If asked to choose one word to describe My Stubborn Heart, it would be heartwarming. Kate Donovan and Matt Jarreau are soul mates, destined to meet and fall in love. Before that task can be accomplished, however, several major hurdles need to be overcome.
Kate is a faith-filled young woman whose absolute faith in God is inspiring. She is not an occasional Christian, but one who has a fulfilling, intimate friendship with God. Her acceptance and obedience are absolute as she follows His guidance to help heal Matt’s broken heart. When the way is not clear, Kate asks for God’s directions. She follows them even when her own stubborn heart aches to do otherwise.
Kate is a person the reader will want as a friend. Employed as a social worker, Kate enjoys collecting and learning about antiques. It’s a hobby that pays off nicely as she helps her grandmother restore her old family home. Remodeling, redecorating and uncovering long-forgotten furnishings brings joy to both Kate and her grandmother. Matt comes in as the contractor, but becomes a friend.
This story has authentic, quirky, likable characters. Kate makes friends with her grandmother’s old friends despite the age difference. The group of friends is very kind, caring and fun-loving. They are also determined to bring Kate and Matt together romantically.
Matt has been brooding, nursing a broken heart for too long when he meets Kate. He resists her efforts to make him smile or even make conversation, but Kate does not give up. Although breaking through Matt’s barriers takes time, the story moves swiftly and is entertaining.
I was given a free copy of this book by Bethany Publishers and am pleased to recommend it for those who enjoy light romance and Christian fiction.