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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Saturday, May 12, 2012

My Stubborn Heart Blog Tour and Giveaway!

Notice I did not use a stock photo for My Stubborn Heart, by Becky Wade.  I loved it so much that I took a picture and posted it on facebook as soon as I was done!  I. loved. this. book.  The main character, Kate (an Audrey Hepburn type, but with red hair), has been praying for her husband to be since the 4th grade.  She is a romantic at heart and knows that God has a special man chosen for her.  Or does he?  At 31 she is beginning to wonder if the fairy tale ending is not what God had planned for her.

Kate and her grandmother travel to Redbud, Pennsylvania to renovate Chapel Bluff, her grandmother's childhood home.  Chapel Bluff turns out to be more of an estate!  I enjoyed exploring it and learning about it's transformation!  The characters are all lovable and richly written.  They came to life for me!  Gran's friends are a hoot and have great story lines on their own.  Velma (Weezer-like from Steel Magnolias) tells it like it is and had me laughing page after page.  Gran is strong and clever and knows when to step in or stay out of the situation.  Adored her.  Matt Jarreau's (retired star hockey player) past is tormented and long suffering and I patiently (not!) waited for him to find peace and happiness in his life.  I don't want to give away too much!  I even found myself reading parts to my husband- and he liked it, too.:)

I seriously hope they make My Stubborn Heart book into a movie!

Blog Tour here!

About the book:

My Stubborn Heart
| Becky Wade

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?

About Becky: 

During her childhood in California, Becky frequently produced homemade plays starring her sisters, friends, and cousins. These plays almost always featured a heroine, a prince, and a love story with a happy ending. She's been a fan of all things romantic ever since. 

Becky and her husband lived overseas in the Caribbean and Australia before settling in Dallas, Texas. It was during her years abroad that Becky's passion for reading turned into a passion for writing. She published three historical romances with Avon Books, then put her career on hold for several years to care for her kids, then recently returned to writing sheerly for the love of it. She felt led to move to the genre of contemporary Christian romance and couldn't be more thrilled with it. 

These days Becky can be found failing but trying to keep up with her housework, sweating at the gym, carting her kids around town, playing tennis, hunched over her computer, eating chocolate, or collapsed on the sofa watching TV with her husband. 

Learn more at: www.BeckyWade.com 

Celebrate with Becky by entering her My Stubborn Heart Giveaway and connecting with her during the Author Chat Party on 5/24!

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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*I was given a copy of My Stubborn Heart from Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*


Lindsay-ann said...

This book sounds so good Lori ;) I always enjoy reading your excellently written book reviews.

Becky Wade said...

So glad you enjoyed My Stubborn Heart, Lori!!! I'm laughing at the image of you reading passages aloud to your husband. I do the same to mine sometimes. He just looks at me with longsuffering patience. :)

Thank you for reading the book and for your gracious review! -Becky