Wooing Cadie McCaffrey
After four years with her boyfriend, Cadie McCaffrey is thinking of ending things. Convinced Will doesn't love her in the "forever" way she loves him, Cadie believes it's time for her to let him go before life passes her by. When a misunderstanding leads to a mistake, leaving her hurt, disappointed, and full of regret, she finally sends him packing.But for Will, the end of their relationship is only the beginning of his quest to figure out how to be the man Cadie wanted him to be. With the dubious guidance of his former pro-athlete work friends and tactics drawn from Cadie's favorite romantic comedies, Will attempts to win her back. It's a foolproof plan. What could possibly go wrong?Bethany Turner is back with more of the heart and humor readers love. Anyone who enjoys a good romance or binges romantic comedies on Netflix will devour this delightful story.

Wooing Cadie McCaffrey Details

TitleWooing Cadie McCaffrey
Author
ReleaseMay 21st, 2019
PublisherFleming H. Revell Company
ISBN-139780800736309
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Fiction, Christian Fiction, Contemporary Romance

Wooing Cadie McCaffrey Review

  • Toni Shiloh
    January 1, 1970
    Bethany Turner has done it again!She knocked it out the ball park. Seriously, I devoured the book. I was hooked from the meet-cute prologue all the way to the epilogue. Ms. Turner had my emotions on a roller coaster. I couldn’t read fast enough and not slow enough either. You know how you want to know everything at once but also want to savor every single word? Well that’s how I felt reading #WooCaM.I highlighted my favorite passages. I messaged my reader friend who already read the book. I had Bethany Turner has done it again!She knocked it out the ball park. Seriously, I devoured the book. I was hooked from the meet-cute prologue all the way to the epilogue. Ms. Turner had my emotions on a roller coaster. I couldn’t read fast enough and not slow enough either. You know how you want to know everything at once but also want to savor every single word? Well that’s how I felt reading #WooCaM.I highlighted my favorite passages. I messaged my reader friend who already read the book. I had to! Some chapters stopped my heart, others had me holding back tears, and others had me fussing at the characters as if they could actually hear me.This book also touches on a subject that is absolutely needed in the Christian world. I loved the way Ms. Turner handled it and some of my favorite quotes came from it.I’m dubbing Ms. Turner the queen of CF romcom and I cannot wait until her next release. Until then, I’ll go ahead and reread #WooCaM and smile through all my favorite parts and savor the truth of the beautiful message. Love is worth it!* I received a complimentary copy via NetGalley. My review was not required nor influenced.**Full review at: https://tonishiloh.com/2019/05/14/rev...
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  • Rachel McMillan
    January 1, 1970
    reading for endorsement:the freshest, most engaging and unique voice in contemporary romance i have discovered since Sally Thorne and Rainbow Rowell.more to come...
  • Sarah Monzon
    January 1, 1970
    No words I could come up with as an endorsement could do this book justice. It’s a must read for everyone!
  • Staci
    January 1, 1970
    Bethany Turner's sophomore novel is a cute rom com.Wooing Cadie McCaffrey is light hearted on the surface but there are some heavy topics included such as dating a co-worker, breakdown in expectations and boundaries in a relationship and parental input.What I loved most about the novel were the laughs sprinkled throughout. While I found Turner's debut to be more appealing, Wooing Cadie McCaffrey delivers enjoyment and escape.My gratitude to publisher Revell for a complimentary copy of the novel. Bethany Turner's sophomore novel is a cute rom com.Wooing Cadie McCaffrey is light hearted on the surface but there are some heavy topics included such as dating a co-worker, breakdown in expectations and boundaries in a relationship and parental input.What I loved most about the novel were the laughs sprinkled throughout. While I found Turner's debut to be more appealing, Wooing Cadie McCaffrey delivers enjoyment and escape.My gratitude to publisher Revell for a complimentary copy of the novel. I was not required to post a review and all opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Lilian
    January 1, 1970
    FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own and a positive review was not required.What a thoroughly entertaining and unique read! I have to say--in all my years of reading, I've never read anything quite like this.The characters, writing style, and general setting of the story are what really hit the nail on the head for me. Cadie McCaffrey, the main female character, constantly made me laugh and I definitely FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own and a positive review was not required.What a thoroughly entertaining and unique read! I have to say--in all my years of reading, I've never read anything quite like this.The characters, writing style, and general setting of the story are what really hit the nail on the head for me. Cadie McCaffrey, the main female character, constantly made me laugh and I definitely could think of a couple of times in the book when I thought "Wow, that's exactly what I would've done." She seemed to be a bit more of a pessimist (like me), but I really appreciated her way of talking to others about her problems instead of completely closing down.I've never read anything by Bethany Turner, but she definitely blew it out of the water with her fantastic writing skills! I'm typically not one for first person voice, but I absolutely loved it in this book. There are also two point-of-views in this book, which I also am not a huge fan of, but I think Turner handled it really well. I absolutely love all the modern-day reference the characters made as well--I think there was even a reference to a book that released a couple of months ago, which I was astonished by but loved! Her writing style was very refreshing for me to read and unlike anything I've read before.You might think this book completely fits the bill for a 5 star rating. However, there was one thing--content. Specifically, sex. There were so many mentions of sex in this story that I didn't even bother counting them. Granted, Turner didn't make it seem very sensual and detailed, but I still would never expect to even find a mention of sex in a book published by a Christian publishing house, and that completely disappointed me. The kisses were also plentiful and each of them quite detailed. There wasn't any explicit love scenes, but there was a scene leading up to one, detailed up to the point where the characters were taking off their clothes. In my opinion, that's taking it too far (again, especially in Christian fiction), so that's why I decided to knock off 2.5 bookmarks.Overall, despite this book stepping over a couple of boundaries, I enjoyed the read. It was funny, well-written, and a good tale. I would recommend this book to readers over 18 years old due to the content covered. 2.5 stars.
