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Answering a call that summons her to a stranger's deathbed, a reluctant Sophie Shepard is too late to hear what he was so anxious to tell her. What was so important that a dying man would think of her in his final moments? With the help of Dr. Drew McCarren, Sophie begins to dig into her past, setting off a chain of events that chills the quiet town of Clearfield, VirginiaAnswering a call that summons her to a stranger's deathbed, a reluctant Sophie Shepard is too late to hear what he was so anxious to tell her. What was so important that a dying man would think of her in his final moments? With the help of Dr. Drew McCarren, Sophie begins to dig into her past, setting off a chain of events that chills the quiet town of Clearfield, Virginia to its roots.With part of her wanting nothing more than to put Clearfield behind her and run back home, Sophie knows she won't rest until she discovers the truth. But growing closer to the residents also means uncovering their dark secrets: about the woman who gave her up for adoption, the mysterious part these strangers played, and the life she never knew she nearly had.Something About Sophie is an unforgettable story about the power of love...and the things people will do, both right and wrong, to protect it....

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Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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Something About Sophie Reviews

  • Amy
    2019-06-07 12:53

    The first 1/2 of this book was so slow that I had to actually put it aside and read some other books. I am glad I went back and finished it as all of the action and suspense occurred in the 2nd half. Ther was "something about Sophie" that annoyed me. How many times does she refer to herself as "flint" and why?? The relationships seemed force and for someone who was secure in her relationship with her adopted parents, she sure is quick to say "Grandpa" like an eager 7 year old.

  • Leslie
    2019-06-01 06:37

    Sophie Shepard has always known she was adopted but never had the desire to locate her birth parents. She loved her adopted parents and was happy with the home they had provided for her. Investigating the circumstances of her birth seemed unnecessary. When she received a letter from Arthur Cubeck, everything changed.Arther had written to Sophie several times saying he had something important to tell her about her birth mother. Each time she politely refused to meet with him; but when the latest letter arrived begging her to see him before he died, she agreed to go on her summer break from teaching. She would drive to the small Virginia town where he lived, about eight hours away from her home in Ohio.When Sophie arrived, it was too late. Arthur had passed away. She stayed the night at the local B&B but before she could leave for home, Arthur’s attorney asked her to remain for the funeral and the reading of the will. It was important. Arthur had left her a substantial gift.Many folks in this small town were not happy with Sophie’s arrival. Now there were many questions to be answered and Sophie wanted to find out the truth. What is her relationship to Arthur? Someone doesn’t want her to know and they will stop at nothing to keep it a secret, including murder. The sheriff asks Sophie to stay in town while he investigates several incidents related to her arrival. Sophie decides to do some investigating of her own.The story starts out as a mystery but quickly turns to romance and, as the plot thickens, becomes a thriller with an unexpected ending. There were a lot of characters, some well-developed, some not as much, but we learn enough to know that any of them could be the killer or know the secret. Sophie meets Dr. Drew McCarren her first day in town. He offers to help her get some answers and after a few days they are involved in a whirlwind romance. Believable? No. Fun fantasy? Yes.This was a fast, fun read with an enjoyable setting in a small town. While the plot was a little unbelievable, this is a book to be read for entertainment, not reality. Recommended for readers who like romantic mysteries or anyone looking for a light read.

  • Book of Secrets ☘
    2019-06-15 11:44

    The premise of SOMETHING ABOUT SOPHIE had me intrigued. I can't resist a story full of dark secrets. After finishing this book, I'm left with mixed feelings about it.The protagonist Sophie Shepard travels to a small Virginia town at the request of a dying man she doesn't know. He has something important to tell her, and Sophie assumes it has to do with her birth parents. She was adopted as a baby and doesn't know who her biological parents are. Unfortunately, the man dies before she arrives, but Sophie finds out he's left her something significant in his will. There must be a good reason why a stranger would write her into his will, and Sophie believes if she finds out the answer, she'll uncover clues to her mysterious past.It took a long time for me to get into this story. The first half of the book moved slowly, and I had a hard time connecting with the characters. I also struggled with the writing style, maybe the dialogue between characters was awkward? A lot of their interactions felt forced. However, in the second half, the plot picks up speed and things really get exciting. Some interesting twists popped up, and when the secrets were finally revealed, I was very surprised. I was hoping the thing Sophie inherited would become significant to the mystery, but it really didn't. SOMETHING ABOUT SOPHIE also had a sweet romance blended in with the mystery that I liked, as well as a quaint small town setting. Though the book as a whole didn't grab me, I was pleased with how Sophie's story concluded. 2½-stars.Review copy courtesy of the publisher in conjunction with TLC Book Tours.

