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Sunday, August 12

Review: My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade

my stubborn heart

Title: My Stubborn Heart

By: Becky Wade

Publisher: Bethany House

Genre: Christian Fiction Romance

My Copy: Ebook from Publisher

BookWhisperer Rating:

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About the Book:

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?

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Oh, where to start with this book?  I guess I should get right down to it; I really liked it on so many levels. 

First, I loved the humor in this book.  Kate hanging out with the Gran and people Gran’s age just made me laugh.  Because of their age, Gran and her friends could be as blunt as possible and no one would say a thing about it.  Gran’s friends kept talking about how hot Matt was and it would make him feel uncomfortable; but did they stop calling him that, nope!

Secondly, the connection. When Matt first comes to the house to help renovate, Kate would seek him out and try to get to know him.  He would give her one-worded answers and she would crack jokes just to get a response out of him. It was her goal to get him to smile and want to be around her. As time went on, those one-worded became full sentences and Matts want for working alone changed and he found a need for her to be by his side.

Thirdly, Wade has written her characters to be multi-dimensional.  They all are hurting from something. Deep down lies a pain in their heart but most of them keep going through life praying that it will get better.  More so Matt in this area-minus the praying.  “My Stubborn Heart” really does show the rejection of God on Matt’s side because he lost his wife.  It shows how just regular, ordinary people can come in with God’s hand and flip the world upside-down for the better and that is where Kate comes in.  God has a plan for her to help Matt get back on his feet and into the game of life (and the NHL.) 

This book tore my heart into pieces (and when you read it, you will understand why) because of the refusal God presents to Kate.  This pained Kate and made her question all that she beliefs. However, in the end, it shows that if you obey Him, He will bless you in everyway. ~BookWhisperer Review MC~

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