A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade | Blog Tour and $100 Cash Card and Prize Pack Giveaway

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

love like ours - prize pack

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.



{More about A Love Like Ours}

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?

Learn more and purchase a copy at Becky’s website.

Becky Wade

{More About Becky Wade}

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 is the Carol Award-, INSPY Award-, and International Reader’s Choice Award-winning author of the Porter Family Novels.

Find out more about Becky at http://beckywade.com.

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Love might not always be enough, but it’s a start

Becky Wade tells the story of a Marine struggling to overcome PTSD

3/12/2015 || Seattle: Becky Wade weaves a moving tale of the hope of redemptive love in her new book, A Love Like Ours (Bethany House/May 5, 2015/ISBN: 978-0764211096/$13.99). In it she introduces us to former Marine Jake Porter, who carries scars far deeper than the one that marks his face. After serving his country in the Middle East, he returns home struggling with symptoms of PTSD. His pain causes him to live a solitary life, avoiding relationships even with his dearest loved ones. 

All of this is challenged when Lyndie James, Jake’s childhood best friend, lands back in Holley, Texas. Despite his misgivings, Jake cautiously hires her to exercise his Thoroughbred horses. He 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. Jake finds his old friend to be tender-hearted, fiercely determined and afraid of nothing — just like she was as a little girl.

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 Jake thought he’d lost forever 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?

According to statistics from the Department of Veterans Affairs, 11-20 percent of veterans who served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom have PTSD in a given year. “I’m extremely grateful to our veterans for their service,” Wade says. “I cast Jake as my hero because I was moved by news stories I’ve seen and read throughout the years about service men and women who come home with physical injuries and/or disorders such as PTSD.” 

A portion of the proceeds from A Love Like Ours pre-orders and post-release sales through May 17 will go to support the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF), which builds centers on U.S. military bases to aid veterans in their recoveries from combat injuries. Wade selected this charity because IFHF goes beyond addressing physical rehabilitation, also helping with traumatic brain injuries and psychological health conditions. 

Wade reveals she wants readers to walk away from A Love Like Ours with a renewed compassion for those who are hurting. “My desire is that this novel will remind readers that in God, there’s always reason to hope. He has the power to redeem all things in His time.”

Learn more about Becky Wade and A Love Like Ours at www.beckywade.com, on Facebook (authorbeckywade) or by following her on Twitter (beckywadewriter) or Pinterest (beckywadewriter).

Advance Praise

“Filled with genuine emotion and overflowing with positive examples of faith, the story captures the imagination while warming the heart.”

~ Publishers Weekly starred review

“Being a horse lover for as long as I can remember, I had high hopes for this book, and Becky Wade not only did NOT disappoint, but served up her best book yet! Reuniting the Porter siblings with friends both old and new, Wade seamlessly blends threads of courage, sacrifice, hope, and family loyalty together with a double-dose of romance and a dash of Seabiscuit-style action to create a swoon worthy story that will leave you both cheering and weeping for joy. An absolute must read!” 

~ Amy Drown, Fiction Editor, The Christian Manifesto

About the Author

Becky Wade is the Carol Award- and Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award-winning author of My Stubborn Heart, Undeniably Yours, Meant to Be Mine and her latest, A Love Like Ours.

Wade and her husband lived overseas in the Caribbean and Australia before settling in Dallas, Texas.  It was during her years abroad when Wade’s passion for reading turned into a passion for writing.  She published three historical romances for the general market then put her career on hold to care for her kids. When God called her back to writing, Wade knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction.

These days Wade can usually be found trying but failing to keep up with housework, carting her kids around town, playing tennis, hunched over her computer, or collapsed on the sofa watching TV with her husband.

Keep up with Becky Wade at www.beckywade.com, on Facebook (authorbeckywade) or by following her on Twitter (beckywadewriter) or Pinterest (beckywadewriter).

Suggested interview questions

—What is the overarching theme of A Love Like Ours?

—Why do you think we’re so susceptible to looking for hope in sources apart from God? 

—How would you describe your writing style?

—Why did you begin A Love Like Ours with a prologue that gives the reader a glimpse into Jake and Lyndie’s childhood? 

—Jake Porter, the hero of your book, is an actual hero. He served with the Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan and now struggles with PTSD from his experiences overseas. According to statistics from the Department of Veterans Affairs, 11-20 percent of veterans who served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom have PTSD in a given year. What motivated you to write this type of hero?

—Is love enough to help people overcome their PTSD symptoms?

—Not only does Jake suffer with PTSD, but he isn’t a Christian, which causes stress in his relationship with Lyndie. How can a woman’s desire to “fix” a broken man come back to hurt her?

—There’s a subplot in A Love Like Ours about Thoroughbred horse racing. Did you learn something about horse racing you didn’t know before while doing research for the book?

—Has bonding with and caring for horses proven to be therapeutic for those who have experienced trauma?

—Lyndie’s sister has cerebral palsy and needs constant care. How did that help shape the person she became?

—Can you tell us about the family on which you based much of this story?

—Please tell us about the charity that is going to benefit from a portion of the sales of A Love Like Ours.

—In what way do you hope A Love Like Ours encourages its readers?

Becky Wade is available for interviews to promote the release of A Love Like Ours. To request a review copy, schedule an interview or for more information, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.


“Filled with genuine emotion and overflowing with positive examples of faith, the story captures the imagination while warming the heart.” —Publishers Weekly starred review

“This is the third title in Wade’s series about the Porter brothers and perhaps the most relatable….Lyndie perseveres and keeps riding and loving Jake in this inspirational tale about how someone who is severely broken can become whole again.” —Booklist

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    I fell totally in love with the relationship between Jake and Lyndie. They are so perfectly different… but so perfectly compliment each other. They’re exactly what the other need.

    There is something so magical to me about the idea of childhood best friends finding each other again as adults. Add in the immediate chemistry that Jake and Lyndie have for each other and it made for a page turner that I just couldn’t put down. Not that it was a simple romance. It was anything but simple. The troubles that Lyndie and Jake faced both together and separately made their story (and their family’s story) really intriguing. I found myself routing for them to beat all of their difficulties. I turned every page hoping that a magic, or fate, or God, would intervene and make it all work out.

