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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

"My Stubborn Heart" by Becky Wade


When traveling to Pennsylvania to help her grandmother renovate her childhood home, Kate Donovan was excited for the break.  With her career as a social worker feeling lackluster following a tragedy and no Prince Charming in sight, Kate began to question God's plan - and then she met Matt Jarreau, the man hired to complete the renovation.  Suddenly Kate begins to see purpose in the journey as the two begin to grow close, despite the tragedy in Matt's past.  Can each be obedient to God's instruction, however, even if it means giving up what they want most?
As a reader, you have to cheer Kate on.  She's persistent, kind, and yet real in her desire for a husband.  She takes a stand for the underdog, the hurting, and yet bleeds while she does it.  She isn't perfect and has her own doubts and sometimes gives in to them.  Wade writes amazing, funny, touchable characters that you want to befriend and invite over for dinner.
Wade's writing is smooth with fantastic word choices and character quirks.  She's written the best kind of romance - one that makes you fall in love with the characters while simultaneously crying for their problems.  This isn't a piece of beach fluff, for they've endured real pain and real tragedy.  Their faith and their doubts and their questions can't be brushed aside, but instead she digs in deep and helps them find the answers for which they search.  Forgiveness, true love, faith - this book is about so much more than romance.
I can't wait to see what Wade writes next.
I received a free copy of My Stubborn Heart from LitFuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review. 
You can read other reviews about My Stubborn Heart here.  If you'd rather purchase it immediately, you can do so here.  (You won't be sorry.)
About Becky: 

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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Celebrate with Becky by entering her My Stubborn Heart Giveaway and connecting with her during the Author Chat Party on 5/24!

One fortunate winner will receive:
  • A Brand New Nook Simple Touch™ with GlowLight™
  • A $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Certificate
  • A copy of My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends at noon on May 24th. Winner will be announced at the "My Stubborn Heart" Author Chat Facebook Party on 5/24. Becky will be hosting an book chat, testing your trivia skills and giving away some great prizes!

So grab your copy of My Stubborn Heart and join Becky on the evening of the May 24th for a chance to meet Becky and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this book. It was cute but didn't follow the usual cliches. =)