I have to say I’m sorry that this post is late … I’ve had some health things come up and had to take a break from most device time, you may get several posts all at once. My apologies, you will need to check these books out though!
On Tour with Prism Book Tours
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Stay with Me (A Misty River Romance #1) by Becky Wade
Genre: 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?
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First off, I just want to warn you I loved most of “Stay With Me” by Becky Wade, I just have a bit of a beef with some of the things that happened. There will be some slight spoilers but I did my best to keep them to a minimum.
Okay, since I read “Take A Chance On Me” I’ve been waiting eagerly for “Stay With Me” just because Sam was so intriguing, the small parts we saw with him showed him as a man of mystery.
What I loved …
Sam! He has such a heartbreaking past and I loved seeing him with Gen, I loved their relationship and seeing them come to trust each other.
The cover is so beautiful! So cute! And the colors are so adorable together! I also loved the cover when Becky Wade did a blog post on the models, which was neat.
The flashbacks … Wow, it is crazy how good these flashbacks were, it isn’t everyday that an author accomplishes flashbacks with such real detail.
The PRIDE AND PREJUDICE references. I just loved it! 😍😍😍
Gen’s overcoming her addiction. This isn’t something you see in this way in Christian fiction, I’m not sure I’ve read another book where the main character was currently battling addiction.
The historic farm that Sam owns. Oh goodness, I loved reading about the farm and Sam’s businesses!
The laundry meetings … *laughs* I have to applaud Becky Wade on this part of “Stay With Me”, it made the romance so much sweeter. This alone gets a star…
What I didn’t love …
The mystery. I knew there would be a mystery from the blurb, I just wasn’t sure what I expected. I had no idea it would be what it was… And honestly? I didn’t love the mystery.
The murder. I get that there had to be something else in the book aside from the romance … But, this? It didn’t float my boat. At all.
The parents’ secret, wowzers! I did not see that coming, it came out of nowhere.
A secret first husband of Gen’s mom, yikes, it was a surprise!
The serial killer theme, nu-hun, didn’t like it. Sickening to me.
The real murderer … Woah, I thought that it might have been an affair but I didn’t see the real reason coming out to be what it was.
I really couldn’t follow the mystery with enjoyment. I found it to be … Weak? Cliche? No … It just didn’t make me happy with the book, I found it to be a dramatic punch in the face, as I was reading it felt like it was only there for the drama effect. I feel bad saying that but it is the truth. And I wasn’t very happy with the ending … The confession I loved that the character had the honor but they still should have gone to the police, even though I see why Wade did it the way she did.
When the next book will come out. It is waaaaaaaay too long! I will be waiting on the edge of my seat for the next installment!
I didn’t really connect with Gen at first, but soon after she got clean of the meds I came to enjoy her point of view, she became relatable.
All of that rounds a book I loved but didn’t one hundred percent love to a solid four stars and recommendation for 18 up or 16 up with parent or guardian’s advice in reading.
I voluntarily received and reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
Other Books in the Series:
Take a Chance on Me (A Misty River Romance #0.5) by Becky Wade
Genre: 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!
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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.
There is also a bookstagram tour with its own giveaway. Follow on Instagram.
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