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Monday, June 16, 2014

Somebody Like You...Review

About the book:
Can a young widow find love again with her husband’s reflection?

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 inexorably 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?

Somebody Like You is a beautifully rendered, affecting novel, reminding us that while we can’t change the past, we have the choice to change the future and start anew.

After her husband's death in Afghanistan, Haley Ames works to come to terms with it and move forward in her life.  Pregnant and alone, she returns home one evening to find her husband's ghost sitting on her porch; Sam's estranged twin brother, Stephen.  Sam never told Haley about Stephen, but Stephen wants to learn about his brother and the years they missed together.  Haley is in need of a friend and support.  As they navigate these new waters, Haley and Sam are drawn to each other.  Stephen soon ceases to be simply Sam's lookalike and instead becomes the man Haley needs.

There are so many facets to this book.  The characters are flawed but well developed.  They stumble and fall, they laugh and cry.  The exploration of romance with a deceased spouse's sibling is well done, the mourning and grief and guilt felt by a surviving spouse is spot on.  I loved these characters.  I couldn't put the book down.

I received a complimentary copy for review.  You can learn more about Beth K. Vogt here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 6/14

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4/5 Stars

1 comment:

  1. This one is on my Kindle; guess it is time to read it.