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Friday, June 19, 2015

Read a Great Book With a Texas Fairy Tale Ending!!

          "A Love Like Our's"

              By Becky Wade

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?

My Thoughts:

This novel is one that I enjoyed from the first page to the last. Becky Wade has shown us once again that she is a creative author who can turn a romance into a complicated  and yes, a very different situation, with a fairy tale ending. To get to this happy ending , there are unexpected twists and turns of the plot from chapter to chapter. The plot is well developed and moves quickly. Just when events start to become expected, a new complication arises, holding the reader's attention. 

The characters are well developed and realistic. They are easy to identify with, which makes the novel a great read.  The main characters are endearing, with their problems and uniqueness. Lindie has a sister who has a disability. I loved Lindie's support and love for her exhibited in so many ways. Jake suffers emotionally from his past experiences. You feel his pain and confusion as he attempts to overcome his fears. The impact of PTSD is a very real situation and Jake tugs at your heartstrings as he struggles to win over this disability. 

This is the third book in the Porter Family Series. It is certainly equally as good as the other two. I highly recommend it to all readers. A very different read for a romance!

Definitely a five star book!

This book was supplied by Bethany House and Graff Martin Communications in exchange for a fair and honest review. Now available from your local bookseller.

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