My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade | Nook SimpleTouch Giveaway, Facebook Party and Blog Tour

Welcome to the campaign for Becky Wade’s fantastic CBA debut, My Stubborn Heart!

To celebrate, Becky has teamed up with her publisher, Bethany House, for a “heartfelt” Nook Simple Touch™ Giveaway! Details below.

{More about My Stubborn Heart}

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?

Becky Wade

{More About Becky Wade}

Becky Wade 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, took time off to raise her children, then felt God nudging her to pursue contemporary Christian fiction. Becky is the Carol Award-, INSPY Award-, and International Reader’s Choice Award-winning author of the Porter Family Novels.

Find out more about Becky at

{About the Nook Simple™ Touch Giveaway}

Celebrate with Becky by entering her My Stubborn Heart Giveaway and connecting with her during the Author Chat Party on 5/24!

One fortunate winner will receive:

  • A Brand New Nook Simple Touch™ with GlowLight™
  • A $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Certificate
  • A copy of My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends at noon on May 24th. Winner will be announced at the “My Stubborn Heart” Author Chat Facebook Party on 5/24. Becky will be hosting an book chat, testing your trivia skills and giving away some great prizes!

So grab your copy of My Stubborn Heart and join Becky on the evening of the May 24th for a chance to meet Becky and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book – don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 24!


“New author Wade springs onto the inspirational romance scene with the tale of spirited Kate Donovan, who comes quickly to life and establishes camaraderie with the reader in a matter of mere pages… Wade creates a charming setting amidst a lively bunch of seniors, making My Stubborn Heart more than just a romance. In scenes of laugh-out-loud humor, home renovation reflects a renovation of hearts.”

“A beautiful story that proves sometimes falling in love is a matter of faith. Becky Wade creates characters readers will love.”
–Lisa Wingate, national bestselling author of Blue Moon Bay and Dandelion Summer

“I love finding new authors, and Becky Wade is definitely one to watch. Her debut novel offers romance, laughter, and poignancy. The perfect combination for a night out with you and your book.”
–Deeanne Gist, bestselling author of A Bride Most Begrudging and Love on the Line



Linda | Mocha with Linda This is a solid debut novel.

Mary’s Cup of Tea Really nice story.

Heidi | Buzz4Mommies This was one of those books I was reading every chance I got since I really wanted to see if Kate got her happily ever after especially since she was so caring of others.

Audra | Seriously?

Book Reviews By Jenny The opening of the book was quite unique and immediately peaked my interest in the story. It was almost like the beginning of a fairy tale

Amy | A Nest in the Rocks I can’t wait to see what Wade writes next.

Leila | All Meant to Shine My Stubborn Heart was such a great book! I started reading it one night and finished it the next morning. I couldn’t put it down.

Billy | Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer Wonderful.

Pam | Southern Gal Loves to Read Becky’s debut novel in the Christian fiction genre make me look forward to more of her writing.

Rissi | Scribbles, Scripts and Such Debut author Becky Wade did indeed create a sweet, engaging romance that is not just a romance but also an affectionate piece of writing that blends a fairy-tale (of sorts ­ not in the traditional sense) with realism perfectly.

Brenda | WV Stitcher I easily found myself liking the main character of Kate.

Renee | Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot My Stubborn Heart has everything I love, an old house, antiques, classic cars, and did I mention a brooding ex-hockey star hero? Yes ladies, Matt Jarreau gives Mr. Darcy, Mr. Rochester and their fancy pants a run for their money in the delicious hero category.

Alicia | Surrendering All of Me  My Stubborn Heart is a beautiful and heartwarming tale.

Dawn | A Passion for Pages My Stubborn Heart was one of those books I had no doubt I would love from the very beginning. I literally began reading it the moment I received it in the mail…

Anne | Mommy Has to Work Becky Wade is a wonderful writer and I can’t wait to read more of her books!

Ruth | This That and the Other Thing I enjoyed this book.

Tammi | Our Homeschooling Pilgrimage  I liked the way Becky was able to make the characters pop off the page, and her scene description is impeccable.

Susan | In This Together In My Stubborn Heart author Becky Wade creates an uplifting and touching account of the power of friendship and love to heal a wounded heart.

Mindy | A Room without Books is Empty I loved the interaction between the younger generaton and the older generation.

Lori | Morning Glories and Moonflowers I loved it so much that I took a picture and posted it on facebook as soon as I was done! I. loved. this. book. I seriously hope they make My Stubborn Heart book into a movie!


Theresa | Just One More Paragraph As this story unfolded, I found myself enchanted by the characters and their situations.

