Having enjoyed all of Becky Wade's previous books, I was excited for her newest one. A Love Like Ours is the third book in the Porter Family series. It's not necessary to read the books in order, but I would recommend it. I like it when authors build a series around a family, because I feel like you get the chance to know the characters better. A sibling might only be an intriguing secondary character at first, but in later books you get to learn their story.
That's definitely the case with this series. I feel like a lot of readers were waiting to read more about Jake, since he's briefly mentioned in the first two books as the brother who came out of the military with PTSD.
I really enjoyed this book. Becky Wade's style is, as always, genuine and realistic. It was a nice touch to have Lyndie and Jake be best friends as kids, and I loved the families that you get to know in this book. While most of the book is on the serious side, dealing with the illness of Lyndie's sister and Jake's struggles, some of my favorite parts involved Amber and Lyndie's dating pact. It lightened the mood and led to some amusing situations.
Honestly, I didn't feel as emotionally invested in this story as I expected to. I'm not sure why, unless it's that I wasn't particularly in the mood for a sappy love story at the time I read it. Anyway, it didn't hinder my enjoyment of the book too much. :)
If you liked Becky Wade's previous books, you'll like this one. There is one more Porter sibling left: Dru, and she seems like quite a character, so I can't wait to hear her story!
*Note: I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.*