A Love Like Ours is the third book in the Porter Family series. It can easily be read as a stand-alone novel, but, oh my goodness, I definitely recommend enjoying the entire series! I have loved each of these novels and they just keep getting better and better! I have been looking forward to reading Jake’s story since his appearance in the first book, Undeniably Yours. I knew that this scarred hero was going to have an emotionally wrenching story!
There are just so many beautiful things about this tale. These childhood friends, Jake and Lyndie, already have an inner connection. No matter how hard Jake tries to refuse it, the truth of that connection won’t be denied. But, Jake is definitely not the person he used to be.
A Love Like Ours tackles huge, huge issues. It spans the spectrum of deep and painful questions about guilt, God, and worthiness, while also having many fun and lighthearted moments. I ached over Jake’s struggle with PTSD and Lyndie’s patience and love toward him. I worried over his disbelief in God after all he’d seen. I felt, at the same time, both sadness and amazing hope for Lyndie’s sister, Mollie, who is an integral part of the book. I laughed out loud at the group dating scenes, and even more so at Zoe, who always left her thoughts hanging. I loved the way Lyndie’s mind worked to complete those thoughts in zany ways. Those moments were some of my favorites.
Of course, my very favorite moments were between Lyndie and Jake. Their romance was even more moving and emotional than I could have ever imagined it to be. They had so much to overcome and darkness kept trying to pull Jake down. There was great tension, a beautiful romance, definitely some heartache…and this book was the perfect answer for the hopeless romantic in me.
I highly recommend A Love Like Ours and the entire series of Porter Family novels that have been written so far. (5 stars)
My thanks to Bethany House and Litfuse Publicity for the complimentary copy of this book that I received in exchange for an honest review.
Fall in love with Becky Wade‘s new book, A Love Like Ours, a story of healing, romance, and cowboys. A glimmer of the hope Jake thought he’d lost returns when Lyndie lands back in Texas, 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?
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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?
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Becky Wadeis 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.