True to You by Becky Wade: A Book Review

After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford 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 John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. However, when John, an adoptee, is diagnosed with an inherited condition, he’s forced to dig into the secrets of his ancestry.

John enlists Nora’s help to uncover the identity of his birth mother, and as they work side by side, this pair of opposites begins to suspect that they just might be a perfect match. But can their hope for a future survive their wounds from the past?

My Review: This was such a sweet story. From the very first page, I found myself thoroughly enjoying every character that is introduced. The author does a great job displaying the unique personalities of each one. I absolutely love Nora and her vocabulary.  I loved watching Nora and John’s relationship build and their story unfold.

I also loved joining Nora and John as they researched and discovered the story behind John’s adoption. This story was sweet and light, but at the same time, it had some heavy tones for our characters to work through and I love how that all played out.

I appreciate so much the promise of redemption that the author weaves into this story and the reminder that God strengthens us and equips us to deal with those things in life that we can’t change.

I’m excited that the book cover seems to indicate this will be a series. I look forward to getting to know Nora’s sisters more in their upcoming novels.

*I received a copy of this book free of charge from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.


Becky Wade is a native of California who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and now lives in Dallas. A favorite among readers of Christian contemporary romance, Becky has won a Carol Award, an Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, and an INSPY Award. Learn more at


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