Saturday, May 26, 2012

My Stubborn Heart ~book review~

I absolutely love finding new authors and books that are encouraging and fun to read. Becky Wade is one of the few authors who I will look forward to reading her next book.

"My Stuborn Heart" implanted many values that are important to have in families. It also shows that every family has problems such as: death, pain, but it shows that if you have God you can have redemption and Grace. The characters in the so try came to life while reading and I absolutely loved the opening of the book where Kate is justing coming into the town, Redbud, where most of the story takes place.

Throughout the whole book, there were many biblical principal expressed. I love how the author used God in the story to bring the two main characters, Kate and Matt, togetther to fall in love.
Kate Donovan has walked through the past months in a lackluster daze. She does her job as a social worker well but really she is only going through the motions.
A request from her grandmother, for Kate to take a three month hiatus from her 9-5 and accompany her to her old hometown of Redbud, Pennsylvania to help restore the old family home, she jumps at the opportunity to escape her doldrums.
She is tired, lonely and depressed. At 31 she was sure God had her spouse out there for her and has prayed faithfully for him since she was young but still finds herself single wondering if he will ever appear.
Then Kate meets Matt Jarreau who is the hunky carpenter her grandmother hired to help them re-do the house.

Unsure of why, but knowing with a strong fact that she feels this way, Kate senses a deep and guarded sadness to Matt. Feeling attracted but waving it away by proclaiming him to attractive for her, she instead determines to pull Matt out of his shell and befriend him. Kate and her grandmother set out to do just that very thing and feel sure that they can succeed.

Could God be finally answering Kate's long uttered prayers or is Matt just in her path so she can help him along the rode to finally healing from his traumatic past?

I received a copy of this book from Litfuse Publishers as part of their book review program. I was not required to write a positive review; the opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed the beginning and the ending of this book, but somewhere in the middle I was getting bored and it felt like it would never end. Overall the book is pretty light with not a whole lot of depth but definitely makes a great beach read. I give this book 3.9 stars, only because the middle was a little long. I will be looking forward to reading more book from Becky Wade in the future, this book is her debut novel!