Thursday, June 1, 2017

Book Review: True to You by Becky Wade

Book Details
Title: True to You
Author: Becky Wade
Series: A Bradford Sisters Romance #1
2017, Bethany House
ISBN: 978-0-7642-1936-8
Genre: Contemporary Christian Fiction

Book Summary
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 a
nswers they're seeking will test the limits of their identity, their faith, and their devotion to one another.

My Review
Becky Wade is one of my favorite Christian Contemporary authors. I was excited to read this first book in her new series A Bradford Sisters Romance. To be honest, I had a hard time getting into the book at first. I wasn't really connecting with Nora, the main character. She was a little too stuffy for me - although I decided later that I probably could BE Nora's character in a different life. haha

That being said... as the book went on I got more and more invested the stories of these characters. I really enjoyed her love interest John Lawson and all the fun secondary characters. Nora's sisters were likable and I am excited to read the next installments of the series to see where it takes them. 

This book was told from the POV of Nora and John, but it had some fun little snippets in the form of letters, text messages, Facebook messages, etc from some of the other characters, so you got a little taste of what was going on behind the scenes in John and Nora's lives - that maybe they didn't even know about.

This has nothing to do about my liking the book, but I was surprised that the setting for this series is in Washington State and just one county over from where I live! Mason County! Such a tiny, unknown little area! I have been to Shelton! Considering the author is from California and lives in Texas, I found this to be a little unexpected! =)

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are strictly my own.

FYI - Upon writing this review I discovered there is a novella that goes with this series that is currently FREE for Kindle owners!!!

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