Not so often I read a book that leaves my jaw dropping at the beautiful words and metaphor. In fact it happens so rarely I can count it only on two hands that is why today I wanted to share with you Somebody Like you by Beth K. Vogt.
Why is this book so amazing?
Both the hero and heroine in this story gripped me with their originality.
Haley is a bit of a tom-boy, which I love, who grew up with a passel of brothers. She is spunky and tough. She works at a shooting range as an instructor.
Stephen is the twin brother of Haley’s husband who died in Afghanistan. He is tender and knows how to cherish a woman in a way that his brother never did.
The whole unexpected twist of falling in love with your deceased husband’s twin and how to handle regrets of the past while still living for the future make this story unlike any other I’ve ever read. Vogt takes a difficult concept and weaves it beautifully into the lives of two characters we love.
*The metaphors and words. Let me share a few examples with you of the words in this book that really struck me:
“She was a shaky bridge to the twelve years of silence, but he had to try.”
“Patches of leftover snow dotted the faded brown grass, and she had no idea what, if anything, would bloom in the flower bed beneath the front bay window.”
“Her words, rough as unsanded wood, scraped at the wound Stephen still didn’t know how to live with.”
*The tug-at-your-heart emotional moments.
Several times during this book, my heart ached and soared with the character as she struggled to come to grips with her life. All the while, her hero made me a champion for their love for each other. Be ready to laugh, cry, and say, “Aww.”
Have you read Beth’s book? If so, what was your favorite part?
(If not, here is the link to buy her book on Amazon: http://ow.ly/yOx4H )