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  • Fiction Aficionado
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve come to the conclusion that Bethany Turner could make a doctoral dissertation on the history of watching paint dry entertaining, so it’s probably not unexpected that I absolutely loved this story that had, you know, a plot and characters and everything you could possibly want in a story. Well, except dragons. #tipfornexttimeBut in all seriousness, in just two books, Bethany Turner has become one of my favourite voices in contemporary Christian romance. Not only is it one of the most natural I’ve come to the conclusion that Bethany Turner could make a doctoral dissertation on the history of watching paint dry entertaining, so it’s probably not unexpected that I absolutely loved this story that had, you know, a plot and characters and everything you could possibly want in a story. Well, except dragons. #tipfornexttimeBut in all seriousness, in just two books, Bethany Turner has become one of my favourite voices in contemporary Christian romance. Not only is it one of the most natural, unique, and entertaining voices out there, but her stories are pushing the envelope for Christian fiction in a really meaningful, appropriate, and grace-filled way—and making us laugh into the bargain. Exhibit A:“Instead of running to the Lord with my shame and heartbreak, I had spent the week vegging out in the Garden of Eden, acting like I was simply wearing my fig leaf because it was the latest thing in Madison Avenue foliage wear.”One of my favourite things about this novel—aside from everything I just said!—is that this story isn’t about falling in love; it’s about what it takes to make love (in the romantic/forever sense) work. It’s about the mistakes we make, and it’s about the way we respond to those mistakes (and one of them is a biggie for Christians). It’s about the way our romantic daydreams don’t always translate so well into real life, and it’s about the way real life—with all its ups and downs—has the potential to be so much richer than our romantic daydreams. And yes, it’s about that old “lack of communication” chestnut, but while that can be frustrating when it’s the whole basis for romantic conflict, it’s only part of a much bigger picture in this novel.So, in case you need a summary, I loved everything about this story: The characters (primary and secondary), the writing, the plot. EVERYTHING. (Even dragons wouldn’t have improved it, if I’m being completely honest.)It’s probably worth adding here that if pop culture and romantic comedy movies were a subject at school, I would get a big fat F—I’m woefully ignorant and probably missed soooo many references throughout this story. But do you know, it didn’t detract from the story at all. So there’s potential that other readers our there will enjoy this EVEN MORE than I did, if you can imagine that. I can’t, personally, but I dare you to try!I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. This has not influenced the content of my review, which is my honest and unbiased opinion.
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  • Jacob Proffitt
    January 1, 1970
    $12 for the ebook, $10.39 for the paperback. Who does that?!?
