Book Review: My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade

Posted: May 20, 2012 in Uncategorized
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My Stubborn Heart

By Becky Wade

Publisher: Bethany House 2012


This is the first book for author Becky Wade, and I am blown away by her style of writing. My Stubborn Heart follows the story line of a burned out social worker named Kate and an ex star hockey player named Matt. As Bethany House describes 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?”

This normally isn’t the type of book I would chose to read, but I am glad that I took a chance. Becky writes in a way that draws the reader into the storyline. I could not put this book down, which meant staying up til three in the morning to finish reading. I felt attached to the characters Kate and Matt. I felt the emotions of the characters come through as they struggled with questions of faith and how/if God is working in their lives.

I feel that the story shares what it means to struggle with God and what a difference it can make when we decide to live by listening to God rather than closing our ears to him

There was a good balance in the book between love story and faith story. I felt that love story was not overwhelming. It’s a great book to have at the cabin or to enjoy while drinking tea on a warm summer day.

This was an excellent read and I know I will be recommending others to read this book.



Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc

Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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