"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."
What does it mean to truly love someone? What does it mean to be in love? And what happens when the dreams you once held dear come crashing down around your feet? Wish You Were Here explores these questions with touching emotion and endearing humor - a contemporary romance with a wonderful depth of heart!
I loved this book - from the romantic tension to the heart-to-heart chats between friends and the life lessons learned from llamas! The references to favorite movies and Christian romance authors was an extra "real" treat in a story that is a perfect blend of well-paced plot, great characters, and relevant and meaningful thoughts to ponder. Add in the postcard messages beginning most of the chapters, and you've got a marvelous layout from lovely cover to lovely cover.
Allison and the Rayner brothers have some tough journeys to make and some difficult lessons to learn in this book. But what an adventure! So many great twists and turns...and so many important reminders to hold onto throughout the seasons of life. Wish You Were Here has it all, and it's told in such an engaging and enjoyable way. Absolutely charming!!
*With thanks to the publisher for providing me a copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion, to be shared during the Litfuse Publicity Blog tour.*
"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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