Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My Stubborn Heart and giveaway

Author: Becky Wade
Publisher: Bethany House
May 2012
ISBN: 978-0764209741
Genre: Inspirational/contemporary romance

Kate Donovan is burned out on her job working with children removed from their homes, and tired of her lack of a love life. When her grandmother offers Kate the opportunity to accompany her to Pennsylvania to restore the family estate, Kate jumps at the chance.

Grandma hired Matt Jarreau to renovate the house. Kate is immediately attracted to him, he’s hot, he’s single and he’s brooding. But Matt has suffered much, losing his wife to brain cancer, and his career due to grief. He’s become a recluse, but Kate is determined to bring him out of his shell.

Kate annoys Matt, he can’t handle her bubbly, non-stop conversation, nor her refusal to give up. So, he finally gives in. Is God finally answering Kate’s prayers? Or will Kate be required to give up more than she bargained for?

MY STUBBORN HEART is the debut novel by Becky Wade. I had high hopes for this book. I love contemporary romance. The topic interested me. Ms. Wade has the characters right. A brooding man, hurt and worn; a woman who’s spunky, looking for love; feisty secondary characters… and best of all, it’s contemporary! I’m totally thrilled that a publisher is putting some out again.

But, I was greatly disappointed when the characters started playing poker—for money. When “soft” cuss words started appearing in the story. And when physical appearances became the most important thing, the color of hair and style of shirts dictating whether or not someone dates someone. For more conservative readers that believe gambling is a sin, and “soft” cuss words are still swearing, this book is a turn-off. There is some reference to spiritual things, but mostly the emphasize is on what a “hottie” Matt is. With everyone commenting on it, including Grandma and her friends. Discussion questions are included. $13.99. 343 pages.

About Becky:

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 on the sidebar icon. 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!)

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