Monday, October 2, 2017

Review: True to You by Becky Wade

I didn't want to put this book down! True to You by Becky Wade is the first book in her Bradford Sisters series. I loved it! 

About the Book

After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford 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 John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. However, when John, an adoptee, is diagnosed with an inherited condition, he's forced to dig into the secrets of his ancestry.

John enlists Nora's help to uncover the identity of his birth mother, and as they work side by side, this pair of opposites begins to suspect that they just might be a perfect match. But can their hope for a future survive their wounds from the past?

My Thoughts

True to You released in May and I have no idea why it took me until September to read it! Note to self: Read all books by Becky Wade immediately upon release. Now that I have that out of the way, I will move on to my thoughts about this book.

I was laughing out loud in the first chapter at the predicament Nora finds herself in and how she has to be, literally, carried out of the situation. I thought Becky Wade did an excellent job of portraying the heart of a Christian single woman in Nora. I could totally relate to Nora "researching" John and her feelings of being interested in him but not wanting to be interested in him. I could feel Nora's angst at finding out that John has a girlfriend. 

I've read about "swoon-worthy" heroes in other reviews, but have never truly experienced it for myself until this book. John is a swoon-worthy hero if there ever was one! I loved how he always wanted to do the right thing. I thought he was so honorable. And he was a Navy SEAL so you can factor in brave and strong to his good qualities. 

This was a great story between Nora and John and a great story about John finding his birth mother. There were laugh-out-loud moments that I loved. There were swoon-worthy moments in this book that I absolutely adored. I enjoyed meeting Nora's sisters and am anxiously awaiting their stories! 

There was a point in the story where the sisters were talking about falling in love and I thought they made an excellent point. Nora's sister Willow stated "We want men to fall in love with our underlying qualities. Our character, our heart, our personality. The things that make us uniquely us-". I thought that was a great line!

On a side note, at one point in the book Nora thought "Who had time to watch football when there were so many fantastic books in the world yet unread?" After I read that, I immediately went to find my husband and read it to him. (He's a bit of a sports fan...)

I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes contemporary Christian fiction.

Who is your favorite swoon-worthy hero?

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