Well written, in an engaging, and enjoyable style, that mixes in a healthy dose of humor, I believe that Ms. Vogt has out done herself with this terrific romantic comedy!
One of this things that I absolutely loved about this book was how well the characters were developed. The characters were described not as much by their looks but how they interacted with each other and reacted to situations, a stellar job of showing and not telling! Another thing that I liked about the characters was how human they were and how it was so easy to picture them in my head. I really liked Allison, and how she wasn't perfect, she had struggles and she faced tough choices. Daniel was the perfect, not-too-perfect hero, with a sort of ruggedness to him. I was even able to sort of sympathize with Seth (the groom that Allison ran away from), because I do think that he truly believed that he loved her.
And yes there was humor! I loved how the characters interacted with each other so believeably, with wit and bits of sarcasm thrown in, making the conversations all the more real. Oh, and I absolutely loved Daniel's cute post cards, that were used in such a way as to really endear Daniel to the readers.
Overall, this is an excellent debut from Beth Vogt. It's actually hard to believe that this is her first book, if I hadn't known I would have said that she has written and published dozens! This is a wonderful book, with great characters, humor, and a subtle depth to it that makes it come to life. If you like watching Chick-Flicks, you will love Wish You Were Here!
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
About the Book: Allison Denman is supposed to get married in five days, but everything is all wrong. The huge wedding. The frothy dress. And the groom. Still, kissing the groom's brother in an unguarded moment is decidedly not the right thing to do. How could she have made such a mistake? It seems Allison's life is nothing but mistakes at this point. And pulling a "Runaway Bride" complete with stealing, er, borrowing her best friend's car doesn't seem to solve her problems. Can Allison find her way out of this mess? Maybe she just needs to stop orchestrating everything. Allison prefers being the one in control, and giving it up is not going to be easy. But to find her way again, she will have to believe that God has a plan for her and find the strength to let Him lead.
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About the Author:
Beth K. Vogt provides her readers with a happily ever after woven through with humor, reality, and God's lavish grace. She's a non-fiction author and editor who said she'd never write fiction. She's the wife of an Air Force physician (now in solo practice) who said she'd never marry a doctor-or anyone in the military. She's a mom of four who said she'd never have kids. Beth has discovered that God's best often waits behind the doors marked "Never." She writes contemporary romance because she believes there's more to happily ever after than the fairy tales tell us. Beth earned a journalism degree from San Jose State University and met her husband Rob when he knocked her down at a karate studio. They've been married for 31 years. They have four children, ranging in ages from 28, 25, 23 and - thanks to a funny thing happening on their way to the empty nest-a 10-year-old. The Vogt Team, which now includes a "daughter-in-love" and "son-in-love," enjoys hiking and camping in Colorado. Read more about Beth at her website:http://bethvogt.com
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