Wednesday, May 23, 2012

"my stubborn heart" by becky wade

About the book (provided by Litfuse): 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 take: Oh. My. Goodness. I loved, loved, loved this book! As soon as I read the prologue (which you can read here), I knew My Stubborn Heart would be something special. Author Becky Wade has such a unique voice, and the novel is funny (as in laugh-out-loud), poignant, and oh so romantic. Wade often shifts between the perspectives of Kate and Matt, and while a varying viewpoint often annoys me to no end, it works perfectly here.

As Kate and Matt tried to figure things out, I longed for them to be together. But they weren't the only characters I cared about: Morty—desperately in love with Velma, who made life very difficult for him—and Gran were especially endearing.

My Stubborn Heart is a novel that will stick with me for a long time, and I eagerly anticipate Becky Wade's next book! 5 out of 5 stars.

See what other bloggers are saying here.

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. Learn more at:

About the giveaway: Win a Nook Simple Touch™ with GlowLight™ in Becky Wade's My Stubborn Heart Giveaway and RSVP for FB Party {5/24}! 
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!)

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Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 24th!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. What a lovely encouragement to read your review of My Stubborn Heart Becky! Glad the characters worked for you and that I didn't throw you too much with my POV shifts. As you probably noticed, I like to write mostly from my heroine's POV. But it's the times when I'm in the hero's head that hold, for me, the most power. Imo, the hero is the true lynchpin of any romance. If your reader doesn't love him, the author and the book is toast. :)

  2. This looks like another book that I'd love to read! Maybe I should take up reading as a hobby?!?

    1. You should. It can be rather addicting :-) And this is most definitely the book you should start with!


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