Monday, May 12, 2014

Somebody Like You by Beth Vogt

This novel has an unusual plot line – something I've never seen before. It really worked to make a great romance.

Haley has just lost her husband, Sam, an army medic in Afghanistan. He had been caught by a sniper's bullet before she could tell him she was pregnant. A few weeks later she is shocked to see Sam on her front porch. It is not Sam but his mirror twin brother Stephen, a brother Haley knew nothing about. She is so disturbed she chases him off by threatening him with her gun.

That is the beginning of a turbulent relationship between Haley and her brother-in-law Stephen. The brothers had separated after high school and remained estranged. Stephen had recently made up his mind he want to reconcile with Sam but was too late.

This novel succeeds on several levels. It is well written, has great character development, and deals with the themes of reconciliation, forgiveness, and new starts. There is also the issue of acting out of what others may think as opposed to what the heart inspires. The characters do rely on their relationship to God to ultimately do what He has planned. It is a rewarding romance.

Beth K. Vogt is a nonfiction author and editor who said she'd never write fiction. She's the wife of a former Air Force family physician who said she'd never marry a doctor or anyone in the military. She's the mom of four who said she'd never have kids. She now writes fiction for Howard Books and believes God's best is often behind doors marked “never.” Find out more about her and her books at http://www.bethvogt.com/. You can follow her blog at http://www.bethvogt.com/blog/.

Howard Books, 386 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
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