Things I Never Told You by Beth K. Vogt

Things I Never Told You

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. Whi...

Details Things I Never Told You

TitleThings I Never Told You
Release DateMay 8th, 2018
PublisherTyndale House Publishers
GenreChristian, Fiction, Christian Fiction, Contemporary

Reviews Things I Never Told You

  • Andrea Cox
    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 ...
  • Hannah
    What a delightful novel this is! I already knew I loved Beth Vogt's romantic stories, so while I was curious about the direction she would go with a new genre, I also knew I was in for some excellent storytelling. In fact, this book is SO good that I am feeling myself inadequate to review it! It unfolds bit by bit like the opening of a flower as Payton confronts her past and Jillian confronts her deepest fears. The combo of Payton being told in f...
  • Cara Putman
    "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 Sha...
  • Madison
    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 he...
  • Robin Hatcher
    In Things I Never Told You, Beth K. Vogt deftly explores family dynamics, the push and pull between sisters, the pain of loss, the journey of grief, the beauty of forgiveness, and so much more. I rejoiced and wept with these characters and was sorry to let them go when I reached the end. Highly recommended!— Robin Lee Hatcher, RITA & Christy Award-winning author
  • Clara
    Families can be complicated. They are the ones who know you best - mistakes, weaknesses and all.And as much as many things are shared, families are about individuals, each one with their own perks and personalities, sharing the same. No need to say how tough that can be.Things I Never Told You is about these messy family dynamics. More so, it is about sisters.That complicated, comforting and challenging relationship that can be a sibling.The That...
  • Brittany
    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 G...
  • Heidi
    A well-written novel with complex characters struggling to find their footing after the loss of a family member. At the heart of the story, this novel is about sisters and the complex web involved in being a sister. Each of the Thatcher family members fall back on their expected roles as part of their coping strategy, which leads to layers of pain compounding over time. I felt the author crafted this relational dynamic in a way that truly mirrore...
  • Catherine
    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.
  • Michelle
    This is such a great book on so many levels. The writing is superb and the many characters add so much depth. There is a lot going on in this book, but it is so well written that it flows nicely. I loved the dynamic between the sisters and the whole family. I love books with family and a family with issues at that. I really could go on but I so enjoyed this book. I am eager to read the next in the series and if you haven't read any books by Beth ...
  • Suzie
    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 w...
  • Katie Beth
    Oh my goodness, this book is now one of my top 10 favorites!I WON'T give any spoilers away in this review.I am not the fastest of readers, but couldn't put this book down. I finished it inside of four days (reading when the kids were sleeping or I had a free chunk of time) and already want to read it again to catch things I missed first read-through. I'll have to wait though because my husband has snagged it and started reading it already!I start...
  • Rebecca
    "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...
  • Kelly Lyn
    I CAN NOT wait for the next book in the Thatcher Sisters series. I read this book in 4 days. It is a real page turner. It follows a family of 4 sisters but mainly focuses on two. One of the sisters is a twin, whose twin was killed in a snowmobile accident 10 years ago. She has lived with the guilt and a huge secret from her family all that time. One of her older sisters, has been diagnosed with breast cancer and has to have a mastectomy. The awfu...
  • Susan L. Tuttle
    Women's fiction is not typically the first genre I gravitate towards, but I do enjoy it. Vogt's newest book, however, had me falling in love with the genre. The intricacies of family dynamics, the hard diagnosis of cancer, and the grief of loss all swirl together in this heart-tugging story. Each character pulled me into their lives. And I loved the pace of this family's story so far. There were no easy answers reached, yet there was believable f...
  • Susan Snodgrass
    "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 tro...
  • Nora St Laurent
    I was quickly drawn in from the first sentence, “The what-ifs taunted me every time I visited my parents, but any hope of beginning again had vanished years ago – if there’d ever been one.” Loss, family secrets, shame, blame and unforgiveness plagued this family. Payton Thatcher blames herself for the accident that killed her sister; other family members blame themselves for other events leading up to that fateful day.Payton’s sister Ji...
  • Andi
    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 se...
  • JoAnn
    Things I Never Told You is such a beautiful story. The plot revolves around the relationships of four sisters. I can relate to this as I have sisters. I loved the plot and the well developed characters. You will cry with some of the characters and want to shake one, at least I did. I have only read a few of this author's books but I can definitely say I will be reading many more. I love this book and hope there with be a book 2.I received an ARC ...
  • Becky Giovagnoni
    This book reminded me a lot of the Jodi Picoult books I've read. It's an intimate look at the messiness and nuances of real life relationships. I was quite drawn in by the lives and stories of each of the characters. This book has so much more depth than typical Christian fiction. It's real. I feel like I know every character in actual, real life. I only hope I don't have to wait too long for the second book.
  • Beth Erin
    RT Book Review coming soon
  • Kelly Bridgewater
    I have read the Destination Wedding series by Beth K. Vogt, not her other contemporary women's fiction, even though I do own them. With a contemporary women's fiction story, I expect to be taken for a heartfelt journey through something difficult. It could be difficult for me and for the characters. With Vogt's newest book and first in the Thatcher Sisters series, Things I Never Told You, I was taken for an emotional journey.I have a little siste...
  • Elizabeth
    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 f...
  • C.E. Hart
    Things I Never Told You is the first in Beth Vogt’s new Thatcher Sisters series. This story gives a unique look into the strained relationships between sisters and how their dynamics change throughout life, loss and words left unsaid.Ms. Vogt’s writing style delivers a soul-touching story with such tenderness and care. Told through various viewpoints, the sisters have diverse styles of expression, but deal with their struggles in the only way...
  • Renee
    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 t...
  • Edie Melson
    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 charact...
  • Winnie
    Things I Never Told You is a poignant, emotionally-charged story that grabbed my attention on the first page and wouldn’t let go. The multi-layered characters were masterfully created, and I immediately wanted to know what secrets they kept and why they interacted with each other the way they did. The family dynamics intrigued me as did the way each family member handled their grief and pain. Payton, the main character, had buried her grief and...
  • Patricia Bradley
    Beth Vogt’s books have long been some of my favorites with their heart-touching stories, and Things I Never Told You is no exception. She captured the fractured dynamics of three sisters unable to move forward after the death of their sister, Pepper. I hurt for Payton, the twin left behind dealing with survivor’s guilt, but also for Jillian and Johanna. I especially identified with Johanna and her need to control everything. ☺ This is a sto...
  • Gail Hollingsworth
    I didn't have a sister growing up only a younger brother, so the dynamics between the Thatcher sisters was very eye opening for me. There were four sisters but the youngest were identical twins and when they were sixteen one of them was killed in a tragic accident. Lots of the novel deals with how the family members deal with this over the years, especially Payton, the twin left behind. Then the middle sister, Jillian, who's planning her wedding ...
  • Anne
    “Healing relationships take time—and it’s not just up to you to make it happen. Believe me, I know.”Vogt is well known for her works of fiction in the Contemporary/Romance genre but has now crossed into Women’s fiction with a confident step forward. Things I Never Told You wrapped around my heart like a ribbon on a package. I honestly did not think I would be as enraptured with it as I was but I had a hard time not thinking about the ch...