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Things I Never Told You: Book Review

Things I Never Told You: Book Review

TITLE: Things I Never Told You (Thatcher Sisters #1)

Author:  Beth K. Vogt

Published May 8th 2018

RATING: ★★★½

3.5 out of 5 stars


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.


Pages: 432

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers

Series? Yes it is a series, but I don’t know how many books are in the series.

MY REVIEW OF Things I Never Told You:

For the length of this book, I finished it rather quickly. Another thing to note is that it normally takes me longer to read contemporary opposed to sci-fi or fantasy and I flew through this book. The book was well written and the content was enjoyable.

This book follows three sisters, after the death of their sister. It shows a dysfunctional family, slowly coming to grips with their grief and growing closer together.

This book is full of emotion and “real life”. I got caught up in each of the sister’s stories and wanted to know what would happen.

The characters were well-written and had real problems. I felt sad for the characters and felt their pain and struggles as the story continued on.

I loved the aspect of Payton slowly opening her heart to God, and I love the part that Zach plays in this book.

Another thing I loved was Payton’s transition throughout the story. She started off in a really bad place at the beginning of the story and ended up in a slightly better place. I love that her life wasn’t suddenly perfect, but it was a slow change.

I look forward to reading whatever coming next in this series.

If you enjoy reading contemporary Christian fiction, then I highly recommend that you add this book to your reading list!

Thank you to Tyndale House Publishers for sending me a copy of this book!

Thanks for reading this book review!


Sarah June


*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this book did not sway my opinion in any way. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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