Then Came You (A Bradford Sisters Romance, #0.5) by Becky Wade

Then Came You (A Bradford Sisters Romance, #0.5)

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 hi...

Details Then Came You (A Bradford Sisters Romance, #0.5)

TitleThen Came You (A Bradford Sisters Romance, #0.5)
Release DateMar 7th, 2017
PublisherBecky Wade
GenreRomance, Christian Fiction, Novella, Christian, Contemporary, Fiction

Reviews Then Came You (A Bradford Sisters Romance, #0.5)

  • Laura
    I can't help it, I love books written in an epistolatory format, so it should be no surprise that this novella, written through journal entries, phone calls, and letters, was a treat to read. I laughed at the description of a newborn, I had lumps in my throat due to such ugly sin, I read spiritual truths, and I found the romance to be realistically sweet. I think this novella did a great job at entertaining and prepping the reader for the entire ...
  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    A great introduction to the Bradford Sisters series! I feel like I have a good understanding of the history and personalities of characters that will play an important role in the upcoming novels.
  • Hannah
    I just found out about this novella a day or two ago, and got all excited about it. I got a whim to see if it was listed on iBooks yet and how much it was going to cost....and, though Goodreads says it comes out on the 7th, there it was, on the 2nd, and free! :) I was seized with the unreasonable fear that it was some mistake and might disappear come morning, so of course I had to open it up and read it right away!Awwww, this is exactly what I ne...
  • Emilee
    This short and sweet novella was a hit for me! Five stars! Becky Wade just has a gift and thankfully we can all be blessed by it!
  • Beth
    Audio review, 3/6/18Just finished listening to the audio of Then Came You - it is excellent! The narrators are spot on for the characters and have very pleasant, emotive voices. Once again, I love the Wade can give readers a story that is both realistic and hopeful. I'm even more eager to read Book two of the series! Highly recommend this audio version for sure!Kindle review, 2017This is such a fun read - I love that it was all told through lette...
  • Caitlyn Santi
    This was such a great novella! I really enjoyed this introduction to the Bradford Sisters Romance, and I can't wait to start True To You! I really enjoy an epistolary story when I find one, it's not the most popular manner in which to write a story, but it's a method that I really enjoy, and I think it was the perfect choice for this novella! I felt very invested in the story and couldn't wait to see what would happen next. This is a novella so i...
  • Faith
    3.5 stars (would've been 4-4.5 without the content)
  • Carrie Turansky
    I enjoyed reading this novella and look forward to reading the rest of the series. The style, using letters, texts, and phone messages, was very creative and well done. I was captivated by the characters and plot. Well done!
  • Anne
    Wade has written an engaging novella through journal entries, texts, and phone messages. I couldn't put this book down! My heart was tugged more than once and I do believe this will be one I will read again. Strong romantic elements and a powerful redemption theme. I'm looking forward to the rest of this series. The novella was free on Kindle.
  • Rachel
    This was a sweet contemporary Christian romance novel. I enjoyed the characters and their development. I did find the writing style to be occasionally jarring, especially the phone conversations that read like a direct transcription of the exchanges. I will likely read the rest of the series sometime now that I am in love with this little family.
  • Jen.
    .Wow! So hard to put down. So raw and gripping. I loved this!
  • Brittany
    UPDATED REVIEW FOR AUDIO BOOK:I am such a fan of audio books! Lately, my favorites have been contemporary Christian stories. I just finished listening to Then Came You by Becky Wade and I can without a doubt say that it is one of the best audio books I have ever heard.It is read by two narrators, with Garner read by a man and Kathleen read by a woman. And they are spot on! I read this story on Kindle last year, so I had an idea in my mind about h...
  • Toni Shiloh
    Oh my stars!! This novella reminded me of why I read Becky Wade. Since this book is short, I worried that there wouldn't be enough information to fill my romance-reading heart, but I had nothing to fear. Ms. Wade had me emotionally involved from the opening letter. And I LOVED that this was done in letter style. Kind of reminded me of Dear. Mr. Knightley in that aspect. But the style, the words, the characters are all signature Becky Wade. You'll...
  • Madison
    Then Came You is an utterly charming romance told through letter fragments, diary entries, and phone conversations.Then Came You is the prequel novella to Becky Wade's new series, Bradford Sisters Romance. At first I was a little confused about how this story fit with the books in the series. Then I realised that this story is set a few decades prior to the first book in the series and Garner, our main male character, is actually the father of th...