    Written by A Bit Bookish on June 1, 2015
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RB8QNTD6UCC3H/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • I enjoyed this book. It was wonderfully written and sucked me in. I didn’t want to put it down. I know I say that a lot, but I get the chance to read books by some amazing authors over here! Lyndie reminds me a lot of myself. I want to heal people and animals. I love horses and that special bond you form. I am also short(not even five foot) and more of an introvert who likes to study people. But I am definitely not artistic! At All. I have met and dealt with people like Jake, both as a nurse and as a friend. I am so very glad that PTSD is getting recognition and having less of a stigma to it now.Read this book(and the others in the series). You’re going to love it!

    Written by Erin S. on May 28, 2015

  • LOVED!!!

    A Love Like Ours combines some of my favorite plot elements in a novel—reuniting childhood friends, all things cowboy/horses, siblings, a military hero, and some sort of trauma or difficulty that keeps resurfacing. It’s like Becky Wade KNOWS me or something! [wink] But seriously, I thoroughly enjoyed every moment spent with this story.

    Amber’s dating challenge was also a funny, light-hearted element that I appreciated since much of the book is a little more serious. I could give them a run for their money on some of those dating stories!

    I loved this book! Great characters, strong faith elements, and a plot that provided more than just a simple romance story. What more could you want?!

    Written by Brooke @ i blog 4 books on May 28, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1U28Q90S4WEVR

  • To see Jake go into anti-social mode because he is suffering from acute PTSD. To help get him back to normal comes along his childhood friend Lyndie. To see these two work together and grow to love each other is truly a great story. In this book you will see them both go through the best and worst times together. I feel that true love is with your best friend and this story shows that.

    Written by Shortcut Saver on May 26, 2015
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R140B7N2CB853D/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    I always like a good story about two childhood friends falling in love so I was eager to read the latest from Becky Wade as it sounded like something right up my alley and it did not disappoint! This was a great read, it wasn’t all light and fluffy though as it dealt with harder issues like PTSD and the how fighting affects many. Filled with interesting characters, this was a delightful read.I received a copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion.

    Written by Perfect Beginnings on May 26, 2015


    My 2-3 sentence snippet:

    This author has a knack for creating characters that are so darn likable that they leap off the page and into your heart. Lyndie is such a great character. I’m kinda disappointed that I can’t swing by her apartment and see her art or have one of her coffee creations…

    Written by Anna Weaver Hurtt, Inspirational Author on May 26, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R3EVJJ1QVU6453/ref=cm_cr_pr_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0764211099


    These are some of the issues that Becky address in A Love Like Ours. Join the journey of Lyndie and Jake as they rekindle their friendship when Lyndie and her family moves back to Texas. Can Jake and Lyndie pick up their friendship and move forward or will Jake hold so fast to the past and his war experiences that they can’t find love and healing. Come join Becky on this journey of hope, healing and love.

    Written by Caffeinated Christian Raves – N – Reviews on May 26, 2015


    I have thoroughly enjoyed every book in this series so far, including this one. First of all, the covers are all well done. Just like the other two, this one has beautiful colors that complement the cover well and made me want to pick it up right away to read. The picture sums up the essence of the story well, in my opinion.

    I was reading this book over Memorial Day weekend, which was quite fitting. Jake Porter, a former Marine, has seen things that no one should have to see. He fought for America in the war and has the scars to prove it. He’s been harmed not just physically, but also emotionally. He has PTSD and feels like he is so undeserving of his childhood friend, Lyndie.

    Written by When life gets you down…read a book on May 25, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Like-Porter-Family-Novel-ebook/dp/B00QMSCNN6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1432601618&sr=1-1&keywords=a+love+like+ours


    A Love Like Ours is a passionate tale of love through the best and worst of times. Becky Wade handles the sensitive topics in this book with care, respect and authenticity. She honours service men and women by sharing Jake’s story and portraying his physical scars as badges of courage. Becky Wade balances humour, emotion and charm for a hearty contemporary romance that reminds readers why she is at the forefront of this genre.

    Written by The Overweight Bookshelf on May 25, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R27HEY8HR3G5EZ


    Becky has done it yet again and has written another book that will capture the heart of the readers from the very beginning. This was simply an amazing book to read, I had a very hard time putting the book down. The characters came to life in this story.

    Written by cherylbbookblog on May 25, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R6PWRH8UTHKL0


    I thought Lyndie was an excellent character, a fascinating mix of horse-mad jockey, imaginative author-artist, and a woman of deep Christian faith. She had a quirky way of looking at the world—and Jake, who she described as Mr Tall, Dark and Brooding, a description which characterised him well.

    Jake was a harder character to get to know, but that was part of his character: his PTSD and survivor guilt holds him back from opening up from others, which means he’s a more remote character than most fictional heroes in romance. But the tortured hero has an appeal, not least to the woman—Lyndie—who wants to ‘fix’ him. There is also the appeal of a couple reunited after years apart yet still connected in some undefinable way, a reminder that true love is unconditional and never-ending.

    Written by Iola’s Christian Reads on May 24, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R2XMVFX7P9Y3JX/ref=cm_cr_pr_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00QMSCNN6


    There’s something about a broken man who needs a woman’s love. And if that broken man is tall, dark, breathtakingly gorgeous and dripping with manliness and muscle, well, hey, it’s even better! In the 3rd book following the Porter family, author Becky Wade hones in on Jake, the former marine turned Thoroughbread horse trainer suffering from severe PTSD.
    Like I said, there’s something about a hurting man who needs a woman and that’s what this story is about. It’s a Christian romance, so basically you know from page one what’s going to happen (happy ever after) but I still found myself enjoying every page and getting to know all the different characters. If I had anything “negative” to say, it would be how every single character in this entire series by Becky Wade have been gorgeous people

    Written by Nothing Less on May 23, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1HOB9YBGY97CA

  • LET IT GO!

    Author Becky Wade is so attuned to her characters that she lets the reader see right into Lyndie’s thoughts. It was like I could hear Lyndie’s voice thinking out loud as I read. The humor is so subtle that it’s easy to miss, but it’s cute when you catch it. The true message of the story, though, was a beautiful reminder that the past is in the past. Are you singing Let It Go yet? You should be, because A Love Like Ours echoes that sentiment loud and clear. Let go of the things that burden your heart. Give them to God, embrace his grace, and that peace will surpass your understanding.

    Written by Savings in Seconds on May 22, 2015
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R12ATP3QJREQ6U/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    I’m excited about reading this latest contemporary romance by the talented Becky Wade!

