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Never the Bride

By: Rene Gutteridge,Cheryl McKay
Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
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Publisher's Summary

This refreshing romantic comedy with a spiritual twist will appeal to fans of Kristen Billerbeck and Tracey Bateman.

Jessie is a big believer in love, but although she's spent her whole life fantasizing about what her marriage proposal would be like, reality has yet to match her dreams - until one day God shows up and offers to write Jessie's love story for her. There's just one catch: she must surrender all control. When she does, Jessie discovers that divine things can happen when we let go.

©2009 Rene Gutteridge and Cheryl McKay (P)2009 Random House Audio

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I loved this book!!!

I really enjoyed this book. I think so many times we are looking for our own soulmates instead of letting God Write our love Story. I can not wait until they make this into a movie next year. This book was very funny and entertaining.

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A tad bit misleading...

The sample was hilarious! There were other laugh-out-loud moments, but the sample made me think the whole thing was going to be equally funny. The concept is interesting. Overall, I'd recommend saving the credit and getting a library copy.

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Funny

I loved this book. It was funny. There were some theological issues I didn't agree with but all in all I recommend this book. It made me laugh out loud and shed a few tears. Looking for other books by this writer.

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GREAT STORY

This is by far one of the best books ever!!! Every single person who wishes to marry should read or listen to this book. This book really teaches you to wait on God.

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Teaches Single women that God is our First Husband

I thought this was a great story. As a single women in her thirties I could relate to the sentiments of the main character Jess Stone. I thought this story did a great job in showing single women how God has our best interests at heart. I also like how it depicted the honest struggle of true surrender to God (the purple pen) as well as the rewards (Jonathan). I listen to the story in one day. :-)

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Loved it sooooo much!

I absolutely loved this book. I am so tempted to listen to it over and ovre. I hope they do make a movie out of it. I loved it!!!

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Don't bother

I put up with this book until the 4th chapter when God showed up in the form of a man. I just couldn't stomach this supernatural excuse for a tale. I would have given it minus 4 stars but it wasn't an option.

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Could You Give Your "Purple Pen" To God?

Wow! I laughed and cried through this whole book! It took me three days to listen to the audiobook, not because it was bad - no, not at all!! The narrator was AMAZING! The story swept me away and made me reflect. Some of it was hard to bare (causing the reflecting), that is why it took three days.
My life, the desire to get married, is SO similar to Jesse Stone. What I would give to hand God my Purple Pen! This is the first time I have ever heard a book based for women who are older (late 20's to mid 30's at least) and haven't been married. I personally have never dated, and this was the first book where I didn't get angry at the fact they "didn't get me", I have read so many books where if you have never had a chance to date, it made you feel peculiar. "Never the Bride" didn't make me feel peculiar, but made me desire to see myself as God wants me to see myself - worth while and worth waiting for! It made me desire what happens when God has MY purple pen even if that means heart ache to bring me through events like Jessie Stone. What is my story? What is yours?

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happy emotion

I actually cried at the end of this book. it was happy tears. I could read this again.

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Pleasantly surprised

I really like the voice of the narrator, she does a great job of distinguishing the characters in the book. plus it was a pleasant voice so it was nice to listen to.

I loved the story, I felt I could associate a lot with Jessie's character. The story had me to the point of wanting to know what's going to happen next. I started listening to this as I now have a commute. So I actually looked forward to escaping for an hour or two.