Author interview and Giveaway: Becky Wade

I’m honored to be hosting an amazing author and beautiful human being on my blog today!

Please comment below and check out the massive rafflecopter giveaway going on through June 30th where Becky Wade is graciously giving away an autographed copy of LET IT BE ME. If you enjoy interviews, giveaways and book reviews, don’t forget to subscribe to the blog.

Welcome, Becky, I’m so glad you and I could chat!

Tell me about your newest release. 

My new release is a contemporary inspirational romance titled Let It Be Me. It stars pediatric heart surgeon Sebastian and math genius Leah.  When Leah receives DNA results indicating that her parents are not biologically related to her, she reaches out to Sebastian to help her uncover the secrets surrounding her birth. 

What town inspired this particular small town romance series?

Let It Be Me is set in the picturesque north Georgia mountains! My husband and I were fortunate to spend several days exploring the area. The town of Dahlonega provided a source of inspiration, though I decided to “place” my fictional town of Misty River near the town of Clayton.

Who is your favorite character in your novel and why? 

The heroine, Leah, is my favorite character in the novel. It was so refreshing to write a character like her!  She’s extremely logical yet slightly out of her depth, socially.  Very brainy.  Completely uninterested in love and romance. At one point she tells Sebastian, “I don’t need a man in my life.  I have math.” She made me laugh!   

Who is your favorite side character and why?

I really loved Leah’s brother Dylan. Leah took custody of him when she was eighteen and he was seven. The novel takes place ten years later, when Dylan is a teenager. He’s gawky, reclusive, monosyllabic, and wonderful.  I have a teenage son, so I couldn’t help but feel a landslide of tenderness toward Dylan.  

What characters are next in this series?

My next book, Turn to Me, will feature Luke in the primary romance storyline and Ben in a secondary romance storyline. Two for the price of one!

What is something you’ve learned about yourself through writing and publishing this story? 

I struggled mightily with math when I was young. Like so many, I determined that I wasn’t good at it and, thus, hated it.  Through the writing of this story, and the lectures I watched given by female mathematicians, I was able to glimpse just how fabulous math can be. I realized that I came to hasty (and false) conclusions about math when I was making my way through elementary school. It was empowering to get it touch with my long-dormant inner math girl.

I totally understand, I also hated math for many reasons until college. The fact that you chose a character whose career aspirations were out of your comfort zone is so intriguing!

What are you giving away?

I will be giving away a signed paperback copy of Let It Be Me to someone who lives in the USA.

Thank you so much for such a wonderful giveaway!

Comment below and enter the rafflecopter giveaway to be entered to win Let It Be Me along with other prizes!

The one woman he wants is the one he cannot have.

Former foster kid Sebastian Grant has leveraged his intelligence and
hard work to become a pediatric heart surgeon. But not even his career
success can erase the void he’s tried so hard to fill. Then he meets
high school teacher Leah Montgomery and his fast-spinning world comes to
a sudden stop. He falls hard only to make a devastating discovery — Leah
is the woman his best friend set his heart on months before.

Leah’s a math prodigy who’s only ever had one big dream—to earn her PhD.
Raising her little brother put that dream on hold. Now that her brother
will soon be college bound, she’s not going to let anything stand in her
way. Especially romance… which is far less dependable than algebra.

When Leah receives surprising results from the DNA test she submitted to
a genealogy site, she solicits Sebastian’s help. Together, they comb
through hospital records to uncover the secrets of her history. The more
powerfully they’re drawn to one other, the more strongly Sebastian must
resist, and the more Leah must admit that some things in life—like
love—can’t be explained with numbers.

About Becky Wade

Becky’s a California native who attended Baylor
University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas with their
three children and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. She loves writing
funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance!  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




77 Comments on “Author interview and Giveaway: Becky Wade

  1. Hi Sara,

    Would love to read Let It Be Me! Like so many, I also barely worked my way past each Math class. 🙂

    Thanks, enjoyed the interview

  2. I’ve heard such good things about this book and I can’t believe I haven’t read it yet!!!

  3. Oh goodness, so funny: “I don’t need a man in my life. I have math.” Isn’t it wonderful to consider how we, the author/writer, are restored and encouraged in our development of these imaginary people we create? It’s empowering to offer them the hope of restoration in areas where they’re missing things as it does for us and our readers. Thanks Becky. Looking forward to this next amazing book!

