Somebody Like You - Book Review
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?
Somebody Like You is a beautifully rendered, affecting novel, reminding us that while we can’t change the past, we have the choice to change the future and start anew.
I really felt the state of shock that Haley was living in as the story opened, which was then compounded by the shock of her coming face to face with the image of her dead husband Sam in his twin, Stephen. With very different quests - Haley coming to terms with a life without Sam and the impending birth of their child, and Stephen trying to find out what became of his brother after they parted ways as teenagers - also comes their story of discovering each other. A part of Haley that she had dismissed as a child slowly emerges once again as Stephen becomes to Haley what she had needed from Sam, but never received. And in being to Haley what he thought Sam would want of him, Stephen discovers he is so much more.
This gentle journey of healing and love is a must read for those who love Becky Wade, Melissa Tagg, Kim Vogel Sawyer, Deborah Raney and Susan May Warren.
by Beth K. Vogt
- Howard Books
- 13 May 2014
- ISBN: 9781476737584
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