Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Someone Like You by Victoria Bylin

Someone Like You

by Victoria Bylin   
Contemporary Romance
Bethany House Publishers

"Together With You is a gripping story of forgiveness, love, and family relationships that will captivate readers from the opening chapter."
Single mom Julia Dare has a lot on her plate. A brand new Christian, she's busy trying to run her own business, spend time with her widowed mother, and raise her young son, Max, despite his father's less-than-ideal influence on him. When a big account from her event-planning business sends her to the Caliente Springs resort, she's shocked to come face-to-face with Zeke Monroe, the resort's general manager and her college sweetheart.
With his faith in tatters, Zeke Monroe is determined to keep the historic Caliente Springs resort running despite financial difficulties. But when Julia walks back into his life, he can't ignore the feelings she stirs up. As they work together on an important client's dream wedding, the fate of the resort soon depends on their success. When Zeke and Julia are pushed to their limits both personally and professionally, will their history put up walls between them or bring them together?

 Meet the Author

Victoria Bylin writes contemporary and historical romances known for their realistic, relatable characters. Her work has finaled in contests such as the Carol Awards, the RITAs, and the RT Reviewers' Choice Award. A native of California, she and her husband now make their home in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Here is my review of this amazing novel:

First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Victoria Bylin and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Someone Like You" 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.
From the beautiful cover of the novel to the opening Scripture from the book of Ezekiel to the heartwarming opening pages of “Someone Like You” by Victoria Bylin, the reader is captivated.  Zeke Monroe’s sensitivity is showcased front-and-center.  It made me wonder right away why our leading lady, Julia Dare, let him get away and connected with a jerk instead.  Bylin writes in such a way that I felt Zeke’s frustration right away.  As she pens the internal monologue for her characters, there is a beautifully flowing logic that engages me mind, too.  I haven’t read a book that didn’t talk at me in quite a while.  And there are beautiful poetic phrases that make me sigh inside (“…she couldn’t bear to taste the memories.”).  Wow!

I love how this book shows the ebbs and flows of life in general and the Christian life in particular.  It’s a beautiful story that’s beautifully written.  “Someone Like You” is a perfect read for your weekend or vacation.  And it will happily find a place on your “keeper” shelf.

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