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Loving her is a risk he can’t afford . . . and can’t resist.
When acclaimed Bible study author Genevieve Woodward receives an anonymous letter referencing her parents’ past, she returns to her hometown in the Blue Ridge mountains to chase down her family’s secret. However, it’s Genevieve’s own secret that catches up to her when Sam Turner, owner of an historic farm, uncovers the source of shame she’s worked so hard to hide.
Sam has embraced his sorrow, his isolation, and his identity as an outsider. He’s spent years carving out both career success and peace of mind. The last thing he wants is to rent the cottage on his property to a woman whose struggles stir his worst failure back to life. Yet, can he bear to turn her away right when she needs him most?
Other Books in the Series
When baker Penelope Quinn steps in to help her brother’s family through a medical crisis, she’s forced into close proximity with charming Air Force fighter pilot Eli Price.
Penelope has one iron-clad dating rule—she does not date airmen. Months ago, she relaxed her rule with Eli and immediately lived to regret it. After a long deployment, he’s now back in Misty River and, to her dismay, she finds him just as tempting as always.
Eli’s spent months thinking about funny, feisty, creative Penelope. He once leveraged his focus and drive to become a pilot, his childhood dream. Now he’s set on leveraging that same focus and drive in order to convince Penelope to give him one more chance.
This romantic prequel novella introduces readers to the quaint mountain town of Misty River and a brand-new series from Christy-winning author Becky Wade!
About the Author
Becky Wade is the 2018 Christy Award Book of the Year winner for True to You. She is a native of California who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and moved to Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market, then put her career on hold for several years to care for her children. When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction. Her humorous, heart-pounding contemporary romance novels have won three Christy Awards, the Carol Award, the INSPY Award, and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award for Romance. Becky lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and three children.
Caution: This story is blatantly inspirational and steamy…in a very good way.
The romance between Sam and Genevieve was great. I completely understood Sam’s reluctance to get involved and got a few chuckles from how Genevieve pushed her way past his barriers. When they finally began to admit their feelings, the windows steamed up. It was just the right balance of heart pounding romance and innocence. The mystery of her parents past, which I was surprised about, made for a good reason to turn the pages.
Sam and Genevieve both struggled with the demons of perfection and I loved how the author weaved their struggles into their relationship with God as well as each other. This story could not have been told without God front and center but it did so without preaching. So well done.
Christians often find themselves under pressure to hide their flaws from the world. How can they reflect God in a good way if they are flawed? The opposite is actually true. It is through our flaws and weaknesses that God’s character is best shown to the world. This story served up a wonderful reminder of that in all of the characters, but especially in Genevieve.
What I enjoyed most about this book:
I loved the ‘ah-ha’ moment when Genevieve found God. I got choked up.
What I didn’t like about this book:
There were a few times when background information felt like an info dump.
Would I recommend this book to others? Yes I would. Deep inspirational thread, swoony romance, and a mystery to boot! This is the first book in the series. I can’t wait for the next one to be released.
Note: I received this book complimentary as a participant of the Prism book tour. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed are my own.
Where can I learn more about this author and their books?
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One winner will receive:
– A $100 gift card
– A paperback copy of Stay with Me
– A hand-knit scarf
– A pair of earrings
– A package of “Georgia Blues” coffee
– A package of apple oatmeal muffin mix