Cowgirl Critique: Somebody Like You by Beth K Vogt

HB SomebodyLikeYou_4.inddI am so excited to share my thoughts on this book with you. From the very first chapter, I knew it was going to be a keeper.

YES, it is!

What a heart-wrenching, heart-warming story!

Haley’s three year marriage to Sam, an army medic, ends tragically when he’s killed in Afghanistan. Her attempts to create a new life for herself are ambushed when she arrives home one evening –and finds her husband waiting for her. Did the military make an unimaginable mistake when they told her Sam was killed?

Too late to make things right with his estranged twin brother, Stephen discovers Sam never told Haley about him. As Haley and Stephen navigate their fragile relationship, they are inexplorably drawn to each other. How can they honor the memory of a man whose death brought them together–and whose ghost could drive them apart?

From the back cover (written in italics above), I wasn’t sure I was going to like this book. It sounded almost too painful to read. A lost husband, widowed army wife, and an estranged brother-in-law. All I could think was the emotional turmoil. I was wrong. Beth Vogt did a fantastic job dealing with the grief, but also giving hope. I felt as though I made new friends. I journeyed with Hayley and Stephen as they faced the past and the future.

The characters were so likable that I found myself cheering each of them in their walk with God and daily struggles. Unlike many of today’s Christian fiction romances, the ending wasn’t rushed. I was happy with the pacing all the way to the end.

I laughed, cried and sighed. Tender, beautiful, captivating, Just a few of the words that come to mind for explaining this book. From the first paragraph to the last sentence on the page, a wonderfully written, well-done story.

Beth Vogt.

If you haven’t read any of her books, don’t forget her name. She’s an author you’ll want to follow!

A huge thank you to Casey Herringshaw and Beth Vogt for my reviewers copy of this book. In exchange for my honest opinion, I received my book for free.  All thoughts written here are mine.

If you are interested in purchasing your own copy, check it out here.

If you do end up reading this book, I would love to know your thoughts on it. I hope you’ll come back and share! :)

Happy Monday!


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