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....
|Title||:||Things I Never Told You (Thatcher Sisters #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||432 pages|
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Things I Never Told You (Thatcher Sisters #1) Reviews
FTC DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, which was NOT required to be positive. What follows are my honest thoughts and opinions.
This five-star, page-flying book felt very much like a soul-deep, sister-love letter to Ms. Vogt's own sisters, which enhanced the emotional aspect of this story for me. Surprisingly, I only teared up a couple of times in this maiden read. I have a feeling that will change in future readings. This is an amazing and ...more
Beth Vogt's first women's fiction book was very well done. Things I Never Told You is about four sisters. One of the sisters died tragically at age 16 and the remaining three each have their own issues they are working through. The author does a wonderful job of bringing to life the feelings of each of the sisters.
Things I Never Told You is primarily about middle sister Jillian and the youngest Payton. I am super glad this is a series because it is clear oldest sister Johanna has a lot she is wo ...more
4.5 stars. Things I Never Told You is both heartbreaking and uplifting, a story of sisters, grief, long-held secrets, the things that pull a family apart and the steps needed to bring healing to broken relationships.
Ten years ago, Payton Thatcher’s twin sister died. The Thatcher family coped in different ways, with Payton pulling away from her two older sisters. Now, Payton helps run an event planning business and is forced into working with her eldest sister, Johanna, to plan their middle siste ...more
This book took me on a deep, powerful, and sometimes emotionally difficult to read journey. Things I Never Told you tells the story of a family who was torn apart by tragedy. And even before that, things were not as great as they may have seemed from the outside looking in.
It was a tale of sisters and how they related to each other. I had a lot of trouble reading about Johanna’s domineering and abrasive personality. I really loved Jillian and Geoff. Their relationship and trials kept me turning ...more
Beth K. Vogt’s upcoming release The Things I Never Told You is reminiscent of Jodi Picoult. So, if you are a fan of Jodi Picoult then you will love this book!
I don’t have sisters except for the close friends I’ve chosen as sisters, however, I raised three girls and have seen the dynamics of sisters for thirty years. They can’t stand each other one minute, love each other the next, but bottom line they are each other’s best friend and secret keepers.
Ms. Vogt shows the true push and pull between ...more
"Sisters can be complicated, a fact deftly and delicately highlighted by Things I Never Told You. This beautifully told story tugged me into the lives of 3 sisters separated by tragedy and time. The book is a beautiful tale of redemption and hope in the midst of darkness and fear. It is filled with characters that will stick with you long after you read the final line…and wish for just a few more.”
— Cara Putman, Award-Winning Author of Shadowed by Grace and Imperfect Justice
"I don't think God, if there is a god, would listen to me."
I read Beth Vogt's first book a few years ago and knew I wanted to follow her. She was, and remains, a favorite. This go round, she has crafted a book that will both tear your heart out and make you glad. The book focuses on three sisters, the Thatcher girls: Johanna, Jillian and Payton. Payton had an identical twin, Pepper, who was killed in an accident ten years ago.
Payton has been troubled since Pepper's death and as the anniversary ...more
As one of four sisters, I know how siblings can push our buttons, cut us down, lift us up, extend forgiveness, sacrifice for us, give more than we could ever expect, and know us the way no one else ever could. I found all this and more in Beth Vogt’s latest book, a story of sisters dealing with life and the self-doubt, competition, guilt, bitterness, disappointment, and pain that tend to accompany “adulting.”
Beth spills out onto the page the secrets and heartaches these sisters are hiding and l ...more