My Stubborn Heart
May 14, 2012
The Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing
Bethany House Publishers; Original edition (May 1, 2012)
by Becky Wade
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Becky Wade is a graduate of Baylor University. As a newlywed, she lived for three years in a home overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, as well as in Australia, before returning to the States. A mom of three young children, Becky and her family now live in Dallas, Texas.
ABOUT THE BOOK
A Sensational CBA Debut in Contemporary Romance!
This summer author Becky Wade makes her CBA debut with a fun — and funny — contemporary romance. Amidst the light-hearted banter and laugh-out-loud moments is a compelling spiritual journey of one woman’s choice to listen to God and wait on him. Filled with humor and authentic romance, My Stubborn Heart is shaping up to be the hit of the summer.
Kate Donovan is burned out on work, worn down by her dating relationships, and in need of an adventure. When Kate’s grandmother asks Kate to accompany her to Redbud, Pennsylvania, to restore the grand old house she grew up in, Kate jumps at the chance.
Yet, she discovers a different kind of project upon meeting the man hired to renovate the house. Matt Jarreau is attractive and clearly wounded — hiding from people, from God, and from his past. Kate can’t help but set her stubborn heart on bringing him out of the dark and back into the light… whether he likes it or not.
Sally Says: Becky Wade enters Christian fiction with a fun bang in My Stubborn Heart. From the short but unique prologue to that happily-ever-after ending, the book was a joy to read. Kate and Matt are about as real as fictional characters get. I loved Kate’s chattiness-with-a-purpose and the way Matt put up with her in the beginning and hardly said a word. His dialogue was perfect — which is hard to do when a character says so little.
Everything else about the book worked too — the setting, the secondary characters, the main characters’ past. It all came together to make My Stubborn Heart one of the most fun books I’ve read in a number of months and a title I’ve recommended to recent editing clients as worth studying. Whether you like romance or women’s fiction, you’ll love Kate and Matt in My Stubborn Heart.