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Britt98Grand Prairie, TXAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Loved This Story!October 12, 2018Britt98Grand Prairie, TXAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A 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 heartacheand 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.
Joy Tiff5 Stars Out Of 5A Difficult condition handled with graceOctober 12, 2018Joy TiffQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I found this book to be very relevant in today's world. So many soldiers are battling PTSD, including the husband of a dear friend of mine. This book was instrumental in opening my eyes to what he is going through, as well as what my friend is going through in trying to be supportive and help him heal. Becky leads Jake through his struggle with God and with allowing people to get close to him in a truly tender story. The parallels between Lyndie working with Silver Leaf and Jake helped solidify her compassion, patience, and gentleness. I would definitely recommend this book. Don't let the heavy subject matter dissuade you as in true Becky Wade fashion there are also moments of humor as well.
BeckyOhioAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great story!October 12, 2018BeckyOhioAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5WOW! I loved this book. I did not want it to end. Lyndie and Jake are delightful characters who draw you into their story. Lyndie is a sweet character with a heart of gold who loves to save. Jake is working through PTSD from his days as a marine. He is referred to as Tall, Dark, and Brooding. You just have to love that! Within the book there are several great themes and sub-plots. I always reflect on life and enjoy Becky Wade's stories. She has many funny scenes to offset the deepness of her topics.
The book is part of a series Porter Family ,but is a standalone novel. I highly recommend this enjoyable read, as it is well worth your time! I am keeping my copy to reread!
I received this book from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review which I have given.
Caitlyn SantiAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5An Excellent Read!October 12, 2018Caitlyn SantiAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love this series! I had been looking forward to reading Jake Porter's story ever since I first met him in book one, Undeniably Yours! My heart broke for all that Jake had been through, as well as everything that Lyndie and her family were going through. As a lifelong horsewoman I was absolutely thrilled when I found out that Silver Leaf would play such a large role in this story, I was not disappointed! Silver Leaf and Lyndie's relationship reminded me so much of my relationship with my horse Ogen, who is also very princely and to quote Becky Wade "Acts like he has more royal blood in his veins than Prince William himself!"
I will admit that I don't usually go for the wounded heroes but, I did find myself falling for Jake many times throughout the novel! I loved Lyndie's character, especially her humorous and upbeat attitude toward life, there were definitely moments where I know that I would not have been able to hold it together as well as she did if I was in the same situation. And I loved the creativity of her children's books, I found myself wishing they were real so that I could read some of them! I loved getting to catch up with the whole Porter family again in this book. Becky writes this family so wonderfully that I always literally feel like I have stepped through the pages and am a part of this amazing family, tagging along like a fifth sibling as they go through their day! I loved this book and I highly recommend it as well as the first two in the series to anyone and everyone! I can't wait for Dru's book, really looking forward to getting inside her head and seeing what makes her tick!
I received a copy of this book from the author to help promote it.
ValriVernonia, ORAge: 45-54Gender: female1 Stars Out Of 5Fantastic Book!October 12, 2018ValriVernonia, ORAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1Unconditional love, hope, optimism, overcoming obstacles, trust, forgiveness - these are the things that this book is about! I didn't want this book to end. I wanted time to slow down while I was reading yet it actually went faster! In short, I adored this book! It's very emotional as you take a step into Jake Porter's world of PTSD and horses. What he experienced in Afghanistan and Iraq cannot be undone. He relives it every day and because of that, he lives a lonely, emotionally painful, solitary life. BUT, it isn't a sad book in any way - just the opposite! Jake doesn't do relationships and focuses all his attention on training horses - Thoroughbred horses. The author takes us into his world of just trying to get through each day as he struggles with survivors guilt and PTSD. Becky does an amazing job of that! I learned so much more about this than I already do and I'm so grateful for our military! Lyndie was Jake's childhood best friend but moved away when she was 12. She's back now and gets a job exercising his Thoroughbreds. Jake worries constantly that she will get hurt. Lyndie doesn't understand his fear but what she does is bring into his life is sweetness and joy and hope. Jake is overcome with the possibility that maybe he could be happy again! I love that even though Lyndie has challenges too, she is just the opposite of Jake. She has a handicapped adult sister who she has devoted her life to, along with her parents, and she uses Mollie to show Jake the way of trusting God in his life. The entire book flowed so well as it showed the ups and downs of a relationship, a family with a special needs child, someone with PTSD, even the sport of horse racing! I loved every page of this book! There is much to learn about trust and forgiveness and joy and patience. I will be thinking about this book and its characters for months to come!