Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade
About the book:
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?
I love Becky Wade’s talent when it comes to writing sweet romance stories. I’ve read a few of hers, but have wanted to read more of them, and finally had a chance.
But after reading this one, I almost didn’t want to post a review about it. I just wasn’t sure how much I should say…
You see, if there’s one thing I really struggle with in Christian fiction, it’s reading a book that has divorce/remarriage as the backbone of the storyline. I’ve hesitated to post about this topic online, because I know there are so many people who do not agree with me. It’s become an accepted thing in our day and age. Many people today say it is ok for Christians. However, if we go back to the Bible, which should be our ultimate authority as Christians, we see that Jesus’ own words re-affirm God’s original plan for marriage – one man and one woman, for life. This is a picture of God’s love for His people. Breaking this vow goes against all that God is. This is why I do not see that there is any place in the life of a Christian (even Christian fiction) for this scenario. There’s more I could say, but I’ll leave it at that.
Back to the book. This book is very well written. It has a sweet love story. The main characters are so endearing. Especially the hero. He’s good looking. Honest. Trustworthy….
I love the setting — it includes a ranch. Lots of horses. And so much more.
I love the heroine – Meg…she didn’t want to be a rich girl. She had no choice. All her life she dealt with being treated differently because of her money. She felt as though that was all that people liked about her. She was expected to be perfect… Much of the pain she’d experienced came because of people loving her for her money. (This is the cause of her divorce–her husband married her, and then left her, taking a large sum of her money in the process)
I like how Meg chooses to serve God and others through that wealth. Using undesired, inherited riches to open a home for those less fortunate. What a blessing and a challenge!
I was challenged to be more aware to the needs of those around me.
3 thoughts on “Book Review – Undeniably Yours”
Thanks for checking out my blog! I figured I’d look at what you’re reading and find that we definitely have very similar interests and viewpoints.
I have the same problem when divorce is addressed in Christian fiction! I think I had a small tirade when I reviewed Change of Heart by Courtney Walsh. Kudos for standing by your beliefs. Looking forward to reading more of your stuff!
I agree with your perspective about divorce/ remarriage. I’ll still read books in the Christian Fiction genre that deal with this subject. I may even like them or love them. But I don’t agree with the concept of remarriage unless it’s biblically correct, even if the circumstances that created the divorce were unfair. I still believe God can create grace, healing and restoration in these situations, but perhaps not through remarriage.
I’m not sure if you read Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade yet (the next in the series) but that book has similar themes and openly discusses divorce and remarriage. Becky Wade is still a wonderful writer and the book is good, but expect a similar dynamic if you choose to read it.
Thanks for your comment! I agree with what you’re saying here. And just because of my beliefs on divorce and remarriage, it does not keep me from reading books that have that…it just makes me like it a bit less, if that makes sense?! 🙂