May 9, 2012

Review & Giveaway - My Stubborn Heart

My Stubborn Heart
BY: Becky Wade
PUBLISHED BY: Bethany House
ISBN: 978-0-7642-0974-1
PAGES: 350

Kate Donovan, a thirty-one-year-old redhead, needed a break from her job and all of her bad relationships, so she volunteered to take her seventy-six-year-old grandma, who she calls Gran, to Redbud, Pennsylvania, where she is going to help Gran restore their family home - Chapel Bluff. The old grand house is outdated and needs tons of work. Now, Kate has her hands full, and I’m not referring to the renovation, as Gran has plans to play matchmaker with the handyman Matt Jarreau. Normally, you would think a grandchild would be upset for their grandmother to play matchmaker for them, but after one look at Matt, Kate plans on doing anything to get his attention.

    Matt Jarreau was once a successful hockey player, but after his wife’s passing he has returned to his home town, working as a handyman. The first few days working at the Chapel Bluff, he rejected all Kate’s advances. Slowly, and after a few blind dates set up by Gran, he starts to see Kate as a romantic interest, but his heart still aches for late wife.

    My Stubborn Heart is a charming story about the ups and downs of life. The main characters have had some kind of heartache or loss. For Kate, she has always wanted to be someone’s wife, but she keeps dating losers. Matt has lost his wife, who he loved deeply. Matt and Kate have both lost their faith in life and in God. Becky Wade does have a talent for writing an engaging, likeable romantic tale. There are a couple of clichés here and there, but overall My Stubborn Heart is wonderful read. 

*I would like to thank Liffuse and Bethany House for sending me a copy to review. 

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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.

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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!)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great read! I'm adding it to my list!

    BTW: I found you through Book Review Wednesday!



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