About the Book
Book: Love Like No Other
Author: Tabitha Bouldin
Genre: Christian Contemporary Suspense
Release Date: June 27, 2023
Trying to overcome a past like hers might just help him overcome his.
Alicia Gray wants one thing: to prove her capabilities as a doctor. Maybe then she can escape the feeling that her mother’s abandonment was deserved. She’s never felt worthy and grew up in foster home after foster home, always being told that if she did better, if she was more amenable, she’d find her place. When she came to Suamalie, the last thing she expected to find was a man whose grumpy personality conflicted so piercingly with her sunshine demeanor.
Colin Tremblay was dishonorably discharged from his army medic position and sent home in disgrace after his twin brother stole from his clinic. Back on the islands, he’s bounced from job to job, never finding anything that satisfies him. To make matters worse, his twin niece and nephew convince him to spend his summer overseeing their camp activities while working alongside Little Miss Sunshine herself.
This grumpy versus sunshine romance is sure to send them both scrambling when Colin confronts Alicia’s need to please while she reminds Colin that not every bad day is a reason to run for the hills.
Take a trip to the Suamalie Islands where palm trees sway, the sand and sea pulse with life, and the people will steal your heart.
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Guest Review from Donna
What I think you should know:
Love Like No Other by Tabitha Bouldin is the fifth book in the Suamalie Islands series. The series is Contemporary Christian Fiction set on a fictional set of Islands in the Pacific. The series is written by several authors with stories that have the common connection of the Islands. In this book we meet Doctor Alicia Gray and Island Native Colin
What you might need to know:
Alicia grew up in foster care after being given up at birth.
Colin’s brother and sister-in-law died in a crash due in part to addiction, their children were left orphans. This deals with some of the emotional trauma surrounding this.
What I think about this book:
While this is not a fluffy easy “beach read” it is a good book that covers some pretty hard subjects. Alicia was a very easy character to relate to for me, in an effort to serve others she allowed herself to be bullied into over serving. Colin was a character with a tougher exterior, but he was quick to catch your attention. I enjoyed seeing the characters get to know each other and work at the church camp. I appreciate how the author allowed the characters to be vulnerable and real while also showing them heal. I wish that their story would have lasted longer and hope we will get glimpses of them in future books.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Celebrate Lit, this in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own.
About the Author
Tabitha Bouldin has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing/English from Southern New Hampshire University. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and started writing in 2015. When she’s not homeschooling her two boys, you’ll find her curled up with a book.
More from Tabitha
When it came time to write my Suamalie Island book, I knew it was time for me to head back to the place I love best. It was time to bring back the cowboys. Colin might not be a cowboy in his own mind, after all, he left the ranch and worked for years as an Army medic and wants nothing more than to help people as a way to make up for not being able to save his brother when he needed it most. Alicia, the island’s resident mobile doctor, feels the same way. You would think that these two would manage to get along since they both want the same thing. Not so. They disagreed on almost everything. From a personality perspective, they couldn’t be more different. Alicia is sunshine and rainbows to Colin’s storm clouds. The one thing they can agree on is helping others, and when things get tough, Colin is the one person who Alicia finds she can trust to follow through and not back down from the hard aspects like throws their way. And threaded through it all is Colin’s cowboy past and the heart that carried him across the battlefield and back to the islands he’s always called home.
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