The Christy Award-winning author talks about the best part of writing Christian romances.
After starting out in the general market, romance author Becky Wade felt God nudging her in the direction of writing romance fiction for the Christian market. Now an award-winning Christian romance author, she writes inspirational contemporary romances featuring successful young women, witty banter, and inspiring faith stories.
Becky continues her Bradford Sisters series with Falling for You (Bethany House). In this interview, the author talks about the inspiration behind her latest novel, the essential qualities of a leading lady and a leading man, and how her faith impacts her storytelling…
What can you tell us about your latest novel, Falling for You?
The inside scoop on Falling for You is that its hero, Corbin Stewart, was first introduced to readers in my final Porter Family book, Her One and Only. Back when I was writing Her One and Only, I decided that I wanted to give Corbin his own love story one day. Thus, Falling for You was inspired by Corbin—the only character to cross over from my Porter Family series to my Bradford Sisters series.
What can you tell us about the Bradford Sisters romance series, and how Falling for You fits into the bigger picture?
I’ve really enjoyed writing about the bonds of sisterhood because I, myself, am one of three sisters. In Willow, Nora, and Britt Bradford’s case, they share the same father, but all three have different mothers, so it’s been interesting to explore the similarities and the differences between the three sisters.
So far, my Bradford Sisters Romance series includes: Then Came You, a prequel novella which is free for eBook download; True to You, about the middle sister, Nora; and Falling for You, about the oldest sister, Willow.
The Christmas novella Because of You will release this fall. The final novel—about the youngest sister, Britt—will release in 2019.
Falling for You fits almost squarely into the center of series! Readers will meet all three sisters and all three heroes in the first novel, True to You. Then revisit the same cast of characters in the stories that follow.
Your main characters in Falling for You—a model and a football player—are exes that are pulled back together because of a decades-old mystery. What inspired this story?
The decades-old mystery centers around a woman who vanished without a trace. I was inspired to write Falling for You because I, personally, am fascinated by stories with that premise. The question, “What happened to the missing woman?” will keep me turning pages late into the night!
It was great fun to discover clue after clue alongside Falling for You’s hero and heroine as they work to uncover the secrets of the past. That said, I don’t consider Falling for You to be a “mystery” novel or a “suspense” novel. It’s definitely a contemporary romance with a light tone, deep emotions, and plenty of humor.
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