  • Deanne Patterson
    January 1, 1970
    This is my first read by Bethany Turner, hmmmm what rock have I been under?I will definitely be looking up her other book now.Cadie Feels unappreciated in her romance with Will. They have been dating for four years and there has been no proposal yet.Men can be pretty oblivious to our needs and wants in a relationship. They think things are sailing along smoothly but we as women need more, a little hand squeeze,a quick kiss,communication and definitely a marriage proposal if we've been with you f This is my first read by Bethany Turner, hmmmm what rock have I been under?I will definitely be looking up her other book now.Cadie Feels unappreciated in her romance with Will. They have been dating for four years and there has been no proposal yet.Men can be pretty oblivious to our needs and wants in a relationship. They think things are sailing along smoothly but we as women need more, a little hand squeeze,a quick kiss,communication and definitely a marriage proposal if we've been with you for four + years.Will is totally taken off guard when Cadie breaks up with him and it wakes him up to her wants and needs as they communicate better than they have in a long time.This book illustrates how a lack of communication leads to wrong assumptions. Several flashbacks show their romance in a more positive time as we get the feeling of how it was in earlier dating days.Some sweet laugh out loud moments along with serious topics this couple will need to work through.I am so glad I found this author's books!Published May 21st 2019 by Fleming H. Revell Company I was given a complimentary copy of this book.All opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    January 1, 1970
    This was an interesting book in many ways! We start at the end of the relationship between Cadie and Will- with a few well-placed flashbacks to help us feel the romance of their early relationship as well as experience some critical stages of decline. They seem so in sync, yet the miscommunication of such vital topics as expectations, marriage, and the future cause a rift between them- and they think it is for different reasons. I felt so badly for Will who is pretty much blindsided by the break This was an interesting book in many ways! We start at the end of the relationship between Cadie and Will- with a few well-placed flashbacks to help us feel the romance of their early relationship as well as experience some critical stages of decline. They seem so in sync, yet the miscommunication of such vital topics as expectations, marriage, and the future cause a rift between them- and they think it is for different reasons. I felt so badly for Will who is pretty much blindsided by the breakup, but admired his fortitude and determination to keep her in his life. The corporate setting brought a dynamic to the story showing how the professional lives of Cadie and Will intersect with their personal relationship. Powerful themes of regret, forgiveness, faith, and devotion are woven together with fun pop culture references, specifically from romantic movies, that make cameos as Will fights for the love of his life.(I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    Now that was an entertaining book! This is a Christian contemporary romance, focus of the characters and the romance. This was a fun book to read. The banter and chemistry between these two was so great! This book told a great story with some really good growing and learning moments with Christianity throw in. Forgiveness and love at its best. This author did a great job of mixing all these elements into a fun believable story. I am excited to read more from this author.
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  • Abby Breuklander
    January 1, 1970
    Love love and love this story!! Love doesn't always go the way that we think or hope it will. It's messy, frustrating, and downright hard. But that's when we know that it's real, you just have to get through the rough patches for a love that lasts. It's all part of the journey that makes every love story unique! God is in the details and when He is in charge the results will always blow us away!
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  • Kailey
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book! Bethany Turner creates the wonderfully unique stories! Her characters are so real and face real difficulties that we would all face. Her characters are so human. I loved how they turned to God during their troubles. I really loved this book! I can’t wait to read more from Bethany Turner!I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
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  • Caitlyn Santi
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, wow, WOW! I'm speechless, in the best way! This book is beyond amazing! Since finally getting around to reading The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck last year (which I LOVED by the way!) I have been eagerly anticipating Bethany Turner's next book! Needless to say my expectations were sky high, and this amazing book surpassed them all and completely raised the bar to a whole new level! I loved Cadie and Will immediately, by the time I finished the prologue I was already rooting for them with Wow, wow, WOW! I'm speechless, in the best way! This book is beyond amazing! Since finally getting around to reading The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck last year (which I LOVED by the way!) I have been eagerly anticipating Bethany Turner's next book! Needless to say my expectations were sky high, and this amazing book surpassed them all and completely raised the bar to a whole new level! I loved Cadie and Will immediately, by the time I finished the prologue I was already rooting for them with everything in me. I was totally engrossed in their story and I hated to stop reading! This book completely enthralled me from start to finish, it made me laugh aloud so many times, and I couldn't stop smiling while I was reading it! I said it in my review of TSLOSH and the same goes for WOOCAM, Bethany Turner's stories are happiness in book form! I loved every moment of this book so much, and it left me itching to binge watch all the awesome rom-com movies that I haven't yet seen. I could seriously go on gushing forever, but to avoid the risk of spoiling anything I will just say that I absolutely LOVED this book and will definitely be rereading both it and TSLOSH many times in the future! Wooing Cadie McCaffrey is definitely a MUST READ for all fans of Christian rom-com!Oh, and just in case you haven't already guessed I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it and am excitedly awaiting this author's 2020 release! I received an ebook copy of this book from the publisher which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.
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  • A. Harrison
    January 1, 1970
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  • Chris Jager
    January 1, 1970
    A wonderful read. Laugh out loud funny mixed wonderfully with really great messages aboutGod’s love for us.
