Thursday, May 24, 2012

My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade

My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade is new from Bethany House.
Back cover copy:
Kate Donovan is burned out on work, worn down by her dating relationships, and in need of an adventure. When her grandmother asks her to accompany her to Redbud, Pennsylvania, to restore the grand old house she grew up in, Kate jumps at the chance.
Upon her arrival in Redbud, Kate meets Matt Jarreau, the man hired to renovate the house. Kate can't help being attracted to him, drawn by both his good looks and something else she can't quite put her finger on. He's clearly wounded--hiding from people, from God, and from his past. Yet Kate sets her stubborn heart on bringing him out of the dark and back into the light...whether he likes it or not.
When the stilted, uncomfortable interactions between Kate and Matt slowly shift into something more, is God finally answering the longing of her heart? Or will Kate be required to give up more than she ever dreamed?

My thoughts:
Boring. Slow. Uninteresting characters.
I wanted to love this book. The cover drew me in, the back cover copy sounds adorable. In reality this book is so slow moving, that it bored me. He did this. She said this. She wore this while drying her hair. There isn't much depth to this one.
At one point the elderly group coming over for poker night is referred to as the "geriatric club" which I found to be more than a little insulting.
The attic full of priceless antiques found in the barn was unrealistic.
Plus the chapters are really long. Just when I thought it would end soon so I could take a break there were still pages and pages until the end of the chapter.
I kinda felt like I could have just read the first couple chapters, skipped the middle, and read the last couple and still would know all there was to know about Kate and Matt's love story.

This book was provided for review by Litfuse.

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