“”You know the worst part of growing old?” Rave shook his head and didn’t look up. “Living with regret.”” 

SOMETHING LIKE FAMILY (LakeUnionPublishing) by author Heather Burch is all about how hope and faith can bring a shattered family back together again. Twenty-two year old Rave Wayne was abandoned by his mother when he was a little boy. Now the woman he expected to spend the rest of his life has tossed him to the side of the road, for a guy with money, even though she doesn’t love him. Rave wants nothing more than to connect.

Then by a miracle, he learns he has a grandfather, and he wants to meet Rave. Soon Rave’s in Tennessee and meeting his loving, dear old grandfather, Tuck. He meets a local girl and thinks he just might have a bright future ahead of him. But Rave’s past comes into his present, and it’s not a gift.

His long-lost mother reappears and she thinks she can waltz right in and make everything alright. Rave struggles to work past the emotional hurt and put together the pieces of his broken heart.

Abandonment seems to be a reoccurring theme in the books I’ve been reading recently. It’s something I’ve and many of you have experienced and it’s not something that can easily be fixed in three-hundred plus pages. SOMETHING LIKE FAMILY explores the fragile bonds of family and what exactly is unconditional love. We often read about “the healing power of letting go,” but sometimes it’s not so easy.

I loved SOMETHING LIKE FAMILY. I really felt as if I was in that small Tennessee town, I could see and smell it. Tuck reminded me of my own Pop Pops, who I miss terribly. I can appreciate how Heather gives a soul to her characters and readers can’t help but care. Not every writer has that gift. I can’t wait to read Heather’s next book.


heather burch

Heather Burch has always been drawn to epic tales about love and loss. “If I can make you laugh, cry, feel something deeply, if you want to hug those you love … I’ve done my job.”
Heather is a bestselling author of contemporary fiction. A quote from her novel, One Lavender Ribbon can be seen at the John’s Creek Veteran’s Memorial Walk near Atlanta where her words are required reading for those who enter the memorial park.

Heather lives in Florida where she writes full-time. She loves to hear from readers. Be sure to follow her on Amazon (Amazon.com/author/heatherburch) and visit her website    http://www.heatherburchbooks.com   where you can sign up for her twice a year newsletter, Heather’s Happenings, filled with fun facts and freebies.


Thanks to Lake Union Publishing, we have one copy of Heather Burch’s new novel, SOMETHING LIKE FAMILY. Just tell us something about your family. We’ll announce a winner next week. Good luck!

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28 thoughts on “* SOMETHING LIKE FAMILY by Heather Burch & GIVEAWAY

  1. I grew up alone thank goodness as I grew up in an abusive foster home.I live now in Iowa. My husband has 7 brothers and sisters he is a twin. I have 2 adult kids in Ca and 3 grandkids with my son having his first end of Dec. We hardly see his family they aren;t close at all even though one lives about 1/4 mile down the road.

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  2. I have a wonderful sister who I do not get to see near enough. I have a wonderful precious husband who has one brother remaining, who we also don’t get to see enough.

    Hubby and I have been married 50 years. We have two children, three grandchildren, and a great grandson. We are proud of them all.


  3. I am an only child. My dad just celebrated his 93rd birthday Sept 17. He had 13 siblings of whom he was third oldest. He only has one younger brother (out of 7) who is 73. Four sisters remain out of the six girls. Always fun times with aunts, uncles, and cousins – I’m 70 and oldest cousin. My mom died on June 26, so my dad is not doing well. Mom was 91. They celebrated 71 years of marriage on April 21.

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  4. I was born into a family that had 5 children. I was the middle child and oldest daughter. The family that I made had three children and we now have 5 grandchildren.

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  5. My mom died last month at 92 years old. My two wonderful sisters and I helped hold each other up during those terrible days. Even though we live in different parts of the county, we talk often and are each other’s best friends.

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  6. They are all gone now- Mother, Father, Grandmothers and Grandfathers, etc., How I wish I could see them one last time, put my arms around them and say all the things I should have said, but didn’t. Now I talk to them in my dreams and in my poetry, and I can feel their spirit with me in little ways.


  7. My family has been rooted in the south for generations, but some have splintered throughtout the U.S. First, to the northeast, then the Pacific Northwest. It’s interesting because I love travel, and going out to discover more about my roots, would actually enable me to do just that. 🙂


  8. I am the oldest of three and the only daughter. My brothers and I never got along as kids but now due to different things in our lives we have all become very close. Too bad we all live in different places me in Minnesota, my one brother in California and my other brother in New York.


  9. We have a small family who I never see. My brother wants nothing to do with me and my sister is more involved with her other family.


  10. I was a middle child in a family of six children. My husband and I have two children, one still in college and the other has graduated and is working as a pediatric nurse practitioner.


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