Jess | From Me to You When I read this novel it hooked me and didn’t let go, making it so, I read it in one day! Nevertheless, if you get into this novel as much as I did then be sure to have a tissue on hand since I did cry a few times while reading it.

Victor | Vic’s Media Room …a great debut for a terrific author.


Splashes of Joy Becky Wade has witten a wonderful contempory romance that will take you away on a journey you will never forget.

Casey | Writing for Christ Ladies, be still your beating heart, because Matt is the perfect, tall, dark and brooding hero.

Maureen’s Musings This becomes a real page turner with you guessing all the way.

Michelle | Life in Review My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade is a magnificent sweet romance that will melt your heart!

Bab’s Book Bistro The author does a fantastic job of gripping us all in the book in just a few pages at the beginning.

Ruth | My Devotional Thoughts I found it humorous at times, and sometimes I found it even somewhat emotional.

Patricia at It’s Time To Read Mama Reading this book was like wrapping up in a warm blanket. The characters became very familiar to me like old friends.


Kaylea | My Scrappy Life  This is a unique novel. It doesn’t read like a typical “romance” work. In fact, I found Wade’s writing style a refreshing change from many of the books I’ve read recently.

Lois | The Minister’s Wife Stamps & SavesThis was a fun book to read.


AnnMarie | It’s just my life… This is a great debut novel.

Cindy’s Book Reviews


Lydia | The Overweight Bookshelf This book moved me, thrilled me, and captivated me all from the first few pages of the prologue. …I intentionally went back to reread pages because I just wasn’t ready for it to be over.

Pamela | Daysong Reflections Sometimes humorous and sometimes dramatic and highly emotional, “My Stubborn Heart” is filled with interesting characters and background.

Joan | Book Reviews from an Avid Reader This is a great Christian romance from this debut author.


Marissa | The Review Stew I LOVED THIS BOOK! It really was a page turner, a love story, and a great Christian contemporary fiction novel all in one!

Faith | Labor Not In Vain My Stubborn Heart is a charming romance, with a cast of quirky characters. I loved how much of the book had a light humorous tone to it that definitely made me chuckle often.

Sara | Embracing Destiny If you’re making a list of fun summer reads, I suggest you add My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade.

Linda’s Lunacy My Stubborn Heart is a good read. It’s entertaining. We also learn waiting for God’s best, in God’s time, is worth the wait!

Jennifer | Just Wedeminute Dare I say that this was one of my favorite books of the year?


Tina | GivingNSharing This is a wonderful story for anyone to read.

Suzanne | Cows and Lasers and Everything in Between I could spend days curled up on my couch with novel after novel like this one. This one pulled at all the right heartstrings.


Melissa | Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s Becky does a wonderful job of creating intriguing “real” characters, that have real issues and flaws.

Becky | Christian Chick’s Thoughts Oh. My. Goodness. I loved, loved, loved this book!

Angela | All Grown Up? I fell in love with My Stubborn Heart! I cannot wait til Becky Wade comes out with another novel.


Kelli | The Zen of Motherhood First, Kate is funny and as real as a thirty-something, “wishes she wasn’t single” gets. Second, I’m pretty sure that I am now half in love with Matt Jarreau. Finally, My Stubborn Heart made me cry.

Kathleen | Reviews From The Heart This is Becky Wade’s debut novel but now, will be one of the authors on my watch list. Her writing is exemplary and the ache you feel when Kate and Matt met is genuine and lasting.

Pamela | I Read. Do You? The characters are filled with personalities and the slow romance is refreshing.

Laurel | Let’s Go on a Picnic! Becky has a way with words; she describes her characters and their surroundings down to the last detail. I can’t believe this is only her first Christian romance!

Janet | Along the Way Becky Wade has written a stunning debut novel, and I am eagerly looking forward to whatever she comes up with next!

Alena | Our Little Bit Of Wonderful ...this story has depth and substance. A worthwhile read!

Laurie Here It’s a great ‘feel-good’ story!

Karla | Quiet Quilter Becky is a talented new writer , who grabs your attention from the beginning of the book and keeps it to the last page.

Brooke | I Blog 4 Books It’s hard to believe that My Stubborn Heart is a debut novel. Becky Wade has rocketed to the top of my “favorites” list and I can’t wait to see what’s next!

Crystal | Cinnamon Hollow This is one of those book that brings humor and real life to Christian Fiction. It is written with modern language and mentions several popular brands.

Whitney | Rambles of a SAHM The prologue is awesome. In fact it was so good I had to read it out loud to my daughter. Becky Wade’s My Stubborn Heart is a debut novel worth taking a chance on. I can almost guarantee that you are going to love it. I know I’m going to be eagerly anticipating her next novel.