I adore today’s guest! She’s sweet and funny … and a darn good writer! Plus, she’s a speaker at this year’s Christian Fiction Readers Retreat!!! She’s chatting with me today as part of the Litfuse Blog Tour for True to You, one of my fave books this year and my fave book she’s written.
Becky Wade is a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market before putting her career on hold for several years to care for her three children. When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction. She loves writing funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance! She’s the Carol Award, INSPY Award, and Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter Family series, and the Bradford Sisters Romance series.
Her new novel, True to You, released May 2nd from Bethany House.
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.
Also available on Audible
Hi, my friend! Welcome to the blog! I start all of my guests out with a fast four, and even though you’ve answered two out of the four in the past I’ve changed a couple since then 😀
Becky: Apples! Because honeycrisp apples are sweet and tart and crisp. They’re pretty much the candy of the fruit world.
Carrie: Oooo that should be their new slogan. I love honeycrisp apples!
Becky: Winter. Because our Texas summers are brutally hot.
Carrie: Agreed. I’m a total wimp when I get hot lol
Becky: Dogs. Because my dog, Sam, is under the impression that I’m fabulous. This may have something to do with the fact that I’m the one who feeds him. Still. It’s nice that a dog’s adoration can be bought that easily.
Carrie: Isn’t it though? Dogs are the best 🙂
Becky: This one’s tough for me because I drink and thoroughly enjoy both! Coffee, I suppose. Because it’s the only thing I enjoy about early mornings.
Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?
Becky: Voxing supremacy. My friend Katie Ganshert introduced me to a walkie talkie app called Voxer a year ago and I was immediately hooked. Thanks to Voxer, I chat with my writer friends all week long. I can keep up with voxes like a champ! (Perhaps to the detriment of other things in my life… like laundry).
Carrie: I have just recently discovered Voxer, and the introvert in me is still undecided haha!
Tell me some good books you’ve read recently.
Becky: Both The Nightingale and A Man Called Ove knocked my socks off this past year.
Carrie: I must, must, MUST make time for The Nightingale soon!
If I asked your characters to describe YOU as an author, what would they say?
Becky: “As an author, Becky’s both fickle and bossy. She works on our story steadily all year long, but during that time, she never lets us be. She has us doing one thing and being one way in the rough draft. Then she up and gets it into her head to mold us like play-doh so that we’re doing another thing and being another way in the rewrite. Then her editors chime in with their feedback and yeesh! Just when we’re feeling settled, she shoves our personalities, our motivations, and our actions around AGAIN. Give us a break, already, Becky. We’re tired!”
Carrie: LOL! Poor characters 😛
Describe your main characters in one sentence each, and tell me who you would cast in their roles if Hollywood wanted to produce True to You as a movie!
Becky: Nora Bradford – A bookish genealogist who’s still trying to recover from a heartbreak she was dealt three years ago. Rachel McAdams might make a good Nora!
Carrie: Oooooo I can definitely see that!
Becky: John Lawson – Former Navy SEAL who’s searching for his birth mother and struggling with his identity. I think Chris Evans might be able to portray John’s confidence and capability.
Carrie: Chris Evans is always a good choice!!! *swoon*
What surprised you about True to You or your characters as you wrote their story?
Becky: Nora’s spiritual journey surprised me! I had a hard time getting my hands around it as I was writing. It wasn’t until the final rewrite that the Lord showed me what He wanted to say to Nora (and to me, through her).
Carrie: To me, through her, as well.
What do you most want readers to take away from True to You?
Becky: The theme of this novel is truth. I hope that readers will be reminded of what’s true for them as believers — that their identity is in Christ, that He is trustworthy, and that in the end, victory will be His.
Carrie: Yes! Amen.
Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.
Becky: I’m polishing up book #2 of the Bradford Sisters Romance series now. This one is a reunion romance about model Willow Bradford and the man she’s loved to hate for four years, quarterback Corbin Stewart.
Carrie: YAY!! I can’t wait!
Celebrate the launch of Becky Wade’s new series by entering to win a fabulous prize pack and $100 cash card!
One grand prize winner will receive:
- A copy of True to You
- A $100 Visa cash card
- A prize pack hand-picked by Becky
Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on May 30. The winner will be announced May 31 on the Litfuse blog.