Somebody Like You by Beth K. Vogt (My Review)

Somebody Like You
by Beth K. Vogt
Copyright 2014
Howard Books
ISBN: 9781476737584
The Story:
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?

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My Thoughts:
Somebody Like You just proves what a knack Beth Vogt has for penning a perfect romance centered around imperfect people. Haley Ames and her estranged brother-in-law, Stephen are both trying to cope with the death of husband and brother, Sam. Neither expects to find solace with each other but God has a different plan.

As far as contemporary romances go, I can honestly go weeks without reading them, but when it comes to Vogt's modern day love stories they go on my reading list before the cover blurbs and artwork are posted on Amazon. They are simply put engaging and unique tales that pull at the heart strings. Somebody Like You continues the trend. With characters like Haley, the tomboy and Stephen, the dependable softie looking for some answers about his deceased brother, both go from cautious strangers who share nothing but a bond with Sam to so much more by the time the last page is turned. The connection between the characters and myself as a reader was there from the first page. The ability to connect with characters is a must for this reader and Somebody Like You definitely does that.

If you haven't had the chance to enjoy her Christian centered romances, I highly recommend them all. The best part is that each one is such a page turner. Somebody Like You is going down as a summer must-have book and probably one of my favorite contemporary stories of the year!

~ My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars ~

*I receive complimentary books for review from the publisher. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*

Happy Reading!


  1. Have to read this one yet, so I didn't read your entire review, Renee, but... YES! So glad you enjoyed the novel - it sounds beautiful and it's because the premise is so unique that the story piques our interest. :)

    1. Ack! I try not to include spoilers! I'm sorry if I ever have without including a warning. I hope you enjoy the story!

    2. Heavens, no! You don't ever spoil any reads I've yet to read; I just meant since I had to read/review this one yet, I wasn't going to read the entire review because of that. Apologies for misleading you. :)

    3. Phew! I was worried for a while there! :-P

  2. I think I'm going to check this out. I read my first christian romance a few weeks ago and really liked it.

    1. Oh yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed your first Christian romance. If you dont' mind me asking, what did you read?

  3. I'm glad you enjoyed this romance, Renee. It does sound like a lovely read.

  4. This is definitely an unusual premise. Thank you for a great review, Renee!


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