    Written by Inspiring Daring on May 22, 2015
    Read my full review: Pending


    A Love Like Ours is the 3rd book of Becky Wade’s I have read (and LOVED)! I read it in less than a week and had such a hard time putting it down. I love that Becky hits on hard issues in her books and deals with them in such a way that the reader can really identify with the characters. I also love that Becky reminds her readers God can redeem even the most broken of situations….

    Written by Lindsey Bell: Faith and Family on May 22, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1W6L2JM24ZYCA


    I love this book and this series! One of my favorite things about this book (series) is that it focuses on characters that are connected together. You can revisit characters in this book that you visited and shared in their stories from previous books in this series.

    Jake and Lyndie’s story stands all on their own. I love the under-riding current of a deeper connection between these two that runs throughout the book. Beyond that I love the inside peek you get at the world of horse training and horse racing. The humorous way Lyndie and her neighbor Amber go about fulfilling their 3 date quota will have you laughing and rooting for the two of them to find the true love they so desire. This is a love story worth the read!

    Written by Starts At Eight on May 22, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/RZYMEUL23DSDZ


    This is a book that I adored.
    These characters swept into my world and I didn’t want to leave theirs. This romance is going on my keeper shelf.

    Written by Cara Putman on May 22, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Like-Porter-Family-Novel-ebook/dp/B00QMSCNN6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1432309277&sr=1-1&keywords=a+love+like+ours+becky+wade


    I have been anxiously awaiting the release of this novel because I absolutely could not wait to read Jake’s story! I had insanely high expectations, but thankfully this book met them and I loved every minute! In the previous books Jake was brooding closed off man who was basically a mystery and I loved getting inside his head. After what he had experienced it really was no wonder he was the way he was but it was wonderful to watch Lyndie break through his barriers! She was like a ray of sunshine to his storm cloud and they were absolutely perfect for each other! I loved that they had been best friends growing up and it added another layer of adorable to their relationship. Jake’s fierce protectiveness of Lyndie was so sweet even if it was occasionally a little too much…

    Written by Christian Novels on May 22, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3V14AU809CRU1


    A Love Like Ours is the 3rd book in the Porter Family novels by Becky Wade. Each one include characters from the other book but they each pretty much standalone. So if you haven’t read the others, don’t worry, this is still a great book!

    Becky Wade never fails in sending a great message in a great book! I love the best friend history between Lyndie and Jake. It reminded me of me and my husband!

    I loved watching Lyndie be persistent and have faith that Jake could come past his pain and PTSD. She was there for him every step of the way!

    This book is a another great one in the series! I recommend reading them all because they are all great!

    Written by The Review Stew on May 22, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1VEBAS68IZ5NR


    The Porter series by Becky Wade is captivating and as much as I’ve enjoyed the first two this is my favorite without a doubt! A former Marine/horse trainer, a heroine with a personality to match my own, and a terrific story all wrapped into one made this one of the best books I’ve read this year. If you enjoy contemporary romance with a bit of country western and farm life thrown in you’ll love this book!

    Written by Cows and Lasers and Everything in Between on May 22, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/?ie=UTF8&ref_=ya_your_reviews&sort_by=MostRecentReview


    This is the second book I have read in the Porter Family Series. This book does stand alone but you might want to read the other books in the series to get to know this family. I really enjoyed reading this story about Jake Porter as much as I enjoyed the first one about his brother Ty. The characters are likeable and you just want these two old friends to get back together. Overall I found this to be a wonderful story about friendship, love, and redemption.

    Written by Frugal Shopping and More on May 21, 2015
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3QRMF6BL2BEQW/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    This was my first time reading a Becky Wade novel, but hopefully not my last. She has an enjoyable writing style that is uniquely her own. She makes the characters and their stories so real, that you feel that you actually know them and are pained by the trials they’re facing and rejoice with the good things.

    Lyndie and her family have not had it easy, but they still believe and know that God is good. I love that! I love that Becky Wade writes in such a way that her readers can relate to. Yes, we all have different trials and face a variety of different things, but God is good. That is something that we all need to remember through the good times and the bad.

    This book is a keeper! Now I’m going to hunt down the first two and read them!

    Written by Dixie n Dottie on May 21, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RGZR1UKBXH30O/ref=cm_cr_pr_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00QMSCNN6


    am so happy there are four books in this series. I enjoyed A Love Like Ours a lot. I did not put it down and sadly finished it in two days. Becky is a gifted writer. Having already met Jake in the previous books in the series we got to look more deeply into his troubled soul and watch as Lyndie attempts to pull him out. It’s a heart breaking and heartening ride. I love the back story that they were friends when kids. It makes sense that only someone very special could make him feel again. And the touching story of Lyndie’s sister, just tug at my heart strings why don’t you Becky!

    Written by Kemi on May 21, 2015


    I loved the relationship between Jake and Lyndie, the tension is reflected in their dialog and how well done and realistic the ups and downs of their relationship was.

    Overall, a well written western romance, that brought a smile to my face. I loved revisiting the Porters and getting to know more about Jake, as he struggles to open his heart to an old friend who might just be what he’s been waiting for. I loved this book from beginning to end, fast paced, and fresh, an all around fantastic read!

    Written by Labor Not in Vain on May 20, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1GJLNJA8D3FFY


    This is Book 3 in the Porter Family Series. Lyndie and Jake are childhood friends, then they are split apart because of the family moving out of town. When Jake is looking for a person to work with his horses, and then Lyndie moves back to town, she talks Jake into hiring her. She tries to get Jake to open up about the childhood relationship, however, Jake wants nothing to do with it. However, as the story goes and Lyndie is determined to find out what is going on with Jake, she makes a plan to have his friendship or more back in her life.

    I would recommend this to those that want a good summer read, a book that you sit back, relax and have a cup of ice tea. This is a regular romance story, that you will need to be in the mood to just have a easy and fun read………………….

    Written by Deb’s Book Review on May 20, 2015

  • The last novel i read of Becky Wade’s i LOVED. this one was no different. though i’m not completely finished i’ve gotten a fair amount through and its caught my attention from the start.

    Written by the ramblings of miss aimymichelle on May 20, 2015


    I absolutely adored this book! Jake’s story of healing and redemption brings so much hope to those who are living with deep pain. God uses Lyndie, the only one who could get through to him, to bring Jake truly back to life. It is a beautiful story of friendship, unconditional love, purity, and grace. When I got about halfway through the book, I had trouble putting it down.  After reading this one, I plan to go back and read the first two Porter family books. Highly recommended!

