Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Never the Bride by Cheryl McKay & Rene Gutteridge

About Never the Bride:

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.

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.

My thoughts:

Never the Bride takes a serious subject, finding your life's partner, and turns it into an uproarious adventure as Jessie tries to shed her 'Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride' persona. A story that goes to show you that when God shows up, you never know what will happen. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll want to read this book again and again.

Would you like a chance to win a copy of this book?

I have the privilege of giving away one copy of Never the Bride, thanks to Waterbrook/Multnomah. If you'd like to win and you're a US resident, please leave a comment that INCLUDES YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION (you at yoohoo dot com) by midnight Tuesday (June 23rd, 2009), and I will announce/contact the winner on June 24th.


Carole said...

If this book is as good as Rene's other ones, it will be an enjoyable read. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Linda W. said...

Rene writes good books. From the reviews I've read, this one will be great. Please enter me in the contest. Thank you.

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

sherrinda said...

I keep hearing about this book and I am a sucker for romantic comedies! I would love a chance to win!

Patty said...

Sounds like a very funny book. I would love to read it.


Lori said...

I heard so many great things about this book. I can't wait to read it! Please enter me in the contest! :)
aaronandlori (at) gmail (dot) com

stampedwithgrace said...

I live close to Rene and she visited my book discussion group and was wonderful! we loved her and her book. I'm looking forward to reading this one as well :)

stampedwithgrace at cox dot net

Grateful Gramma said...

Count me in please.

vmstokes (at} verizon {dot) net

Julia said...

I'd love to read this! It sounds like a really good read.

liatheddrfreak (at) gmail (dot) com

Jo said...

This book sounds so good and I really want to read it. Please enter me in the giveaway.


peachykath said...

I have read some reviews on this book and find it very interesting. Please enter me in the drawing for this book.


Lindsey said...

I would love to win! Rene is awesome. :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

ladyufshalott at

Martha A. said...

I have loved her other books...please enter me! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

Barb said...

I love love love Romantic Comedies... such fun! I have not read either of these authos, so look forward to "discovering" them!



Sandee61 said...

Please add my name to your giveaway list. I'd love to read this new-to-me author's book. It looks like a fun read! Thank you!



mez said...

Never the Bride sounds like an engaging story. Please include me, thanks!


Cynthia said...

This book sounds interesting. Please enter me in the drawing.
cynthiakchow at earthlink dot net

ReadingRobin said...

I have seen great reviews about this book!
Please enter me!
cmrobin at bellsouth net

Kristen @ dancing in the margins said...

I love Rene! Count me in.

kristenschiffman at me dot com

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