Author: Beth K. Vogt
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Genre: Christian Fiction
Goodreads: “With tenderness and skill, Beth Vogt examines the price of secrets, the weight of tragic loss, and the soul-deep poison of things left unsaid.” –Lisa Wingate, NYT bestselling author of Before We Were Yours
It’s been ten years since Payton Thatcher’s twin sister died in an accident, leaving the entire family to cope in whatever ways they could. No longer half of a pair, Payton reinvents herself as a partner in a successful party-planning business and is doing just fine–as long as she manages to hold her memories and her family at arm’s length.
But with her middle sister Jillian’s engagement, Payton’s party-planning skills are called into action. Which means working alongside her opinionated oldest sister, Johanna, who always seems ready for a fight. They can only hope that a wedding might be just the occasion to heal the resentment and jealousy that divides them . . . until a frightening diagnosis threatens Jillian’s plans and her future. As old wounds are reopened and the family faces the possibility of another tragedy, the Thatchers must decide if they will pull together or be driven further apart.
Ope’s Opinion: I think it is really 3.5 – I just don’t have a half of a chair. If you are a Christian fiction reader, have a church library, or just love a good family story, this book is for you. It is the first of three books about sisters. Each sister gets her story, but no ones story is ever in a bubble, so you see all three sisters throughout the book.
I did get a little tired of Johanna’s pushy personality and the other sisters not standing up to her, but it was also very real. I think most of us can find ourselves in one of these sisters. Or maybe you have a sister like one of them!
This is a relatable story that like life isn’t always easy or pleasant.