Haley Ames is only married three years when her husband, Sam, is killed
in Afghanistan. She's trying to come to grips with the loss as well as
the upcoming birth of their child. One night when she arrives home, she
gets the shock of her life. Her husband is waiting for her! How can that
be? Stephen Ames hasn't spoken to his identical twin in more than
twelve years. He wants to make things right but then finds out about
Sam's death. He's hoping Haley can help him discover who his brother
(and once best friend) became. He finds out however, that Sam never
mentioned Stephen to Haley. Sam and Stephen were mirror images of each
other and that's difficult for Haley at first, but as Stephen helps her
out she begins to see how different they really are. Stephen and Haley
are very drawn to each other and slowly build a relationship but is
Haley only attracted to him because he looks like Sam. Would building a
life together somehow dishonor his brother?
Somebody Like You is a
beautiful story that is loaded with lovable characters that just reach
out and grab you by the heart. Full of emotion and grace, along with
splashes of humor, made this an absolute joy to read. The easy pacing
helps you savor every moment (and I did). I would love to see this made
into a movie! I loved the interaction between Haley and Stephen and most
especially loved how Stephen handled things. Throughout the story, the
author touches on many real-life challenges in a realistic way. I
appreciated the spiritual thread running through the story; are we
making our plans or are we asking God to show us His plans? Now there's
some food for thought. The one thing I wished for when I got to the end
was an Epilogue. I loved the ending but wanted just a little more, maybe
because it was so hard to close the book on these wonderful friends.
Beth Vogt has really become a favorite author of mine! I am looking
forward to her next book-offering. In-the-meantime, I highly recommend
Somebody Like You!
*This complimentary copy was provided by Howard Books through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Howard Books (May 13, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1476737584 ISBN-13: 978-1476737584
For more information about this book or other books by Beth K. Vogt, I encourage you to visit her website at http://www.bethvogt.com/
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