Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade

A Love Like Ours 

by Becky Wade   

Contemporary Romance
Bethany House  

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.
Praise for Becky Wade
"I wasn't ready for this story to end, but when it did, I sighed the happy/longing sort of sigh that romance readers know so well . . ."
USA Today on Undeniably Yours
"They are a couple you'll be rooting for to have their Texas fairy-tale ending."
Romantic Times on Undeniably Yours

 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.

Find Author online: website, Facebook, Twitter, Newsletter Sign-up  

Here's my review of this wonderful novel:

First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Becky Wade and her publisher for sending me a copy of "A Love Like Ours" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

“A Love Like Ours” by Becky Wade is the third offering in the Porter Family Series.  Once again, Wade’s characters are thick and fleshy.  The focus on the horses in this book is quite a treat.  The topics of PTSD and Cerebral Palsy are handled gently and lovingly as they are woven through this beautiful love story.

Jake and Lyndie were inseparable as kids…until Lyndie’s parents moved the family to California.  Now they’re all grown up and Lyndie’s family has returned to Holley, Texas, but Jake and Lyndie have each lived through so much in their years apart.  Lyndie has developed her skills as a horsewoman and experienced lots of disappointment and Jake has been severely damaged in Iraq.  When they cross paths and Jake hires Lyndie to exercise his thoroughbreds, the attraction they had for each other when they were younger only seems to have grown stronger.

“A Love Like Ours” is a beautiful book.  It is full of tenderness and compassion.  I love how the story doesn’t completely let the reader down when things get rocky for the lovebirds (this is part of the contemporary Christian romance formula that I really dread when reading these books).  This is a great read!  I highly recommend it and look forward to reading more from Becky Wade.  She is one of those authors whose books automatically land on my keeper shelf.

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