Someone Like You by Victoria Bylin

Someone Like You

About the Book

Single mom Julia Dare has a lot on her plate. A brand new Christian, she’s busy trying to run her own business, spend time with her widowed mother, and raise her young son, Max, despite his father’s less-than-ideal influence on him. When a big account from her event-planning business sends her to the Caliente Springs resort, she’s shocked to come face-to-face with Zeke Monroe, the resort’s general manager, and her college sweetheart.

With his faith in tatters, Zeke Monroe is determined to keep the historic Caliente Springs resort running despite financial difficulties. But when Julia walks back into his life, he can’t ignore the feelings she stirs up. As they work together on an important client’s dream wedding, the fate of the resort soon depends on their success. When Zeke and Julia are pushed to their limits both personally and professionally, will their history put up walls between them or bring them together?

My Review

Zeke Monroe is the General Manager for Caliente Springs Resort and is determined to bring it back to its former glory. Owners Ginger and George Travers, twins, are at odds about the resort’s destiny-Ginger wants to sell, and George wants the resort to continue.  Unfortunately, Zeke is caught in the middle with plenty of ideas but no capital to implement them.

Julia Dare, Zeke’s love from six years ago, is now a single mom and owner of an event planning company. She is scoping out Caliente Springs for a client when she discovers Zeke is the GM.

Victoria Bylin has written a heart-warming and inspirational story of two struggling Christians who have a second chance at love.  Victoria shows us God’s mercy and grace working in their lives.

I enjoyed reading Someone Like You. It is a richly layered story, in which events shape each character’s lives separately in a plot that moves them seamlessly forward.  The story’s humor and compassion brought me to laughter, tears and joy.  The characters are real.  I want to hug most of them, but one evoked so much righteous anger that I could have hit him. Reading Someone Like You was like watching a movie rich in content and detail, and I was sad when I turned the last page.

I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.


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