Friday, May 19, 2017

True to You by Becky Wade Contemporary Romance from Bethany House Publishers A Bradford Sisters Romance #1 [Review & Giveaway]

My thoughts: I do look forward to reading Becky Wade's delightful books. Usually they are very light hearted, chock-full of sweet romance, clean reads, Christian, and contemporary. Seeing the cover of True to You really caught my attention because the young lady whose image adorns the book is so lovely and has a sweetness about her gentle look. And on top of that, the dress in the picture is very, very much like one I wore in the late 1950s to one of my bridal showers.

When I began reading I realized that the lovely lady on the cover as the book's heroine, Nora Bradford, is from a "monied" family who owns a historic village and who loves books, words, times of long ago, genteel living, and multisyllabic word conversations. She is also a lady with a quirky sense of humour oft times being the brunt of the funny stuff herself.

But there is a depth to this story that takes wading into its many pages to realize. Not only is it one of discovered romance and getting-to-know you occasions, it is one of finding out that there are life situations that are not all roses and bright sunny days, happy occasions, and sweetness. It is finding your depth of understanding and digging deep into yourself to see if you're the stuff of which a quality and lasting relationship can be made.

As usual, I found Becky Wade's book enjoyable and light hearted but I also discovered that she can write about depths of humanity and pen the story with skill and expertise. I thoroughly enjoyed True to You. (Caution: if "Christian fiction" readers don't want to have hugs, kisses, and longing in their stories even though they are handled with grace and beauty, you shouldn't pursue reading the book.)

About the book: After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford 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 John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. However, when John, an adoptee, is diagnosed with an inherited condition, he's forced to dig into the secrets of his ancestry.

John enlists Nora's help to uncover the identity of his birth mother, and as they work side by side, this pair of opposites begins to suspect that they just might be a perfect match. But can their hope for a future survive their wounds from the past?

From the book.......

...the past might be challenging and the future might be sure. And that's okay. The present is all we're given, anyway. When we get to the future, God will be there. He'll supply whatever we need for each day."


Begins May 11
ENDS May 30 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT
Open to USA addresses only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
About the Author: Becky Wade is a native of California who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and now lives in Dallas. A favorite among readers of Christian contemporary romance, Becky has won a Carol Award, an Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, and an INSPY Award. Learn more at

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Litfuse Publiciuty group on behalf of Bethany House Publishing and the author to facilitate a review. Opinions are my own and freely given. Winner's copy will be sent directly to the winner from Litfuse or the publisher.

1 comment:

  1. VERA, I love Becky Wade's books. They are a delight! Thank you for the chance!


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment here at Chat With Vera. If you need to contact me directly, please use the "Comment Me" email associated with this blog and posted in the sidebar.