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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Wish you Were Here by Beth K Vogt...a Review

I ordered this read on my kindle months ago...I think after it  just came out.  Amazon Synopsis: Kissing the wrong guy days before her scheduled wedding leads Allison to become a runaway bride. But can it also lead to happily ever after?
Allison Denman is supposed to get married in five days, but everything is all wrong. The huge wedding. The frothy dress. And the groom.
Still, kissing the groom’s brother, Daniel, in an unguarded moment is decidedly not the right thing to do. How could she have made such a mistake? It seems Allison’s life is nothing but mistakes at this point. Daniel’s adventures—chronicled through a collection of postcards—have always appealed to Allison’s well-hidden desire for something more. But how can betraying her fiancÉ’s trust lead to a true happily ever after?
Can Allison find her way out of this mess? Recognizing she doesn’t have all the answers won’t be easy because she’s used to being in control. To find her way again, she will have to believe that God has a plan for her—one outside her carefully defined comfort zone—and find the strength to let Him lead.

My Review:

I read this in one day and found it to be a satisfying and sweet read.    Vogt's characters were very well developed and I found myself quite enamored.   I call this Christian Romance and I enjoyed it.   Even the strongest Christian has questions about their journey with God and those of us who haven't taken the time to listen to the wee small voice or have emotional baggage weighing us down have even more questions we need answers for.     Have we turned everything over to Him?   Do we trust him to do right by us?    How can anyone, especially God love me with all my past mistakes?   These were thing Allison needed to find out for herself.   And she needed time away from the two brothers that loved her as much as she loved them.   I admire Christian writers who address these issues in a manner that is subtle and yet not overbearing.  I won't elaborate much further on the story or plot line but it was a clever story and it had lots of humor as the characters rethink their actions and rebuke themselves in sarcastic manners.  For an author who said she would not write fiction, she certainly had a great story to tell and did it so well!

I'll rate this a four winks read






Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.

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