A Love Like Ours

Narrated by: Kate Turnbull
Series: Porter Family, Book 3
Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (195 ratings)

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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.

©2015 Rebecca Wade (P)2015 Recorded Books
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Not for me

I'm a guy, and it became quickly obvious that this was not written for guys. It's a lite, mostly clean read with a predictable plot and very little character development (especially for the guys in the story). What I missed most are the kind of insights to the character's thinking that say a Lynn Austin or Francine Rivers will give you throughout the story. There's some Christian thinking sprinkled thoughout the story, and I did appreciate some of the attention on the PTSD counseling there. I'm probably being extra cynical but certain cliche phrases kept recurring throughout the book, especially in describing the guys, which strikes me as lazy writing. I don't understand the cultural fascination with the "tall, dark, and brooding" (a phrase used 11x of the main guy) love interest that the girl pursues despite the abusive way he treats her. The twilight series, 50 Shades, etc. thrives on damaged women with savior complexes leading many other women into thinking this is some sort of ideal man to pursue. Why? It's confusing to me in a Christian book like this. Sprinkle in some Christian doctrine, some Bible verses and a hope that God will step in and save the man before the dating relationship becomes too overwhelmingly physical (spoiler alert: He does). Sometimes I wonder if such women really want these men saved and submitted to King Jesus since it often seems the mysterious, dangerous dark and brooding nature of the man is what attracts them. In contrast, the kind, boringly normal suiters who pursue the main character are quickly written off as idiot/ jerks mostly for minor idiosyncracies. What kind of message does literature like this teach my sons or my daughters (if God should grant me those too) about the ideal man a Christian girl should want to have pursuing her.

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3 words ... A-MA-ZING!!

I don't have the words to express how good this book is, as well as the series. How will Lindy ever break through Jake's "tall, dark and brooding" demeanor?? This series is one of my top 5 favorites EVER! Please read it!!

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I really liked this book!

I read a review of this book that had me thinking this was going to be a book I would have to grit my teeth and bear through. As I got halfway through the book though I started wondering if we were reading the same book. In no way, shape or form was Jake abusive toward Lyndie.

After Jake let himself love Lyndie he was so sweet.

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Narrator ... no just no

A reader can make or break an audio book experience. Loved the first 2 books in this series and both narrators are excellent, but cannot do this reader. Too bad, so disappointing.

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Good inspirational love story

I would have given this 5 stars except that it’s a tad too long. I enjoy long books, but not when they are unnecessarily stretched. Great story revolving around horses, strong women, a Marine veteran suffering from PTSD and how love can help heal.... even the horses!

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Nothing like the first two.

Neither the story, nor characters were interesting! I kept hoping it would get better, this book was not like the first two.