Almighty. Evan realized that strange things were happening in his life. They really got weird when he met G [...]

    7. Really 2.5 starsI admit I expected this book to be in the same line like Joan Brady´s "God on a Harley" but I was wrong. The main character of this book, Jessie Stone, was a role model for a TSTL-heroine, pathetic and continuously complaining about her fate not to be married. Her main goal in life was to have a family and someone who loves her - what is per se a valid goal for (almost) everyone. This plot alone to find Mr. Right could fill a book and the author had the nice idea to add God into [...]

    8. Words can not describe how amazing this book is! I laughed so hard I cried in parts, but there were also such TRUTHS about God and His Love for us sprinkled through out. The ending made my head spin it was so unexpected and awesome! I read this book in one nightI can't wait to read more by both of these authors!

    9. I know you don’t know me, but I’ll admit it –I’m a drama queen. Hopefully, I am not a drama queen in the negative sort or connotation that this label elicits, but in the very fact that I’m in charge of the drama program at my church. Why do I tell you this? It’s because of the advice that my pastor always gives me- he says, “Please pick the comedy skits, because you get to people’s hearts through the back door with them, not hitting them over the head with the heavy stuff, it jus [...]

    10. This book was great! I've always loved Rene Gutteridge, and this book was no exception. I literally laughed out loud MANY times--so funny! I also found myself very much relating to the main character. We have a lot in common. I do, however, have one complaint about the book. I feel that God is portrayed a little irreverently. I get the idea behind it and the reason for it as far as the book is concerned. However, though I firmly believe that God is interested in every detail of our lives, and is [...]

    11. This book was one of the most pleasant surprises I've had in awhile. I would call it chick lit with depth. Just Saturday I posted reviews of some of my favorite non-fiction authors, Eric and Leslie Ludy, and their book "When God Writes Your Love Story" was one of them. This book is such a compliment to the concepts the Ludys talk about. I loved watching the way it might play out if you actually gave God the pen to your life and let Him write your love story. Only in a very humorous fashion. Not [...]

    12. At its base level, the purpose of this book is a message about a loving God knowing each of us, and us learning to overcome our own faults and trusting Him enough to do what he asks us to do. I found the premise of the book, however, actually absurd and irreverent. I know the authors didn't intend for it to be thus, and though I read the book very quickly and it was entertaining, it was very far fetched. I just couldn't get over my uncomfortableness with their "modern and creative" handling of o [...]

    13. This book was amazing. I would love to have this book on my shelf at home. The book talks about how this girl stopped believing in God and she is on the hunt for a husband. She has never been married, but has always been the bridesmaid and she is lonely. She is trying everything possible to be a wife and to find a husband. It goes through how God wants our everything. God knows what he has planned for us and he will bring a guy into our life when it is meant to be. We can't rush God's plan!

    14. Amusing and sometimes laugh out loud funny, Never the Bride is more than just a comedy. What really got me about this book was the way the authors depicted God--as a suitor. Handsome, kind, often mysterious, always polite, and filled with love. Even now, a week after I finished it, I think about that. I highly recommend this book.

    15. How did I end up with THIS book?? I read the back the chick's been a bridesmaid a bunch of times and can't find Mr. Right sounded up my alley.Then God showed up. In the form of a hot guy.Holy Hell.

    16. MY FAVORITE BOOK EVER! Reminds me that God can write my love story better than I can! God is in control of the purple pen!

    17. Interesting (though controversial) premise, and I have no doubt there will be those who welcome the approach. I, however, cannot suspend disbelief to this degree.

    18. Maybe not my type of book. The opening line was good :-) Just two far fetched for meTHIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLYThe main character of this book, Jessie Stone, was a role model for a TSTL-heroine, pathetic and continuously complaining about her fate not to be married. Her main goal in life was to have a family and someone who loves her - what [...]

    19. I almost have no words for thisThe earthly romance in this story feels more incidental than anything because it's really about how we should trust in Him and love Him and frankly a little too much for me. I didn't read all the reviews, but I should have, because the very last one on the first page talks about how this book shows how powerful God's plan is for us. Nope. Nope, nope, nope.First of all, I had no clue this was going to be so religious and devotional. SeriouslyI was expecting a lighth [...]

    20. This was a very funny book for me to read. I don't do romance, I do YA books or hard sci-fi, fae, anything but romanced religion? Um, no this book surprised me because I loved itI laughed out loud (I scared the cat), cried and read it in a day. Its a very easy read.

    21. Everyone is always saying how they "can't put a book down." I rarely experience that phenomenon. It is much more common for me to work to finish a book, even one I am enjoying quite a bit. I blew through this book in 5 days. It's heartwarming, funny, occasionally convicting, and makes me feel like I'm wrapped up in god's arms. I initially had all sorts of problems with this book, almost all of which I dismissed at the conclusion. I thought, "God wouldn't say that" and "He wouldn't tell her to do [...]

    22. Even though I'm not religious, I thought this was a cute story. I would have liked to know more about the protagonist though, aside from her desperate urge to get married and general obsession with proposals. God was definitely being kind of a dick, but it's pretty funny.

    23. Funny, but bizarre! Don’t think I will try another one of their books.

    24. This book is absolutely hysterical and relatable! God comes to Earth to guide Jessie Stone into a real love, bust she struggles to let him take the pen to write her love story!

    25. Never the Bride was a different sort of book. Jessie Stone is 35 and wants to be married. We start the book by joining her at a speed dating session. Speed dating in this book involved speaking to a member of the opposite sex for 8 minutes before moving on to the next one. At the end of the night, each left contact info with the manager, along with the names of the people they wanted to get to know better. None of the guys picked her. Jessie is a control freak and is stuck in a job she hates. Sh [...]

    26. So I randomly picked this book up from my local library expecting something totally different judging by the cover. This book actually surprised me in a good way though. If you are not a "spiritual" or religious person however, you may not like it.In this book you meet Jessie. Some things to about Jessie: 1) She's allergic to chocolate (but she eats it anyway even though her face gets puffy because it swells up! It cracked me up though how she kept bags of M&M's in her desk drawer and would [...]

    27. Whenever you read a book you go into it with preconceived ideas. Always. Whether it be from the cover, the blurb, a review or your own experiences, you always have some sort of expectation. It's great when those expectations are met and it's disappointing when they're not.Never the Bride is a fun novel, no doubt about it. It is laugh out loud funny in places. The premise is actually thought-provoking, rather than simply being light and fluffy. Jessie Stone has always wanted to be married, but to [...]

    28. I loved this book a lot;it made me feel like it was me,constantly how i keep letting go and letting God then grabbing my pack of dreams again from God and getting frustrated agains hilarious,and simple and interesting, and most of all i loved the very happy ending.Indeed,when God writes our love story, it turns out so beautiful!!

    29. writes: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 a [...]

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