  4. I’ve never been a math genius, but Leah sounds like she could be a hoot! That’s what I like about Becky Wade’s books, she has some seriousness coupled with some laugh out loud moments. I find that there is something honest and real but somehow peaceful in her writing style.

  5. I enjoyed this book so much. I would love an autographed copy. I recommend all her books. She’s a great writer.

  6. This story looks like a fascinating read. Geneology is something my aunt who was adopted researched for her adopted family. Now, with the internet and DNA testing increasing, the search is more rewarding.

  7. This had been my favorite series by her thus far. Such an intriguing group of characters all connected through a traumatic experience. Thank you so much for sharing the interview!!!

  8. I didn’t hate math, but I didn’t love it either. I think it would’ve been very difficult to write a character who has a math genius!

  9. Becky Wade is one of my MUST read authors! Her books are on my “keeper” shelf!

  10. Read the first book in this series which is really good. I’d like to read this one also.

  11. Becky is one of my favorite writers, and I know I’ll love anything with her name in it (books, blogs, cereal boxes, you name it!). Thanks for the great interview!

  12. This is a fabulous story as are all of Becky’s stories. I borrowed it from the library, but would love to read it again.

  13. Genealogy is interesting, but I have no patience in doing it. This looks like an amazing read. Can’t wait to read it.

  14. It’s a Becky Wade novel so I know it’s good! Can’t wait to read this!

  15. I have been waiting for Sebastian’s story because I want to know how it will change his relationship with one of his best friends.

    I am so happy that you made Leah a math prodigy because we know to see women as more that housewives, nurses and teachers.

  16. Fun interview! I really Leah and Sebastian. I’m excited to read the next book!

  17. I recently tried my first Becky Wade book and became hooked. I binge read her Bradford Sisters series and just bought the first in the Misty River series and I can’t wait to start it!

  18. This was a great interview! It is so cool that your heroine is a smart lady for once! That usually isn’t the case so this is so refreshing and fun! 😊

  19. Love what you said about math now when you used to hate it. We should all probably approach things more like that.

  20. By far my favorite Christian romance author! I try to take my time reading her masterpieces, however I just love them so much that I read them within a day! Keep up the amazing work!!!

  21. Looking forward to this next book in the series. I read the first two and so enjoy Becky’s mix of personality and inspiration. Great characters and writing.

  22. I always enjoy reading interviews with Becky. I’m looking forward to adding this book to my collection.

  23. Can’t wait to read another Becky Wade book. Thanks for the fun interview and giveaway!

  24. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway. I really enjoyed the books from this series that I’ve read and I’m looking forward to reading this one.

  25. Loved this novel. Becky Wade is a very talented author! Thanks for the chance!

  26. I’m not a math lover but I admire those who are gifted in that area. Great interview! I’m a super big fan of Becky!! I’ve yet to read “Let it be me” and I can’t wait!!

  27. I can DO math but I was never a lover of math. As I’ve gotten older though, I see God at work in math… the order, the logic, the black and white nature of it… and am amazed. Thanks for the giveaway! Love Becky’s books!!

  28. I am looking forward to reading these books. I like that many of your characters are in their late twenties or early thirties.

  29. Math has always been my least favorite subject after science. Somehow I find it being the easiest subject for me, though. Solving a math problem is oddly soothing and a good activity for me to do while getting lost in my imagination. Even stranger, I can’t learn math unless I’m teaching it to myself by looking at the problem then answer and working it by myself to figure out how the example was solved.

  30. This book sounds so intriguing! I love math and feel that I can relate to Leah. Thanks for sharing with us!

  31. H! I really enjoyed the interview! Sounds like a great book, figuring out the mystery of her adoption. Thanks!

Comments are closed.