  • Lyn
    I ALWAYS love Becky Wade's romances. Her lively characters pop off the page and into my heart. And her dialogue hits the mark--true to life yet memorable. This is an unusual style book for the 21st century-an epistletary (hope I spelled that right! '-)novle. The narrative progresses in the form of letters and journal entries and transcribed phone calls. Many (most) authors would have trouble giving life to this form. (Not Becky) BTW, it is the ol...
  • Cara Putman
    I really enjoyed this novella and can't wait to get into the series. This is written in an epistolatory style, but actually kept moving well. A quick read and very enjoyable.
  • Sheila Holmes
    I just loved this one!Delightful... Delicious... De-Lovely!
  • Lydia Howe
    Without knowing anything about the author or her previous works, I signed up to review the first book in the Bradford Sisters Romance. I did this mainly because 1) The cover was gorgeous and 2) The blurb sounded interesting. (Although, now I have to clarify that I'm pretty sure the blurb I received from the review site was different from the one on Amazon, and the one on Amazon would have *probably* made me decline the book, and currently has me ...
  • Kav
    A stunning novella that introduces Becky Wade's Bradford Sisters series. It's been offered free on Kindle off and on since it's release in March but if you are looking for a paperback copy to add to your keeper shelf along with the rest of the series (as the books release) read on!I love the format of this story -- it's told through letters, phone messages, notes and journaling as well as some hysterically funny telephone conversations between Ka...
  • Courtney
    I have mixed feelings about this novel, for the way it was written was different but I felt that it took away from the powerful story line in play. The letters, the phone conversations, and the diary entries were all wonderful at telling the first person's point-of-view; however, the deeper underlining meaning was drowned out with the complexity in which the book was written. I feel that there is so much more that could have been, should have bee...
  • Andrea Boyd
    Okay, so I didn't like the journal/letter writing style. And there was one incident in the book that was shocking in a way, that seemed unnecessary. But I loved the characters. They touched my heart and made me want to keep reading. I'm looking forward to the next one.
  • Kathy
    This book has really likable characters. But I struggled a little with the writing style. It's done in journal entries, messages and conversations retelling what happened. It left me feeling like I'd missed out on actually seeing something happen. And it felt like big chunks of the story were missing. It's a prequel novella to a series about Garner's children. I am looking forward to reading that new series. 3.5 StarsContent: CleanSource: Amazon ...
  • Cayla
    good introduction to the Bradford Sisters series, but I had a hard time being emotionally invested. Mainly that was due to the format of letters, phone calls, etc. And combined with a novella length, it's pretty much just an information dump. Still, it sets up the series and I'm excited to dive into it! 
  • June
    The only thing wrong with this story was that it ended too soon!Can't wait to read the new series by Ms Wade. Sisters. We didn't get to know the girls much in this book since they are so young. But it was great to meet biological mothers, step mothers, mothers who invited them into their hearts. Can't wait to see how they grew up and what sort of women they became. I'm sure they are going to be great!
  • Gwendolyn Gage
    I’ve never read a story told completely by letters before (though there are a few phone dialogue snippets), so this was a unique experience, and I was rather impressed by the execution. The author did a fine job for such an unconventional type of storytelling, and I was engaged by it enough to see it through to the end.
  • Emily
    Such a cute novella---loved the format of letters, messages, and conversations! Looking forward to reading True to You!
  • Staci
    What a cute novella! I loved the format of telling the story through letters, journal entries and phone calls.
  • Loraine
    It took me a while to get into this book due to the writing style. It is written using journal entries, letters, notes and phone messages basically epistolary style and from two points of view: Garner's and Kathleen's. But I did like the story as it progressed and grew. Poor Garner had more tragedy in his life than one person should ever encounter, yet he survived them. He learned with the help of Kathleen to live life rather than just endure it....
  • Kara
    Joshua 1:9....This is my command--be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.A beautiful cover and an incredible novella that describes the family this series will follow, ALL told through letters, journal entries, and even a few phone calls/voice messages! I didn't care for some of the content within the story, mainly Sylvie and the tragedy that occurs later on, but it really felt...