True to You – A Sweet, Contemporary Christian Romance

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True to You by Becky Wade | Clean, contemporary christian romance novel | Clean romance book |

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know how much I adore Becky Wade’s contemporary Christian romance novels. Her latest book, True to You, is another winner.

Plus, she has a novella you can download for FREE to kick off the new Bradford Sisters series. 😍

Keep reading to download the free book and learn more about True to You.


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True to You by Becky Wade

Age Range: Adult (okay for teens, too) | Series: A Bradford Sisters Romance | Paperback: 384 pages | Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (May 2, 2017)

What it’s About:

I love Becky Wade’s novels. Her characters feel like real people with histories, personalities, and quirks. True to You is the start to a new series, and it’s a great start. Nora was jilted by love a few years ago and is unwilling to trust her heart to anyone else. John is a former Navy SEAL and is reeling from an unexpected diagnosis that he inherited from his birth parents. As an adoptee, John must go in search of his birth mother, and he needs Nora’s help to track her down.

The Characters:

Unlike Becky’s other heroines, Nora is shy, bookish, and a bit of a nerd. She dresses in lumpy clothes and styles her hair like an elderly woman. In a nutshell, Nora has already accepted spinsterhood at the ripe old age of twenty-nine.

John is every woman’s dream come true. He’s handsome, considerate, and kind, but he’s also tough, introverted, and quiet. He’s also stubborn. John deals with some big stuff. He’s got a lot on his plate, and his diagnosis nearly derailed him.

John deals with some big stuff. He’s got a lot on his plate, and his diagnosis nearly derailed him.

I loved the dynamic between John and Nora. The way John fell slowly but steadily in love with Nora and the way she instantly fell hard for him.

The other thing I loved about this book is the dynamic between Nora and her sisters. All three of them together make an interesting combination, and I enjoyed watching them support and commiserate with each other.

The Writing Style:

Epistolary storytelling is gaining in popularity and I welcomed it in this book. At the end of each chapter, some form of communication helps tell the story—emails, texts, Facebook messages, book quotes, and phone conversations.

If you’re already a fan of Becky Wade, I probably don’t need to tell you how much you need to read this book. However, if you’ve never read any of her books, now is the time to hop on board! You don’t need to read her books in any sort of order, but some of them fit together in a “series” since the characters belong to the same family. Regardless, you can read her books in any order you want.

Cover Love: Um, yeah! I can’t get over how pretty this cover is. I love how Bethany House (the publisher) always creates their own covers. They don’t use stock imagery. I loooooove Nora’s dress on the cover and the promise of a happily ever after.

Content: Some innuendo/suggestive thoughts and allusions to past sexual assaults. There are no details, though. I consider this book clean and even though the intended audience is adult, teens might also enjoy it.

Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher.


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Then Came You by Becky Wade

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  • Reply
    jen ryland
    June 25, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    I was with you until the “epistolary” part. My brain just does not usually mesh with that type of storytelling. But glad you loved it!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

    • Reply
      Dena at Batch of Books
      June 26, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      It’s not a true epistolary novel. It only has a few texts or a short phone conversation at the end of each chapter, so it’s not like the whole book is written in emails. 90% of it is traditional narration.

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