  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    Wooing Cadie McCaffrey by Bethany Turner is a breath of fresh air. I laughed, I teared up a little, I struggled some, I got frustrated, I wrestled with a couple of my own issues, and I cheered like crazy for Will and Cadie. This fabulous story had me running through the gamut of my emotions, and I enjoyed the journey immensely.I would like to propose a subtitle for this novel. My proposed title is as follows:WOOING CADIE MCCAFFREY; OR, WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE*(*yes, I stole Wooing Cadie McCaffrey by Bethany Turner is a breath of fresh air. I laughed, I teared up a little, I struggled some, I got frustrated, I wrestled with a couple of my own issues, and I cheered like crazy for Will and Cadie. This fabulous story had me running through the gamut of my emotions, and I enjoyed the journey immensely.I would like to propose a subtitle for this novel. My proposed title is as follows:WOOING CADIE MCCAFFREY; OR, WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE*(*yes, I stole the subtitle from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but it’s totally apropos!)Cadie and Will are communication failures. I have definitely been a communication failure a time or two. I bet we’ve all been guilty a time or two of failing to communicate. Maybe we forgot to text our spouse about an important appointment. Perhaps we’ve accidentally sent an email to the wrong person but swore we sent it to the correct inbox. Or maybe we’ve just straight up misunderstood the words being spoken to us, especially if those words were coming at us prior to our first cup of coffee of the day. Point is we’ve all messed up a time or two where communication is concerned. But I’m not talking about this kind of communication. I’m talking about the more vulnerable kind; the kind between those we choose to love, our significant others.Cadie and Will struggle to talk. The number one culprit: assumptions. Assuming the thoughts and feelings of our spouse or significant other is a super bad habit to get into. It gets Cadie into major trouble in the book, and it has really gotten me into some sticky situations a time or two in my marriage. In my personal experience, I’ve been with my husband for so long I am 100% convinced I know him like the back of my hand. I rationalize my assumption habit by saying to myself, “My husband and I have been together for a decade so I must be a Robert expert. In any given situation I know what my husband will think and I know how he will react!” But this is bunk. I can’t possibly know what my husband thinks at all times or how he will react to every situation we find ourselves in because my husband is NOT a programmable robot. He is an independent, flesh and blood man whom God fearfully and wonderfully made. Cadie has been with Will for four years and assumes she knows his every thought and feeling where she is concerned. Cadie then makes life-altering decisions based on what she THINKS Will thinks but never takes the time to ASK Will what he thinks. I have to admit that this drove me insane while I was reading the story, and I may have yelled at Cadie a few times, but of course, it’s because I recognize myself in Miss McCaffrey and knew what path her assumptions were leading her down. I wanted so badly to steer her in a different direction, but where would the fun be if I had the power to do that?! LOL!Will is not off the hook in the communication department. Will’s failure lies in the fact that he forgets to check in with God. Aside from being totally swoonalicious and incredibly smart and charming, Will is a very focused man. Laser-focused actually. He desperately tries to give Cadie what he assumes she needs and wants, and even makes extremely grand plans in this regard, but completely forgets to get God’s take on the matter. Will disregards that man may make plans, but it is God who directs his steps (Proverbs 16:9). But honestly who hasn’t pulled a Will once or twice in his/her lifetime? I’m certainly not blameless. I can’t count how many times I’ve made a plan and jumped headfirst only to crash and burn. In my crash-and-burn status, I realize my error and ask God for forgiveness thinking to myself, “Man, life would be so much easier if I just remembered to talk to God first!” Will does eventually get there, but there were definitely moments in the novel where I had to shake my head at him. Silly Will!Now, do you see why I want to add a subtitle to this novel?Cadie and Will make it clear that good communication is key to a happy, successful relationship. And God makes it clear in His Word that good communication begins by adding Him into the conversation. It’s definitely my goal to remember to put God first BEFORE I open my mouth or make assumptions.Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute spent reading Wooing Cadie McCaffrey. This book packs a punch and isn’t afraid to tackle some tough, real-life topics in an honest, respectful manner. It is a story filled with realistic, endearing characters. And, it’s a story that’s so engaging a reader will stay up way past bedtime devouring every word. I highly recommend this novel. Will and Cadie’s story is one I won’t soon forget!I received a review copy of this novel in eBook form from the publisher via NetGalley. In no way has this influenced my review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.
