A Love Like Ours- by Becky Wade

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Back cover copy-

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?

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. Learn more at http://www.beckywade.com.

My thoughts:

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story captured my attention immediately and I literally did not want to put it down. The characters are awesome and Becky Wade makes you feel like you cannot wait to see what happens.

There are a couple of reasons that this particular story was a delight to read for me personally. I enjoy reading stories where there are horses involved. (Always been a horse lover), and I like the “tall, dark, and brooding” type heroes. (To use Becky’s words.)

The only distraction for me is that there were quite a few characters in the story and that sometimes made it a bit hard to follow, but that may just be a personal thing.

I have not read the first two books in the Porter Family Novels, but they are definitely on my wish list.

If you are looking for a great read for this summer, look no further. A Love Like Ours is a wonderful book. I give it five stars.

Bethany House gave me the book in exchange for an honest review.


About Norma Downing

Christian romance author Norma Downing has been writing for years. She writes both contemporary and historical. She currently has a contract with CrossLink Publishing for her first novel, A Promise Made, set in Kansas in 1899.
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