Interview with Becky Wade & GIVEAWAY

Interview with Becky Wade & GIVEAWAY | The Engrafted Word

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, Undeniably Yours, Meant to Be Mine,  A Love Like Ours, and Her One and Only.

For more, visit her at http://beckywade.com.

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Welcome back to the blog, Becky. I’m so honored to have you here today. Congratulations on your recent release, Her One and Only. I can’t wait to read this!

Thank you, Savanna! I appreciate the opportunity to visit you here on The Engrafted Word again. Thanks for hosting me!

Now that you’ve reached the conclusion of The Porter Family series, do you have one character you will miss the most?

Interview with Becky Wade & GIVEAWAY | The Engrafted WordI loved writing each and every one of the Porter family characters, for different reasons.

Hmm…. I’ll probably miss Ty Porter the most because he was the most fun to write and because he was so very vivid in my imagination. From the beginning, he jumped onto the page full blown, brimming with swagger and humor.

What was one of your favorite scenes to write in Her One and Only?

I thoroughly enjoyed writing the novel’s climactic scene. In that scene, Dru and Gray finally confront the stalker they’ve been tracking since the beginning of the story. When I received my first print copy of Her One and Only in the mail, that was the one of the scenes I flipped to so that I could re-read it and re-live all the action, drama, and emotion of it.

Did you come up with the title? If not, can you share with us the previous title you had picked?

Interview with Becky Wade & GIVEAWAY | The Engrafted WordAll of the Porter family books have possessive pronouns in their titles. The first three books used yours, mine, and ours. So I knew I’d need a title for the final book with a possesive prounoun in it. My working title for the novel was Only His but I was never terribly enthusiastic about it.

When it came time to present potential titles to Bethany House, readers and friends helped me brainstorm a whole list of ideas. His One and Only was on that list. After further thought, my editors and I came up with Her One and Only because the Porter character in the novel is the heroine. That being the case, it seemed to us that if we were going to use either his or her in the title then we should go with her. Her One and Only stuck!

One of the things I like about the titles of the Porter books is that they can all be viewed in a romantic sense, but they can also be viewed as referring to the characters’ love for God and/or God’s love for the characters. Since my novels are all faith stories as well as love stories, I appreciate that about the titles.

How cool! I love hearing how the title came about. 🙂 What has been the most memorable book you’ve read so far this year?

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. It was both hard and beautiful. I cried through the final chapter and it’s stuck with me since I finished it.

What’s something your readers would be surprised to know about you?

Interview with Becky Wade & GIVEAWAY | The Engrafted WordI do most of my “reading” via audible books I listen to while I drive. I spend a significant portion of every day driving my three kids (ages 15, 12, 7) around town. I’ve discovered the joy of listening to audible books during those hours! Leisure time at home (during which I could read print books) is very scarce during this season of my life.

Thank you so much for sharing with us today, Becky! Is there anything else you’d like to add? Any upcoming projects you can share with us?

I’m currently putting the finishing touches on Book #1 in a brand new family series! This series is called The Bradford Sisters and the first of the three books will release next May. Since I’m one of three sisters, it’s been fun to write about heroines who share the link of sisterhood.

That sounds great! Looking forward to reading it. 🙂 Have a great summer, Becky!

GIVEAWAY!!

Becky has graciously offered to give away one winner’s choice of any of her 5 novels! Enter below and it could be YOU! ;)

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Thanks for entering! Contest is open for US residents only. Contest ends July 12, 2016.  The winner will be notified by email. Happy Reading, everybody!

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62 comments on “Interview with Becky Wade & GIVEAWAY
  1. Sonnetta Jones says:

    Her One and Only would be my choice. I want to see the man who is her equal and how she responds to me. I also want to know what it was like growing up with all the boys.

  2. Karen K. says:

    Meant to Be Mine is the only Porter family book that I don’t own, but it’s the first one I read! I absolutely adored it, and I’ve been hooked on Becky ever since! I’d love to have a copy of it!

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      How funny, that’s what happened for me too, Karen. I started with Meant to Be Mine. Such a cute story! I’m a big fan of Becky’s. 🙂

  3. vera wilson says:

    Her One and Only would be my pick.

