Free Book Giveaway and Review: My Stubborn Heart

I’ll be giving away a copy to one lucky commenter. Just leave an appropriate comment on the blog by 11:59 pm on October 20, 2012 and you’ll be entered to win. This giveaway is only open to residents of U.S. & Canada.

What a good debut book by author Becky Wade. I really enjoyed this story. I read it in one day–9 hours straight! :) Becky has created some very real characters that everyone can relate to and even feel for. They are by far the best parts of the book for me. I couldn’t wait to see what happened to them.

The author portrayed a great dichotomy between the characters, Kate and Matt. Kate was wonderful to read, and someone you wanted to root for. Becky really nailed the male character’s voice in Matt and made him sound like a real guy. I loved the dual perspectives in this story.

The settings in the novel were also very well-written. It felt like a vacation as Kate restored an old house in a quaint town on leave from her job. I wish I could’ve been there with her, taking a break from everyday life. In a way, I was.

There were some parts of the romance that the author skipped over. You know the ones, those movie montage scenes where the couple is actually getting to know it each other and falling in love.  The author only did this a few times, but the romantic in me wanted all the cute details. However, she made up for it with lots of other great in-depth scenes.

Overall, this was a fun, romantic, get-away-from-it-all kind of book that you could read again and again. I enjoyed the very real characters, young and old, and the fabulous settings. I think you will, too.

Leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2012. I will randomly choose a winner and announce it like we’re sharing a birthday on Monday, October 22, 2012.

DISCLAIMER: I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. char
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 23:11:28

    I love stories told from several different character perspectives. This one sounds good. 9 hours straight! Wow! That’s a lot of reading. Are you eyes bonky now?

    Reply

  2. Elaine Stock
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 15:21:39

    I’ve heard great things about Becky’s book & would enjoy the opportunity to read it.

    Reply

  3. johuddleston
    Oct 16, 2012 @ 12:18:46

    This must be an interesting book if you read it in one sitting. I love books like that. Please enter me in your drawing.

    Reply

  4. Patricia
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 19:13:01

    “Becky really nailed the male character’s voice in Matt and made him sound like a real guy. I loved the dual perspectives in this story”.

    I like when female authors get into the male character’s mind!
    Please enter my name into this Giveaway.
    Thank you for your generosity!

    Patricia

    Reply

  5. janet
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 08:31:58

    Think I missed the deadline,

    Reply

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