Synopsis of the book:
A leather-bound journal. A single father. A woman in pursuit of freedom.
Garner Bradford, heir to the troubled Bradford Shipping empire, doesn’t know much about babies. But he’s going to have to learn fast because he’s just become a single father to his newborn daughter. As he confesses through his journal entries, he’s not entirely sure how to keep a newborn alive, whether or not he’ll ever patch together his shattered heart, or how to forgive himself for his mistakes.
Career girl Kathleen Burke is wholly uninterested in settling down. She has big dreams, and none of them include Garner and his small hometown in Washington State. Yet she can’t seem to get her handsome boss out of her head or her heart. There’s something extraordinarily tempting about his beautifully sad green eyes. . . .
Told through journal entries, phone conversations, and letters, Then Came You is a unique, heart-stirring romance novella by acclaimed author Becky Wade.
This story was different from others in that it is told entirely through journal entries, phone conversations, and letters. I wasn’t sure how that would play out, but I was intrigued by it so I gave the book a shot. I am so glad I did. Not only was the telling of the story unique, but the story being told captured my complete attention. Good read.
Garner is a Christian man living with the consequences of making choices that would be looked down upon by many Christians. I felt for him as he struggled to regain his footing both in his faith and in his life. I loved that he didn’t excuse his mistakes but determined to overcome them and make a better life for himself and his daughter.
I wasn’t sure how Kathleen was going to play into Garner’s life since she was pretty one-minded about her big career dreams, but I loved how Garner managed to get under her skin and make her examine what it was she truly wanted out of life.
This was a great introduction for a new series.
What I enjoyed most about this book:
The unique way that this story was told.
What I didn’t like about this book:
Without giving anything away, I will just say that I did not like Sylvie.
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Would I recommend this book to others? Oh yes. It was a unique telling of a nice romance. This is a novella introduction to the author’s new series. I am definitely going to be reading more.
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