Book Review & Giveaway: True to You by Becky Wade, Book 1 of the Bradford Sisters Romance series

"Her decades-long love of reading had instilled in her a very vivid imagination . . . he seemed a little too good to be true." (7, 12)

Title:  True to You
Series: Bradford Sisters Romance, Book 1
Author: Becky Wade
Publisher:  Bethany House
Release Date:  May 2, 2017
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Fiction

It's the 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.

Be still my heart! Boy oh boy oh boy! Lost of words for this newest romantic novel by a fan favorite, Becky Wade. True to You begins the Bradford Sisters Romance series with perfection. I love both Nora and John, as well as all the characters that so far made their presence.  Let's talk the romance first. What a sweet start. The humor will not be lost on booknerds who understand Nora's "quirks" wholeheartedly, as well as the little lapse of response when one hunky hero seem to appeared right out of the pages of your favorite period reads? The connection between our hero and heroine was just right, and I love the restraint both had since John was in a relationship at the start of the book. That connection was deepen by the mutual respect for each other, and their search for John's ancestry.

Next, the Bradford sisters. Their relationship reminds me of my sisters and I. Also a middle child, I feel connected with Nora, but it's their friendship and loyalty that hits a more personal note. I look forward to reading Willow and Britt's stories, and from what we've read so far in True to You, I think we've already gotten a glimpse into who they are.

"If two sisters exclude the third sister from juicy information, that's a serious infraction of the sisterly code. I might have to petition the court to grant me two new sisters." (115)

I also enjoyed the the journey Nora and John were on in searching for John's birth mother. The topic of adoption can be a tough topic to discuss, especially when we read the challenges of the past that connects our characters unexpectedly.  With that said, the message we get from True to You brings to light God's sovereign grace.

"What I've learned is. . .is that the past might be challenging and the future might be unsure. And that's okay. . . when we get to the future, God will be there. He'll supply whatever we need for each day.." (275)

Each of the letters and even the text messages added a lovely touch and really works so well with the story. In all, True to You spoke true of a person's self, acceptance of one's past and finding a love that makes your inside melt. Swoon-worthy for romance fans, emotional for fans that love a little substance, and light-hearted for those that enjoy romantic comedies, True to You will have a place for any kind of reader. And to end, I love how the author closed the book with a great verse. To end my review, I would love to also share the same scripture, reminding us to just trust. Nothing is too hard for our Lord.

"Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.." - Jeremiah 32:17


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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Becky Wade is a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas.  She published historical romances for the general market before putting her career on hold for several years to care for her three children.  When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction.  She loves writing funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance!  She's the Carol Award, INSPY Award, and Inspirational Reader's Choice Award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter Family series, and the Bradford Sisters Romance series.

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Celebrate the launch of Becky Wade's new series by entering to win a fabulous prize pack and $100 cash card!

One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of True to You
  • A $100 Visa cash card
  • A prize pack hand-picked by Becky

Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on May 30. The winner will be announced May 31 on the Litfuse blog.




  1. Thank you so much for the review of True to You. I so want to read it and the more I hear about it the more excited I am to do so.

    1. You're welcome Kay! I love this as you already can tell! Hope you get the chance to read it soon!

  2. Stellar review, Annie! I'm so excited to read Becky's new series!


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