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  • Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
    January 1, 1970
    What can I say about this book? It's got everything. Sports fan? Check. Romcom addict? Check. Cheesy movie scenes? Check. Great group of friends? Check. Miscommunication? Big check! Bethany Turner, in my opinion, is unbeaten in the writing of romcoms. I know, some people think that's premature because she's a newish author, but it's my opinion. I laughed, smiled, laughed, smiled, and laughed some more. You cannot be in a bad mood when reading this book. The references to chick flicks were fun to What can I say about this book? It's got everything. Sports fan? Check. Romcom addict? Check. Cheesy movie scenes? Check. Great group of friends? Check. Miscommunication? Big check! Bethany Turner, in my opinion, is unbeaten in the writing of romcoms. I know, some people think that's premature because she's a newish author, but it's my opinion. I laughed, smiled, laughed, smiled, and laughed some more. You cannot be in a bad mood when reading this book. The references to chick flicks were fun to read. I knew most of them - don't judge over the ones I didn't know. Even the sports references were wonderful to me. It really enhanced the overall story! Readers, beware. This is THE best meet-cute scene I think I have ever read. Period. Seriously, Will had my heart right from that scene. I was on #TeamWill from then on out. How could you not be? A guy who isn't afraid to do something embarrassing just to make a girl smile? And it didn't stop there. Yes, okay, Will was kind of dense when it came to certain things. But his heart was truly in the right place. Aside from Ms. Turner's remarklable story telling ability, Will is what kept the pages turning for me. I had to see what he was going to do next! Some of the things were totally cheesy (and that's totally the point), but I would have been on cloud nine if I were the recipient of his outlandish romantic gestures. Aside from the fun, the laughs, and the romance, were two big lessons here. Bravo Bethany Turner for putting these in your book you sneaky little author. Who knew we were supposed to learn and have fun! First and foremost, communication is SO important in a relationship. Case in point - Will and Cadie. It's really why the entire book happens, their lack of communication. You have to talk about the important stuff, not just the small stuff. Don't learn it the hard way people, learn it from Cadie and Will! Second lesson learned, and Turner does this brilliantly. We all make mistakes. Every. Single. Person. It's really how we handle these mistakes that allow us to grow, both as people, and our walk with the Lord. Yes, this book has a sin in it **gasp**. And no, you don't often see it in Christian fiction. BUT it is real life, and honestly Turner handles it with such grace, such tenderness, and such emotion that it doesn't take away from the story at all. In fact, it rather enhances it in my opinion. As I was reading, I was thinking of my teenage daughter. Thinking of how I would react if she had the same thing happen to her that happened to Cadie when she's older. Would I react with forgiveness and grace, or would I be angry and yell? Perhaps somewhere in between? My point is, reading this gave me the reminder of how Christians ought to act towards each other, lovingly. Even more so when someones makes a mistake. Sin is sin in God's eyes, so why are we so quick to judge and put them in categories? Shame on us. And thank you Ms. Turner for giving me this reminder. At the end of the day, I could find myself reading Turner's books over and over again. She is so talented, but the best part is that she brings her bubbly personality into her books. So it's kind of like I'm spending time with her too! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my heart!Bethany Turner's sophomore offering shows that she is a force to be reckoned with in the Christian romantic comedy market. Her voice is so absolutely fresh and appealing that reading her books is an absolute delight.That's not to say that this book doesn't deal with some tough issues, because it absolutely does. There are some serious matters that the author handles with such grace. Christian fiction books often take one of two roads--either too sickly sweet and prudish or ignoring t Oh my heart!Bethany Turner's sophomore offering shows that she is a force to be reckoned with in the Christian romantic comedy market. Her voice is so absolutely fresh and appealing that reading her books is an absolute delight.That's not to say that this book doesn't deal with some tough issues, because it absolutely does. There are some serious matters that the author handles with such grace. Christian fiction books often take one of two roads--either too sickly sweet and prudish or ignoring the real mess of life altogether. Turner does neither of those things, she approaches life's stumbling blocks with a realistic, yet wholly godly outlook. There were many times throughout the reading of this book that I was so frustrated with the characters and wanted to shake them and make them talk to each other. And then I came upon this line:"Just think of what might have happened if we'd actually talked."I think so many relationships could use that piece of advice. As irritating as it is to read about, it's much more common than I want to believe.I adored Cadie and Will and just cannot wait to see what Bethany Turner comes up with next. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
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  • Jaycee Weaver
    January 1, 1970
    Chick flicks, misunderstandings, a stubborn heroine and a fairly clueless hero trying to figure her out. What's not to love? The Queen of Christian RomCom has done it again with this latest release. I'll admit, it took me a little while to love Will. And Cadie. For a good while, I wanted to knock their heads together. But with every twist and turn and loop-de-loop of the story, I loved them both a little more. And trust me, there's a lot of that going on. Unpredictable and yet always pointing to Chick flicks, misunderstandings, a stubborn heroine and a fairly clueless hero trying to figure her out. What's not to love? The Queen of Christian RomCom has done it again with this latest release. I'll admit, it took me a little while to love Will. And Cadie. For a good while, I wanted to knock their heads together. But with every twist and turn and loop-de-loop of the story, I loved them both a little more. And trust me, there's a lot of that going on. Unpredictable and yet always pointing toward solid spiritual truth, with characters who make mistakes and face the consequences. That's my kind of book right there!
