Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Love Like Ours

GIVEAWAY

WADE, BECKY
A LOVE LIKE OURS

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 Review:

Seriously, gut-wrenchingly, 5-tissue-box-alert good. I love an emotional read and Wade always succeeds in delivering one. Plus she gets me thinking...and squirming...as I grow right along with her characters.

There's something so delicate about the fragile link Jake and Lyndie share from childhood. The thinnest of threads is all that is left when they reconnect as adults but it turns into a solid life line for Jake. But, oh my, it's a painful journey until he figures out how to hold on.

Exquisite storytelling delves deep into the tormented psyche of a man struggling with PTSD. I ached for Jake even as I fumed at him. And Wade does an incredible job of slowly edging him out of his self-imposed isolation. When we first meet him he's surviving more than living. And then Lyndie breezes in -- a whirlwind of tenacity and faith and unconditional love. She's like a breath of fresh air and Jake's defences don't stand a chance. Though he does make a valiant effort.

The beauty of their romance is that it isn't always pretty. And complications take on a whole new meaning after you've read their story. I was wrenched into the depths of despair and then buoyed up in a hope so bright it actually hurt.

My takeaway message from this read: God is good. You just need to let Him into your life to realize how good He really is.

My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group and Bethany House for supplying a review copy of this book.
 
 
GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of A Love Like Ours please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 17 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!
 
To celebrate the release of her new book, Becky is giving away a $100 cash card and a book-inspired prize pack!


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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A $100 cash card
  • A copy of A Love Like Ours
  • A copy of the Secretariat DVD
  • A scarf
  • A dog-tag/cross keychain
  • A pair of earrings
  • A Scarf
  • A Texas-shaped cutting board
  • A Jake Porter mug

  • Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 26th. Winner will be announced May 27th on Becky's site.
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    26 comments:

    1. Please don't enter me since I have read this wonderful book as you know. I just wanted to let you know your review is so touching and lovely it made me cry.

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      1. Thanks for stopping by, Diana. Love talking books with you. This one is an amazing read, isn't it?

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      2. Indeed it is. I love a book that I can get totally lost in...

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    2. I'm really looking forward to this book! Book 1 in the series was good, book 2 even better. Sounds like this one will be even better!

      pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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      1. And you get glimpses of all the characters from Book 1 and Book 2. Plus a really touching/funny brother bonding scene that I just loved!!!! Good luck, Patty.

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    3. I have not read any of becky's books. It sounds super and I really loved your review. How do you have time for so much reading ? Wish I did !
      Deanne
      Cnnamongirl(at)aol(dot)com

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      1. Reading is like breathing to me, Deanne. LOL Good luck!

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    4. Becky Wade is one of my very favorite contemporary Christian fiction romance authors. I've read all the other Porter family books and loved them. I'm looking forward to reading A Love Like Ours and would love to win it here! Thanks for the chance.
      pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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      1. She's one of my favourites too, Pam. Good luck!

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    5. loved your review kav.....please enter me for your giveaway :)

      karenk
      kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    6. This book looks really good. I've read the first two books in the series and have been wondering about Jake's story. The girl on the cover is so cute, too! Thanks for the giveaway!
      garfsgirl AT hotmail DOT com

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      1. It's a great cover, isn't it? So refreshing. Good luck, Lis.

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    7. I'm loving this review! Thanks, Kav!
      campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    8. I have the first two books in this series, and I'm impressed with Becky's writing ability. She has written some very touching and poignant novels. I enjoyed your review very much, and would love it if you'd put my name in the hat for your contest! Thanks, Kav!
      Nancee (quiltcat26[at]gmail[dot]com

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      1. And she's soooooo real. She really knows how to put life on the page. You're in the draw, Nancee. Good luck.

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    9. Thanks Kav for your review. I've been trying to win her book so thanks for the giveaway. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    10. I do enjoy Becky's books & would like to read this one too :)
      dkstevensneAToutlookD oTCoM

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      1. You will love this one too, Deanna. Good luck.

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    11. Captivating review, Kav! You know my soft spot for troubled heroes and raw emotions :) Also I love the cover, very telling. I am totally in for this!

      janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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      1. You'll love it, Janka. Good luck.

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    12. Oh do please enter me!! I love her books and have yet to read this one. Thanks for the chance at winning this prize!

      esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    13. I cannot wait to read this story. It sounds amazing and may be my favorite Becky Wade book yet. Thanks for sharing your review and for the great review. 😃

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    14. This is a great read! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

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