Greetings, Katy Lee here, bringing you my thoughts on my most recent read. But before I do that, I want to remind you that REAL VIRTUE is the Book of the Month for The Clean Reads Online Book Club. You have all month to join them. So click on the link to get details. And I appreciate it, for sure!
Now back to my review…
Normally, I am a fast reader, but Becky Wade had me slowing down to absorb each and every exceptionally placed word on the page. I didn’t want My Stubborn Heart to end…even though parts of it hurt to read. A lot.
HEROINE: Kate Donovan has prayed for a husband and has now come to the town of Redbud, PA for a break from her childrens’ services/social work job, which having worked in a simliar position, I can understand the need for a break. She’s there to renovate her grandmother’s childhood home. She’s spunky and quick-witted. She’s petite and funny. She has a beautiful, pure heart and someone I would love to be friends with. The one thing I wished differently for her was that she wasn’t so down on herself about her looks. Yes, she had been dumped a few times, but even the beautiful people of the world have been. I didn’t see any past experience in her life that would make her see herself in this light.
BUT having said that…I suppose when the hero is some beautiful, world famous athelete who could have any woman in the world, ANY simple woman would wonder if she was worthy to be on the arm of that guy.
And speaking of the HERO: Matt Jarreau is all that! I typically don’t like jocks, because of their ego, but he is the exception. The story is not so much about his ability on the ice, but about his pain. He is wounded and hiding. Yes, he is beautiful, but he is not superficial, and, man, does he know how to treat a woman–when he sets his heart on her, that is. He has a family who loves him and hates to see him hurt. They pray for him. They pray for someone to reach him. And God answers that prayer.
But sometimes God doesn’t answer our prayers the way we think He should. And that’s all I will say about that. 🙂
READ IT! You’ll be glad you did. My Stubborn Heart is filled with insight and great writing, tidbits to take away and ponder later…and even savor.
*A thank you goes to the publisher for sending this to me in return for an honest review.
The Unlocked Secret and BONUS: Becky Wade will be visiting the Scribes this Wednesday, May 9th all day! So be sure to stop by and see what she has to say. I’ll give you a hint…It’s about castles!
Question: What book are you reading right now? Does it have you slowing down to savor every word?