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  • Phyllis
    January 1, 1970
    A delightful storyI am so enamored with this story! From the first sentence, I was hooked. In fact, just reading the Prologue had me filled with so many emotions! From laughter at the meet-cute to the heart-warming way Cadie and Will fell in love so quickly. Be still my heart! I found myself both longing for (so I could know how things turned out) and dreading the ending of the book (duh! It was so wonderful to read).Will swept Cadie off her feet both literally and figuratively as he rescued her A delightful storyI am so enamored with this story! From the first sentence, I was hooked. In fact, just reading the Prologue had me filled with so many emotions! From laughter at the meet-cute to the heart-warming way Cadie and Will fell in love so quickly. Be still my heart! I found myself both longing for (so I could know how things turned out) and dreading the ending of the book (duh! It was so wonderful to read).Will swept Cadie off her feet both literally and figuratively as he rescued her from the certain peril resulting from standing on a desk in high-heels holding a cake blazing with fifty candles on it. In the same way he became captivated with Cadie in a flash, I was captivated with this story.Despite pulling from familiar stories and being written in a genre that can be somewhat predictable, this story was fresh and new and included many unexpected situations. The ending was both original and familiar in the best way possible.Will was handsome, according to Cadie, “in a goofy sort of way”. With an incredible smile. He was so in love with Cadie yet so inept at expressing it. The results of his bumbling attempts at winning her back were highly amusing!!One of the things that I enjoyed tremendously was the feeling of sharing inside jokes with Will and Cadie. I wanted to highlight so many passages to share and each time I realized they don’t make any sense if you aren’t in the know. Will’s special birthday greeting to Cadie each year is one such example.If you enjoy Rom-Com movies, you will have fun with the abundance of references here. I was surprised at the number of movies I wasn’t familiar with at all and loved seeing some of my favorites listed here. I was reading portions of the story to my husband because it was just too humorous to keep to myself! We both agreed that the author arranged her words was masterful.On the other hand, Wooing Cadie MCCaffrey was also poignant and dealt with issues such as temptation, shame, and guilt. Cadie’s fear of being judged by her parents and the burden she carried made me so sad. I loved the way that both Cadie and Will drew closer to God when they realized he was so ready to forgive. The words of Cadie’s mom’s words to her about God’s nature and forgiveness touched my heart deeply.Author Bethany Turner achieved the delicate balance of romance, inspiration, humor, and heart issues in this delightful story. It is the first I have read of her books and I hope to add many more to that number.I wholeheartedly recommend this book!Read my full review at at Among the ReadsI was given a copy of this book. I was not required to give a favorable review nor was any money received for this review. All comments and opinions are my own.
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  • Madison
    January 1, 1970
    Wooing Cadie McCaffrey is a humorous and refreshing novel - it’s also a lesson in miscommunication and how to complicate a relationship by NOT TALKING! So if you like rom-coms, epic romantic moments or enjoy reading a book from between your fingers due to agony from misunderstandings, then this is the book for you.Cadie McCaffrey has been waiting for her boyfriend, Will, to propose for years. Every time she thinks he has finally decided to get down on bended knee, she is tragically disappointed. Wooing Cadie McCaffrey is a humorous and refreshing novel - it’s also a lesson in miscommunication and how to complicate a relationship by NOT TALKING! So if you like rom-coms, epic romantic moments or enjoy reading a book from between your fingers due to agony from misunderstandings, then this is the book for you.Cadie McCaffrey has been waiting for her boyfriend, Will, to propose for years. Every time she thinks he has finally decided to get down on bended knee, she is tragically disappointed. When another misunderstanding leads Will and Cadie to take their physical relationship further than either of them planned, Cadie decides it’s time to break up from Will and keep moving on with her life. Will is devastated and is determined to win Cadie back, even if that means he has to sit through dozens of romantic movies and plan romantic moments to woo Cadie into giving them another chance.Bethany Turner has a refreshing and unique way of pulling a story together. The characters are realistically flawed and their journey with God and others around them is situated smack bang in the middle of realistic life - where mistakes are made. I loved Cadie’s sports ineptitude, especially surrounded by such sports fanatics. I loved Will’s adorkable resolve to win Cadie back. The beginning was a little confusing and off putting. The middle was bumpy but the end was everything you could want in a romantic, happily ever after that balanced those feel-good, movie-worthy moments with open communication, faith and love. Wooing Cadie McCaffrey has lots of laughs and moments that every rom-com fan will recognise, touches on deep topics of physical intimacy in relationships and has a fun, lighthearted tone throughout.The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.Find more reviews, reading age guides, content advisory, and recommendations on my blog Madison's Library
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  • Monica
    January 1, 1970
    Cadie McCaffrey and Will Whittaker have been dating four years. They met at the office and things started out great. However, for a long time, Cadie has been waiting for Will to "pop the question." When he doesn't, she is convinced he doesn't really love her. Then things get compounded for the couple with more misunderstandings coupled with some regret. At that point, Cadie tells Will that things aren't working out. Will doesn't understand and continues to try to win her back. Can he succeed?Woo Cadie McCaffrey and Will Whittaker have been dating four years. They met at the office and things started out great. However, for a long time, Cadie has been waiting for Will to "pop the question." When he doesn't, she is convinced he doesn't really love her. Then things get compounded for the couple with more misunderstandings coupled with some regret. At that point, Cadie tells Will that things aren't working out. Will doesn't understand and continues to try to win her back. Can he succeed?Wooing Cadie McCaffrey is Bethany Turner's second book that I have read. I laughed out loud at the first book and enjoyed it a lot. I wanted to love this one too, but I didn't like it as well. I was looking for something light to read that would make me laugh--with some tension and struggles of course. . .But I didn't laugh. Instead, I felt frustrated by Cadie's willingness to give up so quickly and her lack of communication. For me, it wasn't believable that she would give up on him so quickly after a relationship of four years. I also would have liked to have seen more of the early relationship as part of this story. However, I wasn't bothered by the subject that caused so much regret because I thought that was handled quite well. I appreciated that both characters took time to reflect on the mistake that was made and how to handle that with God. Their faith was important to them even though God hadn't always been front and center. I liked that Turner included this struggle because I think there are women this book could speak to who need to hear this message of hope and forgiveness. As a whole, I thought Wooing Cadie McCaffrey was okay, but it wasn't the fun, romantic comedy for me that I was expecting. Maybe it will be for you.I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.
