Well — here I am as part of Becky Wade’s new release tour through Litfuse Publicity for A LOVE LIKE OURS.
If you know me, you know I enjoy Christian fiction, with a little bit of romance, but it’s not all I read and I have to find it relatable to me. All the summary info is below, but to give you a quick idea – this novel focuses on Lyndie James who reconnects with her childhood best friend, Jake Porter, when she comes to train horses for him. Jake is both emotionally and physically scarred from a tour of duty in Iraq. Will Lyndie break down his defenses to help him feel again?
Well, I’m not really doing it justice, because this book was a whole lot more. The other characters really made the book for me, especially Lyndie’s family, and her sister Molly with severe special needs. I loved her neighbor friend. I loved the Porter family. I loved how real these people felt. I loved how it was all about horses (and I’m not even a horse person).
Here’s the thing – I think I’m drawn to Christian fiction because it’s so redeeming. There’s often a message that no matter what mistakes you’ve made, no matter where you are in life, no matter how alone or lost you feel, that you are worth saving. Stories with this theme and the theme of self-forgiveness are often my favorite. This one was no exception.
This was my first Becky Wade book, but I just love Katie Ganshert and I know Katie loves Becky, so now I do, too! 🙂
Here’s info below on the book and a great giveaway that Becky is hosting (n.b. — sometimes with the free version of WordPress codes are stripped upon post publishing. So if something doesn’t link correctly, please look via my twitter feed @BethsBookBlog as I will cross-post).
Thank you for my review copy, via Net Galley, and having me be part of the tour!
About the book:
A Love Like Ours (Bethany House, May 2015)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?
Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/1R9Tv8p
About the author:
Becky Wade is a native of California who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and moved to Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market, took time off to raise her children, then felt God nudging her to pursue contemporary Christian fiction. Becky’s work has been a finalist for both a RITA and an INSPY Award.
Follow the tour!
Blog Tour Schedule
Debra | 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too!
Mary | the mary book
Gayle | A Love Like ours
Jalynn | A Simple Life, really?!
Erin | For Him and My Family
Megan | When life gets you down…read a book
Tima | Book Reviews by Tima
Sandra | Simple Harvest Reads
Marianne | Reviewing Nivels Online5/6/2015
Vicky | deal sharing aunt
Ruth | This That and the Other Thing
Kristie | Moments
Lydia | The Overweight Bookshelf
Cara | Cara Putman
Sarah | Running Through The Storms5/7/2015
Amanda | LoveandaPrayer
Cassandra | Cassandra M’s Place
Alyssa | Sunrise Avenue
Joan | Book Reviews from an Avid Reader
Karen | Ting’s Mom Books
Vera | Chat With Vera5/8/2015
Lena | A Christian Writers World
Lakin | Wonderou Reviews
Becky | Christian Chick’s Thoughts
Shannah | Faith * Love * Books5/9/2015
Renee | Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot
Julia | Avid Reader Reviews5/10/2015
Paige | Electively Paige
Dianna | Savings in Seconds
Joy | Splashes of Joy
Carole | The Power of Words
Cristi | Cristi’s Reviews
Ashley | Wandering the Pages
Margaret | The World As I See It
And here’s exciting giveaway news!!
Fall in love with Becky Wade‘s new book, A Love Like Ours, a story of healing, romance, and cowboys. A glimmer of the hope Jake thought he’d lost returns when Lyndie lands back in Texas, 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?
To celebrate the release of her new book, Becky is giving away a $100 cash card and a book-inspired prize pack!
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.