True to You by Becky Wade is the first full book in her new “The Bradford Sisters” series that is published by Bethany House. I say “first full book” because Wade released a free e-book novella prequel to the series also, entitled Then Came You.
I have been a huge fan of Wade’s since her first book, My Stubborn Heart, and I loved her Porter Brother Series. I was a little nervous about the change from Texas-themed stories to Washington. I know the author did a lot of research, and that does shine through, but the stories didn’t have the same–or even a similar–feel to them. So far (from the novella and the first novel), this series has a much more serious undertone than the previous series from Wade, even though the previous series also tackled some tough issues, like PTSD. Whereas the previous series still had a light-hearted feel to it, this series left me a little more down at the end of the first book, even though all turned out well (or with hopes for turning out well throughout the rest of the series). I didn’t connect with the characters as much, and the plot moved a little slowly for me, but I still plan to read the rest of this series, as I have hopes for it to pick up a little more. Perhaps Wade is just trying to get into the swing of things in a new setting with new characters (although I did recognize one secondary character as being from Her One and Only, and I am excited to see where his story goes as this series continues.
Thank you to Bethany House for providing me with an electronic copy of this book to read and review through Net Galley. All opinions are my own and were not required to be positive.
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