Saturday, 30 May 2015

Book Review: A Love Like Ours

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From The Back:

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?

My Reflections:

A love Like ours is the third book in the Porter Family series. It focuses on Jake Porter a conflicted character who battles with the effects of PTSD, and the resulting consequences of his attitude and choices.  My heart ached for this man and all he had been through, and I waited in earnest for him to turn his life over to God and find the peace he so yearned for.

Lyndie is a compassionate, bubbly young woman who I connected with right away. How can you not be drawn in to such a fun and loving character? She is fiercely protective of her adult sister who suffers from Cerebral Palsy. You get the sense right away that these two lead characters are a perfect match. Lyndie's sensitive compassionate loving side tempers the broody, serious, hard working and loyal Jake. The romantic tension is felt quite quickly once Jake lets down some of the walls protecting his jaded heart.

This novel is a heart tugging read. We experience along side these two complex characters the joys, trials and their anguish as they confront their issues and move toward a happy healthy future. 

All and all a good read if you are looking for a sweet contemporary drama this may be your next novel.

I received this book free of charge in return for my honest review from Graf-Martin Communications. Thank you Graf-Martin!

The Author

  1. Becky Wade
    Photo courtesy of Ginger Murray Photography

    Becky Wade

    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...
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