My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade (Review)


Some people have what seems to be incredible faith in God’s plans for them and they are unwavering on their path as if they are being led by God himself, even if there are areas of discontent in their life or they don’t understand. They follow because of their faith.

In My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade, this describes Kate Donovan. Kate is a 31-year old, never married, youth social worker from Dallas, Texas who has accompanied her grandmother to Redbud, Pennsylvania to help oversee renovation of the family’s ancestral home. While in Redbud, Kate meets Matt Jarreau, a former NHL player who has suffered a heartbreaking loss in his life which has made him shut out everyone from his life and leave his NHL career behind. Hired as a contractor to renovate the ancestral home of Kate, Matt becomes entwined in the lives of Kate and her Grandmother, as if it were all in God’s plan. The question is will the stubborn hearts of both Kate and Matt follow the direction that God has paved for them?

I enjoyed this story immensely. I liked how Wade wrote from both Kate and Matt’s perspectives as I feel it allows you to better understand and love both characters. There was humor (especially while Kate was helping to transform Morty), heartache, love, caring and fear. There was doubt and hope. There were questions and answers. The characters were well-developed and likeable and there was just enough suspense to keep you reading. Overall this was a very good work of fiction.




Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publishers, Bethany House Publishers, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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