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  • Chloe Flanagan
    January 1, 1970
    There’s no doubt that Cadie and Will’s awkward, funny first meeting and instantaneous chemistry is the stuff of heart-fluttering chick flicks. But fast forward four years later, and Cadie is realizing she just might not have Meg Ryan’s knack for happy endings. The zing has faded and a last ditch effort to save it only brings emotional disaster. Yet just as Cadie gives up, Will starts fighting—with an arsenal of classic romcom antics, no less—in a desperate campaign to win her back. Reading Wooin There’s no doubt that Cadie and Will’s awkward, funny first meeting and instantaneous chemistry is the stuff of heart-fluttering chick flicks. But fast forward four years later, and Cadie is realizing she just might not have Meg Ryan’s knack for happy endings. The zing has faded and a last ditch effort to save it only brings emotional disaster. Yet just as Cadie gives up, Will starts fighting—with an arsenal of classic romcom antics, no less—in a desperate campaign to win her back. Reading Wooing Cadie McCaffrey is an absolute joy for any girl who has secretly longed to see Richard Gere show up on her fire escape. The novel humorously and affectionately deconstructs the romcom genre, peeling away the gimmicks to illuminate the beautiful and often heartbreaking complexities of a real romance. Not only that, it employs wit and grace to tackle relationship issues that much of the Christian Fiction world still treats as taboo. Bethany Turner has once again woven a sweet, hilarious narrative centered around a faith journey that is anything but sugar-coated. What makes the narrative really come to life, though, are the characters. Will and Cadie are delightfully relatable, and the supporting cast is colorful and entertaining, especially the couple’s coworkers. This is a book you’ll definitely want to reread and pass around to all of your gal pals...and maybe even a few of the guys too.
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  • Clara
    January 1, 1970
    Confession: I unintentionally read this book in one day and completely loved it!Bethany Turner is truly becoming a writer to watch out for in the rom-com genre. She had me laughing in the silliest of scenes, and had me cheering for Cadie and Will the ENTIRE book! Even through heartache, hurt, disappointment and confusion. And there's more than a handful of that. But to every set-down, they'll discover there is hope if forgiveness is given and fought for with love.What's special about Turner's bo Confession: I unintentionally read this book in one day and completely loved it!Bethany Turner is truly becoming a writer to watch out for in the rom-com genre. She had me laughing in the silliest of scenes, and had me cheering for Cadie and Will the ENTIRE book! Even through heartache, hurt, disappointment and confusion. And there's more than a handful of that. But to every set-down, they'll discover there is hope if forgiveness is given and fought for with love.What's special about Turner's book is that her comedy never borders on ridiculous. I can only describe her writing as raw and vulnerable. Honestly portraying our flaws and how we can hurt each other so easily, but also, showing that there is something more powerful than our brokenness that holds us together.* I received an ARC from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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  • Rosalyn
    January 1, 1970
    I found this to be a deliciously delightful, light-hearted and fun romantic comedy type of a story.Cadie McCaffrey is tired, yes downright tired...of being in a relationship that is fast going nowhere. Her boyfriend Will is completely clueless, and she can't handle it anymore. So she ends it.And this is where the fun begins.Will loves her, and is determined to spend the rest of his life with her. No matter what it takes.But...somehow, they just never quite are on the same page.The results are fu I found this to be a deliciously delightful, light-hearted and fun romantic comedy type of a story.Cadie McCaffrey is tired, yes downright tired...of being in a relationship that is fast going nowhere. Her boyfriend Will is completely clueless, and she can't handle it anymore. So she ends it.And this is where the fun begins.Will loves her, and is determined to spend the rest of his life with her. No matter what it takes.But...somehow, they just never quite are on the same page.The results are fun, a bit humorous at times, and other times, quite sad....You won't want to miss this one!Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255
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  • Cheryl
    January 1, 1970
    What a cute, fun book. Fans of romances will want to treat themselves to a copy of this book. I would classify this book as "clean Christian" fiction. The romance is like eating a salt water taffy. Plus, this book is not preachy.Will was kind. At first I did think he was clueless when it came to Cadie and romance but he was actually a romantic at heart. He just had bad timing about showing it. Where Cadie was concerned, she did not realize that she had set her standards to "almost perfect". Once What a cute, fun book. Fans of romances will want to treat themselves to a copy of this book. I would classify this book as "clean Christian" fiction. The romance is like eating a salt water taffy. Plus, this book is not preachy.Will was kind. At first I did think he was clueless when it came to Cadie and romance but he was actually a romantic at heart. He just had bad timing about showing it. Where Cadie was concerned, she did not realize that she had set her standards to "almost perfect". Once, she realized what she and Will had was real and filled with love, she was ready to truly open her heart. Cadie had me in the beginning but by the end Will had won me over. Together these two made a cute couple There is some laughs to be had in this book. I do look forward to reading more books from this author. Readers will swoon for Wooing Cadie McCaffrey.
