Friday, May 16, 2014

Book Review ~ "Meant to be Mine" by Becky Wade

Meant to be Mine (A Porter Family Novel, #2)Meant to be Mine by Becky Wade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Source: Bethany House Publisher - to review
Genre: Christian Romance

Book Description: Ty Porter has always been irresistible to Celia Park. All through high school--irresistible. When their paths cross again after college--still irresistible. This time, though, Ty feels exactly the same way about Celia. Their whirlwind romance deposits them at a street-corner Las Vegas wedding chapel.

The next morning they wake to a marriage certificate and a dose of cold reality. Celia's ready to be Ty's wife, but Ty's not ready to be anybody's husband. As a professional bull rider, he lives on the road and can't bring himself to settle down.

Five and a half years pass. Celia's buried her dreams so that she can afford to raise her daughter. Ty's achieved all of his goals. Or thought he had, until he looks again into the face of the one woman he couldn't forget and into the face of the child he never knew he had. 

How much will Ty sacrifice to make Celia's dreams come true, to win her trust, and to prove to her that their spontaneous marriage can still become the love of a lifetime?

My thoughts: This book is emotionally driven. The main characters are carrying a load of pain and anger. Their situation is far from ideal.

Five years before the story Ty and Celia had a whirlwind romance in Las Vegas that ended in a spontaneous marriage. The morning after life wasn't as rosy as they had hoped. Ty had unresolved feelings for someone else, leaving Celia broken hearted.

The story picks up as circumstances bring them together five years later. Ty is wondering why Celia has never filed for divorce. He is stunned to find out that their one evening together resulted in a beautiful little girl.

Both have to overcome hurt feelings and a sense of betrayal. They need to come to some middle ground for their daughter. They need to find a way to trust each other.

I adored the themes in this book. First and foremost is love. Becky Wade does a fantastic job at bringing the characters to a realization of love. What makes a true and lasting love? The theme is explored and came to a wonderful description of love.

Another theme that is harder to comprehend is that of forgiveness. I loved how set up the characters to realize that forgiveness isn't an option. It is hard to forgive sometimes, but is needed for a person to be free from the burdens associated with grudges and hurt feelings.

I also enjoyed the process that both went through to reconnect with their faith. Both came from Christian homes, but had fallen away when life's trials overcame them. I liked that it was brought out that God never stopped loving them, and didn't stop trying to help them.

I had a hard time putting the book down. I had to know how they could resolve their issues and come to a happy place with life and each other. This is a book that you feel good reading and left me smiling.

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About the Author:  During her childhood in California, Becky frequently produced homemade plays starring her sisters, friends, and cousins. These plays almost always featured a heroine, a prince, and a love story with a happy ending. She's been a fan of all things romantic ever since.
Becky and her husband lived overseas in the Caribbean and Australia before settling in Dallas, Texas. It was during her years abroad that Becky's passion for reading turned into a passion for writing. She published three historical romances with Avon Books, then put her career on hold for several years to care for her three kids, then recently returned to writing sheerly for the love of it. She felt led to move to the genre of contemporary Christian romance and couldn’t be more thrilled with it. 
These days Becky can be found failing but trying to keep up with her housework, sweating at the gym, carting her kids around town, playing tennis, hunched over her computer, eating chocolate, or collapsed on the sofa watching TV with her husband.

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