Thursday, 24 May 2012

Book Review: My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade

About 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?

My Thoughts:  I thoroughly enjoyed this book!  I was entertained from start to finish.  I was enthralled by all the characters, and it didn't hurt that Matt was an ex-NHL player as we are huge NHL fans in this house!

One of the hardest things in our walk with God is finding that line between waiting for the next step to revealed in faith, vs barging ahead assuming we know what God wants for us or on the other extreme, doing nothing without a hand writing on the wall what our next step is.  This book explored that in a very realistic way.  We also see that sometimes a choice can be wrong only because it's the wrong timing.  But God's timing is always perfect and trusting in that timing is a difficult choice, but something every Christian must do if they want to live their life to the fullest that God has planned for them.

Fantastic book, I highly recommend it!

Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for organizing this tour and providing me with my complimentary review copy.

1 comment:

Canada said...

It's been a long time since I read a romance novel that left me completely and utterly speechless. No joke...I'm not the target market for romance novels. I was as an impressionable, young, braces-on-my-teeth teenager complete with a dad who thought I shouldn't read so many of them (even if they were Christian). Since then, I'm not so impressionable, but I find that my attention wanders greatly. So, imagine my surprise to find one that I fell in love with from start to finish. I loved Matt's moodiness, Kate's persistence, and oh...those sweet, meddling, need-to-go-on-a-date seniors who were nosy as all-get-out. I loved the redemptive theme and the unfailing love of God that was present in every chapter. But if the truth be told, I really, really loved the romance. It was the kind that made me feel all giddy inside with loads of warm fuzzies. It was the kind that made me want to give my hubby that extra kiss in the morning before work. And it was the kind that made me thankful for parents who have been married for 40+ years and have had a romance that has endured all those hard times.


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