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I have found it! The definitive single woman’s guide to waiting for Prince Charming without losing your sanity (even though those around you may question it). Written by playwright Cheryl McKay (The Ultimate Gift) and reknowned Christian author Rene Gutteridge, this dynamic duo will turn every romantic comedy storyline on its head. Sarcastic, honest, real, desperate, addictive, hilarious, unpredictable, original, poignant, convicting work of genius-there aren’t enough adjectives to extol all the virtues of this fabulous book that is in a genre of its own.
Never the Bride is a modern and identifiable story that Christians and non-Christians alike will inhale thanks to its ability to peer into a woman’s soul and identify our greatest hopes, dreams, fears, and insecurities. Cheryl and Renee have created the perfect allegory for the phrase “Let go and let God.”
Their muse is Jessie Stone, a thirty-five year old romantic dreamer who has filled hundreds of journals with her dreams for the perfect man, perfect proposal, and perfect marriage, none of which have come to fruition. After a disastrous failed relationship, harbouring unrequited love towards her best friend Blake, and a multitude of speed dating fiascoes, Jessie is ready to blame God for her imperfect love life. What she doesn’t realize is that God is about show her what true, unadulterated love has been waiting for her all along when her apparent stalker turns out to be God in the flesh. Jessie saw a psychiatrist to rid her off an imaginary friend when she was 9 and initially she thinks that she is losing it-but God proves to her everyday how real He is. Amidst a hilarious series of events and conversations, He becomes a walking and talking part of her life. He offers to write her a love story that will beat anything she has ever written in her journals if she relinquishes her obnoxious purple pen (cue breaking into a church and a wrestling match on the beach) and lets Him be the author.
The authors deliver a message of faith without being preachy or unrelatable to a non-Christian audience. The God portrayed in this book is not a distant being who is a passive Creator-but a God who will mourn with you, laugh with you, joke with you, dance with you, and, most of all, love you. I don’t want to give too much away (BUY THIS BOOK!!!!) but I will say that by the end, it is not Prince Charming that you are yearning for, but God.