  4. Diana Guz says:

    I would love to win any of Becky’s books at all, to be honest. This is a lovely interview, had fun learning about how the title came about!

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Wasn’t that neat, Diana? I love hearing some behind-the-scenes to books like that. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed your visit here. Good luck in the drawing!

  5. Her One and Only. I have read the other two. Loved them.

  6. Bonnie Roof says:

    Thanks for an enjoyable interview, Becky and Savanna!! I’d love to read ‘Her One and Only’ – gotta love a family with the same last name as my maiden name, lol!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!

  7. Melanie Backus says:

    I would go with Her One and Only. I have all of her other books. Becky is a great writer! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

  8. Connie Scruggs says:

    If I win, I would choose the first book in the Porter family series, since I haven’t read the others

  9. Abby Breuklander says:

    I would love to read Undeniably Yours!!

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Hi Abby! My mom just finished that one and LOVED it. It’s still waiting on my bookshelf to be read. Looks so good! Hope you get to read it soon too. 😉

  10. Amanda R says:

    I haven’t read any of her books yet! So I would be excited to read any of them! Her One and Only

  11. Patty says:

    Loved the first three books in the series, so Her One and Only would be my choice!

  12. Connie Lee says:

    I would choose A Love Like Ours.

  13. Her latest! 🙂 “Her One and Only” sounds SO AWESOME! 😀 I haven’t had the pleasure of reading and reviewing any of Becky’s books yet and I’d LOVE for “Her One and Only” to be my first one!

    Hugs, Amada (a.m.a.th.a)
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

  14. Loraine N. says:

    I would pick Becky’s latest, Her One and Only, because I have the other ones in the series and I am waiting to get the last one before I begin reading them. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway!

  15. Joan Arning says:

    I’d prefer A Love Like Ours. I thought I’d read it but can’t find it on my list!

  16. Anne Payne says:

    I would choose A Love Like Ours since that’s the only one I haven’t read. Well, I haven’t read the new one but I have a copy for review purposes. It’s just with our moving again this summer, I haven’t had time to read it yet! 🙁

  17. Brenda Arrington says:

    I love the Porter books. I really can’t pick a favorite.
    Brenda in VA

  18. Joan says:

    I would love to win one of Becky’s books.
    Thank You for the giveaway.
    Joan

  19. Jan Hall says:

    I would choose A Love Like Ours.

  20. Pam K. says:

    If I won, I’d select Undeniably Yours. I’ve read all of Becky’s books, but I have an e-copy of this so I’d like a print copy to put with the other books. I like to have complete sets of books I really enjoy.

  21. Dianne Casey says:

    I think I would like to read “Meant to be Mine”.

  22. Amanda T. says:

    Undeniably Yours because I haven’t read it and it’s the first book in series.

  23. Kathryn Voss says:

    Meant to be Mine! I love Becky’s books!

  24. Trixi says:

    I would chose “Meant to Be Mine” since I don’t have that one yet 🙂 I have all but two and I like to read them in order for series books!
    Thank you for the author interview & giveaway chance Savanna & Becky!

  25. Kim says:

    Oh this is a tough decision! I have read all of Becky’s books, but I would love to add print versions to my bookshelf as I am a re-reader. I would choose Undeniably Yours because Meg and Bo’s story was my favourite!!

  26. Brenda Walters says:

    I would choose Meant to Be Mine.

  27. Leah Bush says:

    I just found Becky Wade as an author and I instantly fell in love with her books!

    I’d love Her One and Only as it is the only one I haven’t read yet!

  28. As a newer fan of Becky, I would chose Undeniably Yours the first in the Porter series. So glad I found your blog, love it! And loved the interview with Becky.

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Welcome to the blog, Jennifer! We’re so happy you could join us. I can’t wait for you to read Becky’s books. Good luck in the giveaway! 🙂

  29. Dianna says:

    I want to read Love In the Details, or maybe My Stubborn Heart. I haven’t read either of them.

  30. Nancy M says:

    If choose Her One and Only. I have the other 4.

  31. Riley Johnson says:

    I would love a copy of Undeniably Yours. Thank you.

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