Thursday, June 7, 2012


Allison Denman is about to marry Seth Rayner, the guy she's been dating for the past 6 years. So how come nothing feels right? She didn't want a big wedding and she hates her frothy dress and now a week before the the wedding she finds herself sharing a kiss with Seth's brother, Daniel. How could she do such a thing? Seth is predictable and safe and to Alli that's comfortable. So why does Alli find herself so drawn to Daniel? Why are the postcards he's sent to her from his carefree traveling so appealing? Allison is not sure how to resolve this whole out-of-control, Rayner brothers mess, but her best friend keeps encouraging her to trust the Lord with her future and stop trying to control everything herself. Will she take her friends advice and release her tight control on life and let God do His work? And with whom will she find her happily ever after?

WOW! When I first looked at this book I thought it sounded like a really cute story. I mean the bride kissing the groom's brother got me right away. And it is a cute story with lots of great humor (which I loved) but it really is so much more than that. This author skillfully tackled some pretty tough subjects like, pornography, cutting, anger and what happens when a parent favors one child over another. How you're raised is very much a part of who you are and how you see the world. But the author also carefully points out, that we don't have to figure everything out, the God who created us can take care of that. We just need to listen to His voice. I really loved getting to know all the larger-than-life characters. Seth was a likeable guy, if you did things his way. Daniel was my kind of hero. Tough yet gentle and understanding. You could definitely see why Allison was so drawn to him. I appreciated Alli's friend Maggie who stuck by her and loved her but was also honest with her. We all need a true friend like that. And who wouldn't like Alli's aunt Nita. What a very loving lady. The Llamas were a great addition to the story, and to me, they almost feel human. One thing I really enjoyed was the postcards from Daniel at the heading of each chapter. It really added something special and tied in very nicely with the ending. Wish You Were Here is one of those stories that will stay with you long after you close the book. It would make a great Hallmark movie! Well done Beth Vogt!!! I am looking forward to what comes next!
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Howard Books; Original edition (May 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1451659865
ISBN-13: 978-1451659863
File Size: 1716 KB
Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
*I received this complimentary copy from Howard Publishing through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*


Dora Hiers said...

Awesome review, Sherry. I shall have to check this one out! Thanks for sharing. :-)

Sherry Kuhn said...

Thanks Dora! I hope you enjoy the story as well! ;)

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