Becky Wade is a fresh voice in contemporary romance with characters as rich and as real as we are. Although My Stubborn Heart was a heartwarming, recline and relax kind of read, the main character Kate could test anyone’s nerves but perhaps when God tells you to do something you don’t want to do- it hurts a little.
The Game of Love Begins…
Kate Donovan, 31, has had one bad relationship after the other and prays for God to send her a husband. Then one day her grandmother invites her to Redbud, Pennyslyania to a little town called Chapel Bluff to renovate her childhood home. It is there Kate meets the guy who will be renovating- the chocolate dreamy eyed ex- ice hockey player Matt Jarreau.
Matt, 32 is still grieving over the death of his lovely wife. It has been three years and the only way he can somehow cope is to help people with fixing their homes, retrieve to his dark home and brood around others.
That is until he meets, spunky, waif, and witty Kate Donovan. Meeting Kate can seem to be like getting hit head on by a train. The author is careful with word choice to really communicate Matt’s torrent of emotions as his heart and spirit wrestles with one question: Why am I still attached to my wife who would want me to move on?
One thing about Kate is that she is very persistent. At one point she was too pushy and then once she showed how much she cared for Matt, she obeyed the Lord and began to act differently. This part will keep you flipping pages wondering if there really is a happily ever after for Matt Kate.
Some metaphors are hidden in there as well: Old houses, antiques, the chapel. Some things will stick out in your mind and is up to you to connect it to the characters.
Title: My Stubborn Heart
Published: Bethany House Publishers(2012)
Author: Becky Wade
Price: $13.99 US
I can’t say enough how excited I am about Becky Wade and I am anticipating another good love story from her. Visit her website for deleted scenes and other fun extras!