Meant to Be Mine
Buy Item $11.49 Retail: $16.00 Save 28% ($4.51)
In Stock
Stock No: WW211089
Bethany House / 2014 / Paperback
Quantity:

Add To Cart


Add To Wishlist
Buy eBook Begin reading in seconds $8.40 eBook Details
Quantity:


Add To Cart


Wishlist

Meant to Be Mine

Bethany House / 2014 / Paperback

In Stock
Stock No: WW211089


  • Other Formats (2)
  • In This Series (3)
Other Formats (2)
Description
Availability
Price
Add
Include
  1. In Stock
    $8.40
    Retail: $13.99
    Add To Cart
    0
    $8.40
  2. In Stock
    $11.49
    Retail: $16.00
    Add To Cart
    $11.49
In This Series (3)
Description
Availability
Price
Add
Include
  1. In Stock
    $11.49
    Retail: $16.00
    Add To Cart
    $11.49
  2. In Stock
    $9.99
    Retail: $13.99
    Add To Cart
    $9.99
  3. In Stock
    $8.99
    Retail: $13.99
    Add To Cart
    $8.99

Product Description

Ty Porter has always been irresistible to Celia Park. All through high school--irresistible. When their paths cross again after college--still irresistible. This time, though, Ty feels exactly the same way about Celia. Their whirlwind romance deposits them at a street-corner Las Vegas wedding chapel.

The next morning they wake to a marriage certificate and a dose of cold reality. Celia's ready to be Ty's wife, but Ty's not ready to be anybody's husband. As a professional bull rider, he lives on the road and can't bring himself to settle down.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0764211080
ISBN-13: 9780764211089
Series: Porter Family

Related Products

  1. Here to Stay
    Here to Stay
    Melissa Tagg
    Bethany House / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $7.79 Retail: $13.99 Save 44% ($6.20)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 57 Reviews
  2. One More Last Chance, A Place to Call Home Series #2
    One More Last Chance, A Place to Call Home Series #2
    Cathleen Armstrong
    Revell / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $12.49 Retail: $14.00 Save 11% ($1.51)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 25 Reviews
  3. First Impressions, Amish Classics Series #1
    First Impressions, Amish Classics Series #1
    Sarah Price
    Realms / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 40% ($6.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 14 Reviews
  4. Until I Found You
    Until I Found You
    Victoria Bylin
    Bethany House / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $12.49 Retail: $14.00 Save 11% ($1.51)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 37 Reviews

Publisher's Description

Ty Porter has always been irresistible to Celia Park. All through high school--irresistible. When their paths cross again after college--still irresistible. This time, though, Ty seems to feel exactly the same way about Celia. Their whirlwind romance deposits them at a street-corner Las Vegas wedding chapel. 

The next morning they wake to a marriage certificate and a dose of cold reality. Celia's ready to be Ty's wife, but Ty's not ready to be her husband. He's a professional bull rider, he lives on the road, and he's long planned to settle down with the hometown girl he's known since childhood. 

Five and a half years pass. Celia's buried her dreams so that she can afford to raise her daughter. Ty's achieved all of his goals. Or thought he had, until he looks again into the eyes of the woman he couldn't forget and into the face of the child he never knew he had.

How much will Ty sacrifice to win back Celia's trust and prove to her that their spontaneous marriage can still become the love of a lifetime?




Praise for Becky Wade

"Definitely one for the keeper shelf!"--USA Today on Undeniably Yours

"A sweet contemporary romance that will make for the perfect summer read."--Novel Crossing on Undeniably Yours

"A feisty heroine, romance, and comedy make this a fabulous debut and Wade an author to follow."--Library Journal on My Stubborn Heart

"A perfect 5 out of 5 stars...can't wait to find more from Becky in the near future. This is a must-read for your summer love stories!"--Reviews from the Heart blog on My Stubborn Heart

Author Bio

Becky Wade is a graduate of Baylor University. As a newlywed, she lived for three years in a home overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, as well as in Australia, before returning to the States. A mom of three young children, Becky and her family now live in Dallas, Texas. Learn more at www.beckywade.com.

