Book Review

Then Came You by Becky Wade

A leather-bound journal. A single father. A woman in pursuit of freedom

This book, Then Came You, by Becky Wade is really so refreshing. I love, love, love the format and point of view of all the different characters written in either journals, letters, postcards or phone messages. Genius!

This novella is a wonderful little read (especially for me right now because I am swamped with deadlines) and it was short and oh! So. Sweet.

Don’t get me wrong, the story is not all fluff and warm fuzzies, these characters go through some serious stuff!

Garner Bradford especially has a lot to deal with, (I can’t say more, because: Spoilers) but his journey for me made this book all the more special. This guy is not perfect, but Oh, what a story. He is a guy that is real, (ok… I know he is a fictitious character, but I mean real as in: believable) and he is in no way unrealistically heroic. Meaning that everything comes up roses and chocolates. Both Garner and Kathleen Burke (his employee) have hard things that they grapple with, whether they are things that happened to them, or mind sets that have trapped them.

The best news is that you can download Then Came You for free in Kindle format here


This novella is a taste (and I suspect back story) of the new Bradford Sisters series soon to be released. Look out for the first book coming soon, True to You (available for pre-order) on Amazon

I downloaded the free novella from Amazon.


A leather-bound journal. A single father. A woman in pursuit of freedom.

Garner Bradford, heir to the troubled Bradford Shipping empire, doesn’t know much about babies. But he’s going to have to learn fast because he’s just become a single father to his newborn daughter. As he confesses through his journal entries, he’s not entirely sure how to keep a newborn alive, whether or not he’ll ever patch together his shattered heart, or how to forgive himself for his mistakes.

Career girl Kathleen Burke is wholly uninterested in settling down. She has big dreams, and none of them include Garner and his small hometown in Washington State. Yet she can’t seem to get her handsome boss out of her head or her heart. There’s something extraordinarily tempting about his beautifully sad green eyes. . . .

Told through journal entries, phone conversations, and letters, Then Came You is a unique, heart-stirring romance novella by acclaimed author Becky Wade


Becky’s a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas.  She published historical romances for the general market before putting her career on hold for several years to care for her three children.  When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction.  She loves writing funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance!  She’s the Carol Award, INSPY Award, and Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter Family series, and the Bradford Sisters Romance series.


To learn more visit her website.


Melony Teague is a freelance writer who believes everyone has a story to tell and each story is unique and sometimes wilder than fiction. She loves to uncover the good news in society and writes human interest and community pieces. As co-author of As the Ink Flows, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words. In her spare time she reviews books and interviews authors. These reviews can be found right here on her website. Melony Teague was born in South Africa and immigrated to Canada. She now lives in Toronto with her husband and their two children and two cats.

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As the Ink Flows is a devotional by writers for writers, integrating the craft of working with words with the faith of people of the Word to deepen, sustain, and expand ministry in the world. This collection of 90 devotions features a focus Scripture, a brief meditation on the text and the writing experience, and a prompt for personal reflection and creative response. Written by five members of a Christian writers’ group,As the Ink Flows offers inspiration and encouragement for writers and speakers who want to connect their convictions and their craft for the glory of God and the equipping of God’s people. Published by Judson Press, April 1, 2016.


Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer and Columnist who lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Biographer for Portraits of Giving (2014-2016), Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (2015 -2017) and teaches seniors in her community how to write their personal story.

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