Book Review: My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade

Stubborn HeartTitle: My Stubborn Heart

Author: Becky Wade

Publisher: Bethany House

Released: May 1, 2012

Genre: Christian Fiction



Book Summary:

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?


This is the 3rd Becky Wade book I have read this week.  That must tell you something because I haven’t been reading nearly as much as I used to lately and it has been a long time since I read 3 books in 1 week.  If Becky had written any more books I would be starting another one of her books next.  But sadly so far she has only written 3 so this is the last one of hers I will be reading at least until her next book comes out.

I’ve been on a Christian Romance streak with my reading.  I love the fact that the books are clean and I don’t mind the mention of scriptures or thoughts turned to God and prayer so the genre works for me.

My Stubborn Heart was filled with great characters and a fairly in depth story line. While ultimately quite predictable it was still entirely enjoyable to read.  I loved both Kate and Matt as well as the supporting cast of quirky characters.  Being the happily ever after book lover that I am the only thing I wish was that the last couple of chapters had been a little bit longer instead of wrapping up so quickly.

I highly recommend this one to those who enjoy Christian Romance.


Rating: 4.5 Stars – Highly Recommend to those who enjoy Christian Fiction

Content: Clean


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  1. I LOVE Christian Fiction. It makes me happy because it always clean and the stories are always so well done. This sounds good. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. It’s so good to see you reading Becky’s books!! I LOVE her! This is one of my favorites. 😀

  3. Becky is one of my favorite authors as well, I have loved all 3 of her books, can’t wait for more:)