    Written by Grow Where You’re Planted on May 20, 2015
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RBZPTMVNBO4Y/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    There is so much that I loved about A Love Like Ours. Becky Wade certainly knows how to create memorable characters. The chemistry she develops between them makes me giggle, cry and occasionally blush.  I remember names long after the story is over- talk about leaving an impression! I also love how each person has a special gift, just like God gives each of us. In particular, I as impressed with Lyndie’s sister, Mollie. Mollie has severe cerebral palsy that has left her blind and nonverbal. Though she spends her life being cared for by others she has a special ability to heal others, at least in Lyndie’s eyes. Their relationship is precious. Of course, I love, love, love reading about Jake and Lyndie. I want to post a few snippets but that would ruin it for you- so I’ll let you discover their romance all on your own. You should run and out and get a copy- right now. A Love Like Ours will go right on top of your book stack!

    Written by Morning Glories and Moonflowers on May 19, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R23SY8HSZA8ZA9


    Becky Wade is a wonderful wordsmith who makes you think, feel sad, and happy all at the same time. I always count on her books to lift me up and teach me a thing or two. A Love Like Ours did not disappoint. I loved learning a little about the horse racing world, gaining a bit of insight into the world of the worlds elite race horses, their trainers and owners. With a beautiful background, and a great backstory, A Love

    Written by All Grown Up on May 19, 2015
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1NHWVU6PNXA4O/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0764211099

  • I loved that Lyndie and her family had such a strong faith in God even as they dealt with her sister’s serious health issues. It was interesting to see Jake’s struggles with survivor’s guilt and PTSD and how he tried to cope on his own. The story line with Amber and how she convinced Lyndie that they each needed to go out on three dates was hilarious! There’s some wonderful romance and humor, too.

    Written by Veronica’s ‘Views on May 19, 2015


    A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade is an amazing story about a former marine with PTSD and his former best friend from when they were young kids. The pace, cover, story line, and characters were all perfection and this is a new favorite!!

    Written by Confessions of a Teenage Bookworm on May 19, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R1A6XS19OZVEQ7/ref=cm_cr_pr_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0764211099


    Becky Wade spoils readers for Christian Romance. There is really no author like her for this genre. If I want to read a romantic story that will make my heart flutter and my smile unstoppable, I read her. But what is amazing about Becky is that she writes not only amazing romance, but she allows God to be such a central part of her characters and book. And she does it in such a way that it doesn’t feel forced at all. It is a natural part of the setting and characters.

    Written by Book Reivews on May 19, 2015
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2OLHN6I0X1YK5/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    My first Becky Wade! This stand-alone 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?

    The other characters really made the book for me, especially Lyndie’s family, and her sister Molly with severe special needs. 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 favorites. This one was no exception.

    Written by Beth’s Book-Nook on May 19, 2015


    A book in the Porter Family Novel series, A Love Like Ours is a story of love, forgiveness, and self-reflection. It tells of a gentle, independent soul named Lyndie and a cowboy named Jake with a hardened heart. They used to be childhood friends and Lyndie desperately wants to feel that same kindling. Because of past adult experiences, Jake is reluctant to have Lyndie back in his life.

    The struggles are real and the author does a good job of making the reader feel the emotions. A sister with a disability on Lyndie’s part and a diagnosis of PTSD on Jake’s part bring together some tough situations that they must overcome. Jake seems more aloof and angry, while Lyndie is more grateful and understanding. In the end, they work things out and become more than past childhood friends.

    Written by Heck Of A Bunch on May 18, 2015
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    I love books that deal with real, dark and deep issues. In A Love Like Ours, Becky deals with the tough issues of PTSD, single parenthood and a terminally ill family member. She doesn’t pull any punches, but really puts them out there. There are real relationships with God and that is another thing that is often times glazed over.

    Absolutely loved it. The writing was wonderful, the characters were loveable, and the story held my attention.

    Written by aTransParentMom on May 18, 2015
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    The author has created some very real characters in this book. As a reader, I felt such a connection with the characters and their feelings. There was such a chemistry between Lyndie and Jake. The type of story that draws you in from the start. The story tackled some deep issues – PTSD and disabilities – that are being faced by everyday people. The book appeals to the romantic side with the great love story, but it also shares a message. As with Meant to Be, the characters are challenged and flawed and in need of God’s Grace and through the story their faith in God helps them to heal and learn to trust again.

    I enjoyed this book and even though it is the third in the series, there is nothing lost in the story line if you haven’t read the other books, so feel free to jump in with this one.

    Written by A Busy Mom of Two on May 18, 2015


    I found it interesting to think about the greater themes of knowing another person. You can assume all you want, the reasons for why someone acts the way they do, but I bet oftentimes you would be wrong. Everyone is unique and I think we have to be careful to treat them with care and not put our own experiences on them or limit them by how we think they should act based on what we know.

    Written by Welcome to Married Life on May 18, 2015


    This was a great book from start to finish. I lost many nights of sleep staying up to read this one. While it was a great book, it was sad as well. Jake is a former Marine, and dealing with PTSD. Both Jake and Lyndie grow emotionally and spiritually through the book, which is always a plus for me. As a navy brat and navy wife I love that part of the proceeds from this book are going to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. I have a lot of respect for Becky that she would consider that. So, buy a great read and support a great cause!

    Written by Radiant Light on May 18, 2015
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  • This is a story of childhood friends, separated in their pre-teens, and then reunited in their thirties. A lot has happened in the passing years, for both Jake and Lyndie. Jake has spent time in the military, and now suffers from PTSD. Lyndie has continued to love horses, and comes to Jake’s family’s horse ranch looking for a job. Jake is afraid to admit his feelings for Lyndie. I found my chest aching as I read, wishing that two people who obviously care deeply for each other could communicate clearly.

    Written by Greatly Blessed on May 18, 2015
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    A Love Like Ours is another heartwarming addition to Becky Wade’s delightfully charming Porter Family series. In this latest release, taciturn brother Jake is not at all happy when his childhood friend Lyndie James begins working at Whispering Creek ranch.

    Written by Book Reviews & More by Kathy on May 18, 2015
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    I have to say, I almost like this one even better. Jake has been through so much as an adult, that it makes it hard for him to readily give up his heart but with Lyndie’s faithful determination she does not give up without a fight. The relationship between these two was just so sweet. I absolutely love the way the author puts you in the hearts and minds of her characters. Whether or not you’ve read the previous books in this series, they can all standalone so I recommend you pick up any one of them. I’d almost hazard to say, though, that this is my favorite. The emotion and realistic situations the author gave us in this book is something special that makes it one of those books where you know you’re going to have to reread again because you don’t want to say goodbye to the characters!

