Thursday, May 24, 2012

My Stubborn Heart


My Stubborn Heart
by 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?"

My Stubborn Heart is probably the best modern romance I have read to date. I REALLY enjoyed it! It wasn't a cheesy, all is perfect in candy land romance. Becky wrote real feelings into Kate, real challenges and a real God - who doesn't always give us what we want when we want it. My former single self identified a lot with Kate...and even as a married woman now, Kate's challenge to follow God's leading, even when her self said "no" is a challenge to me. And, of course, the romance was fantastic :) I rarely find a modern day romance novel that appeals to me, mainly because they're too..typical. Nothing interesting. My Stubborn Heart is not typical. I'll be looking for more novels by Becky Wade!

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!