Beth, tell us what inspired this particular story?
Like You started with a long-time desire to write a book about twins
– I have a fraternal twin sister – as well as my own experience as a military
wife. But even more, Somebody Like You
was inspired by several friends who were widowed at young ages – one was a
military wife who was pregnant with her second child – as well as a close
friend whose son was killed in Afghanistan almost two years ago. I held all of
them close in my heart as I wrote this book.
Since we’re talking twins, they say everyone has one…or a doppleganger. When it
comes to Hollywood, who would you say is your doppleganger or twin? Can you
share a photo with us?
fraternal. We looked so different from each other growing up that we had a
difficult time convincing people we were sisters, much less twins.
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friend, Casey Herringshaw told me there’s an app that helps you discover your
Celebrity Twin. According to that device, I’m twins with . . . um, Helen Hunt and Julia Stiles?! Funny story: I had several readers and
reviewers tell me that they thought I looked like the photo of the heroine on
the cover of my debut novel, Wish You
let’s play a fun round of Would You Rather? You,
Haley, and Stephen all get to answer!
through a river of crocodiles or an ocean of sharks?
take the sharks, because at least you can see that fins sticking up and have a
chance to do some weaving and bobbing
take the crocodiles (she ignores stuff, ya know?)
be in there with the crocodiles, protecting Haley.
in a treehouse or a cave?
understand that answer.
in a hot air balloon during a downpour or drive a race car on ice?
ride in a hot air balloon, so I’m driving a race car on ice – and you didn’t
say I couldn’t drive slowly. Nope.
and Stephen would opt for the hot air balloon and make the
best of it.
the book yet so yay me for the treehouse question! 😉
Haley’s three-year marriage to Sam, an army medic, ends tragically when he’s
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killed in Afghanistan. Her attempts to create a new life for herself are ambushed when she arrives home one evening—and finds her husband waiting for her. Did the military make an unimaginable mistake when they told her Sam was killed?
Too late to make things right with his estranged twin brother, Stephen discovers Sam never told Haley about him. As Haley and Stephen navigate their fragile relationship, they are inexorably drawn to each other. How can they honor the memory of a man whose death brought them together—and whose ghost could drive them apart?
Somebody Like You is a beautifully rendered, affecting novel, reminding us that while we can’t change the past, we have the choice to change the future and start anew.