Friday, August 24, 2012
Book Review: Wish You Were Here
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.
I enjoyed this love story because it was one I could kind of relate to. I have never been a runaway bride, nor have I been in love with my boyfriend's brother, but I do know what it is like to be in love with someone other than your boyfriend and how hard it is to break up with them when they have done nothing seriously wrong. I also know what it is like to try to convince your heart that you do not love someone whom you have known a long time or who should be " off limits" due to how they fit in your life (such as a friend's ex, or an ex's brother). The book is an easy read and all of the characters are easy to like and emotionally connect with. I recommend Wish You Were Here to those who like love stories and anyone who has ever had the internal struggle to either break up with someone or pursue a relationship with someone (or do both, as Allison does), when God is encouraging them to do so, but their head/family/friends/society is telling them not to.
About the author
Beth K. Vogt believes happy endings aren’t limited to novels. She provides her readers with a happily ever after woven through with humor, reality, and God’s lavish grace. Married to her husband Rob for 31 years, as the mom of three adult children and one 10-year-old, Beth embraces her less-than-perfect life. Her degree in journalism helped establish her as a nonfiction writer. Find out more about Beth K. at http://bethvogt.com/.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity Group and the author for providing me with a copy of this book for review purposes. My opinion is my own and was not influenced by anyone else.