Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Book Review

Some say not to judge a book by it's cover. I found it very hard not to get excited about "My Stubborn Heart" because of such an attractive cover. I didn't have to create imagines of Kate and Matt; their pictures were right on the cover. (Although they do leave enough of Matt to my imagination!) I loved the fresh yellow band and the title script is textured. This book felt so good in my hands!

This was my first Christian romance novel. I was initially nervous as this is a genre I normally steer clear. I must say, the book absolutely lived up to my enthusiasm over the cover. I loved everything about the book. I loved the story, I loved the author's style of writing, I loved it all!

Kate, in need of a break from life (work burnout, a few failed relationships), has agreed to assist her grandmother with renovating her childhood home. Matt, a former NHL hockey star, is the hired contractor.

Matt's wife died a few years earlier. He's hiding from the world and he's lost his faith. Kate has strong faith and intuits Matt's abyss. Slowly they become friends and eventually they begin dating. Kate realizes her purpose differs from the path her heart wants to take. While painful to her, she gently nudges Matt toward a return to hockey. I greatly admire people with a strong faith in God, and it was this faith that really endeared me to Kate.

Having just completed "50 Shades of Grey" the lack of sex was so very refreshing! Kate and Matt were definitely attracted to each other, but their physical attraction wasn't a necessary part of their story. I didn't miss it one bit!

I am very impressed with Becky Wade and would love to read more of her books.

Note: I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers for my review. These opinions are my own; I was not required to write a positive review, nor was I compensated for this review.

1 comment:

The O'Brien Family said...

So glad you enjoyed your introduction to the genre (even though it's not on the BBC list!)