Back of 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 Becky Wade:
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.
When you are a book addict like me there are some things that you just get excited about. One of the big ones is finding a new author that you enjoy. Becky Wade is that for me. Another thing that really thrills me is a book that hooks me from the opening paragraph. My Stubborn Heart grabbed me on page one.
The prologue is awesome. In fact it was so good I had to read it out loud to my daughter. (Then we argued over who was going to get to read the book first!) Ms. Wade sets the stage by giving very important background information on the two main characters in a very clever way. You get all the details that you need to know what is going on without having to slog through chapter after chapter of tedious (but necessary) material.
You are going to be amused at Kate’s tenacity. Kate and Matt are older than your usual contemporary romance characters. They are in their 30s, but the nice part about that is it gives both of the individuals an aura of settled maturity about them. Kate isn’t easily put off by Matt’s rebuffs. It was a sheer delight to follow along as she slowly chipped away at the armor he had erected about himself.
Becky Wade’s My Stubborn Heart is a debut novel worth taking a chance on. I can almost guarantee that you are going to love it. I know I’m going to be eagerly anticipating her next novel.
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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
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!)