Finally the Bride

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“You know how in a romantic comedy, the girl gets the guy in about one hour and forty minutes? If that’s not your story, this book is for you. Cheryl has turned her journey of pain, rejection, and the endless wait for a soul mate into a book filled with humor, rawness, sometimes hard-to-swallow truth, and most of all, hope. Whether you’re waiting on true love or waiting for God to answer your most important prayer, come along with Cheryl and you’ll feel less alone and more empowered to wait at the feet of a Savior who dearly loves you. By the end of it all, you’ll gladly ‘surrender the pen.’ Finally the Bride is a beautiful account of a girl chasing a guy and God chasing the girl.”

Rene Gutteridge, Author, My Life as a Doormat, Co-Author, Never the Bride

“Starved for a soul mate? Follow McKay’s breadcrumbs along this very personal journey of faith. This is no light confection of a book. Frankly witty and achingly raw, it is written out of first-hand experience by a woman who choked down one rejection after another, year after bewildering year. It’s about turning to God for heart-level sustenance through extended lean seasons, and the romantic feast she discovered at long last, waiting at the table of her First Love.”

Susan Rohrer
, Author, THE HOLY SPIRIT: Amazing Power for Everyday People,
IS GOD SAYING HE’S THE ONE: Hearing from Heaven about That Man in Your Life

“We met right after high school, dated throughout college, and had the blessing of being married in our early 20s. This allowed us to almost grow up together and begin pursuing our calling as a couple. Other people, like Cheryl, find purpose during many years of singleness while waiting for that much-desired walk down the aisle. Cheryl is a gifted writer who brings a great perspective to anyone seeking to find the right spouse or have a great marriage.”

Crystal Stovall
, Author, A Groom Worth Waiting For & Jim Stovall, Author,
The Ultimate Gift

“Cheryl’s willingness to be vulnerable and share the personal, sometimes painful, lessons of faith, learned as a single Christian woman wrestling with God’s timing and perfect plan for her life, brings such hope and encouragement to those in their own season of waiting. You are not alone. Here is someone who gets it, who has lived it, and offers practical tips and wise advice from her own experience. Cheryl’s words bring laughter, tears, and a reminder of truth: that God is for us, His plans are good and perfect, and He is trustworthy to use the pain and joy of our lives to write a beautiful story, if only we will surrender the pen.”

Christa Sands
, Author, Learning to Trust Again

“With courageous transparency, Cheryl invites us to share her journey of faith as she waits on God to write her love story. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, the path is not a smooth or easy one. Cheryl lays bare her heart as she expresses her frustration, mistakes, joys, and victories. And through it all, her fierce pursuit of her Lord and His will alone shines through. The words she received from the Lord in her journal are rich with wisdom that will resonate with all of us who have waited longer than we expected for God’s promises to be fulfilled. Funny. Honest. Wise. Not just a book for singles, every Christian can grow and be blessed by the truths Cheryl has learned.”

Mark & Patti Virkler, Authors, 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice, Counseled by God,
Prayers that Heal the Heart, Rivers of Grace

Finally the Bride is a wonderfully warm, vulnerable, and frank illustration of what it means to let God write your love story, and what it is to have a love story with God. McKay offers practical, and often humorous, advice on not getting sidetracked from the ultimate goal of letting God be the only One in your life to chose the one for your life. As Cheryl reveals her very personal triumphs and failures in her struggle to be patient, she emphasizes the importance of not getting stuck in the desperation of waiting and wanting. She encourages the single person who believes they are to be married, to live life fully in the waiting—to enjoy the time with God and learn what it means to be fully committed to Him, before being committed to a different ‘him.’”


To purchase on Amazon, click the Paperback or Kindle link below:

Finally the Bride: Finding Hope While Waiting (Paperback):


Finally the Bride: Finding Hope While Waiting (Kindle) :


Now available as a two book set:

Finally the Bride & Finally Fearless (Two Book Set): Overcoming Obstacles to Finding True Love (Kindle)


The fictional version, Never the Bride, is available in paperback, ebook, and audio book at various book retailers like,,,,

Never the Bride

Finally the Bride Front Cover Photo by Lisa Crates of Lisa Crates Photography.
Publicity Photo by Christopher Price.

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