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
Some families are close, they share everything with each other. Siblings are best friends and talk every day. And then there are families like the Thatchers.
Things I Never Told you is a deep exploration of the lengthy shadow cast over this family’s relationships by tragedy. Payton once confided in her twin sister but shame at her part in the death of Pepper has caused her to avoid her family more often than not. Instead, she buries herself in work while keeping her other two sisters at a distanc ...more
"Sometimes you just have to forget all the other stuff and remember we're sisters."
It's a tale of three sisters; no, it's actually a tale of four. Johanna, Jillian and Payton Thatcher have a sister-sized hole within their hearts; the result of a tragic accident that took the life of Payton's twin, Pepper, ten years earlier. Still reeling from the shock, Payton has buried her grief deep inside her soul, throwing her time and efforts into her event planning business, constantly bickering with her ...more
"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
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
Author Beth Vogt has long been one of my favorite authors, but she has surpassed all expectations with Things I Never Told You. I received an advance copy of this book and couldn’t resist reading a few pages. Several hours later I forced myself to close the book and return to work. I picked up where I left off later that evening and finished the book in the wee hours of the morning. Yes, it’s that good. In the course of the story, the characters became my friends and contemporaries. I felt what ...more
Maybe I’ve read too many young adult suspense novels, but when I read the summary of Things I Never Told You, I expected something much darker than what I actually got. The title, so reminiscent of popular YA titles, didn’t help. In fact, since I went into the book expecting deep, dark secrets to be revealed, the actual revelation of the “things I never told” seemed cheapened. But I’m getting a little ahead of myself.
The story is told from multiple points of view: Payton, the focus character, in ...more
Actual rating: 3.5
Women's fiction isn't my thing, but this was actually pretty good.
Beth Vogt's latest novel explores all the intricate complications of family dynamics. Rich with spiritual truths, emotionally compelling and endearing characters, Things I Never Told You peels back layers of the soul, exposing the dangers of secrets kept, and the freedom found when light shines through the darkness as the truth is told. A beautiful reading experience not to be missed.