True to You by Becky Wade
Genre: contemporary romance, inspirational
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Date: May 2, 2017
Reviewed by: Rachel Dixon
Fiction Addict Scorecard: B
After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford has 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 and Medal of Honor recipient John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. But when he’s diagnosed with an inherited condition, he’s forced to dig into the secrets of his past and his adoption as an infant, enlisting Nora to help him uncover the identity of his birth mother.
The more time they spend together, the more this pair of opposites suspects they just might be a perfect match. However, John’s already dating someone and Nora’s not sure she’s ready to trade her crushes on fictional heroes for the risks of a real relationship. Finding the answers they’re seeking will test the limits of their identity, their faith, and their devotion to one another.*
Why oh why has it taken me THIS LONG to read a book by Becky Wade? Oh ya, because I used to think I didn’t care for Contemporary Fiction…*hangs head in shame*…This book is so full of emotions, faith, heartbreak, and the most incredible romance.
When Nora and John first meet, they think that is a coincidence. But as their story unfolds it becomes clear that God’s hand was all over their relationship from the beginning…As in the VERY beginning. There were a few twists that took me by surprised. A few times that I literally laughed out loud, and I may have yelled at John…a couple times…But he figures it out eventually, thank goodness! Although I think my FAVORITE moment, was when I was reading and was still near the beginning of the book…I read the line that described Nora wearing her Hogwarts Alumni T-shirt…and I was wearing MY Hogwarts Alumni T-shirt! (Photo evidence below.)
My nerd girl moment aside…True to You has many moments that speak to TRUTH and FAITH. Very well written with a unique style and new elements that I have not yet seen in a book. Behind the scenes look at our other characters and delves deeper into the thoughts and feelings of everyone involved.
Becky Wade does not shy away from the difficult subjects that life throws at us. But she presents it in a way that glorifies the grace and mercy of God. An exciting story that will leave you filled with hope and encouragement that no matter where you came from, or what you have had to go through in life, that you are not alone. There is One that will lead you through, that will give you a NEW IDENTITY, that will lift you out of the waters that are trying to drown you.
I received a complimentary copy of True to You from Bethany House. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
*synopsis from Amazon.com