Award-winning author Becky Wade presents a touching story of Jake Poster, a wounded military hero, and the childhood friend who helps him find healing for his heart and mind. Lyndie James is an exercise trainer who recognizes the hurt in her friend Jake who reluctantly hires her for Whispering Creek Ranch. While she gets to know his troubled stallion, Silver Leaf, she re-aquaints herself with Jake, seeing the parallels between him and his stallion. Like a true friend, she is compassionate and hopeful, knowing that the real healing comes from God.
Character-driven, A Love Like Ours was a joy to read — and re-read. As Lyndie and Jake get to know one another again, Lyndie breaks through the walls Jake has built (and those surrounding Silver Leaf) to be an instrument of hope and healing. Wades characters are flawed individuals, ones the reader can relate to and cheer for. Her novel captivates the reader from the prologue.
I have read all three Porter Family novels and they are clean, contemporary romances, full of positive examples of faith in action. Dealing with PTSD is a challenging issue, but Wade handles it deftly. The book is not too heavy or too focused on the romance without addressing the troubles plaguing Jake. There are some flashbacks to the military incident that cost the lives of Jake’s buddies and caused his physical scars, but it is done tastefully and realistically. Kudos to the author for an excellent job!
I recommend this series to adults who enjoy a feel-good contemporary romance where the main characters are easy to relate to, and where faith issues are central without being heavy-handed.