Author Becky Wade is a new discovery I made this past week. I downloaded Meant to be Mine from Netgalley and loved it! I then read her other two books and enjoyed both of them as well. If you enjoy Christian Romance then add these to your to read list.
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.
Meant to be Mine is set to be released on next month. It was the first book of Becky’s I read and my favorite!! It is currently available on Netgalley or can be preordered from Amazon.
The next morning they wake to a marriage certificate and a dose of cold reality. Celia’s ready to be Ty’s wife, but Ty’s not ready to be her husband. He’s a professional bull rider, he lives on the road, and he’s long planned to settle down with the hometown girl he’s known since childhood.
Five and a half years pass. Celia’s buried her dreams so that she can afford to raise her daughter. Ty’s achieved all of his goals. Or thought he had, until he looks again into the eyes of the woman he couldn’t forget and into the face of the child he never knew he had.
How much will Ty sacrifice to win back Celia’s trust and prove to her that their spontaneous marriage can still become the love of a lifetime?
Praise for Becky Wade
“Definitely one for the keeper shelf!”–USA Today on Undeniably Yours
“A sweet contemporary romance that will make for the perfect summer read.”–Novel Crossing on Undeniably Yours
“A feisty heroine, romance, and comedy make this a fabulous debut and Wade an author to follow.”–Library Journal on My Stubborn Heart
“A perfect 5 out of 5 stars…can’t wait to find more from Becky in the near future. This is a must-read for your summer love stories!”–Reviews from the Heart blog on My Stubborn Heart
Meant to be Mine was a stand alone but I got the feeling Meg and Bo had their own story and when I went looking I discovered I was right. Undeniably Yours is the first book in the Porter Family Series. Enjoyed this one too.
Kate Donovan is burned out on work, worn down by her dating relationships, and in need of an adventure. When her grandmother
asks Kate to accompany her to Redbud, Pennsylvania, to restore the grand old house she grew up in, Kate jumps at the chance,
takes a leave of absence from her job as a social worker, and the two of them set off.
Upon her arrival in Redbud, Kate meets Matt Jarreau, the man her grandmother has hired to renovate the house. From the first moment
she meets Matt, Kate can’t help but be attracted to him–he’s got a combination of good looks and charisma that draw and tug at her. But she knows there’s zero chance of a romance between them. Matt’s in love with his dead wife, and even if he weren’t, Kate realizes that she’s way too ordinary for him. For Matt Jarreau is no ordinary guy. Kate discovers that he was once a great NHL hockey player who left the sport when his wife–an honest-to-goodness former Miss America–was diagnosed with brain cancer. Matt’s been hiding from people, from God, and from his past ever since. Yet Kate is absolutely determined to befriend him, to try to reach him, to help him in some small way.
No, Kate’s not looking for love. She knows better than that by now. But 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?
Since I read those two I figured I go back and read Becky’s first book My Stubborn Heart as well. Another great book which I reviewed yesterday.
2014 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award Winner for Long Contemporar
When Meg Cole’s father dies unexpectedly, she’s forced to return home to Texas and to Whispering Creek Ranch to take up the reins of his empire. The last thing she has the patience or the sanity to deal with? Her father’s Thoroughbred racehorse farm. She gives its manager, Bo Porter, six months to close the place down.
Bo knows he ought to resent the woman who’s determined to take from him the only job he ever wanted. But instead of anger, Meg evokes within him a profound desire to protect. The more time he spends with her, the more he longs to overcome every obstacle that separates them and earn her love.
Just when Meg realizes she can no longer deny the depth of her feelings for Bo, their fragile bond is broken by a force from Meg’s past. Can their relationship–and their belief that God can work through every circumstance–survive?
“Definitely one for the keeper shelf!”–USA Today HEA Blog
“Wade does a wonderful job of creating relatable characters as she explores the forces that shape a life.” “Wade does a wonderful job of creating relatable characters as she explores the forces that shape a life.”–Booklist
“Wade’s series starter is an enthralling story of overcoming challenges and trusting God… [Meg and Cole] are a couple you’ll be rooting for to have a Texas fairy-tale ending.”–RT Book Reviews