|About the book:
Wish You Were Here
Beth K. Vogt
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 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. And pulling a “Runaway Bride” complete with stealing, er, borrowing her best friend’s car doesn’t seem to solve her problems. Can Allison find her way out of this mess? Maybe she just needs to stop orchestrating everything. Allison prefers being the one in control, and giving it up is not going to be easy. But to find her way again, she will have to believe that God has a plan for her and find the strength to let Him lead.
Beth K. Vogt provides her readers with a happily ever after woven through with humor, reality, and God’s lavish grace. She’s a non-fiction author and editor who said she’d never write fiction. She’s the wife of an Air Force 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. Beth has discovered that God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.” She writes contemporary romance because she believes there’s more to happily ever after than the fairy tales tell us. Beth earned a journalism degree from San Jose State University and met her husband Rob when he knocked her down at a karate studio. They’ve been married for 31 years. They have four children, ranging in ages from 28, 25, 23 and – thanks to a funny thing happening on their way to the empty nest-a 10-year-old. The Vogt Team, which now includes a “daughter-in-love” and “son-in-love,” enjoys hiking and camping in Colorado. Read more about Beth at her website:http://bethvogt.com
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The cover may scream chick lit (nothing wrong with that!) but this book has soul, grittiness, and authenticity in addition to genuine, stitches in your side, humour. Wish You Were Here is a provoking story that has an overture reminiscent Runaway Bride and maturity reflective carried over from Beth Vogt’s speaking and non-fiction career.
Allison, Seth, and Daniel are all living a lie, either consciously or unconsciously, and must come to terms with the truths that have been hovering over them for years. In one way or another, they have lost or relinquished control of their lives in order to appease the people they love, but ultimately compromise their true purpose in the process.The emotional depth of this story runs deep tackling serious themes such as abandonment, emotional abuse and self injury.
But do not fret! The story never felt heavy or oppressive-quite the opposite actually! I was engaged from start to finish and couldn’t read the pages fast enough to appease my curiosity. The mounting tension and character development is underscored with well placed droll humour and, yes, llamas. A breathtaking fiction debut from Beth Vogt that will be a sure hit with romantic comedy lovers who look for substance and purpose in their books.
**review copy provided by PR **