Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My Stubborn Heart

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My Stubborn Heart
by Becky Wade
ISBN: 978-0764209741
$11.07 (paperback)
$ 9.39  (kindle)
Adult Christian Romance 
**Debut Author

About the Book:
Kate Donovan is burned out on work, worn down by her dating relationships, and in need of an adventure. When her grandmother asks her to accompany her to Redbud, Pennsylvania, to restore the grand old house she grew up in, Kate jumps at the chance.

Upon her arrival in Redbud, Kate meets Matt Jarreau, the man hired to renovate the house. Kate can't help being attracted to him, drawn by both his good looks and something else she can't quite put her finger on. He's clearly wounded--hiding from people, from God, and from his past. Yet Kate sets her stubborn heart on bringing him out of the dark and back into the light...whether he likes it or not. 

When the stilted, uncomfortable interactions between Kate and Matt slowly shift into something more, is God finally answering the longing of her heart? Or will Kate be required to give up more than she ever dreamed?

My Thoughts:
My Stubborn Heart was written by debut author Becky Wade and I loved it. The book is a little slow but it flows beautifully and is very well written. I loved how the book opens with Kate and her grandmother arriving at the old family home to renovate it and Kate falls in love with it. Becky walks us through this old home and it almost feels as though it's another character in this book - along with Morty, Velma, William, Peg and Gran - 5 seniors who know how to have a good time at their Friday night poker dinners especially when they decide to do a little matching of their own with Kate and Matt.

I think of all the characters in this story Matt was my favorite. He has a tragic story that pulls the heartstrings and you can't help but hope that he recovers enough to allow Kate close to him not only for romance but because she is instrumental to helping Matt learn to trust and lean on God again.

This is a wonderful story for anyone to read. I don't think most teens will be very interested (but you never know) just because there isn't a lot of action in it. There is a great message for Christians and non-Christians who may pick it up that God is there to support us and we can lean on Him even when things have fallen apart.

You can learn more about the book @ http://beckywade.com/home.html. There are discussion questions for book clubs or individuals who want to think a little deeper while they read in the back of the book.

LitfuseAbout the Author:
"I happen to love stories about love. Romance novels are absolutely, 100%, no-doubt-about-it, my favorite kind of book."

During her childhood in California, Becky frequently produced homemade plays starring her sisters, friends, and cousins. These plays almost always featured a heroine, a prince, and a love story with a happy ending. She's been a fan of all things romantic ever since. 

Becky and her husband lived overseas in the Caribbean and Australia before settling in Dallas, Texas. It was during her years abroad that Becky's passion for reading turned into a passion for writing. She published three historical romances with Avon Books, then put her career on hold for several years to care for her kids, then recently returned to writing sheerly for the love of it. She felt led to move to the genre of contemporary Christian romance and couldn't be more thrilled with it. 

These days Becky can be found failing but trying to keep up with her housework, sweating at the gym, carting her kids around town, playing tennis, hunched over her computer, eating chocolate, or collapsed on the sofa watching TV with h
er husband. 

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I received a copy of My Stubborn Heart from Litfuse Publicity to read and review on GivingNSharing. I was not required to write a positive review and no money exchanged hands. Thanks!

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