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How can you choose what is right for you when your decision will break the heart of someone you love?

Having abandoned her childhood dream years ago, Johanna Thatcher knows what she wants from life. Discovering that her fiancé was cheating on her only convinces Johanna it's best to maintain control and protect her heart.

Despite years of distance and friction, Johanna and her sisters, Jillian and Payton, have moved from a truce toward a fragile friendship. But then Johanna reveals she has the one thing Jillian wants most and may never have - and Johanna doesn't want it. As Johanna wrestles with a choice that will change her life and her relationships with her sisters forever, the cracks in Jillian's marriage and faith deepen. Through it all, the Thatcher sisters must decide once and for all what it means to be family.

©2020 Beth K. Vogt (P)2020 Tyndale House Publishers

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  • Suzie Waltner
  • 24-10-20

Family Drama

Readers of Beth Vogt’s Thatcher Sisters series get deeper insight into the eldest—and sometimes least likable sister.

Joanna’s drive and determination make her a good employee but her unwillingness to forgive (sometimes perceived) wrongs make her a difficult character to connect with. Especially when it comes to some of her reactions to her sisters.

Vogt’s ability to take a character like this and make her a little more likable, a little more understood, and a little less rough around the edges is not to be dismissed. There’s still plenty of drama in these three sisters’ lives and relationships with each other and with those in their individual worlds but there’s also growth and compassion and conversations.

While The Best We’ve Been leaves a few things unresolved as the series ends, readers are left to determine how the future for everyone will progress. Much like life, we revel in the good times, share our pain in the bad times, and live with the hope of further reconciliation and moments of joy.

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  • Teresa
  • 17-10-20

My favorite!

What a great ending to a wonderful, honest series about three sisters and their struggles and joys. Highly recommend!