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Abandoned by his mother when he was young, twenty-two-year-old Rave Wayne knows all about loss. That doesn't mean he's used to it. After he's dumped by the girlfriend he assumed he'd spend his life with, Rave is longing more than ever to connect.

Then, as if by miracle, he receives an invitation from his grandfather, a man he thought was long gone, to come for a visit in rural Tennessee. Loyal, honest, and loving, dear old Tuck is everything Rave could have hoped for. He's family. Soon, Rave finds himself falling for a down-to-earth local girl, and he thinks his life is finally coming together.

But the past isn't through with Rave. When his mother returns after many long years, looking to reconcile the terrible mistakes that once defined her, Rave struggles to put together the unsettled pieces of his heart. Will this once-estranged family be able to come together to understand the meaning of unconditional love, the fragile bonds of family, and the healing power of letting go?

©2017 Heather Burch (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Touched my Heart and Soul:-)

What a wonderful book! From a shattered young man, the theft of a life of a mother battling addiction, the memories of soldiers lost in war, the open hearts of a town and long lost family, and the gift of forgiveness..."SOMETHING LIKE FAMILY" kept me engrossed.
More importantly, it made me think about my late Mother and how her love of books was passed to me...and how much she would have loved this book!
I look forward to another book by Heather Burch, whose characters became a part of my life and whose writing swept me away into a family that I feel connected to in many ways.
I also want to give credit to the narrator, Scott Merriman, for bringing life to Rave, Tuck, Becca, Daniel and all the other characters in this touching book.

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badly in need of an editor

it had its moments but it was overwraught, schmaltzy, too repetitive ... perhaps with a better editor...

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This novel is recommended to all of those who have been wronged by family members and wonder if they can, should, or need to forgive them. Let this novel help you to decide if you, should, or need to forgive family members that treated you poorly.

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If you like Hallmark movies...

Sappy, predictable, trite. Definitely not my kind of book. But I know a lot of people that would like this book. For reference, my favorite book is A Prayer For Owen Meany. Didn't get thru Something Like Family. I already knew how it would end! Good narration.