Sunday, June 10, 2012

My Stubborn Heart: A Book Review

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:

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. Visit her website at

My Review:

This was an incredible piece of fiction to read, with the amazing reminder throughout that God's timing and ways are truly not ours. He has plans for us that we will never truly understand, but we need to trust Him each step of the way. Another theme is the God does not always answer our prayers in the way we want but always in the way we need (even when we don't think so). 

The characters are all likeable, and the story flowed nicely. The book is an easy read and I read it late into the night to finish it up, I did not want to put it down. A fantastic debut novel from the author and I cannot wait to see what is next for Becky Wade.

I highly recommend this novel and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase My Stubborn Heart at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner****

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