Somebody Like You is one of those beautiful, special stories I know I won’t forget. Delicately complicated and so down-to-earth relatable, this unique tale is an emotional journey for its characters and its readers. To tell you the truth, I wanted to hug the book once I finished it.
Can a young widow find love again with her husband’s reflection? How can one not be intrigued by that? I mean, come on, what a novel question! I loved the fresh and captivating way this story navigated you through its highs and lows, connecting past regrets with future hope and the pains of loss and estrangement with new bonds of love and friendship.
Some novels just sound similar the moment you start them. The plot already seems a bit familiar, even though the setting may look different and the characters have fresh names. I’m sure you know the kind I’m talking about. I’m happy to say this novel was nothing like that. It all felt very new and inviting and I loved how naturally the story progressed.
Everything just seemed so real to me. So relatable. The characters are honest, with their own strengths and weakness from the very start. Along the way, they soften in some ways and grow in other areas. Their quirks and personalities are endearing and downright infectious. And I enjoyed watching how each of them faced their feelings and challenges in their own ways. There are lots of “life moments” tucked within that are so surprising and sweet you’ll want to savor them by reading them over again.
This is one love story I fell in love with and will undoubtedly be revisiting. I encourage you all to read it as well. You may even find some healing and hope within its pages for your own life story. I know I did.
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publisher for my copy.
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Beth K. Vogt believes God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.” A nonfiction writer and editor who said she’d never write fiction, Beth is now a novelist with Howard Books. She enjoys writing inspirational contemporary romance because she believes there’s more to happily-ever-after than the fairy tales tell us. Connect with Beth on her website or check out her blog on quotes, In Others’ Words.
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