Thanks for stopping by! I’m kicking off the week with a review of Becky Wade’s latest release, True to You, the first book in the Bradford Sisters series. Have you read it? If not, be sure to read my review of why you should. 🙂
About the Book
“After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford 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 John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. However, when John, an adoptee, is diagnosed with an inherited condition, he’s forced to dig into the secrets of his ancestry.
John enlists Nora’s help to uncover the identity of his birth mother, and as they work side-by-side, this pair of opposites begins to suspect that they just might be a perfect match. But can their hope for a future survive their wounds from the past?”
Nora Bradford has way too many similarities to me, but maybe that’s why I love her. Too many books? Check. Love big words? Check. Lover of big sweaters? But of course. Have a thing for a man in uniform? Check out my handsome former Air Force husband. 😉
But that’s pretty much where the similaritiesended. Oh wait, I forgot lover of tea. 😉 Seriously, though, I loved the middle Bradford sister. And I loved her relationship with former Navy Seal, John Lawson.
There was so much that I loved about this book. A brooding hero with a secret. A quirky friendship with sparks to keep me turning the pages. Sisters that made me laugh and smile at the inside jokes. Oh and a surprise guest from Corbin Stewart!!! If you’re confused see, Her One and Only.
Y’all, this may be my favorite next to My Stubborn Heart. Maybe it’s because I have a thing for brooding heroes. Hello, Mr. Darcy? Anyhoo, John Lawson is a touch above Mr. Darcy…please don’t shoot me. But if you’ve read the book, you’ll see why. If you’re too curious to wait that far, I’ll leave you with this: saving grace of God’s love.
I absolutely loved the faith element in this book. Loved!! (I’m really trying hard not to shout at you.) But, oh! The Scripture at the end just capped it off and I LOVED (couldn’t resist) this book. Loved that we get to realize that our identity lies in God and not in the mirror, other people’s perceptions, or our hopes in our capabilities. God is enough, folks. And that’s why I’m marking this a must read. That and the lovely romance that made me sigh with a sap-happy grin.
*5 stars for faith and romance!
**5 stars for the library ordering this and putting me first in line!