True to You, Bradford Sisters Romance Series #1
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Nora is a genealogist whose last relationship ended in heartbreak so she has buried herself in fiction books. John is a former Navy SEAL who focusses on the here and now. When he found out he inherited condition, he needs to research his family ancestry. John asks Nora to help him find his birth mother. The two could not be more opposite, yet they find themselves attracted to each other. 

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 368
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0764219367
ISBN-13: 9780764219368
Series: Bradford Sisters Romance

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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 percent 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.

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Becky Wade 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, took time off to raise her children, then felt God nudging her to pursue contemporary Christian fiction. Becky is the Carol Award-, INSPY Award-, and International Reader's Choice Award-winning author of the Porter Family Novels. Learn more at www.beckywade.com.

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  1. Joline Urban
    western PA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    True to You (A Bradford Sisters Romance) by Becky Wade
    May 22, 2017
    Joline Urban
    western PA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    True To You (A Bradford Sisters Romance) by Becky Wade

    Becky Wade has a new series involving the three Bradford Sisters: Willow, Nora, and Britt. True to You is the first story in the series and tells the story of Nora, a research librarian who is the typical middle sister who feels plain and unnoticed. Her life revolves around British literature as well as her favorite classical English drama on television. When she and Britt volunteer to be pretend hostages for a training event, she comes face-to-face with a man who is above and beyond any of her fictional fantasies. John is a former Navy Seal who was adopted as an infant. He has been diagnosed with an inherited medical condition that causes him to want to search for his birth parents. Nora is the perfect person to help him. Yet as a private person, he doesn't want to share his reasons for his search, nor does he understand how someone like Nora can affect his emotions so deeply. She loves history, fictional stories, and tea. Nora's first love is books and helping others find people. She loves this new challenge and finds herself falling for John, even though she knows he has a girlfriend. She has been hurt before and considers herself too ordinary for someone as important as John.

    I love the complexity of the characters in this novel. Becky Wade has set the stage for all three sisters by giving a glimpse of what's to come in their lives. I can understand the feelings of both Nora and John, and how they are afraid to share too much of their heart with another person because of not having a traditional home life. Although not personally familiar with adoption, the insecurities of John who was given up at birth is so believable. There is the relationship between the sisters that is easy for me to relate to, especially as the middle sister. And then the author shows how difficult it would be to receive a life changing medical diagnosis, and the struggles John went through dealing with how to accept it. I can't wait for the next novel in the series and immerse myself in the Bradford Sisters life again! Thank you Bethany House for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
  2. a walk through the pages
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    True To You
    May 22, 2017
    a walk through the pages
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Becky Wade has completed the first book, True to You, of her Bradford Sisters Romance series. The tale opens with Nora Bradford attending an emergency situation training session with her sister, Britt. The session seems to be ending when a tall, muscular man, dressed in black, picks Nora up and carries her, over his shoulder, out of the room. Nora is surprise when she learns that this man is actually a former Navy Seal, who left his Seal team with honors!

    John Lawson did indeed leave the military with honors; however, he has a dire need to contact his birth parents to learn about his family's health history. John has been experiencing symptoms that indicate that he may be losing his eyesight! When John learns that Nora is a professional researcher, he knows he has found the person who will help him find his birth mother!

    This tell gets very interesting as John and Nora dive in to the process of locating his mother's whereabouts. You will be surprised to learn the details that are revealed by the end of this tale. By the end of this tail, you will see God at work in both of John and Nora's lives!
  3. Madeover
    Bedford,Texas
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    True To You by Becky Wade
    May 22, 2017
    Madeover
    Bedford,Texas
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I loved all the characters and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. True To You was a great start to a great new series.

    The author gave us an interesting story with interesting people.

    The idea/concept of Nora owning a historical village was interesting.

    Nora and her sisters were truly delightful. Their love and friendships are endearing.

    The trials and tests that John and Nora are forced to face keeps the reader hanging on and cheering them on.

    I honestly enjoyed the characters more than I did the search

    to find the answers about Johns parentage. When the reasons behind John's adoption are revealed I was surprised.



    I enjoyed reading True To You and am looking forward to reading the remainder of the series.

    I was delighted with the authors website I recommend a visit.

    I received a complimentary copy.

    This review will post on retail sites where available.

    This review will post on Good Reads.
  4. Carolyn A
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Best in the Genre That I've Read This Year
    May 22, 2017
    Carolyn A
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
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    True to You solidified Becky Wade's spot as my favorite contemporary Christian romance author. There's so much to love about this unlikely pairing of former Navy SEAL John Lawson and bookish Nora Bradford.

    To her credit, Becky Wade takes two wealthy, extremely accomplished individuals, reveals their flaws, and makes them sympathetic and relatable. And then she makes them smart and straightforward, avoiding cheap tactics such as cliched misunderstandings and instead demonstrating how people with real character behave, in spite of their fears and insecurities.

    Despite a scene or two that had me near tears, the novel includes levity, delivered mainly by Nora's internal thoughts and her cantankerous grandmother. From wry one-liners like, "She valued proper nomenclature," to ridiculous dialogue like, "Gotta love cabbage," there is plenty to make you smile.

    There is wisdom, too, about the beauty of life in all its imperfection, living in the here and now, and discovering the truth of our identities and our self-worth.

    If you enjoyed the prequel novella Then Came You, you'll be pleased to know True to You includes more of the epistolary style with each chapter, including text messages and beautifully-written, heart-warming personal letters.

    The writing is smooth and crisp, and the book hard to put down. "Sweet and clean" best describes the romance, but with enough physical attraction to keep things real. And, to my surprise, a dramatic twist added an unexpected complication and depth to the story. (Can't say any more. Sorry.)

    The stage has been set for Nora's sisters' romances with each of the heroes enjoying minor roles in True to You. (One you may recognize from the Porter Family series.) I'm looking forward to revisiting John and Nora as their romance progresses and they continue to work through the coming challenges they'll face. (Look at me, talking about them like they're real people! That's what a good book will do.)
  5. Shannah
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    You will not be disappointed!
    May 20, 2017
    Shannah
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Have you ever felt like youre life has stalled? Or that your foundation had been knocked right out from under your feet? Well thats exactly what the characters in Becky Wades latest novel feel like! (And I dont blame them one bit.) This sweetly flowing novel introduces us to the middle Bradford sister, Nora, and former Navy SEAL John Lawson. With a cast of secondary characters that provide levity to a story that has tendency to be more serious, Becky Wade writes another hit. (Really, I cant wait to delve further into the Bradford sisters lives!)

    Nora is a woman after my own heart. She is sweet, quirky, and charming. Her love for life, her family, and the Lord is evident in everything she does and says. Shes a fixer. John Lawson couldnt be more Noras opposite. As a former Navy SEAL, he is strong, quiet, and confident. What I love most about these characters, though, is that Becky Wade brought out their flaws and imperfections almost immediately. As they begin to get to know one another and fight their attraction, I could see the struggles they faced both internally and externally.

    What I also love most about this novel is how REAL Becky Wade makes their struggle. I can relate to every feeling, good and bad, these characters face as they come to terms with what God is doing in their lives. It makes the story 10 times more believable. And let me tell you, that curveball Becky Wade throws at you at the end I didnt see that coming! Overall, I love Becky Wade. I love her writing style. Her characters and stories are always on point. I promise, Becky Wade fans will not be disappointed by True to You.

    *I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, through the Litfuse blogging program, in exchange for my honest review.*
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