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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade

For those who don't already know I'm a sucker for a good, clean love story. I could spend days curled up on my couch with novel after novel like this one. This one pulled at all the right heartstrings. Kate, an average looking girl looking for some direction in her life, meets Matt, a former professional hockey player carrying around more grief and pain than any one person should bear in a lifetime. The dynamic between the two of them really resonated with me because I'm an open, outgoing person who reads like an open book while my husband is more guarded and it takes more time to get to know him. I saw various parts of our personalities in Matt and Kate. I really enjoyed how Becky used Kate's grandmother's cooking lessons with Matt while he was working on the renovations to introduce the reader to a different side of him. The dedication and attention to detail that he put into learning how to make certain dishes paralleled his work in restoring Kate's grandmother's family's home. As so often happens with people like Matt, Kate began to crack through the walls he had put up without being pushy but merely being herself. Her countless prayers for Matt seemed to be answered one by one but what about the prayer that was hardest for her to pray? You'll have to read the novel yourself to find out!

About the book:

My Stubborn Heart
| Becky Wade

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: 

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!)

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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!

I received this book free of charge from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review.


  1. I say "so long" to my students for the summer on June 18, so this sounds like a great summer read! Put it on my list. Thanks.

  2. I saw this book on and almost bought it!!! I thot it sounded like a wonderful book!!! (My husband had to put me on a book budget!!)

  3. Jillieb - Yes! It's my hope and prayer that My Stubborn Heart would make a good summer read for any teacher. Best of luck as you wrap up your year!

    Deb - LOL about the book budget! Hmm... maybe your local library can track down a copy?

    Thank you very much, Suz, for reading My Stubborn Heart and reviewing it on your blog. Much appreciated!!!

  4. I read this book in June and it's such a great book! I was so happy when I saw that your blog had a review of it too! :D


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