True to You / by Becky Wade. (Bradford Sisters, 1) 2.1.2019

Bethany House ISBN 9780764219368

Adult Rating: 5

Award-winning author Becky Wade pens a new contemporary romance series featuring three sisters in Merryweather, Washington.

In True to You, the reader meets Nora Bradford, genealogist and owner of the historical village in Merryweather. Nora loves the detailed (and sometimes tedious) work of uncovering someone’s family history as well as all that is entailed in owning a historical village. Following a broken engagement a few years ago, Nora buries herself in her obsession with a historical British TV drama, uninterested in venturing back out into the world of dating again.

Former Navy SEAL John Lawson heads a training organization to help others prepare for hostage situations and similar circumstances. Diagnosed with a rare medical condition, and adopted as an infant, now John wants to discover more about his medical history. He enlists Nora’s assistance in finding his birth family. As the attraction between them grows, will they find a future together, despite his medical condition and the family secrets they uncover?

Wade excels at writing more than just a clean romance. She draws complex characters and creates storylines (with plot twists!) to go along with them. Her books tackle challenging issues like adoption, identity, rejection, and trusting God at all times. Her characters are engaging, even as they struggle in their faith journey. John and Nora have to face some challenging circumstances when they uncover the truth about John’s birth family. Nora’s sisters are introduced in this book, and their stories follow in Falling for You and Sweet on You, the next books in the series.

True to You won 2018 Book of the Year (Christy Award). Fans of Susan May Warren’s Christenson Family series will also enjoy meeting the Bradford family in this series.

Carol R. Gehringer, CLJ