Welcome to the Stay With Me book tour with Prism Book Tours! I have been longing to read a Becky Wade book for awhile now, and let me just say that this story satisfied that craving, and then some! Now I can’t wait for book two 🙂
ABOUT THE BOOK
Stay with Me (A Misty River Romance #1) By Becky Wade
Christian Contemporary Romance
Hardcover, Paperback & ebook
368 Pages May 5th 2020
by Bethany House Publishers
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
Take a Chance on Me (A Misty River Romance #0.5) By Becky Wade
Christian Contemporary Romance
Novella ebook, 97 Pages
February 25th 2020
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!
It seems like with each story that Becky Wade writes, they just get better and better. Stay With Me was such a good read. Scratch that. It was a phenomenal read. There was such emotion, beautifully scripted scenes, flawed characters, and the realization that with God, we are nothing and can do nothing. There was character growth, surprise twists, mystery, and yes a swoony hero. I mean, it is a Becky Wade book after all.
Wade surprised me with this book, in a delightful way. Genevieve’s secret (which I don’t want to give away because of a spoiler, but I will say it could be a trigger point for some) was truly an eye opener for me. Not because I’m not familiar with the issue, because I am. More so because it made me realize that this issue can really affect so many people. It also reminded me that these people that we hold to such high esteem (I’m talking Christian speakers, bible study leaders, etc…) are just human. We look at them as though they are invincible and perfect, but they are not. And then shame on us when we judge them as soon as we see a story leaked about them on the internet. We don’t know their whole story! Gen’s story just really blew me away. I connected with her, I sympathized with her, I saw her struggle, and I saw her come to an understanding of what really needed to happen for her to overcome this difficult situation.
You know what wasn’t a surprise in the book? Having an amazing, swoony hero. I love all of Wade’s heroes, and so it was no surprise that I found myself drawn to Sam. Boy did he have this huge wall built – like in the beginning when he tells Gen that she can’t fall for him (yes I literally laughed out loud when I read that). But over time, he seemed to soften without even realizing it. I’m glad that Wade included his back story in a few chapters. I think you understand more when you can read the scenes instead of just hearing the character talk about it. Just another way for a reader to connect with the character – which Wade is a master at!
Then you have this mystery over Gen’s parents past which I found so unique and interesting. I almost saw the end coming, but at the same time was surprised, if that makes sense at all. It was a fun, engaging addition to the story, and I was happy to be along for the ride.
Contemporary romance fans are going to love Wade’s new series. Highly recommend Stay With Me, and am anxiously awaiting the release of book two! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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.
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
Have you read any of Becky’s book? Which one is your favorite?