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Stay with Me (Misty River Romance #1) What better way to Stay Home than to Stay With Me Becky Wade s newest gem I received an ARC, and was blown away, once again, by Becky s talent She continues to bring new depth to the table with unconventional characters, heart stopping romance, and spot on theology that never feels preachy or forced.Stay With Me s leading lady is Genevieve Woodward a bestselling author of women s Bible Studies, and motivational speaker with a generous following She s a light to a dark world, but secretly battling her own demons that she fears will invalidate her message This was a timely read for me, since I devoured it on the heels of finishing Jennie Allen s non fiction Get Out of Your Head Jennie Allen is the real life counterpart to Genevieve Woodward a notorious Christian speaker and author In Get Out of Your Head she shares that she went through a season of serious doubt, while simultaneously carrying out her work for Christ I love Becky s authenticity One of my favorite quotes from the book is this Why was it so hard for Christians to come clean to one another about the sins that had them by their throats Because of pride Because every Christian wanted every other Christian to think they were doing it right That they were strong and good If so, that was idiotic Yes But this was also a story of love, forgiveness, friendship, and grace not to mention smokin romance and gut busting humor I haven t found a Becky Wade book that has disappointed me yet, and I can t wait to read the next installation of the Misty River series Write faster, Becky I m sitting here with tears, trying to process all the layers of this amazing story.So much pain Hope Redemption Forgiveness Love.This story pretty much had me hooked from page 1 I had already read the prequel novella, Take a Chance on Me, and knew that I loved this series, so I didn t really have a chance Gen is thrown into Sam s life in a most unconventional way He does what he can to get rid of her Because he s sure she s everything he doesn t need to be involved in.But she keeps popping up.And they get to know each other.Gen is convinced that his little cottage is the perfect living space for her.I really enjoyed all the tension that happens between these two So much going on.Gen was a very intriguing character I wanted to dislike her and all that she d been doing But, in spite of myself, I found myself rooting for her.She was living proof that there is always hope.This book, this story, is full of hope Of love coming after deep pain.I also liked the bit of mystery, suspense, that was woven into this story Rather unsurprising, some of the turn of events It kept me reading until the end.I can t wait to get to know of the people from this delightful town.Disclaimer I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and or NetGalley I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation The opinions shared here are my own entirely I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 A Mysterious Letter Alluding To A Secret In Her Parents Past Brings Genevieve Woodward Back To Her Blue Ridge Mountains Hometown, But She S Also In Need Of A Break From A High Profile Career That Has Left Her Dangerously Burned Out And Concealing A Powerful Secret Of Her Own When She Wakes Inside An Unfamiliar Cottage To Find The Confused Owner Staring Down At Her, She Can No Longer Ignore The Fact That She Needs Help Sam Turner Has Embraced His Sorrow And His Identity As An Outsider The Solitary, Disciplined Life He Lives On His Historic Farm Is The Life He S Chosen For Himself The Last Thing He Wants Is To Rent His Cottage To A Woman As Troubled As She Is Talkative Yet, He Can T Force Himself To Turn Her Away Right When She Needs Him Most As Genevieve Researches Her Family S History And Her And Sam S Emotions Deepen, They Will Have To Let Go Of The Facades And Loneliness They Ve Clung To And Allow Light To Illuminate Every Hidden Truth Kissing Gen would be like playing with a stick of lit dynamite Stay with Me, the first installment in award winning author Becky Wade s Misty River Romance series, is guaranteed to be a hit with fans of contemporary romance With powerful authenticity and deep realism, Becky Wade pens a heartwarming tale of unexpected love, while also tacking difficult topics that are extremely relevant in today s society Genevieve Woodward returns to her hometown after receiving a disturbing letter hinting at secrets from her family s past when she meets Sam Turner Genevieve reminds Sam of all the pain he is trying to forget from his own past, but their lives continue to intersect as their relationship develops from one notch above strangers to possibly something While becoming invested in Sam and Genevieve s developing relationship, readers will also be introduced to the other members of the Miracle Five who, along with Genevieve, survived a devastating earthquake 18 years earlier while on a junior high mission trip Their flashbacks bring an additional layer of authenticity to the present day storyline I was especially drawn to Luke s heartbreaking story via the flashbacks, and I hope that readers will have the opportunity to learn of his backstory as the series continues As always when she thought of Luke, sorrow, love and guilt knotted her stomach Becky Wade shares the message of God s grace and truth even when we feel undeserving of His incredible gifts Stay with Me is highly recommended for readers of contemporary romance, especially those who enjoy books by authors such as Denise Hunter, Courtney Walsh and Susan May Warren Stay with Me will definitely be on my list of Top 10 Books of 2020 I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House and was not required to write a positive review All opinions expressed are mine The things we ve experienced are always a part of us. Stay with Me is the first book in Becky Wade s Misty River series and it is not to be missed The story begins with Gen who I really didn t like until later and the odd but true way she meets Sam She is a Christian author and speaker whose secret life is spiraling out of control she d misplaced God somehow Sam is a man who had experienced great sorrow and is living in self protect mode But Regardless of weakness, in God s strength he could do the one thing within his