Sunday, May 22, 2016

Someone Like You by Victoria Bylin

April showers in Virginia have drug into May showers.  We've all been cooped up in the house and I feel like I'm going to have to brush up on my ark building skills!!

The good thing about all the rain is that no one has wanted to rush outside, except the dog!  So I've been able to get some extra reading done.
I got Mrs. Bylin's book and I was excited to dive into some contemporary fiction after I had spent the past week in the colonial era.  I had gotten this book from Bethany House in exchange for a review.  

From the back:  Julia Dare is trying to run her own business, raise her young son, Max, and help her widowed mother. Her biggest worry, though, is keeping Max's father from being a bad influence while still allowing the boy to spend time with his dad. When an account from her event-planning business sends her to Caliente Springs resort, she's shocked to encounter Zeke Monroe, her college sweetheart.

Zeke is determined to keep Caliente Springs running despite financial trouble. When Julia walks back into his life, he's surprised at the feelings she stirs up. As they work together on an important client's wedding, the fate of the resort soon depends on their success. With Zeke and Julia both pushed to their limits, will their history put up walls between them or bring them together?

I had never read any of this authors books before and I'm super glad that I got a copy of this story! Zeke was a well thought out character and from the very start the author took time to make sure that you knew he was what my son calls "a good egg".  Julia is full of fire and spirit!  Both characters are reunited in the book after they had parted ways.  

Zeke and Julia need to battle all sorts of obstacles.  The story wove in many real life situations that Christians face on a day to day basis.  Julia has an awful ex and Zeke is trying to keep a business afloat.  Just because you're a believer doesn't mean life is a cake walk!  This story shows what happens when we do and don't turn things over to God.  Victoria Bylin shows what happens with good and bad choices.  

There were also enjoyable secondary characters that made stories within the story.  Ellen and George had a sweet story line going and Ladybug, the goat who provided great comic relief, had me laughing!  Max was a charmer and I think Ginger is secretly related to one of my daughter's specialists!  

This was a very enjoyable read.  So pick up your copy of Someone Like You before Ladybug eats them all!  Happy Reading!  


  1. Hrmm, this is an author I"m not familiar with! Love the cover. I'll have to add to my TBR

  2. That is such a pretty cover!! I read Victoria's book before this one....gonna have to add this one to my tbr list