Friday, May 26, 2017

Review: True to You by Becky Wade

About the book:

It's the exciting start of a brand-new series by a contemporary romance fan favorite!

After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford has decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer than romance in the here and now.

Unlike Nora, former Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. But when he's diagnosed with an inherited condition, he's forced to dig into the secrets of his past and his adoption as an infant, enlisting Nora to help him uncover the identity of his birth mother.

The more time they spend together, the more this pair of opposites suspects they just might be a perfect match. However, John's already dating someone and Nora's not sure she's ready to trade her crushes on fictional heroes for the risks of a real relationship. Finding the answers they're seeking will test the limits of their identity, their faith, and their devotion to one another.

My Thoughts:

Wow. That pretty much sums up my feelings on True to You yet another wonderful novel from author Becky Wade, who by the way is my favorite contemporary romance novelist. I like that all her novels are so different and do not follow a cookie cutter pattern.

First off, I was drawn to this book by the beautiful whimsical cover.  When I first heard about this story and saw the cover reveal, I was not sure if it would be a contemporary or a historical. It is a contemporary, but I love how this cover really captured the character of Nora. She was a girl after my own heart: loved PBS dramas and found herself one too many times lost in a book, hence another world. She used big words, book words I call them that I actually understood the meanings of and I absolutely enjoyed her personality of a sweet, somewhat bubbly go-getter. I so understood her and her constant conversations with herself in her head. A genealogist and librarian are just two of the hats she wears and Nora has also lived through a childhood tragedy and most recent heartbreak from her broken engagement with her fiancĂ©.

Enter no nonsense John, ex-Navy Seal and Purple Heart reward recipient. John is adopted and enlists Nora’s help to find his birth mother due to a medical condition that only a few know about. Their first meeting gave me the giggles and I had tears streaming from my eyes.

This was such a fun novel yet dealt with some very heavy and serious topics. John and Nora’s developing romance was great and swoon worthy but when the shoe dropped so to speak and secrets were revealed, well let’s just say I was shocked with some of the revelations.

This is a great start to a series about three sisters and we were treated briefly to Willow and Britt’s love lives as well. I look forward to losing myself in their stories too and I know they will be just as great.

I received a copy of this book for free through Litfuse Publicity. I was not required to post a positive review and the views and opinions expressed are my own. 

About the author:

Becky Wade is a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas.  She published historical romances for the general market before putting her career on hold for several years to care for her three children.  When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction.  She loves writing funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance!  She's the Carol Award, INSPY Award, and Inspirational Reader's Choice Award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter Family series, and the Bradford Sisters Romance series.

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