29 May 2018

Becky Wade True To You Audiobook Review




True to You
By: Becky Wade
Narrated by: Stephanie Cozart
Series: Bradford Sisters, Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 05-02-17
Language: English
Publisher: Recorded Books
4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (98 ratings)

A Lovely Listen!

I had two cataract surgeries in May and a good part of the time my resolving vision didn't allow for reading with my eyes. I am not much of a contemporary Christian fiction reader but I was drawn to the descriptions of Becky Wade's Bradford Sisters series. So I listened the the newest audiobook (second in the series) first and then went back and listened to book one, True to You. This is not my fave genre but I loved these books, Becky Wade's voice, her characterization. This Christy-award winning author has the whole shebang! 

Becky Wade's Bradford Sisters' series, so far, in my opinion, second, can be read out of order as standalone. I think you might (didn't affect me though) enjoy them more to listen in order. True to you, with heroine Nora Bradford, was a little slower start than her sister Willow's story. Nora is a very different sister from Willow. The narrator, Stephanie Cozart did an amazing job of capturing the author's version of Nora's voice--so much so that I thought it was a different narrator at first! 

You'll fall in love with sweet Nora, who is a geeky young woman who needs to own her personal beauty and not compete with her gorgeous sisters. John Lawson is the perfect hero to Nora's heroine. Their chemistry is a joy to behold. You'll be rooting for them both, all the way. And Becky Wade does a great job of working in elements of healing, faith, hope, and coping with end of life issues and disabilities. 

I was a psychologist for twenty-five years, and we also have extended family members with bipolar disorder. To have it addressed in a Christian novel was both touching and refreshing. It was handled well. John is suffering from an inherited condition, a disabling condition, (I won't do spoilers here), that I also haven't seen addressed. This blog is all about overcoming -- so I have to say this book would be the best one I've read this year about coping with and overcoming issues.

Also, I have an interest in Christians whose behavior is toxic. "Grandma" in this story borders on toxic but she's handled with so much humor and grace by the heroine and her family that I was snorting out loud with laughter.

Downside of listening to these books -- now I have to wait for the next after the first two. "Because of You" is a novella in The Christmas Heirloom novella collection releasing in 2018. Upside -- there's a novella, a prequel novella also available on audible.com,  Then Came You, that I just downloaded and plan to listen to ASAP! I've definitely become a Becky Wade fan, despite not being a big fan of contemporary fiction. That's how good her writing is.

Highly Recommend -- this needs to be in your audiobook library pronto! Love this collection!

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Publisher's Summary

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% 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.
©2017 Rebecca C. Wade (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Purchase: There are MULTIPLE ways to purchase this novel. Click here.

I have a review up of Falling for You by Becky Wade, scheduled for this Thursday.

Giveaway: Becky has graciously offered a paperback copy of one of the Bradford Sisters series books to one of our readers this week. Simply leave a copy on this post or on the review of Falling for You, to get up to two entries for the drawing! Copy will be shipped after mid-June.

19 comments:

  1. I listened to this last summer after meeting Becky Wade at CFRR 2017. I was so into the story, I missed a turn and went 50 miles out of my way to get back to the road I needed to be on. (There was a lot of road construction and no proper signage so not entirely the books fault.)
    Of course I had to get the second in the series, now I'm patiently waiting for #3.

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    1. Becky Wade is really sweet, isn't she? That's funny about missing the turn because you were so into the story!

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  2. After reading my first book in the Porter Family series, I realized I had found a favorite writer in contemporary fiction. So much depth to her writing! I previously had primarily focused on historical's, with only limited contemporary. Thank you for the review! dobeworld at sbcglobal dot net

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    1. Am gonna start listening to Porter Family next I think! Blessings!

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  3. I do have an ecopy of True to You which I haven’t started yet. Would love to win Falling for You and I can binge-read!!

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  4. I love Becky's books and the covers always make me feel good. mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  5. I'm not much of a contemporary fiction reader either, but I've heard Becky's books are fantastic! And I LOVE the cover for her newest one, Falling For You. Thank you for the review and giveaway chance. The Bradford Sisters series is on my want-to-read list!

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    1. teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    2. Trixi, you'll love this series even though it isn't historical. It is so well written.

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  6. I have both books on my reading list.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  7. Nice review for True to You audiobook. I haven't read any Becky Wade's Bradford Sisters series, so I'm going to have to remedy that.
    marilynridgway78[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Marilyn, I think you'll love Becky Wade's Bradford Sisters series!

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  8. Becky is so good at dealing with hard issues of life. I love audio books but don't often take the time to listen to them.
    nlgriggs902atgmaildotcom

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  9. I loved reading True to You since I'm a big fan of Becky Wade's books. I haven't yet read Falling for You but am really wanting to. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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  10. I love Becky Wade's books! I'm excited to read this series!

    psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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    1. I'm looking for another Becky Wade audiobook to read, Caryl! And can't wait for the next book in the series!

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