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  • Jeanne Alfveby crea
    January 1, 1970
    Author Bethany Turner's sophomore novel is delightful, full of references to pop culture and beloved rom-com movies, actual swoon-worthy romance, laugh-out-loud moments, and a difficult relationship topic, heartbreak and hope all rolled into one very satisfying story. Bethany Turner, a fresh voice in Christian fiction, and her contemporary romantic-comedy stories are delighting fans across the country! Check out Cadie & Will's story in Wooing Cadie McCaffrey! My favorite parental line in the Author Bethany Turner's sophomore novel is delightful, full of references to pop culture and beloved rom-com movies, actual swoon-worthy romance, laugh-out-loud moments, and a difficult relationship topic, heartbreak and hope all rolled into one very satisfying story. Bethany Turner, a fresh voice in Christian fiction, and her contemporary romantic-comedy stories are delighting fans across the country! Check out Cadie & Will's story in Wooing Cadie McCaffrey! My favorite parental line in the story "I can't promise I won't be disappointed, but I can promise that no disappointment in the world could be bigger than my love for you. You know that, right?"I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
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  • Denise Hershberger
    January 1, 1970
    This book is laugh out loud funny! I don't generally enjoy funny, but I'm loving Turner's books.The pop culture references in this book are a little over the top, but that is part of what makes this book hilarious. I'm a fan of many of the movies referenced in this book and loved reliving some of those moments. I appreciated that this book is Christian, but still allowed the characters to have moments of weakness. Sometimes Christian Fiction is too perfect and unrealistic.I must say that there w This book is laugh out loud funny! I don't generally enjoy funny, but I'm loving Turner's books.The pop culture references in this book are a little over the top, but that is part of what makes this book hilarious. I'm a fan of many of the movies referenced in this book and loved reliving some of those moments. I appreciated that this book is Christian, but still allowed the characters to have moments of weakness. Sometimes Christian Fiction is too perfect and unrealistic.I must say that there was a big romantic gesture toward the end that was the best. I am not really a hopeless romantic, but that moment was pretty special. You'll have to read the book to find out what it was!I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. This is my honest review.
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  • Sienna
    January 1, 1970
    *DISCLAIMER: Thank you to Bethany Turner and Revell Publishers for giving me and early copy of this book, in exchange for my honest review.*This book was so much fun to read! It had realistic scenarios mixed with romantic comedy situations. It made me laugh and cry. I’ve never gotten into an adult romance before this book, and I really enjoyed it. Usually I can’t relate to the 30 year old characters because I’m still so young, but this book made it easy to fall in love with each of the character *DISCLAIMER: Thank you to Bethany Turner and Revell Publishers for giving me and early copy of this book, in exchange for my honest review.*This book was so much fun to read! It had realistic scenarios mixed with romantic comedy situations. It made me laugh and cry. I’ve never gotten into an adult romance before this book, and I really enjoyed it. Usually I can’t relate to the 30 year old characters because I’m still so young, but this book made it easy to fall in love with each of the characters. If you are looking for a sweet, Christian rom com, this is the book for you. I rate this book 4.5/5 stars for cleanness (the word sexy and variations of that word are mentioned quite a few times, but it wasn’t in an inappropriate way, especially considering this is an adult rom com novel; POTENTIAL SPOILER: the characters have sex before marriage but they don’t mention any details at all, and the characters both regret it afterward SPOILER DONE); 5/5 stars for characters; 5/5 stars for plot; and a personal rating of 4/5 stars. I think I would read this again one day, but because I’m unsure, I’ll stick with four stars. I’m particular about my five star books.
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  • booksbikesbooze
    January 1, 1970
    Full review to come!
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