Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Wish You Were Here by Beth K. Vogt ~ Litfuse Blog Tour

About the book:
Wish You Were Here
| Beth K. Vogt
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Howard Books; Original edition (May 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1451659865
ISBN-13: 978-1451659863
To purchase a copy of this book click 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.

My take on this book:
The one thing that  Allison Denman  had learned in her six years of dating Seth Rayner was how to go along with  whatever some else says, that's how she found herself about to marry him. When she finds herself kissing his brother Daniel just days before the wedding, she knows just how big a mistake marrying Seth would be, so she decides to cut her losses and run. Which leads to self discovery, and learning that God has a greater plan in store for her if only she will listen.

I sort of thought this book was going to be just another funny story about a runaway bride and while the author does weave some humor into the story she also touches on some pretty tough subjects, such as cutting,abusive relationships  and pornography that provided depth. I found myself totally enjoying Allison's story, and could understand how she wound up almost about to marry Mr. Wrong,it was so nice to see her character grow and change as the story progressed. It was easy to see from the beginning which path Ally should take.I also found myself enjoying the postcards from Daniel

Overall a nice romance that weaves  comedy,faith and family drama together with a satisfying end to make this a book worth reading. 

About Beth: 

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

Celebrate with Beth by entering her Wish You Were Here Giveaway!
One "happy" winner will receive:
  • A brand new iPad2 with Wi-Fi (The must-have, do-everything gadget!)
  • Wish You Were Here by Beth Vogt (Swoon worthy.)
  • $15 iTunes Gift Card (Music, books, apps, & more.)
Hurry, the giveaway ends on 6/4/12. The winner will be announced 6/6/12 on Beth's Website
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  1. Hello there. Happy to be your newest follower here. I look forward to more great reads here.

  2. Thanks for following me from Blog Train. I like romances that end happily, and this book does look like a read to put you in a good mood! I'm also following you on GFC!


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