Friday, March 9, 2018

Bookshelf Friday - Things I Never Told You by Beth Vogt

Beth Vogt dives into women's fiction with her newest release. Here's a short blurb and we'll chat on the other side. (Oh! And to see who won from Tuesdays giveaway, keep reading!)

It’s been ten years since Payton Thatcher’s twin sister died in an accident, leaving the entire family to cope in whatever ways they could. No longer half of a pair, Payton reinvents herself as a partner in a successful party-planning business and is doing just fine—as long as she manages to hold her memories and her family at arm’s length.

But with her middle sister Jillian’s engagement, Payton’s party-planning skills are called into action. Which means working alongside her opinionated oldest sister, Johanna, who always seems ready for a fight. They can only hope that a wedding might be just the occasion to heal the resentment and jealousy that divides them . . . until a frightening diagnosis threatens Jillian’s plans and her future. As old wounds are reopened and the family faces the possibility of another tragedy, the Thatchers must decide if they will pull together or be driven further apart.

Women's fiction is not typically the first genre I gravitate towards, but I do enjoy it. Vogt's newest book, however, had me falling in love with the genre. The intricacies of family dynamics, the hard diagnosis of cancer, and the grief of loss all swirl together in this heart-tugging story. Each character pulled me into their lives. And I loved the pace of this family's story so far. There were no easy answers reached, yet there was believable forward progression of everyone involved. Even with the hard topics inside its pages, this story was full of hope. That's what I loved most, how even in some of our deepest hurts and painful moments, hope can still be found. Vogt does a masterful job of showing this throughout "Things I Never Told You", and I can't wait for the next book in this series.
You can pre-order Things I Never Told You right here! You can also add it to your Goodreads list as "want to read", because trust me, you want to read this one:)

And as for the winner of Tuesday's giveaway...

NANCY (nanze55) YOU WON! I'll connect with you via email to grab your pick and contact info! Thanks everyone for stopping by and participating:) Have a great weekend, friends!

***Thank you to the publisher for an ARC of this book. I was under no obligation or expectation to post a review. All views expressed are my own.***

1 comment:

  1. Women's fiction isn't my go-to genre either, but I always love Beth's books. Thanks for sharing!