Debut Novel by Becky Wade "My Stubborn Heart"
This is a great debut novel. It is a charming story about the ups and downs in life. Kate has always wanted to be someone's wife but unfortunately has chosen the wrong kind of men to date. Matt has lost his wife who he loved deeply. Through their trials in their lives they have both lost faith in life and in God.
The book was engaging but there was one things that well made me go hmmmm. I really felt the inclusion of some of the language was inappropriate and definitely other wording could have been used. It was only in two sentences but definitely made me go hmmmm! It didn't make me put the book down but I do realize this is her first novel and hopefully in future sentences like this will be edited out.
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?
About the Author:
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 her husband.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Litfuse for review. In no way was I compensated for this review. The opinions are 100% my own.