Friday, June 6, 2014

Somebody Like You

Somebody Like You
Beth K. Vogt
(Howard Books)
ISBN: 978-1476737584
May 2013/368 pages/$14.99

Can a young widow find love again with her husband’s reflection?

Haley’s three-year marriage to Sam, an army medic, ends tragically when he’s killed in Afghanistan. Her attempts to create a new life for herself are ambushed when she arrives home one evening—and finds her husband waiting for her. Did the military make an unimaginable mistake when they told her Sam was killed?

Too late to make things right with his estranged twin brother, Stephen discovers Sam never told Haley about him. As Haley and Stephen navigate their fragile relation­ship, they are inexorably drawn to each other. How can they honor the memory of a man whose death brought them together—and whose ghost could drive them apart?

Somebody Like You is a beautifully rendered, affecting novel, reminding us that while we can’t change the past, we have the choice to change the future and start anew.

Read an excerpt.


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 novelist with Howard Books, her contemporary romance novel, Wish You Were Here, debuted in May 2012, followed by Catch a Falling Star (2013), You Made Me Love You (2014) – an eShort novella – and Somebody Like You (2014). She is also part of the Year of Wedding Series by Harper Collins, writing the A November Bride novella (2014). Beth enjoys writing contemporary romance because she believes there’s more to happily-ever-after than the fairy tales tell us. She lives in Colorado with her husband Rob, who has adjusted to discussing the lives of imaginary people, and their youngest daughter, who’s just entered the teen years. Find our more about her books at or check out her blog on quotes, In Others’ Words.


Beth K. Vogt's third release is her best yet, and I enjoyed the first two immensely! Vogt creates likeable and sympathetic characters in Haley and Stephen, both of whom must deal not only with the grief of their shared loss but with the regrets of unresolved relational baggage that lingers following Sam's premature death. Achingly authentic in its portrayal of the heartbreak of bereavement and the repercussions of fractured family relationships, Somebody Like You is simultaneously tender and full of promise. Add this to your summer reading list, and grab her other books as well!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Howard Books as part of a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Read my reviews of Beth Vogt' first two books, Wish You Were Here and Catch a Falling Star.


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