Between You and Me: A Novel

Between You and Me: A Novel

by Susan Wiggs

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Overview

#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs delivers a riveting story that challenges our deepest-held beliefs...

Caught between two worlds, Caleb Stoltz is bound by a deathbed promise to raise his orphaned niece and nephew in Middle Grove, where life revolves around family, farm, faith—and long-held suspicions about outsiders. When disaster strikes, Caleb is thrust into an urban environment of high-tech medicine and the relentless rush of modern life.

Dr. Reese Powell is poised to join the medical dynasty of her wealthy, successful parents. Bold, assertive, and quick-thinking, she lives for the addictive rush of saving lives. When a shocking accident brings Caleb Stoltz into her life, Reese is forced to deal with a situation that challenges everything she thinks she knows—and ultimately emboldens her to question her most powerful beliefs.

Then one impulsive act brings about a clash of cultures in a tug-of-war that plays out in a courtroom, challenging the very nature of justice and reverberating through generations, straining the fragile threads of faith and family.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062425546
Publisher: HarperCollins US
Publication date: 03/12/2019
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 84,369
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Susan Wiggs's life is all about family, friends…and fiction. She lives at the water's edge on an island in Puget Sound, and in good weather, she commutes to her writers' group in a 21-foot motorboat. She’s been featured in the national media, including NPR, PRI, and USA Today, has given programs for the US Embassies in Buenos Aires and Montevideo, and is a popular speaker locally, nationally, internationally, and on the high seas.

From the very start, her writings have illuminated the everyday dramas of ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances. Her books celebrate the power of love, the timeless bonds of family and the fascinating nuances of human nature. Today, she is an international best-selling, award-winning author, with millions of copies of her books in print in numerous countries and languages. According to Publishers Weekly, Wiggs writes with "refreshingly honest emotion," and the Salem Statesman Journal adds that she is "one of our best observers of stories of the heart [who] knows how to capture emotion on virtually every page of every book." Booklist characterizes her books as "real and true and unforgettable."

Her novels have appeared in the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List, and have captured readers’ hearts around the globe with translations into more than 20 languages and 30 countries. She is a three-time winner of the RITA Award,. Her recent novel, The Apple Orchard, is currently being made into a film, and The Lakeshore Chronicles has been optioned for adaptation into a series.

The author is a former teacher, a Harvard graduate, an avid hiker, an amateur photographer, a good skier and terrible golfer, yet her favorite form of exercise is curling up with a good book. She lives on an island in Puget Sound, where she divides her time between sleeping and waking.

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Between You and Me (Signed Book) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have ever read! Loved the characters & the beautiful story! I highly recommend!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lovely story about the profound love two young people from opposing worlds shared and how they made things work. Enjoyed the clean, non graphic way it was written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first book by this author and it was just ok. The character development was good but I would have loved to have known the H & h 's ages. Reese's age was easy to guess but not Caleb's. He reportedly grew up, left home for years and returned for several years. He could have been late twenties to 40. I don't like that kind of guessing. There was just something missing in this book. I' m not sure what. Maybe it's because I've been reading Kristin Hannah and this book just doesn't compare. I've read all of her books and am trying to find another author as good. I don't think I've succeeded yet.
Holly More than 1 year ago
I don't read many books with the Amish since they do tend to be a little bit religious for my taste but this book, totally captivated me from the very beginning until that last page was read! I haven't had a book in a while that kept me glued to the pages until I got tired enough to stop for the night and then, once I was up the next morning, I had to finish this book!! It's the perfect tale of a man wanting to protect his niece and nephew while still honoring their Amish heritage until a horrible accident will force everything to fall apart or to fall together in a way that was meant to be from the beginning! Then you have Reese's story of trying to please her parents until that horrible accident will bring Caleb into her life and make her realize that she needs to forge her own path in this world. You can't help but to love Reese for what she had to do in order to prove to her parents that her own path is better than the one they had planned out for her. That ending truly shocked me for what happened for what a certain person did in order to protect one person. Let's just say that your mouth will drop to the floor and on the next page, will have you shed a tear! This was a wonderful book to get lost in for a couple of hours and to lose sleep over for a story that will tug on anyone's heart strings! Thank You to Susan Wiggs for this awesome story that has made me want to go read more books by you!! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from the Publisher! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from Edelweiss!
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Early on Caleb Stolz knew he didn't quite fit into the Amish community that he grew up in, he had dreams, and in order to attain any of those dreams he would have to leave behind everything he knew, and abandoned the life that had be laid out for him. So when the time came to leave he didn't think twice about it, he headed into the city, tried to embrace the new culture, find his place in the new world, and just as he was started to find his way, Amish country called him home. His brother and sister-in-law were murdered, and that left his niece and nephew in the hands of his father, and he knew that would never do, he knew all to well what life was like with his father and he just couldn't bare the thought of that, so he gave up his dream and moved home. Now he spends his days living a quiet and sheltered life he never saw for himself, caring out a promise to his brother, that he wholeheartedly intends to keep, no who happens to wander into his life. From a very early age Reese Powell learned that her parents had her future all planned out for her, she was to follow in their footsteps and become a successful doctor alongside them at their clinic. While she liked the idea of being a doctor, and maybe someday working the medical field, she wasn't so sure she wanted to follow the entire path they paved for her, she had a few ideas of her own that she wanted to explore. While on rotation as an emergency room doctor she meets a family that helps her figure out the path she wants to take, and she grasps an unexpected opportunity that falls into her lap, and takes her on a journey that changes her life. And brings her far more that she ever anticipated... Between You and Me is a thought-provoking and moving tale that is certain to leave an impression on your heart. From the very first pages of this beautifully written tale I found myself completely enamored with these characters and the worlds they were living in, both vastly different from the other, but there were a few commonalities to be found. Reese being expected to follow the path her parents set before her, and Caleb struggling to find his way in a world he never planned to return to, both realizing that sometimes you have to go against the grain to find happiness, even if it may hurt the ones you love to get there. There was so much to enjoy about this story, and so much to learn from it, it was a very eye opening and heartfelt experience, one I won't soon forget. Definitely, one of my favorite reads this year, and one of the most impressionable first reads I've ever had, highly recommend!! I requested an advanced copy of this title, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.
perriknows More than 1 year ago
When tragedy happens, what you want, must sometimes take second seat to do what's best for your loved ones. Using the style we’ve come to know and love from Susan Wiggs, Between You and Me explores family dynamics in the Amish community and the family dynamics between parents driven to succeed and wanting the same success for their child. Caleb Stoltz defying the elders to get the best treatment for his nephew, and with Reese Powell, a child of physicians, and a budding physician herself, who is torn between her parents dreams for her, and her own needs. Caleb has returned to the Amish life after tragedy in his family and is doing his duty, but his soul is unfulfilled. Reese doesn’t want to disappoint her parents but is not interested in the course of study they want her to pursue. Reese wants to slow down and Caleb wants to move forward. Can the wishes of their hearts come together or will their differences and family circumstances be too overwhelming to allow them to move forward together. Fabulous book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many of Wigg's novels, and I believe that this one is probably her best one. I recommend it.