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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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thoroughly enjoyed

loved this book. no dirty language, no dirty sex scenes. very interesting, would buy this book again in a heartbeat.

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Something Like Family

One of the best I have listened to in a long time. Rich story with wonderful characters.

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Excellent warm your heart story

I fell in love with the characters in this story of love, compassion, forgiveness and family and will keep them with me in my heart.

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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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Reader Comments

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.

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A wonderful tribute to love, forgiveness, understanding and life

I've read one other book by Heather Burch and compared her the female Nicholas Sparks and I stand by that first appraisal. Her writing is impeccable and storylins that should be made into movies. This story reached my heart in a way that makes all the characters real. The relationship between his grandfather is one of love and letting go of anger and resentment. It's rare to find a book this powerful with sex scenes or language. It's a novel that I recommend everyone read/listen to. Scott Harriman is an excellent narrator. Please take the time to read this book. It touches the heart like nothing I've ever read before

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Loved this book!

There’s nothing about this book that I didn’t love! The narrator was fabulous, Ms Burch made all the characters feel like people you’ve known your entire life. So glad I picked this book to listen to, I’ve already bought two more!

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too sweet to be believable

I liked the characters in the book, and the story is OK. However everyone is so nice and thoughtful it is difficult to believe they could be real.