Sunday, November 12, 2017

Something Like Family by Heather Burch ~ My Thoughts


Something Like Family

Something Like Family by Heather Burch
Kindle Edition, 318 pages
Published September 12th 2017 by Lake Union Publishing

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?

My thoughts about Something Like Family ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first line.)

First line—"As an old man, there were certain things Tuck Wayne could no longer do. He couldn't read the paper without bifocals, he could no longer please a woman, and he couldn't eat the fire-spicy food he loved. As far as regrets went, he—like all men coming to the end of their lives—he had some."

Something Like Family is a wonderful story full of broken and flawed characters but I came to love those folks and wanted them all to heal and to be happy. Their road to healing is a long, hard road though.

Rave, for one, had a very tough childhood, being left on his own at a young age. Finding family in Tuck was something he was not expecting, let alone discovering all of the people who were a part of Tuck's life. Tuck is a old guy with his own set of heartache and troubles but he really is a very lovable character who has gone through some hard times. Can the two of them come together and start the healing?

Like I said, I love the characters in this story and I also love the complexity of the issues that got them to where they are today. But most of all, I love the caring, compassion, and love that comes from taking chances and opening up your heart to the idea of family.

I received a copy of this book from Goodreads and am voluntarily reviewing it.

About the author

Heather Burch

Heather Burch is a #1 bestselling author of contemporary fiction. She lives in Southern Florida with her husband, John. Her title, One Lavender Ribbon was in the top 100 bestselling books for the year on Amazon. In 2014, she became one of the most quoted authors by Kindle readers. Her deeply emotional stories explore family, love, hope and the challenges of life. Her books have garnered praise from USA Today, Booklist Magazine, Romantic Times and Publisher’s Weekly. Heather lives to tell unforgettable stories of love and loss—stories that make your heart sigh.

It’s always been my heartbeat to tell unforgettable stories—the kind that linger in our hearts long after the story is finished. I’m often asked by readers what they can do to spread the word about my books. If you've enjoyed one of my books, I'd be honored if you would take a minute to leave a short review on Amazon or your other favorite e-book retailer. If you’d like to stay in touch with me, you can sign up for my twice a year newsletter, Heather's Happenings, filled with information about my books, fun facts and freebies.

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