Friday, June 1, 2012

Litfuse Blog Tour: Wish You Were Here by Beth Vogt

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"Kissing the wrong guy days before her scheduled wedding leads Allison to become a runaway bride. But can it also lead to happily ever after?

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, Daniel, 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. Daniel’s adventures—chronicled through a collection of postcards—have always appealed to Allison’s well-hidden desire for something more. But how can betraying her fiancé’s trust lead to a true happily ever after?

Can Allison find her way out of this mess? Recognizing she doesn’t have all the answers won’t be easy because she’s used to being in control. To find her way again, she will have to believe that God has a plan for her—one outside her carefully defined comfort zone—and find the strength to let Him lead."

Wish You Were Here began with a very intriguing situation- one that I was interested in seeing the outcome. For that reason, I was flipping the pages wondering the whole time how it would end.

Beth's writing drew me into the story. It was smooth, engaging, and fun. The characters had me smiling a few times. And I was glad that Beth kept me guessing till the end.

The book did disappoint me in certain respects. Although the premise was unique and interesting, it felt wrong and very unbelievable. I had to stretch my imagination in order to enjoy the story. A woman having to choose between two brothers, one that she was recently engaged to? Weird. Also, the book was not very Christ-centered- and the one woman who was supposed to be firm in Christ, Meagan, was questionable. And the subplot of the story- Haldeigh and Evan's story- felt forced as if it was added to story as an afterthought. Lastly, I was unsatisfied with the ending. It was not the one I'd anticipated and it left me hanging.

Overall, this book was an interesting and suspenseful read, although I was somewhat disappointed with it. I give Wish You Were Here 3 out 5 stars. It can be bought on Amazon.

** Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for participating in the Litfuse Blog Tour and for posting a review of Wish You Were Here.