    Written by Electively Paige on May 17, 2015
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    Becky Wade did it again! Another great book, with excellent story telling and detailed characters! The best part, she took two people and made a beautiful story where God was invited in and that is just the kind of fiction that I love. Well done!

    Written by Running THrough the Storms on May 17, 2015
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    The Porter Family Novels by Becky Wade are one of my favorite series to read and I absolutely adored the third installement, A Love Like Ours.

    Real life experiences. Real life characters that we all can relate to. And I am a sucker for a good romance novel. This was a clean, fun romance that also tackled big issues like dealing with a chronic illness (in this case cerebral palsy), PTSD, and how to return to a “new normal” after being in the war. Very difficult topics, yet the author did a wonderful job writing about them. It was clear much research was done by Becky Wade, as the book was very well written, flowed nicely and made you feel like you were right in the action of the book’s story lines.
    I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

    Written by A Mom After God’s Own Heart on May 17, 2015


    This book was completely amazing. A tell of friendship and love, I was hooked from the very beginning and couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.

    Lyndie and Jake were the best of friends as kids but lost touch after a family move separated the two of them. As soon as Lyndie returned to Texas she was determined to seek Jake out and rekindle their friendship. Turns out things weren’t that easy.

    Lyndie is a woman with a huge heart. She cares for her family, her friends, and her animals. She sees the good in people and truly believes that God can help everyone – no matter what is going on.

    Written by Ting’s Mom Books on May 16, 2015
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    A Love Like Ours was a realistic romance that really had my heart pumping faster or breaking. It was hard seeing Jake’s pain and how he was coping from the war. It made Lyndie’s character that much sweeter in her love for him despite how he sometimes treated/talked to her.

    On the topic of Lyndie, she has quickly become one of my favorite characters! I absolutely loved her personality and her crazy imagination, especially when it came to Zoe’s incomplete sentences. Priceless!

    Written by Crafty Booksheeps on May 16, 2015
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    I really loved the main character Lyndie and her faith and determination with everything in life. I loved how the author was so descriptive with Lyndie’s love and emotion towards animals and with her family, especially her special needs sister Mollie. I have a nephew that is exactly like Mollie, so I was able to visualize what kind of relationship and emotional connection they had. Lyndie was best friends with her guy friend Jake until she and her family moved away. After 20 years they move back to their home town and she goes to see Jake to hopefully reunite their friendship and maybe more.

    Written by EmpowerMoms on May 16, 2015
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    Becky Wade does not hesitate to delve into messy relationships involving forgiveness, deception and other chaotic issues relevant to today’s world. We hear much about PTSD, and each one deals with it in their own personal way. Having this disorder brought to us through the medium of a novel puts it into perspective and gives us insight into it, and how others are dealing with it.
    Some books and characters invite you into their lives. Others, like Becky’s, do not give you a choice. I was part of Lyndie’s life from the time she stepped onto the page as ten-year-old at Jake’s side learning to skip stones. I am a part of her life now, and she is a part of mine as we face situations. I hope I get a chance to meet her again in another book. The story was captivating, the plot moved along fast

    Written by Reviewing Novels Online on May 16, 2015
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    Jake and Lyndie are wonderful characters that live and breathe on the pages and we root for them all the way through the book. A Love Like Ours is a marvelous story filled with great romance, healing and learning to trust again. This book does not disappoint at all.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on May 16, 2015
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    Lyndie James and Jake Porter have been friends since they were children. When they meet again when they are older they are both changed people. Jake has given Lyndie a job working with his prize horses. He wants her to find out why one of his horses will not run. The more they are together, Jake finds himself enjoying working with Lyndie. He is still holding onto his secrets, though. Will they ever have a chance for a future? I give this book a 4/5. I was given this book by Litfuse Publicity Group and all opinions are my own.

    – See more at: http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-love-like-ours-by-becky-wade-blog.html#sthash.8clC647g.dpuf

    Written by Deal Sharing Aunt on May 16, 2015
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    Becky Wade has been one of my long time favorite authors. She really makes her stories come alive. They are very real situations and not something that seems fictional.

    I loved the characters of Jake and Lyndie. In fact, their love reminds me of a childhood romance that I was a part of and then met again years later in life. While we did not get together, the spark was still there.

    These stories are some of my favorites.

    Written by Jennifer Sikora on May 16, 2015
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  • I loved reading A Love Like Ours! I loved these characters, how well the author showed Jake’s struggles, the family support, the small-town community, and of course the sweet inspirational and romantic moments. If you’ve enjoyed Becky’s other books or enjoy reading Christian contemporary romance then I would definitely recommend picking this one up!

    Written by Wishful Endings on May 14, 2015
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    Combine a childhood friendship, a bubbly heroine with a deep love of art and animals, a solemn hero with a gentle little boy living inside, a stubborn horse with plenty of racing potential, and a delightful cast of secondary characters. What do you get? A whole lotta sweet!

    Written by Seasons of Humility on May 14, 2015
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    Becky Wade certainly has a knack for writing swoon-worthy romances – especially when a Porter man is involved. A well-told, beautiful romance, A Love Like Ours is hard not to love and I for one enjoyed every minute of reading it. Fans of contemporary romance should not hesitate to read Wade’s newest novel.

    Written by Book by Book on May 14, 2015
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    A 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 was great tension, a beautiful romance, definitely some heartache…and this book was the perfect answer for the hopeless romantic in me.

    Written by Britt Reads Fiction on May 14, 2015
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    Growing up with horse racing most of my life and could relate to both Jake and Lyndie’s situations. I love that Lyndie’s determination to not give up on either Silver Leaf or Jake transitioned well in this novel. I have been head over heels with all the Porter boys stories since being introduced to them back in the first novel Undeniably Yours, and then in Meant to Be Mine, the second one. They are all uniquely different and truly tug at the romance lover’s heart within us all to have that Happily Ever After ending. This one did not disappoint in any way and for that reason deserves all 5 out of 5 stars.

