This book took me on a deep, powerful, and sometimes emotionally difficult to read journey. Things I Never Told you tells the story of a family who was torn apart by tragedy. And even before that, things were not as great as they may have seemed from the outside looking in.
It was a tale of sisters and how they related to each other. I had a lot of trouble reading about Johanna’s domineering and abrasive personality. I really loved Jillian and Geoff. Their relationship and trials kept me turning the pages.
I felt so sad for Payton and all that she went through, both past and present. I appreciated the way the author used flashbacks and dreams to tell the story of her relationship with her deceased twin, Pepper.
I was impressed with the author’s ability to write a realistic story with most of the characters as nonbelievers. Yet, she was able to impart the gospel message and leave the reader hopeful that, somewhere within the series, some of these characters might come to know the Lord.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Beth K. Vogt is a non-fiction author and editor who said she’d never write fiction. She’s the wife of an Air Force family physician (now in solo practice) who said she’d never marry a doctor—or anyone in the military. She’s a mom of four who said she’d never have kids. Now Beth believes God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.” A Christy Award winner, as well as an ACFW Carol Award winner, Beth’s first women’s fiction novel for Tyndale House Publishers, Things I Never Told You, releases May 2018.