“My Stubborn Heart” by Becky Wade, book review
While I usually chose historical fiction, this book was a welcome change. Set in today’s setting, this novel is an honest look at being single in today’s world and wanting God’s will for her life. Kate, a 30 something, is successful in her career as a social worker and really feels that through God’s love she is able to make a difference in the lives of the children that flow through the social welfare system. But when one child commits suicide, she is quite shaken.
Her grandmother invites her to help with the renovation of the family home, and Kate is up for the challenge. She has a love for antiques and has lots of vacation days saved up, so they head to Redbud, Pennsylvania. While Kate expected lots of dust, cobwebs, painting, sanding and sorting; she did not anticipate Matt Jarreau, the contractor. He is good-looking, to put it mildly.
Through the renovation process, Kate befriends Matt and helps him deal with the grief that has just about taken over his life. And both of them learn to love Kate’s grandmothers friends, the seventy-somethings.
This story is easy to read and really entertaining. The characters have a lot of personality and are quite believable. This book would be great to take on vacation and read by the pool or during the kid’s ball practices.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Bethany House to review. All opinions expressed are my own.