Monday, May 11, 2015

A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade (Blog Tour + Review)

A Love Like Ours
by Becky Wade
Porter Family series, Book 3
Christian Fiction / Contemporary / Romance
Available May 2015
Bethany House
368 pages



About the Book
Former Marine Jake Porter has far deeper scars than the one that marks his face. He struggles with symptoms of PTSD, lives a solitary life, and avoids relationships.

When Lyndie James, Jake’s childhood best friend, lands back in Holley, Texas, Jake cautiously hires her to exercise his Thoroughbreds. Lyndie is tender-hearted, fiercely determined, and afraid of nothing, just like she was as a child. Jake pairs her with Silver Leaf, a horse full of promise but lacking in results, hoping she can solve the mystery of the stallion’s reluctance to run.

Though Jake and Lyndie have grown into very different adults, the bond that existed during their childhood still ties them together. Against Jake’s will, Lyndie’s sparkling, optimistic personality begins to tear down the walls he’s built around his heart. A glimmer of the hope he’d thought he’d lost returns, but fears and regrets still plague him. Will Jake ever be able to love Lyndie like she deserves, or is his heart too shattered to mend?

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My Thoughts
A Love Like Ours combines some of my favorite plot elements in a novel—reuniting childhood friends, all things cowboy/horses, siblings, a military hero, and some sort of trauma or difficulty that keeps resurfacing. It's like Becky Wade KNOWS me or something! [wink] But seriously, I thoroughly enjoyed every moment spent with this story.

I'm really loving this Porter family. While each book focuses on one specific sibling, the others pop up from time to time. When Jake needs a "kick in the pants," his siblings are right there ready to encourage him (or shove him) out of his comfort zone. And Jake really is an amazing guy. Of course, the trauma he's experienced affects just about everything in his life, but throughout the story, he's struggling and working to move past it.

And Lyndie is great. She's passionate and fun and such a great friend. I loved her interactions with Jake (of course!), but it was also fun to see her friendship with Amber and her son blossom. Amber's dating challenge was also a funny, light-hearted element that I appreciated since much of the book is a little more serious. I could give them a run for their money on some of those dating stories! 

I loved this book! Great characters, strong faith elements, and a plot that provided more than just a simple romance story. What more could you want?! [5 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my fair and honest review.

About the Author
Becky Wade is a native of California who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and moved to Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market, took time off to raise her children, then felt God nudging her to pursue contemporary Christian fiction. Becky’s work has been a finalist for both a RITA and an INSPY Award.

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1 comment:

  1. Yay! Great review Brooke; this is another one of my favorites too. :)

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