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My Stubborn Heart

By Becky Wade


Matt Jarreau has it all: a career as an NHL hockey player, a wife he adores, extraordinary wealth, fame. But when his young wife dies, he's so deeply devastated that he leaves his sport and returns to his small hometown of Redbud, Pennsylvania. His solitary work restoring houses allows him to hide from people, from God, and from his past.
Kate Donovan arrives in Redbud bent on renovating the grand old home that's been in her family for generations. She hires Matt to restore the house, but quickly realizes that the man himself needs far more care and help than the old house ever will. She sets her stubborn heart on bringing him out of the dark and back into the light... whether he likes it or not.
Soon Matt must choose between safety and the bright but fearful promise of new love.

Book Takeaway:

I hope the reader will close the last page of My Stubborn Heart praising God for the faithful way that He works in the lives of His people. I also hope that the deep love between Kate and Matt will warm the hearts of my readers.


Year Title Description
2013 Finalist, RITA Award The RITA Award is given by Romance Writers of America to promote excellence in the romance genre by recognizing outstanding published romance novels and novellas.
2013 Finalist, INSPY Award Created by bloggers to discover and highlight the very best in literature that grapples with expressions of the Christian faith.

Why the author wrote this book:

Before I had children I wrote romance novels for the ABA. But after I welcomed my first baby, I promptly retired from my job as an author. For the next seven years, I poured everything I had into raising my kids. During that season I didn't hope or expect or plan to return to writing. But God, in His time, began to tug at me to craft a new story for Him and for His glory. He gave me an idea for a novel with the theme of healing, the inspiration of a hockey player hero with a broken heart, and a deep and renewed passion for the work of writing.


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