Litfuse Blog Tour + My Review: My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade

My Stubborn Heart
by Becky Wade
Copyright 2012
Bethany House Publishers
ISBN: 9780764209741
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:
Once again I'm writing a review where I feel I don't know where to start because I loved a book so much! I guess it's a good thing to be having this problem, right? This was the second debut CONTEMPORARY novel that I've read this year that I have absolutely loved. It's pretty unusual for me to have more contemporary favorites than historical favorites this far into the year but what can I say these modern-day fairy tales have me hooked.

My Stubborn Heart has everything I love, an old house, antiques, classic cars, and did I mention a brooding ex-hockey star hero? Yes ladies, Matt Jarreau gives Mr. Darcy, Mr. Rochester and their fancy pants a run for their money in the delicious hero category. Imagine your favorite sports star showing up at your house to hang some drywall....Well that's sort of what happened in this book. Ms. Becky Wade certainly writes a hero like a seasoned pro!

This wasn't just a light romance though, it had so much more depth than that. It's also a book of healing, moving on and listening to God. It's definitely one of those books that took you on an emotional roller-coaster ride. I honestly can't remember laughing AND crying so much while reading a book. It is just what a modern-day romance fiction should be! The only tiny thing that bothered me (but not enough to knock this book down even half of a star) was that each time a character entered the scene we knew what brand of clothing they were wearing or what kind of slippers they were putting on. To me it's not very important that the hero was wearing Abercrombie (he could have rocked a ratty t-shirt in my opinion) or that Kate's slippers were UGGs. For a debut however this was a great book that I plan on reading again and recommending to friends and fans of Christian fiction.

To read what others are saying about the book go HERE.

My Rating: 5 stars

*I received my complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for posting my honest opinion/review of it for the tour.*


 Win a Nook Simple Touch™ with GlowLight™ in Becky Wade's My Stubborn Heart Giveaway and RSVP for FB Party {5/24}!

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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 one of the icons below. 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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Preview of My Stubborn Heart

My Stubborn Heart

Happy Reading!


  1. Oooh! Yay! I am so glad to know you liked this one too, Renee - I loved it. Sure there were some minor flubs but it was a strong, great debut novel!

    When is Becky's next one arriving!? LOL! =D

    1. My thoughts exactly! I'm ready for the next book! Thanks for stopping by.

      XOXO~ Renee C.

  2. I really loved this book! Like, really, really loved this book! It's the perfect modern day fairy tale and has so much wonderful going for it! I think it's going to be a fan favorite. :D

    1. I certainly hope it's a fan favorite! How WILL she top it?!

      Thanks for visiting today!

      XOXO~ Renee C.

  3. you convinced me, renee!! i'm not that big on contemporaries either, but if you liked it this much, i want to give it a try!

    1. The pressure is on me! I hope you like it!

      Thanks for stopping by. :-)

      XOXO~ Renee C.


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