    Written by Reviews From The Heart on May 14, 2015
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  • I love all of Becky Wade’s stories. She is such a great storyteller. Everything is so vivid and realistic… the characters, the setting, the story line. It usually seems that the man in the story is the one who is trying to get to a woman’s heart. She has usually been hurt and damaged from the past and he has to win her over. This story is kind of the opposite. Lyndie has to get to Jake’s heart.
    I love stories in this genre because they are romantic and yet not anywhere close to trashy. They are hopeful and leave you feeling positive after you put the book down. These are my kind of romantic books and I love reading them all!

    Written by All Meant To Shine on May 14, 2015


    This is an amazing book. The characters and their interactions felt so real. The prologue perfectly shows the special relationship between Jake and Lyndie as well as their individual personalities, which made me feel like I knew the characters immediately, even though Jake is so different as an adult because of his trauma. Lyndie trusts that he is the same person deep down, and the strength of her faith is counterpoint to Jake’s hopelessness and despair. Her optimism is one of the things I enjoyed most about her character. The romantic tension and passion is intense once Jake’s guard begins to falter. The author is skilled at creating genuine moments between the two as they help each other deal with the difficulties life has handed them.

    Written by Heidi Reads… on May 14, 2015
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    A Love Like Ours is another winner by author Becky Wade! I really loved the entire storyline. I’ve never been around race horses, and I was amazed at the detailed descriptions of what happens behind the scenes in the life of someone that has been through so much in life, that he doesn’t deserve to be happy. Lyndie is a special young lady, with patience, and a love for helping anyone in need. And it was as if God put Lyndie in Jake’s life to break those barriers down so he could live again. I just can’t say enough about this book! So I won’t say any more, and I encourage you to pick up a copy of this wonderful book

    Written by Splashes of Joy on May 13, 2015
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    This was a fun, relaxing read yet packed with insight into family life, family loving, friendship over the years, family trials, and PTSD of veterans.

    All this is wrapped in the colorful life around a Texas horse farm, horse racing, and sweet romance. It is well written with characters you will want to wrap your heart around or give a stern look of reproach. You’ll ride with Lyndie on a beloved horse. You’ll grieve over the pain of a family in the throes of a child’s incurable physical condition. You’ll love on them and silently urge them into those golden, wonderful relationships you know is waiting just around the corner for them.

    Written by Chat With Vera on May 13, 2015
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    I was under the weather last week with a terrible allergies and I wasn’t exactly in the mood to read. Nevertheless, I sat down, opened up this book and began reading. Despite feeling ill, I was instantly drawn into this well-written romance tale. The author, Becky Wade, does a great job of creating likeable characters and a believable plot. Overall, A Love Like Ours is a wonderful book to read and I recommend it to others.

    Written by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer on May 13, 2015
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    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.

    Written by Best Reads on May 13, 2015
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    I would recommend this awesome series to anyone who enjoys reading romantic filled novels mixed with a faith based theme. I liked how she covered the important topic of PTSD and I can tell she must have done a lot of research in order to understand PTSD fully. She described in great detail how the main character, Jake Porter struggled with living with PTSD after what he experienced in the military. I enjoyed the romance between Lyndie and Jake and I connected with the intense connection they had as kids and how Lyndie desperately wanted it to return. Their childhood best friend relationship reminded me of a country song by Miranda Lambert, “Me and Charlie Talking” and it was constantly in my head while reading this book. I can’t wait to read more in the Porter Family series!

    Written by Andrew Smith’s Blog on May 12, 2015
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  • I just LOVE this series so much!
    Though A Love Like Ours can be read and enjoyed as a standalone, I highly recommend getting the first two books as well….they are wonderful!
    Becky tackles some deep issues in the latest installment in her series, though her style is always lighthearted and romantic.
    PTSD is something a lot of familes are dealing with today and I got an inside look at this through the characters. The author handled this topic with truth and class.
    I have come to love this fiction family like my own and feel like I am part of their story as well.
    You will love this heartwarming series!

    Written by jojo sutis on May 12, 2015


    I fell in love with this story. The complexity and depth made this more than just a sweet romance. The author did a wonderful job of portraying the anguish in Jake’s soul and the love in Lyndie’s heart. The families represented were authentic and really showed their love and support to the two main characters. There was definitely romance and chemistry between the couple. This was a romance, after all. But the strong message of faith was woven so expertly throughout the story that I finished the book feeling awed by the amazing love of God. Once again this author has written an beautiful story. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

    Written by Book Reviews by Tima on May 12, 2015
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    I have been looking forward to reading this book for awhile! If you haven’t read the first two books I do recommend reading them first though they each have their own story. The same characters are present in all of the books and it makes more sense when reading them in order. While this wasn’t my favorite book out of the three it was still so very good! I really liked Jake’s character because it sheds some light into people living with PTSD. I can’t imagine this and I think something it’s downplayed but oh how it effects people’s lives! The horses are fun to read about and Lyndie is a likable character.

    Written by I Hope You Dance on May 12, 2015
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    With A Love Like Ours, Becky Wade brings readers another heartwarming story of love. I would almost call it an impossible love story, since Jake is dealing with his scars from his days as a Marine and time has separated he and Lyndie, who were best friends in childhood. When Lyndie shows up looking for a job, she must work hard to find the young boy she remembers from childhood in the scarred young man before her. I love the message of hope and love that is in the story! Two thumbs up!
    I received this book from Lit Fuse in exchange for my honest review

    Written by Inklings and Notions on May 11, 2015
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    The cover beautifully captures the essence of Jake and Lyndie’s personalities, but there are hidden depths to this story, both spiritual and emotional. While their love story is the backbone of the novel, many other elements are cleverly woven throughout – PTSD, survivor’s guilt, physical disabilities, trusting God when life makes no sense, the dignity and value of all life. A Love Like Ours is, in essence, a story about rediscovering hope that once was lost – and that’s something that will speak to just about every reader. I thoroughly enjoyed A Love Like Ours and hated to reach the final page. Highly recommended.

    Written by The Power of Words on May 11, 2015
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    A Love Like Ours is Becky Wade’s third book featuring the Porter brothers of Holley, Texas and it is my favorite. Wade’s writing style is good as usual. At no point did the plot drag or rush. Jake and Lyndie are well-developed characters with flaws and strengths that make them authentic, but still remarkable. However, the story is what really enchanted me with this book. I felt like cheering as Lyndie took Silver Leaf out to attempt his first run. Lastly, I appreciated the compassion with which the author treated Jake’s PTSD. As someone who’s been there, I felt Wade did an excellent job in dealing with the issue without making it too tidy, too easily fixed.

