Turn to Me by Becky Wade

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About the Book

Title: Turn to Me
Series: Misty River Romance #3
Author: Becky Wade
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date: May 3, 2022

His promise will cost him far more than he imagined.

Guilt has defined Luke Dempsey’s life, but it was self-destructiveness that landed him in prison. When his friend and fellow inmate lay dying shortly before Luke’s release, the older man revealed he left a string of clues for his daughter, Finley, that will lead her to the treasure he’s hidden. Worried that she won’t be the only one pursuing the treasure, he gains Luke’s promise to protect her until the end of her search.

Spunky and idealistic, Finley Sutherland is the owner of an animal rescue center and a defender of lost causes. She accepts Luke’s help on the treasure hunt while secretly planning to help him in return–by coaxing him to embrace the forgiveness he’s long denied himself.

As they draw closer to the final clue, their reasons for resisting each other begin to crumble, and Luke realizes his promise will push him to the limit in more ways than one. He’ll do his best to shield Finley from unseen threats, but who’s going to shield him from losing his heart?

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About the Author

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 that Becky’s passion for reading turned into a passion for writing.  She published three historical romances for the general market, put her career on hold for many years to care for her kids, and eventually returned to writing sheerly for the love of it.  She’s delighted to be penning warm, wry, and heartwarming contemporary romances for the Christian market.  She’s the Christy and Carol award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter Family series, the Bradford Sisters series, and the Misty River Romance series.

These days Becky can be found failing but trying to keep up with her housework, power-walking her neighborhood, carting her kids around town, hunched over her computer, eating chocolate, or collapsed on the sofa watching TV with her husband.

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My Review

Turn to Me
by Becky Wade
Book 3 in the Misty River Romance series
Rating: 4.5/5

Becky Wade delivers an incredibly powerful story again! I’m alway so honored to be part of a launch team for a book that I’ve been anticipating and the author did not disappoint. This book could probably still be read as a standalone but why deprive yourself of the rest of the series? They are brilliant reads that touch on real issues and show character development you won’t wanna miss. I highly recommend the entire series and anything else the author has written.

First, the book cover is gorgeous as always. This series has had some amazing looking covers.
Second, returning to Misty River is always a treat and I love catching up with old and new characters. The secondary love story was sweet but I actually liked the secondary love story in her second book, Let It Be Me, better. Some of the chemistry seemed lacking or maybe it was just rushed or less detailed? Either way, I loved seeing Ben and the rest of the Miracle Five again.
Third, the chemistry between Luke and Finley more than made up for it. They were so well written and fleshed-out as characters. I really enjoyed learning more about life after imprisonment and running an animal rescue shelter. I always appreciate how authentic the author’s characters feel and the depth of their feelings. Finley’s journey after her fiancé’s tragic death was heartbreaking while the reader still felt sympathetic toward Luke as an ex-con. Finley’s father’s influence was felt and the reader can see how much of an impact he had on her life.
Fourth, the author is never afraid to incorporate her faith into these books. She shares the message of forgiveness and redemption with so much hope for change.

“She would always bear the mark that Chase’s death had left on her. But that didn’t have to stunt her future. It didn’t have to mean that scars couldn’t become a part of a beautiful whole. God held life in His palms, and He was calling her to continue living and growing.”

Highly recommend if you enjoy Christian contemporary romance with mystery, humor and a lot of heart!

My thanks to the author and publisher for providing me with an ARC of the book. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own. No positive review was expected and no compensation received.

Author Chat Party

Join the Author Chat Party on Facebook Live on Tuesday, May 10th at 8pm EST / 7 pm CST / 5pm PST!

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Becky’s Facebook Page (where the party will take place): www.facebook.com/AuthorBeckyWade

Author Extras

Q & A with Becky Wade for Turn to Me

What was the inspiration behind your new novel? 

My mom created treasure hunts for my sisters and me when we were small.  I thought, “What if a father has a birthday treasure hunt tradition with his daughter?  And what if he leaves her the first clue to one final treasure hunt in his will?” Those questions became the inspiration for Turn to Me.

How does Turn to Me stand out from the other books you’ve written?

This novel contains my first “bad boy” hero type.  Also, I’ve never written about an animal rescue center before.  This book is populated with dogs and one especially adorable puppy that stole my heart!

What lessons do you hope readers gain from reading Turn to Me?

The novel’s theme verse is Isaiah 38:17 “…in love you have delivered my life from the pit of destruction, for you have cast all my sins behind your back.”  I hope readers are powerfully reminded that God has the power to deliver any life from destruction regardless of our past mistakes, our heartbreak, or our failings.

Turn to Me Playlist

The book mentions some great songs and The Reel Bookery made a Spotify Playlist! Enjoy!

Blog Tour

May 5th Inside The Wong Mind
May 6th Blessed & Bookish
May 7th Books and Everyday Life
May 8th Simply Susan
May 10th Melmo2610 A Bookish Blog
May 12th Becky’s Bookshelves
May 14th Holly’s Book Corner
May 15th Christian Chick’s Thoughts
May 16th Remembrancy
May 18th The Green Mockingbird
May 19th Batya’s Bits
May 20th Life of Literature
May 21st Britt Reads Fiction
May 22nd Amy Watson Author
May 23rd Beauty In The Binding
May 24th Reviews By Erin
May 25th My Book A Day


Don’t miss out on your chance to win a copy of Turn to Me and some goodies from the author!

Enter the giveaway here: https://beckywade.com/home/turn-to-me-giveaway

Also Available

Read my review of Let It Be Me here.
Read my review of You and Me here.

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