Monday, April 15, 2019

Things I Never Told You (Thatcher Sisters #1) by Beth K. Vogt

Title: Things I Never Told You (Thatcher Sisters #1)
Author: Beth K. Vogt
Pages: 433
Year:  2018
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publisher: Tyndale House
Format: eBook (also available in paperback and hardcover)

     This book was difficult for me to read emotionally. I am a breast cancer survivor. The emotional journey that Jillian went through brought back a lot of painful memories of my own journey through treatment. I have to applaud the author on the wonderful job that she did covering this life changing time for Jillian.

About the book:

     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.

My review:

     This is an incredibly well written Women’s Fiction book.

     The characters are some of the most well developed that I have found. The personalities of the sisters are extremely varied and easy to see within their birth order. They each have problems that they are dealing with so the focus isn’t on just one of them. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the emotional depth that they each went as they were interacting with each other. This is real life at its ugly best.

     I have decided to give this book a rating of 5 stars and highly recommend it.