Saturday, December 9, 2017

Then Came You

GIVEAWAY
WADE, BECKY
THEN CAME YOU

A leather-bound journal.
A single father.
A woman in pursuit of freedom.

Garner Bradford, heir to the troubled Bradford Shipping empire, doesn't know much about babies. But he's going to have to learn fast because he's just become a single father to his newborn daughter. As he confesses through his journal entries, he's not entirely sure how to keep a newborn alive, whether or not he'll ever patch together his shattered heart, or how to forgive himself for his mistakes.

Career girl Kathleen Burke is wholly uninterested in settling down. She has big dreams, and none of them include Garner and his small hometown in Washington State. Yet she can't seem to get her handsome boss out of her head or her heart. There's something extraordinarily tempting about his beautifully sad green eyes...

Told through journal entries, phone conversations, and letters, Then Came You is a unique, heart-stirring romance novella by acclaimed author Becky Wade.

My Review:

A stunning novella that introduces Becky Wade's Bradford Sisters series. It's been offered free on Kindle off and on since it's release in March but if you are looking for a paperback copy to add to your keeper shelf along with the rest of the series (as the books release) read on!

I love the format of this story -- it's told through letters, phone messages, notes and journaling as well as some hysterically funny telephone conversations between Kathleen and her best friend, Rose. There's angst and drama along with splashes of humour as Garner and Kathleen navigate their complicated lives.

Garner, a survivor of tragedies and struggling single dad who has grown staid and serious before his time. And exuberant Kathleen, so busy searching for freedom she doesn't realize it's already within her grasp. And then there are gems of spiritual truth like this:

"God's grace is like a rushing river. It's far more powerful than I am. My sins don't stand a chance against it." (p. 138)

The perfect start to what is already proving to be an incredible series. (True to You, May 2017 and Falling for You, May 2018)

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like to win a copy of Then Came You, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday December 10 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.

26 comments:

  1. Paperbacks will never go out of style for this reader!! Thanks for the chance Kav :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  2. Sounds Great with the Humor (One of My Favs) and The Single Dad (Because of a Tragedy and Not cause of Cheating or something like that)
    Thanks for sharing, I Would Love to win it
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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    1. This novella packs a lot of angst but a lot of grace also. Good luck, Linda.

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    2. That's really great. Thank You for the chance. :)

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  3. Yes! I was just looking to download the free kindle version of this not five minutes ago! The problem is that I almost NEVER read ebooks. I would LOVE a paperback copy of this! Count me in!
    Elly -Indiana-

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    1. I am an exclusively paperback reader so I hear ya, Elly. Good luck!

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  4. This sounds like a wonderful read. I love stories told through journal entries. Thank you for the review and chance to win Kav! I've got my fingers and toes crossed. :)

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. It's a different kind of read because of that format but it gets you deep into the character's minds. Good luck, Cindy.

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  5. What a great book! I would love to read Becky's book. Thank you for the opportunity, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck.

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  6. I would love a paperback copy! KAV, thank you for the chance!
    psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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  7. I didn't realize the novella was now available in paperback! I don't have a Kindle and had wanted to read this, as the next book in the series, True to You, was fantastic (well, I had given it 5 stars on Goodreads, and I consider it really 5 plus)! Thank you for the fellowship and the opportunity to participate! dobeworld at sbcglobal dot net

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    1. I think True to You is one of my favourite books this year! Like you, I don't read ebooks so I was thrilled to find this one in paperback. It's the dad's story. Good luck, CC.

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  8. She can write some good ones. Love the cover. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Becky Wade is an awesome author! Good luck, Kim.

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    2. I have an ecopy of this book but would love to have this man, excuse me, a paperback copy of Then Came You on my keeper shelf beside True to You. Thanks for the chance to win.
      pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    3. Bwahahaha!!!!! Good luck, Pam.

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  9. Never read this author! LattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Eeeepppp!!! She is awesome, Susan, if you love angsty contemporary romance. Good luck.

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  10. She's such a good author. I love her sweet romances.

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  11. Love Becky Wade's books! I wish more authors would put their novellas into paperback, even if it means costing a little (as opposed to the so often free e-books).

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    1. And that would be rachaeldalquist AT yahoo DOT com.

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    2. Me too since I don't read ebooks at all! Good luck, Rachael!

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