Review of A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade

Book Review, Grown Up Books

A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade. Clean Christian romance novel about a war veteran and his childhood sweetheart.A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade

Age range: Adult (appropriate for teens, too) | Series: Porter Family Novels | Paperback: 368 pages | Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (May 5, 2015)


About the Book

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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My Thoughts on A Love Like Ours

Becky Wade is one of my favorite authors, especially when it comes to romance. Her characters are real, flawed individuals that I can’t help but love. They each overcome obstacles and grow throughout the story. This is Christian fiction, but the religious aspect is presented in a non-preachy way.  Faith is part of the characters’ lives and it feels natural in the story.

A Love Like Ours is the third book in the Porter family series, but it can be read on its own. It’s Jake’s story and quite a bit different from the other two in that Jake is dealing with some very heavy and serious issues. I loved Lyndie, her big heart, and her perseverance. I loved the way she looked past Jake’s gruff exterior and wormed her way into his heart. The two of them had great chemistry and it was wonderful to watch them grow together the way they did.

If you’ve never read a Becky Wade novel, I would highly suggest you fix that.

Content: clean

Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher.



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