Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Review ~ Moments We Forget by Beth K Vogt + Goodreads Giveaway

Happy Release Day!!!

Paperback, 448 pages
Published May 7th 2019 by Tyndale House Publishers 

Jillian Thatcher has spent most of her life playing the family peacemaker, caught in the middle between her driven, talented older sister and her younger, spotlight-stealing twin sisters. Then on the night of her engagement party, a cancer diagnosis threatens to once again steal her chance to shine.

Now, Jillian's on the road to recovery after finally finishing chemo and radiation, but residual effects of the treatment keep her from reclaiming her life as she'd hoped. And just when her dreams might be falling into place, a life-altering revelation from her husband sends her reeling again.

Will Jillian ever achieve her own dreams, or will she always be "just Jillian," the less-than Thatcher sister? Can she count on her sisters as she tries to step into a stronger place, or are they stuck in their childhood roles forever? 

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Beth K. Vogt

Beth K. Vogt is a nonfiction author and editor who said she'd never write fiction. She's the wife of an Air Force family 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. Now Beth believes God's best often waits behind doors marked Never. Beth's first novel for Tyndale House Publishers, Things I Never Told You, released in May 2018. Moments We Forget, book two in the Thatcher Sisters series, releases May 2019.

Beth is a 2016 Christy Award winner, a 2016 ACFW Carol Award winner, and a 2015 RITA Award finalist. Her 2014 novel, Somebody Like You, was one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2014. A November Bride was part of the Year of Weddings series by Zondervan. Having authored nine contemporary romance novels or novellas, Beth believes there's more to happily ever after than the fairy tales tell us.

An established magazine writer and former editor of the leadership magazine for MOPS International, Beth blogs for Novel Academy and The Write Conversation and also enjoys speaking to writers' groups and mentoring other writers. She lives in Colorado with her husband, Rob, who has adjusted to discussing the lives of imaginary people, and their youngest daughter, Christa, who loves to play volleyball and enjoys writing her own stories. Connect with Beth at bethvogt.com.

My Review
5 STARS!!!

‘A single thread of hope is still a very powerful thing.’

Moments We Forget is an incredibly moving story. I will admit it was hard for me to read. I see parts of myself in all three of the Thatcher sisters. Each one has unique protective measures in place and they’re explored with depth and clarity. My emotions swirled and at times plummeted like a kite losing its wind.

Johanna, the oldest sister, is a piece of work and I often found myself talking to her, even scoffing at her. Out loud, of course, because that’s the way I roll. Then as the story progressed and circumstances unfolded, my heart was deeply affected, as it was toward Jillian and how she is surviving the aftermath of cancer and chemo. And she is in survival mode. It’s raw and real.

It isn’t all gravity and we get a glimpse into some tender moments that truly show the bond between sisters no matter what is taking place. Personality differences aside, in the end, your sister is still your sister.

You might be a little like me and you’ll see a broken or strained relationship represented here between yourself and your mom or daughter. I envisioned scenarios in my life with the ones closest to me and ended up stopping several times to pray and seek God’s wisdom.

I anticipate a fabulous end to this series when the final book releases because Vogt’s writing is amazing, intense and convicting. Moments We Forget will touch many readers deep in their hearts; discoveries will be made and hope found.

I received an advanced reader copy from the publisher. No review was required. No compensation received. 

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  1. What a great, thought-provoking review, Anne! I just saw this in my CBD catalog yesterday. I love when a book speaks to my heart and I find myself stopping to pray or meditate upon the Lord. I'm always a bit disappointed when a book doesn't have much of a spiritual thread. I don't mean I like preachy, but you get what I'm saying. lol

    1. I'm not usually a fan of Womens fiction but this series is profoundly moving. Thanks for your encouraging words, my friend! And yes, I get what you mean. :-)

    2. You're welcome! I'm not usually a big fan either but sometimes you find yourself reading one for review purposes or it comes highly recommended, and it's hard to put down. It gets you right where you live and leaves a profound effect on your life!

    3. this series is exactly as you described!

  2. What a lovely review! Thank you for sharing... I saw this book pop up on GoodReads and wondered if it would be one to add to my list of books to read... Now I know the answer!

    1. Hey Kelly-Anne, Moments We Forget is a great story. Have you read the first book in the series, Things I Never Told You? If not, you'll want to read that one first because they are definitely connected.
      Thanks for checking out my review and leaving a comment! Have a blessed day~


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