Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Resilient Bride by Lucy McConnell {Review}

The Resilient Bride by Lucy McConnell
Kindle Edition, 189 pages
Published July 12th 2016 by Pepin Publishing Company
Enjoy This Heartfelt Romance From Bestselling Author Lucy McConnell.

Liam Bernhard has climbed Egyptian pyramids, skydived, searched for sunken treasure, reached high camp on Mount Everest, and paddle boarded in Antarctica. He has one final wish before he dies; he wants to be married. With time running short, he hires Pamela Jones to find him a bride. 

Kiera Martin has done the Billionaire Marriage Brokers arrangement once before and it didn’t turn out well. She left her verbally abusive husband and BMB behind to nurse her mom through cancer treatments—expensive cancer treatments. Three years later, with few financial options left, still carrying baggage from her first marriage, and her mom in remission, Kiera gives Pamela one more chance. 

What she thinks will be the fast road to debt reduction turns out to be the hardest path she’s ever trod as Liam’s diagnosis looms over their every minute together. He showers her with enough love to last eternity, which is good because eternity may be all they have to look forward to. In order to find her happy ending in a world where sorrows outweigh the joys, Kiera must learn how to live in the moment, cherish every good gift, and love like she was dying.
My Review: 4.5 Stars
I made a colossal mistake before reading this book. I didn't read the blurb, so I had no idea what I was getting into and boy, oh, boy! This is such an emotional read and I just wasn't prepared for it. A book that can bring me to tears is a book well-written because that doesn't happen too often. It probably doesn't help that a loved one passed away from cancer almost exactly a year ago and those feelings just came flooding back.
Kiera is just getting over a bad marriage and when she's recruited to be a billionaire bride once again, she's hesitant, but her need of money propels her to jump in and do it. Liam is dying and his final wish is to be married. This couple immediately has a deep, almost other worldly, connection and I enjoyed their moments together immensely--especially the ways in which they made lasting memories. 
Kiera is able to get past her trust issues quite easily. I love how kind she is and the way she makes his dreams come true. Liam is such a likable guy--anyone would have trouble resisting his charm. I love their connection, relationship, and sweet interactions. I love the little heartbreaking wrench that's thrown into their future. When characters think of others above themselves and the story plays out in such a tender way, my heart just can't take it. Focusing on the positive and living in the moment are really great messages that I took away from the story and I love a book with morals to the story. This is a great feely book--one that I think is well done.

Content: mild romance (kissing, flirting); moderate religious elements (some talk of afterlife, praying beliefs). Clean!

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*


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About the Author

Lucy McConnellLucy McConnell is an Amazon Best Selling Contemporary Romance Author. 

She started out as an editor at an advertising agency before moving on to teach in the marketing department of the local community college. She loved teaching and often misses the academic environment. 

After her third child was born, Lucy retired from teaching and began to write. She has been published in national magazines, newspapers, short story compilations, and she writes cookbooks under the name Christina Dymock. 

Lucy works as a Recreation Specialist, marketing copywriter, and author when she's not trying to keep up with her husband and four kids.

If she's not at the computer, you can find her on the ski slopes, in a boat, in the kitchen, or in the stands watching one of her children bat, dribble, or play goalie.

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