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 Review ~
You know that line in "The fault in our stars," by John Green, where Hazel says, "I fell in love how you fall asleep. Slowly at first, then all at once?" I get that. I LOVE that line. (Sidenote, read the book or watch the movie, it's wonderful and well...heartbreaking). And I felt like this book was the same for me.....and how John Lawson fell for Nora.
The pacing moved a little slowly for me in beginning but somehow, without noticing, I was soon sucked into the world of Nora Bradford, her sisters, and John. Without knowing the exact moment of when, where, and how, I fell in love. I wanted to know more about the Bradford sisters. I wanted to simultaneously guard John's heart from his diagnosis, and will him to own up to his past and present, and a future he can't envision.
Becky Wade has a way with her words and I loved her descriptions of the scenery, the way her characters stood, their thoughts, their prayers, and always, their faith. This story about a man and woman has been told so many times over, but I absolutely love the part that both characters pushed and pulled God into their hearts. After all, isn't that the greatest love story ever told? It took a little while for these two to get their "happy ever after," but I appreciate the story about God's grace, and how no matter what our past was, who and what we were born into, our identity - the one that matters, the most - is that of being a Child of God. We all have faults and imperfections, but to stay grounded in faith through it all, despite what may......that's how we become true to ourselves, and for our partners, it's how we become True to You.
***I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I am not required to write a positive one. These thoughts and opinions 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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