Product Reviews

4.7 Stars Out Of 5
4.7 out of 5
(37)
(10)
(2)
(0)
(0)
Quality:
4.6 out Of 5
(4.6 out of 5)
Value:
4.6 out Of 5
(4.6 out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
4.5 out Of 5
(4.5 out of 5)
98%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-5 of 49
Page 1 of 10 12345 Next |Last
  1. Loraine
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Learning to forgive and trust again - good romance
    May 24, 2017
    Loraine
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    Basically two people make their fair share of mistakes and have to learn to forgive and move on so that they can learn to trust again. Toss in a heated romance and a precocious little girl and you have the makings for a good read. I enjoyed watching Ty and Celia overcome those mistakes and find true love. Full review at my website.
  2. Crystal
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Untraditional Romance That Will Inspire
    May 8, 2017
    Crystal
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    Celia Park has had a crush on handsome Ty Porter since high school. So when the two reunite as adults after one of Ty's bull riding competitions, she is thrilled that Ty finally seems to be returning her affections. After a swift romance and an impromptu trip to a wedding chapel in Las Vegas, Ty and Celia enjoy a wedding night of bliss- only to wake up the next morning to a different song. Admitting that he is actually in love with another woman and regrets his impulsive actions, Ty breaks Celia's heart and walks out of her life. Over five years later Ty seeks out Celia to finally divorce her, but he finds more than Celia in his search- he also learns that his one night as Celia's husband resulted in a daughter he never knew he had which changes everything. Ty wants to be part of their daughter's life, so he and Celia come to a mutual agreement to allow him back into their lives. Over the course of time, Ty begins having true feelings for Celia, but she staunchly resists his charms feeling that she could never trust him again- especially with her heart. The two must come face-to-face with past hurts, their own wrongdoings, temptation, and forgiveness as they look inwardly and to God for what the future may hold for them.

    Wade puts a new twist on the traditional romance in Meant to Be Mine. Not only does their marriage begin in a very non-traditional way, but Ty's unexpected change of heart toward Celia and his desire to be a better man for a chance at love and a real marriage with her is a refreshing change to the all-too-typical "cut your losses and move on" mentality that would be expected of two people found in the circumstances Ty and Celia face. I loved that despite Celia's resistance, Ty persistently tried to prove himself trustworthy and continually wooed her. Their interactions with one another after Celia lets her defenses down and decides to give him a chance are electrically charged, funny, and tender. I truly wasn't sure if Celia would forgive Ty and build a future with him after what she thought was his final betrayal, but I'm happy to say that the ending exceeded my expectations!

    This review contains my own thoughts and opinions. I have not been compensated by the publisher or the author in any way for my unbiased review.
  3. Katy
    Tennessee
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful story with complex characters
    May 8, 2016
    Katy
    Tennessee
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I love this second book in the Porter Family series. Although if you missed the first book, this one can easily be read as a stand-alone novel. It is a wonderful story with complex characters that can easily be thought of as friends. The author is so adept at making the story real to readers that I felt like I was right there in this Christian fiction romance.

    This gripping story pulls the reader in from the first line, Will you marry me? After that, it is a roller coaster ride all the way to the end.

    I recommend this book to everyone who enjoys contemporary Christian romance. Do not miss Meant to Be Mine.
  4. Shannah
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Sweet story of forgiveness and love!
    May 8, 2015
    Shannah
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I absolutely devoured this story! It was amazing. From beginning to end, I was rooting for Celia and Ty. I loved Addie and it was nice getting to reconnect with Meg, Bo, and Jake (I can't wait to read his story!). Being back in Holley, Texas was like putting on a comfortable pair of jeans and worn in cowboy boots. The story flowed effortlessly and kept me up late into the night to finish.

    I absolutely loved Celia and Ty. Their spark, spunk, and downright witty banter back and forth made the story that much more enjoyable. Celia is smart, sassy, and a devoted mother. She is independent to a fault. Ty is impulsive, handsome, and heartbreakingly charming. If he was a real person, I feel like I would have been head over heals for him just like Celia was. Their spark was undeniable to the reader, though it took them a while to accept it themselves.

    The message of the book was all about forgiveness. Both Celia and Ty have to work through some pretty major bitterness, regret, and self-loathing to accept the forgiveness from each other and most importantly the God who loves them. The sacrifices both characters have to make are symbolic of the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross for us, so we don't have to die and go to hell.

    Overall, this was an amazing story and I look forward to reading more from this wonderful author!
  5. Teddy G
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good themes of forgiveness and trust
    November 12, 2014
    Teddy G
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Ty Porter and Celia Park connected in high school as friends, although Celia would have loved more. Given the chance to see Ty show his stuff as a champion bullrider in Las Vegas, Celia finds herself caught up in a whirlwind romance that she's always dreamed of, ending up at the cheesiest of Las Vegas wedding chapels. Those dreams are quickly dashed with Ty's first words the morning after, and Celia finds herself alone again, although, not exactly.

    While there were aspects of this plot that were foreseeable, I appreciated that the author did stray away from the particular trap of having the girl catch the guy in a situation that looked worse than it was. I appreciated Celia's feistiness and reluctance to allow Ty back in wholeheartedly. Even her struggle with forgiveness felt authentic, and not trite. Forgiving what Ty had done should not have come easily, and it didn't. Uncle Danny, Addie, Ty's family, and other side characters helped round out the story. It looks like this a series, with the first book being about Ty's brother Bo and his wife Meg; I can hope that there will be another book about their brother Jake. This is a family I'd like to read more about!

    I give this book 4 stars; I was invested in the characters and sucked into the story of their personal and interpersonal development and healing.

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher, in exchange for my honest review.
Displaying items 1-5 of 49
Page 1 of 10 12345 Next |Last

Ask a Question

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Back
×

Ask a Question

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.