A complimentary review copy was provided to me.I really enjoyed Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade when I read it, so when I heard that she had another book out and it was part of the Porter Family series, I jumped on the chance to read and review it. (I have been so busy reading, that I haven't had the chance to pick up the first one in the series, but that's okay)
The author has created some very real characters in this book. As a reader, I felt such a connection with the characters and their feelings. There was such a chemistry between Lyndie and Jake. The type of story that draws you in from the start. The story tackled some deep issues - PTSD and disabilities - that are being faced by every day people. The book appeals to the romantic side with the great love story, but it also shares a message. As with Meant to Be, the characters are challenged and flawed and in need of God's Grace and through the story their faith in God helps them to heal and learn to trust again.
I enjoyed this book and even though it is the third in the series, there is nothing lost in the story line if you haven't read the other books, so feel free to jump in with A Love Like Ours. As always though, the chance to see a glimpse into the ongoing story of Ty and Celia is something that I enjoy about reading books in a series.
A Love Like Ours
by Becky Wade
Becky Wade has written another heart warming love story in the third installment of the Porter Family series.*
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?
*While this is the third book in a series, it is written as a standalone.
Meet the Author
Becky Wade is a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market before putting her career on hold for several years to care for her three children. When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction. She loves writing funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance! She's the Carol Award and Inspirational Reader's Choice Award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, Undeniably Yours, Meant to Be Mine, and A Love Like Ours.
You can learn more about Becky Wade and her books on her website.
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No compensation was received for this review. All opinions expressed are my own or that of my family. A complimentary review copy was provided to me.