Inspirational and heartfelt... Like a Love Song by Camille Eide (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

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Welcome to my stop for Like a Love Song by Camille Eide! This was a heartbreakingly beautiful story. Check out my review and the giveaway below....

Like a Love SongLike a Love Song
by Camille Eide
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 308 Pages
April 30th 2015 by Ashberry Lane
Genesis Award Winner, RT Book Reviews 4.5 Star Top Pick

Summary

When she finally surrenders her heart, will it be too late?

Susan Quinn, a social worker turned surrogate mom to foster teens, fights to save the group home she’s worked hard to build. But now, she faces a dwindling staff, foreclosure, and old heartaches that won't stay buried. Her only hope lies with the last person she’d ever turn to—a brawny handyman with a guitar, a questionable past, and a God he keeps calling Father.

   
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My Review

LIKE A LOVE SONG was so much more than I was expecting. This story was sweet, but it was also heartbreaking, emotional, inspirational, and deeply romantic. It pulled at my heart with anger, frustration, hope, and joy. A heartfelt and beautifully written story from beginning to end.

I really felt for these characters. They're full of broken hearts and pasts. They're searching for love even when they fight against it. I wanted so much for them and so much for Sue. I really wanted to shake her sometimes for not letting go, opening her heart, and taking a chance. At the same time, I saw why she felt and acted as she did. Joe was amazing. I mean 100% man with a heart of gold and a work ethic, honesty, and steadiness that was a perfect match for Sue. I loved the kids and each of their personalities, as well as Bertie who worked at the ranch.

The story is so heart-wrenching. The kids. The adults. The abuse and neglect. How much these kids need love and acceptance and a place to call home. How much Sue and Joe need them and need to make a family. How it all comes tumbling down. How Joe keeps his faith and how Sue fights against that faith. This is definitely a Christian romance, but the inspiration was powerful. There was hope that one day Sue would accept, forgive, and embrace a future of hope and love. It was beautiful.

Another wonderful story from Eide's that will pull on your heartstrings, inspire, and even bring some swoon-worthy moments. I loved it!

Content: References to abuse, but clean.

Source: I received a complimentary copy from the tour host for the purposes of a tour review stop, which did not affect my review in any way.

Other Books I've Read by the Author

The Memoir of Johnny DevineThe Memoir of Johnny Devine
by Camille Eide
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 279 Pages
December 1st 2015 by Ashberry Lane Publishing
See my 5-star review here.

Summary

RT Book Reviews (rare) 5 goldstar Top Pick, a Reviewers' Choice Award Nominee (of 5), and the December 2015 Seal of Excellence winner, which makes it a Book of the Year Nominee (1 of 12 out of thousands reviewed)

Love can’t rewrite the pages of one’s past, but it can cover a multitude of sins---one page at a time.

In 1953, desperation forces young war widow Eliza Saunderson to take a job writing the memoir of ex-Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Devine. Rumor has it Johnny can seduce anything in a skirt quicker than he can hail a cab. But now the notorious womanizer claims he’s been born again. Eliza soon finds herself falling for the humble, grace-filled man John has become—a man who shows no sign of returning her feelings. No sign, that is, until she discovers something John never meant for her to see.

When Eliza’s articles on minority oppression land her on McCarthy’s Communist hit list, John and Eliza become entangled in an investigation that threatens both his book and her future. To clear her name, Eliza must solve a family mystery. Plus, she needs to convince John that real love—not the Hollywood illusion—can forgive a sordid past. Just when the hope of love becomes reality, a troubling discovery confirms Eliza’s worst fears. Like the happy fa├žade many Americans cling to, had it all been empty lies? Is there a love she can truly believe in?
   
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About the Author


​Camille Eide writes romantic, inspirational dramas about love, faith, and family. She lives in Oregon with her husband and is a mom, grammy, bass guitarist, and a fan of muscle cars, tender romance, oldies Rock, and Peanut M&Ms.


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