    Written by Beauty In The Binding on May 11, 2015
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    A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade was a super sweet story. This is the third book in the series but you don’t have to read the other two in order to understand and follow along with this story.

    Written by The World As I See It on May 11, 2015
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    The ptsd that afflicts military vet Jake is what drew me to this story. I know so many men and women who have been in the military, even a few who has suffered losses and tragic accidents similar to Jake’s so the plot really hit close to home. My absolute favorite part of this book is how confident and optimistic the leading lady is. With Jake having such trouble coming to terms with all that he has seen and been through, it was refreshing to have someone who could be patient and tread lightly around him while still being there for him. I enjoyed the bits of humor sprinkled throughout the book as Lyndie and her friend make a pact to go on three dates each to get their love lives going. Some of the situations they find themselves in are hilarious!

    Written by Cristi’s Reviews on May 10, 2015
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    This review is for the book A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade. This book is the third book in the Porter Family series. I have read both of her other books in this series and I really enjoyed those, so I am not surprised that I enjoyed this one as well.

    In this book, Lyndie James wants a job with her former best friend, Jake Porter. Unfortunately, Jake has a lot of issues he struggles with due to PTSD from being at war. He doesn’t really want anything to do with Lyndie, but she is sure that she can break through to him.

    Written by The Talbert Report on May 10, 2015
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    Lyndie and Jake were best buddies. They did everything together from skipping rocks (Well, Jake did. Lyndie couldn’t get the hang of it.) to rescuing animals. Then Lyndie’s family moved to California and Jake’s stayed in Texas. Their childhood friendship was torn apart.
    Time passed. Lyndie became an artist and publisher of children’s books. She also followed her lifelong love of horses and became an exercise rider and jockey. Jake went to Irag and lived through having his Humvee and three of his men blown up by an IED. He came home haunted by the ghosts of that past to training thoroughbreds for his brother at Whispering Creek Ranch.
    Then Lyndie’s family moved back. They were very different people now—she and Jake. Would Lyndie be able to break through Jake’s shell? Would Jake allow himse

    Written by Positive Grace on May 10, 2015
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    I have been looking forward to this third installment in the Porter Family series pretty much since I closed Meant to Be Mine. It felt like forever, and I was so excited to finally get my hands on it! Each of the books in this series and their characters are so incredibly unique and distinct. I love that we get the same authentic and relatable characterization, complex, emotional plots, and overall just quality writing with such a diverse group of characters.

    That being said, this book is quite a gear shift from Meant to Be Mine. Which it really needed to be. It was a good thing, just a much different story. I think what I loved about this book was also part of what bothered me about it, ironically. This is not your typical love story by a long shot. Jake Porter is damaged. And not in the romance novel, wanna be bad boy way. Like seriously messed up. Lyndie sacrifices and gives absolutely all of herself to Jake and this relationship to try to make sure that he can heal. It’s a beautiful, emotional, redemptive story.

    So what’s the problem? Well, I gave it four stars, so there really isn’t much of one. At the end I just found myself wishing we’d gotten to understand Jake a little bit better. And I really wanted at least a little bit more for Lyndie. On the one hand I think the way she unconditionally loves and supports Jake is amazing and the perfect picture of what true love should be. In a real relationship there are sacrifices and things are not always fair, but it’s worth it. On the other hand, she ends up having to give up, or at least put on hold, one of her dreams because of it. And by the end of the book I was just hoping that Jake would have gotten to a place where he could face that and let it go so that Lyndie would be able to realize her dream. I’m almost positive we’ll see that in a future book though. Here’s hoping.

    I really enjoyed revisiting the entire cast of characters. I love that we get to see so much of them and really find out what’s going on in their lives now. They’re not just mentioned in passing. I loved seeing Amber again and catching up on her life. I’m glad it looks like she’ll get her happy ending as well. I’m so intrigued by Dru. I cannot wait for her story!!

    *I received an ARC of this title from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

    4 stars

    Written by Wandering the Pages on May 10, 2015
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    Becky Wade gets better and better with each book she releases. This one hit home for me. I know a lot of soldiers who are suffering from PTSD. It’s a serious condition. She does an excellent job of portraying the internal struggle Jake deals with on a daily basis. The story was amazing. I loved Lyndie and Jake’s characters. They are perfect for each other as much as they are opposites. The message of hope and healing is expertly weaved throughout the story. Overall, I loved it. I can’t wait to read more by Becky!

    Written by Faith * Love * Books on May 9, 2015
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    Childhood sweetheart and romances that grow between old friends are some of my favorites to read and A Love Like Ours does not disappoint on that front. I really liked this quick read in spite of feeling a little preached at. If you like stories with heavy Christian themes, this should not disappoint you!

    Written by Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot on May 9, 2015
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    A Love Like Ours features two great romances: Lyndie and Jake’s, as well as Amber and Will’s. Those who read Wade’s Undeniably Yours will remember single mom Amber; I was thrilled to finally read her love story, and what a sweet one it was! However, romance isn’t the only thing A Love Like Ours has going for it. I loved the spiritual lessons in this novel … especially the reminder that God is good all the time—even in the hard times. The James family’s steadfast faith amid the ups and downs with Mollie is inspiring. My hope is that when it’s my turn to walk through an intense trial, I too will be able to proclaim: God is good!

    Written by Christian Chick’s Thoughts on May 8, 2015
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    Jake and Lyndie were best friends in childhood, until her family moved from Texas to California. Now aged thirty, Lyndie and her family are back.
    Jake has PTSD and needs healing. Silver Leaf, a thoroughbred will not race. Lyndie wants to help both – but how?
    Jake needs God’s grace but believes he deserves unhappiness and hell. Who can open his eyes to the God who died for all our sins?
    Journey with Jake and Lyndie in book number three in the Porter Family series.

    Written by Avid Reader Reviews on May 8, 2015
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    I really liked this novel. It has everything I require a romance contain for me to really like it. Besides a good romance, I must learn something. I learned about PTSD, horse training and racing, and about the care for a special needs person. I also like some humor thrown in and there were some laugh out loud places in this book. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel and highly recommend it.

    Written by Book Reviews from an Avid Reader on May 7, 2015
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    Lyndie was SUPER adorable. She makes her living exercising horses and writing children’s books. As such, she is constantly dreaming up adorable new stories about fairies, princes, and unicorns. Her new best friend lives in the apartment below her, together Lyndie and Amber meet weekly over chocolately mochas with sprinkles to talk books and love lives.

