True to You by Becky Wade ReviewTrue to You by Becky Wade
Series: Bradford Sisters Romance #1
Published by Bethany House on May 2nd 2017
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Romance
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My Rating: three-half-stars

About this Book

Exciting Start of a Brand-New Series by a Contemporary Romance Fan Favorite
After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford has 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 and Medal of Honor recipient John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. But when he's diagnosed with an inherited condition, he's forced to dig into the secrets of his past and his adoption as an infant, enlisting Nora to help him uncover the identity of his birth mother.
The more time they spend together, the more this pair of opposites suspects they just might be a perfect match. However, John's already dating someone and Nora's not sure she's ready to trade her crushes on fictional heroes for the risks of a real relationship. Finding the answers they're seeking will test the limits of their identity, their faith, and their devotion to one another.


I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

True to You by Becky Wade is a book I have been waiting for since I heard it was coming out. While I had high expectations I think they were the wrong expectations for this book.

I found the opening chapter of this book interesting. I enjoyed the volunteer roles Britt and Nora were in and how that scene played out. I found the introduction of John to fit well with this and to be uniquely written.

As the story progressed, I started to lose interest. While there were interesting aspects to the story, it didn’t have enough to keep me excited about the book.

I found the addition of genealogy research to be something I haven’t really read about much in a fiction book, but I may have found out why. I found the genealogy aspects to be dry and unexciting. Maybe this was just me, but I just couldn’t get excited about it. This was disappointing because I was working on family genealogy as I read this book. I guess doing it and reading about someone else doing it bring on two different levels of excitement.

The novella of this book was written in epistolary form, which I have recently found to be a new writing style that I enjoy. While this book wasn’t written in that form, there were aspects of the story written that way. I’m not sure if this worked well for me or not.

Overall this book just didn’t meet my expectations. I’m thinking my expectations were off when I went into this story and I just had a hard time getting into the book. Maybe the novella would help me better understand the story and connect more with the characters. I’ll still think about reading the next book in the series, but it isn’t one I’m highly anticipating.

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