Okay, we'll officially get one thing straight. It seems like my list of authors to watch for we'll be getting longer and longer, because I've read many debuts and novels by Christian authors new to me that I've truly loved.
Wish You Were Here was no exception. It was worth the money and worth the time. WOW! - Been saying that alot lately.
This story took me on one unforgettable journey. And I can truly say without a doubt that I loved it. Vogt is an excellent writer. Her novel included so much fun, laugh- out-loud humour, invigorating romance and a smooth, well crafted story line.
The hero Daniel. Oh ladies, y'all really need fans this time, because I'm warning you, you might fall hard for this one! Daniel is the knight in the shining armor but still- human- and imperfect- kind of hero. He's relatable and I think that's what many romance fans like.
So is Allison (relatable). The lessons she learns as she fumbled her way through her mistakes spoke deeply to me and I believe it will also speak to you too.
SO good. There's even some interesting and creative twists added to this one... I won't giveaway any spoilers!
I enjoyed the concept of this book. A soon to be bride and the kiss that changes everything!
Allison Denman is set to be married very soon. The wedding is just not what she wanted it to be and this causes some unexpected events. Only days away from the special day and she kisses Daniel, her soon to be grooms brother! She has to decide if she should go with what feels right to her or keep down the path of pleasing others over herself.
I liked the writing of the book. It flowed really well and was very easy to read. The characters were complex but not enough to bore you. I liked how the relationships were written and how they played out in the end. The author is a great storyteller. I have this book 5/5 stars because the story was unique and the author wrote a very entertaining book!
I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
What a delightful book and a very quick page turning read! Allison and Seth open the book with there marriage pending in 5 days! She is trying on her beautiful $5000 wedding gown...that she hates! Next we are at her apartment where she should be packing....Daniel Seth's older brother has come to the house to help her and remove some of the boxes! What happens is Daniel lets his hair down...so to say...and ends up kissing Alli. Forward ahead to Alli starting to head down the aisle with her Groom waiting at the end, and her Step-Father Will holding her arm...they get to the pew where her Mom sits, and she turns and says "I can't do this"...and she runs out of the church.
So begins her journey to find Alli...she has to find forgiveness and her way back to God. She sure ends up having a lot of adventures!! Enter Lama's, fighting brothers, avalanches, her absent Father, and more.
You will wonder if she will find her way back to Seth? They have a six year connection, or will some other fellow turn her eye.
Be set for a very enjoyable read!
I received this book from Litfuse Blog Tours and the Publisher Howard Books, and was not required to give a positive review.
"She never should have said yes." When reading a story that's about a bride-to-be a line like that might worry you or like me make you extremely curious and keep you reading, reading, reading! I'm not sure that I've ever been hooked by a first line but there's a first time for everything, right?
Allison Denman is having second thoughts about her wedding dress, her groom, and the direction her life is headed. With the help of her Aunt Nita, her aunt's crazy llama, she discovers God's plan for her life and her true love. Now, I'm not going to spoil anything but let me just say that Allison's HEA will definitely leave you feeling, for lack of a better word, all mushy inside.
Each and every character including the irascible llamas, Pacha and Kuzko add such color and fun to what just could have been a plain ol' romance. It reminds me of a romantic movie. Romantic comedies and dramas are my absolute favorites and Wish You Were Here was a bit of Julia Roberts's Runaway Bride mixed with Kimberly Williams-Paisley's Lucky Seven in book form. Even though this is her first novel, Ms. Vogt writes like a pro and I for one am certainly glad that she decided to branch out from writing strictly nonfiction. I'm her new biggest fan and can't wait to read what she comes out with next.
*I received my complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for posting my honest opinion/review of it for the tour.*
This an excellent book. The cover is a little deceiving but the book deals with a lot of hard issues such as relationships (with fiances, boyfriend/girlfriend, parents, working partners, siblings, friends, and God), self mutilation (cutting), and pornography on the internet.
Allison has dated Seth for several years but at the day of their wedding she ends up being a runaway bride. She had kissed Daniel (Seth's older brother) just a couple of days before they were to be married. Seth continues to pursue Allison. He was "safe" for her while they were dating but later she discovers his controlling aspect. She still loves Seth but feels that he isn't "right" for her.
Daniel had sent her postcards of all the places he had ever been to, always saying on them "Wish you were here". She displayed them on a bulletin board in her apartment but after kissing Daniel she became very confused and took them down.
Allison has had trouble with "cutting" in the past and is tempted to do it in the present. I never understood this problem but after reading this book, I feel I have a better grasp on it.
In the novel, it mentions that people do it because they are "stressed" out or just want to feel alive.
Allison's sister, Hadleigh, has a boyfriend who has trouble with pornography on the internet. This is becoming more of a prevalent problem with people on the computer and can destroy relationships.
This book is well worth your time to read. You will have to read the book to find out who Allison decides to have a relationship with.
This review is based on a free copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are mine alone.