Things I Never Told You
If you have a sister or several sisters you understand that there is always drama. And when you add in family dynamics of a shattered family due to the loss of one of the siblings, life gets ugly.
Years may pass and lives change without interaction, but at some point in time something will happen that brings everyone back together. How do you handle the past hurts and feelings that were shoved down instead of dealt with years ago?
In this newest release from Beth K. Vogt, Things I Never Told You dives into the dynamics of sisters and the bond that seems to break through even when there no hope.
It’s been ten years since Payton Thatcher’s twin sister died in an accident, leaving the entire family to cope in whatever ways they could. No longer half of a pair, Payton reinvents herself as a partner in a successful party-planning business and is doing just fine―as long as she manages to hold her memories and her family at arm’s length.
But with her middle sister Jillian’s engagement, Payton’s party-planning skills are called into action. Which means working alongside her opinionated oldest sister, Johanna, who always seems ready for a fight. They can only hope that a wedding might be just the occasion to heal the resentment and jealousy that divides them . . . until a frightening diagnosis threatens Jillian’s plans and her future. As old wounds are reopened and the family faces the possibility of another tragedy, the Thatchers must decide if they will pull together or be driven further apart.
About the Author:
Beth K. Vogt is a non-fiction author and editor who said she’d never write fiction. She’s the wife of an Air Force family physician (now in solo practice) who said she’d never marry a doctor—or anyone in the military. She’s a mom of four who said she’d never have kids. Now Beth believes God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.” As a contemporary romance novelist, Beth is a 2016 Christy Award winner, a 2015 RITA® Finalist and a three-time ACFW Carol Award finalist. Her 2014 novel, Somebody Like You, was one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Books of 2014. In 2015, Beth introduced her destination wedding series with both an e-novella, Can’t Buy Me Love, and a novel, Crazy Little Thing Called Love. She continues the series in 2016 with the e-novella You Can’t Hurry Love (May) and the novel Almost Like Being in Love(June).
Beth enjoys writing contemporary romance because she believes there’s more to happily-ever-after than the fairy tales tell us.
This was a tough read for me. Not that the book isn’t well written and one with a solid story line. It was tough because of the season in life that I am in now. My dad recently was killed in an accident and my three sisters and I have really struggled in our relationships since then. So much of the book opened wounds that I have been trying to let scar over. The flip side, I feel the book has forced me to deal with a couple of issues that I needed to in order to start to heal and move forward.
Life is messy. Families are messy. We tend to hurt those closest to us the most when we are in pain. Maybe that’s why we have families. There is something, a bond, a need maybe..that allows us to forgive and reunite in ways that those outside the family unit could never do.
My personal life season issues aside, this is a good book and the author has done such a great job developing the characters.
For more information on this and other books by the Beth Vogt, visit her online site.
This book was provided as a media copy to us as a member of the media through Tyndale Publishers.