ability He could stay The book is filled with romance, self examination, realizations, faith and intrigue Becky did a superb job of intertwining them all I love how she writes It is a beautiful lesson in faith and the romantic tension builds wonderfully sprinkled with spine tingling kisses and deep longing There are secrets, lies, shame and past history It is often real and raw There is wrestling with trying to be perfect, feeling undeserving of God s gifts and wondering what He expects of us It is a great beginning to this series which makes me anxious for I highly recommend it I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. Becky Wade s Misty River Romance series starts off with this amazing book You know those books that you can t put down, yet you don t want it to end Yeah, this is one of those Genevieve is a Bible study author who receives an anonymous letter suggesting her family has a terrible secret She goes home to uncover the truth but didn t expect to come clean about secrets of her own Sam is a farmer and coffee shop owner who is also forced to work through issues he has kept hidden for years The author did a wonderful job weaving in difficult topics and struggles throughout this emotional love story I laughed I cried I felt the Spirit in the words about forgiveness and redemption This will definitely be one of my top five books of the year I highly recommend it I received a free advanced copy from the author All opinions expressed were my own. Good gracious This book was PHENOMENAL Gen and Sam s story is one that has left me with the biggest book hangover I ve ever experienced Becky Wade doesn t shy away from tackling real issues prevalent in these times But she handles them with care and honesty And she always finds the perfect way to knit in hilarity and chemistry packed romance This is a novel that transcends genres I can t wait to read it again. Stay With Me was a wonderful start to this new series At first I didn t like the characters especially Genevieve , but as I continued reading they grew on me There were a couple instances when she said something that bugged me, but the storyline and writing made up for it I loved the mystery of what happened with her parents I definitely did not see the conclusion coming I also enjoyed the glimpses into the past and what the children felt when they were trapped all those years ago All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed Stay With Me and can t wait for the next book Disclosure of Material Connection I received one or of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention review it on my blog I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion which I ve done All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. In my humble opinion this is Wade s best work I was riveted from the first page I couldn t put it down The characters are wonderful, the story line is gripping and, the inspirational message is one every heart needs to hear I laughed out loud I cried tears of joy The ending is beautiful and I am blessed to have read it I was given a copy of this book by the author publisher and this is my honest opinion. Grief and regret were never far from him They walked beside him every day Laid down with him at night I find it hard to begin this review because the book was so powerfully moving I m afraid I can t do it justice But I must try Becky Wade s books have always moved me One thing I appreciate about her writing is that she never shies away from the Gospel message This right here is the stuff that ministers to her readers I ve read nearly every single book of hers at least twice, and some three times This one is destined for the same thing Every day she prayed And prayed And continued to seek a peace she could not find Genevieve Woodward comes back to her hometown in the Georgia mountains because of an anonymous letter she s received about a secret in her parents past Gen needs a break from her career as an acclaimed Bible study author, teacher and speaker and is burned out with even concealing a terrific secret of her own, one that could destroy her She wakes up in an unfamiliar cottage to the owner staring down at her and she knows right then she must get help Sam Turner has carved out a life for himself on this historic farm and with owning a kitchen in town that caters to healthful eating He s content He thinks Sam is carrying such a load of sorrow and regret that he feels as if he s drowning at times But he s disciplined himself to this life and he has no desire to allow Gen to intrude on his well ordered life But he just can t seem to turn away from her because she desperately needs help Becky Wade launches out into some very deep waters with this first novel in her new series, probing the depths of human emotion, bondages and grace She writes with a depth that makes me weep, which I did frequently during this reading She manages to create characters with emotions so well it s hard to believe they are fictional people on pages I read in wonderment at her talent for weaving a story so full and rich, a talent surely given by God The emotions Stay With Me evoked in my heart were astoundingly powerful and there were times I simply had to put the book down and just ponder at the deep truths of God contained therein Truly, this book was so incredibly deep, that I think it just may be Wade s best work to date Awestruck is a word that fits when you finish this book It is not a book to be put aside and another picked up right away It is a book that fills your mind and heart for days ahead and one that will probably never truly leave you I was blessed beyond measure by the reading of this book I very highly recommend it It is headed to the top of my top reads list in 2020 My thanks to Bethany House Publishers for a copy of this book via Net Galley The opinions in this review are entirely my own.

About the Author: Becky Wade

During her childhood in California, Becky frequently produced homemade plays starring her sisters, friends, and cousins These plays almost always featured a heroine, a prince, and a love story with a happy ending She s been a fan of all things romantic ever since Becky and her husband lived overseas in the Caribbean and Australia before settling in Dallas, Texas It was during her years abroad

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