Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade

Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade

It’s official. I’m a Becky Wade fan. 100 percent. Her first book, minus some language that tipped the scale away from me, was a favorite read last summer. Her second book (this one) clinched it. But I’m getting ahead of myself. 

Let’s begin with the summary:

When Meg Cole's father dies unexpectedly, she becomes the majority shareholder of his oil company and the single inheritor of his fortune. Though Meg is soft-spoken and tenderhearted--more interested in art than in oil--she's forced to return home to Texas and to Whispering Creek Ranch to take up the reins of her father's empire.

The last thing she has the patience or the sanity to deal with? Her father's thoroughbred racehorse farm. She gives its manager, Bo Porter, six months to close the place down.

 

Bo's determined to resent the woman who's decided to rob him of his dream. But instead of anger, Meg evokes within him a profound desire to protect. The more time he spends with her, the more he longs to overcome every obstacle that separates them--her wealth, his unworthiness, her family's outrage--and earn the right to love her.
 

But just when Meg begins to realize that Bo might be the one thing on the ranch worth keeping, their fragile bond is viciously broken by a force from Meg's past. Can their love--and their belief that God can work through every circumstance--survive?

And now, my review:

Becky has a way with story, especially romances. And this wasn’t a shallow story. The heroine faced panic attacks, deep betrayal, and the death of her father. And though she’d been born into money, she suffered plenty. 

I liked how being with the confident hero gave her confidence and helped soothe her anxiety. How, as she got to know the hero and his impression of her, she began to see herself differently. This theme came up more than once.

The heroine couldn’t view herself as beautiful or capable, but through the eyes of the supporting “cast,” she began to rethink her “self-opinion,” and that changed her. Readers will relate with this as they consider the people in their lives whose opinions matter more than any others. 

Becky’s prose is delicious and her characterization made the characters real. Never did the story lag, and though I’ve just finished it, I want to stay in this make-believe world.

I liked how the title had double-meaning—referring to both the hero’s devotion to the heroine, but also to the heroine’s devotion to the Lord in her surrender. 

Between the honorable, strong hero and the relatable, strong heroine, I really enjoyed this book.
I’ll be watching for Becky’s next novel.

Highly recommended!

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2 comments:

Becky Wade said...

Aw, Annette! I'm a fan of YOURS after reading that review. It's a joy for me to hear from someone like you who really seems to 'get' what I was trying to do with my novel. Thank you for taking the time to read and review Undeniably Yours. I truly appreciate your support!

Annette M. Irby said...

My pleasure, Becky! It's fun to read fiction that goes beyond entertainment to offer deeper layers, satisfying truths. Write on!