Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Somebody Like You

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VOGT, BETH K.
SOMEBODY LIKE YOU

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.

My Review:

Oh my goodness, but I loved this book! There is such depth and dimension to the story I don't know where to start my review.

Loved both Haley and Stephen. Realistically flawed -- both a product of their upbringing. I really like how Vogt explored the impact of that and how it helped carve out their identities. I could understand so clearly why they each reacted the way they did. That brought such depth to their characters and created a solid platform for the romance.

Loved Haley's snarky wit, Stephen's thoughtful steadfastness. How opposite they were and yet each met a deeper need in the other. Theirs isn't an easy love story which makes the happily ever after ending super happily ever after, if you know what I mean. :-)

This is my first Vogt book, but it certainly won't be my last. She'll be on the top of my TBR pile from now on.


Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Somebody Like You, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday June 29 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 


With thanks to Howard Publishing for a review copy via Net Galley

22 comments:

  1. Sounds like interesting characters to read about it.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Lots of interesting characters! Good luck, rubynreba!

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  2. I love your review, Kav .. Definitely makes me ache to read it, even if I didn't know Beth is a great author. Will be looking for it
    mitziUNDERSCOREwanhamATyahooDOTcom

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    1. I can't wait to read more of Beth's books, Marianne. Good luck!

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  3. I've been enjoying some of the newer contemporary authors like Becky Wade and Katie Ganshert. Sounds like I need to Add Beth to that list!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. There are great contemporary authors out there right now, aren't there? I hear that contemps are in more demand than historicals these days. Good luck, Patty!

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  4. I love your review, Kav, and am eager to read this book! Thank you for the chance to be a winner!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  5. Somebody Like You sounds like a must read. Thank you for a great review, Kav, and for the giveaway.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. It definitely is, Melanie. Good luck!

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  6. Wow, what a review! I want to read it immediately - good job at reviewing, Kav:)

    Love stories about real, flawed people, and love me some good romance!

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I love Beth as an author! Her books are great, I have been looking forward to reading this one.
    bookwormgal2011 at yahoo dot com

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  8. I haven't read anything by Beth Vogt, but the characters in this book sound very interesting. Thank you for offering a copy of Somebody Like You.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It's definitely worth the read, Kay. Good luck!

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  9. Please drop my name in the hat. :)

    writer_weaverATyahooDOTcom

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    1. I'm name dropping you, Anna. Good luck!

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  10. Sounds like a good one. Haven't read any from Beth, so this one should be a good start. rrwalter34 ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. This was my first Beth book too. I've already ordered her first one from the library. It should come in soon. Good luck, Becky.

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  11. Oh my, I really want Beth's book. She has some good ones. Thanks for the review. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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