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“Engrossing and genuine, Something Like Family pays tribute to the bonds of love we often fray, but always hold dear. The uplifting story of Rave and Tuck will leave an indelible mark on your heart.” —Christine Nolfi, bestselling author of Sweet Lake and The Comfort of Secrets
“Heather Burch takes us on an emotional journey that explores the deep roots of family, honors those who serve their country, and affirms the transformative power of forgiveness. Something Like Family will resonate with you long after the story ends. An outstanding read!” —Patricia Sands, author of the Love in Provence series
“Heather Burch paints the fine details of relationship dynamics with the strokes of a master. In Something Like Family, she tells a poignant tale of love, loss, hope, and redemption that resonates beyond the final page.” —Nancy Robards Thompson, author of An Angel in Provence and What Happens in Paris
“I was drawn into this story from the very first pages. It is a lovely, heartwarming read and I highly recommend it! The story of Vietnam veteran Tuck and his estranged grandson Rave is a poignant, compelling tale of second chances, forgiveness, and the sometimes frayed but indelible bonds of family. All of the characters were authentic and true and I was thinking about them long after I turned the last page.” —Jane Healey, bestselling author of The Saturday Evening Girls Club
From the Author
- ASIN : B01N9SD05I
- Publisher : Lake Union Publishing (September 12, 2017)
- Publication date : September 12, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 1195 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 318 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #86,985 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Last updated on 17 May 2017
I Recommend This Book
I love the many layers and storytelling of "Something Like Family" by Heather Burch, Lake Union Publishing, 2017. I appreciate that the author deals with relevant issues of Veterans of War and Drug addiction and the effects on family members.
The Genres of this story are Women's Fiction and Fiction.
The story takes place mostly in the present, in a small town where everyone knows you and helps each other out. Neighbors look out for one another.
The characters can be described as complex and complicated. Rave Wayne is a young man who has been abandoned by his drug addicted mother for years, and has no idea if she is alive or dead. Although Rave is bitter and angry he befriends a young woman who is pregnant ,who has a son. Rave helps and comes to love the little boy. Rave and this woman enter into a relationship, until she ends it. Rave again feels abandoned. The author describes dysfunctional families.
At the same time his Grandfather Tuck has been looking to reunite. Rave didn't know that he had a Grandfather that is alive and heads to the small town. Rave is one of my favorite characters. He shows compassion, helpfulness, courage, and growth.
The author writes about abandonment, betrayal, loyalty, memories, forgiveness, courage, love and hope. I appreciate that the author also writes about friends, neighbors, and family. What is a family?
I enjoyed this story and would highly recommend it. There are some Kleenex moments. I received an ARC of this novel for my honest review.
I'm at the end and as I sit here, as always, I am profoundly affected by the story and characters. It is beautifully written and the characters very real and like every family, have experienced past mistakes, memories, sacrifices and forgiveness. There is Rave, 22, having been abandoned by his mother Sharon, as a teenager and by the woman and child he has come to love. He has an opportunity to meet his Grandfather Tuck. Tuck and Rave grow in their relationship and learn to help each other. Rave meets Becca and comes to know the meaning of an entire extended family in the town of Barton. He and Tuck, along with the other family members, learn about the meaning of forgiveness, sacrifices and restoring faith and hope in family. There were so many things I will never forget reading: REST, the empty chair and the memorial. I received an advance copy of this book and I am voluntarily writing this review.
"Love is always enough. It is the mortar that holds life together."
This is a beautiful novel about a family finding each other after 20 years.
They must trust each other again, to love and help one another as they move forward together.
I adored this touching book. * You will need tissues.*
Thank you to Heather Burch and netgalley for allowing me to read and provide and honest review of this wonderful novel. I continue to think about all of these people who made up this book. Hoping for a sequel.
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Without question I am looking at another of Heather 's books!