    Together with the healing power of God, and a few steamy kisses, the two will find out if love is really enough. A Love Like Ours was ADORABLE with a touch of steam and whimsy. You will put this book down with a new book bestie and a new book boyfriend. Becky Wade’s latest is a MUST read for fans of contemporary romances with a hint of cowboy and a boatload of fun. 4.5 stars.

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Litfuse

    Written by Sunrise Avenue on May 7, 2015
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    A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade is the third offering in the Porter Family Series. Once again, Wade’s characters are thick and fleshy. The focus on the horses in this book is quite a treat. The topics of PTSD and Cerebral Palsy are handled gently and lovingly as they are woven through this beautiful love story.

    A Love Like Ours is a beautiful book. It is full of tenderness and compassion. I love how the story doesn’t completely let the reader down when things get rocky for the lovebirds (this is part of the contemporary Christian romance formula that I really dread when reading these books). This is a great read! I highly recommend it and look forward to reading more from Becky Wade. She is one of those authors whose books automatically land on my keeper shelf.

    Written by WORD Up! on May 7, 2015
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    Scars on former Marine Jake Porter run deeper than the one that marks his face. He lives a lonely life, has no relationships and suffers with PTSD. Jake’s best friend in childhood comes back to Holley Texas. Her name is Lyndie James. Jack goes out on a limb and hires her on to exercise his Thoroughbreds. The stallion has a reluctance to run and Lyndie is determined, warm hearted and has no fear. Jake puts her with Silver Leaf, a horse of promise but doesn’t put out results, Lyndie hopes she can get the stallion to perform. Lyndie and Jake and very different, but the bond that existed during their childhood still has a tie to them. Lyndie starts tearing down the walls he’s built around his heart. Jake though he’d lost that glimmer of hope but it returns. The problem is his fears and regrets still plague him. Will love find a way for Lyndie and Jake? Can his shattered heart be mended?

    Written by BOOKS REVIEWS ETC on May 7, 2015
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    This was the first book I’d read by Becky Wade and I am smitten with her writing style. She has the gift of writing memorable, in-depth characters you can relate to and feel invested in, all within a few sweeping sentences. A Love Like Ours is a beautifully written story about love, perseverance, and clinging to the truth that God is good, even in the midst of hard times.

    Written by Love and a Prayer on May 7, 2015
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    Some Chrisian romances are nothing but clean romances between people who happend to go to church. Others are stories of the characters’ spiritual lives that happen to have some romance thrown in. Finally, there are stories that preach a strong conversion sermon while telling a good romantic story, which is what this book does.

    Written by This That and the Other Thing on May 6, 2015
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    This is a book 3, yet can be read as a standalone. I would suggest reading all of the books and in order. The characters will stick with you as they are written uniquely and very well. The story has mixed emotions and a slight undercurrent of christian messaging. I would suggest this more for adults, even though it is clean in the sense that I would let my children listen, I just do not feel they would take from it or enjoy spending time with it.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book.

    Written by Cassandra M’s Place on May 6, 2015


    This is only the beginning of the story and I knew I was going to love it and not be able to stop reading once I had started! Jake is struggling with PTSD following his time serving the country which is all too real for so many people. Lyndie’s family deals with the fragility of life each and every day with her sister Mollie and yet they have learned that God is good all the time and are at peace in the midst of the trying days. I love the roles that Mollie and Karen and even Lyndie’s grandfather all play in Jake’s life.

    Written by Moments on May 6, 2015
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    The story is a testament of love and determination, of the power of relationships to bring healing, of sacrificial love and risking friendship for something more. I loved Lyndie’s spirit and how her life drew life out of Jake. I felt compassion for Jake’s struggles, and I cheered for his steps toward wholeness.

    I think my favorite parts, though, were scenes where the Porter siblings–Bo, Ty, Jake and sister Dru–appeared together, especially one where the other three are confronting Jake about some things. It felt like a familiar family gathering with joking amidst serious talk, and the personalities of each character really shined. (Ty Porter is still my favorite, but don’t tell the others.)

    Written by Living Echoes on May 6, 2015
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    A Love Like Ours is a sweet romantic novel full of wonderful characters and imagery. Where most romances focus on two main characters, A Love Like Ours includes many characters which adds richness and balance to the story. The inspiration and hope portrayed throughout this novel is an encouragement to anyone but especially those trying to overcome the struggles in their life.

    Written by Simple Harvest Reads on May 5, 2015
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    A Love Like Ours is book three in The Porter Family series. As most of my family knows, I adore Becky Wade’s novels, especially The Porter Family Novels. This review really doesn’t do this book justice. Let’s just say I read this whole book in one sitting and still got mad when it ended. Three Porter sibling’s down, one more to go! I am hoping, no, begging for another book in this series!

    Written by A Simple Life, really?! on May 5, 2015
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    I’m a fan of Becky’s I have read all of her books and I have never been disappointed.

    Becky writes about the love of Jesus is a way that’s not in your face, so you can share her books with the lost and they will love it as much as you do.

    The characters are so easy to love and easy to relate to, you can’t help but to fall in love with them.

    I loved this third book in the Porter Family series and the hard topic of PTSD that Becky wrote about.

    I gave this book 5 stars and I HIGHLY recommend it.

    I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

    Written by The Mary Book Reader on May 5, 2015
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    I love to read books by author Becky Wade. This is a beautiful novel of love and overcoming obstacles in one’s past. A Love Like Ours, will make you laugh and cry. I really enjoyed this story of Marine Jake Porter and Lyndie James and their journey to see if they will have a future. I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book for the purpose of a review and all opinions are my own.

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!on May 4, 2015
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    I loved it! The characters and the writing was great!! I was super glad to see that it was the third book in the series and I can’t wait to get the previous two books to check them out. I am sure that the are going to be just as good while getting to know other characters in the big family. This book was very emotional and had me feeling everything that the characters which is why I couldn’t put it down. If you love books where you feel right in the middle of things, this is your book. It deals with the struggles of PTSD, jobs and love. All of the issues at the same time makes for a great story that is hard to put down.

    Written by NOVA Frugal Family on May 3, 2015
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  • Joan Arning says:

    Love Becky’s books!

  • Hannah Rollett says:

    I haven’t read this book yet, but I am definitely going to have to pick up a copy! Sounds really interesting and I can’t wait to read it! 🙂

  • Dawn Taylor says:

    My favorite brother is Ty, so far. I can’t put them down once I start. The whole bull rider part is great!