Saturday, June 7, 2014

Book Review - Somebody Like You


Haley is a new widow who lost her Army husband, Sam, in Afghanastan. She is also pregnant with her first child. She is doing everything to the best of her ability because she grew up with three older brothers that basically told her to suck it up and be strong. The only problem with this is that she doesn't always feel strong and she doesn't allow herself to feel her emotions.

Stephen is Sam's twin - his identical, mirror twin. When he shows up to meet his sister-in-law after Sam's death, she gives her the shock of her life. Sam never told her he had a brother, let alone a twin. Sam and Stephen were estranged for over twelve years and didn't speak to others about each other. Although, they looked alike, they are quite different in their personalities.

The breakage of Sam and Stephen's relationship starts when their parents divorce and when they go to high school, Sam stays with his mom and Stephen goes to live with his dad and his dad's new wife. Then when Sam decides to go into the Army, instead of going to college with Stephen like they always talked about, their relationship shatters.

This book is a strong reminder of not allowing your relationships with those you love to go estranged as you never know what could happen. Things can happen and you can't go back and straighten things out with those that aren't here anymore. It's also a book about forgiveness. This is such a vital thing in our relationships with others and with God.

Another thing I gained from this book was to trust where God will lead you and quit trying to figure it all out for yourself. Where God leads us is going to be so much better than where we try to go or how we try to fix things. Also, trust what God tells you and quit worrying about what others think.

I really loved this book. It was such a beautiful, well-written romance, but so much more. I really had a hard time putting it down! I give it 5 out of 5 stars as it really deserves it all the way around! 

Blessings - Julie

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