  • Laura de Leon
    2019-06-11 08:47

    3.5 stars.Mystery meets chick lit?There's something odd about this book, that gets a little odder the more I think about it.It's a mismatch between the tone and the events in the book.The thing is, I like sweet, good-natured women's fiction. I mentioned this in my recent review of Robyn Carr's The Wanderer. And this book out-nices Carr in many ways, particularly the sweet Kindergarten teacher of a main character. She's never been curious about her birth parents, because she loves her adoptive parents so much. And now she's in a small town where everyone knows one another, and she's making friends fast.Then there's the mystery, which starts out much like a cozy mystery-- the bad stuff happens off-screen, with vague threats impinging on our heroine's activities. I like cozy mysteries, so this is good as well. The book is a little more about the character and less about the who-dunnit, and Sophie isn't all that involved in trying to find the bad guy or guys.But then the last section of the book happens, and it gets grittier, with more details on unpleasant occurrences. And that's fine with me as well, but it seems out of place compared to the rest of the book.Overall, I liked the characters, even if they all seemed a little cartoonish. I thought the plot was well constructed. I enjoyed reading Something About Sophie.

  • Tia Bach
    2019-05-29 10:02

    Sophie Shepard's past is a mystery, and the key to solving it dies before she has a chance to speak with him. Before she gives up and leaves town, she decides to follow a few leads. What comes next is a race against secrets and someone willing to kill to keep them buried.While searching for answers, Sophie shares some intimate moments with Dr. Drew McCarren and feelings start to brew. Too bad their first date ends before it even begins when they find a dead body. More violence ensues, and Sophie is right at the center of it. Will she get answers before something bad happens to her?Sophie is an interesting main character, possessing a strong sense of self I like in female protagonists. The cast of characters, especially with the backdrop of an intriguing small town, is eclectic and entertaining. Although the story starts off a bit slow, it gears up for a fast-paced ride to a gut-wrenching revelation about Sophie's birth mother. Maybe because I was caught up in the mystery of Sophie's past, I found the romance lacking. There was so much potential with Sophie and Drew, but it fell flat. Still, if you are looking for a book with a good build-up to a surprising ending, pick this one up. The twists and turns won't disappoint. Note: I received a complimentary copy for review purposes. A positive review was not requested or guaranteed; the opinions expressed are my own.

  • Cheryl
    2019-05-27 11:52

    Sophie Shepard receives a letter from an Arthur Cubeck. In the letter he writes that he knows about Sophie’s mother. He wants to tell her about her. This intrigues Sophie as she did not know her or why she gave Sophie up. When Sophie arrives, she is too late. Arthur has dead. Sophie decides to stay a few days before heading back. She gets to know the towns’ people. However they are hiding a secret from Sophie. One that they do not want her to know. Something about Sophie is another book that grabbed me. I liked the premise of the story. I started this book and got to chapter six then I put it down and walked away from it for an extremely long time. When I came back to the book I read about two more chapters and decided to give up on this book. The characters did not jump off the pages for me. For this type of story I need that in order for me to stick with the story. Otherwise if this does not happen like it did for me then I will give it up and not worry about what the deep, dark secret is at the end. I am sad as this book sounded good and had promise.

  • Maria Kiguthi
    2019-05-26 06:03

    Sophie a wonderful life as a Kindergarten teacher. She has no interest in finding her birth parents. Then out of the blue she receives a letter from a man she's never met. He wants her to come visit him because he has something to tell her. The man has died right before she arrives. He feels so guilty about something that he has left her his family home, BelleEllen. Sophie doesn't want the home and assumes that he is her birth father. Then bad things happen around her. Sophie is convinced that all these things are somehow tied to her – tied to who her birth parents were.I thought I had the perpetrator figured out several times, only to revise my thoughts. This is a great blend of romance and mystery. I enjoyed the characters and the setting very much.I received a copy through Goodreads First Reads.

  • Kelly Hager
    2019-06-03 12:05

    This is a book that I should've absolutely loved, but it fell flat for me.Part of the problem is that I didn't connect with Sophie at all. (And part of THAT is that I find it hard to believe when grownups have the "infatuation at first sight" thing that she has with Drew.) And there's also the fact that even the big mystery (who are Sophie's parents? and what happened to her mom?) didn't grab me.I can overcome one of those things, but not both. It almost read like Mary Higgins Clark as written by Nicholas Sparks. And I don't mean that as a slam---those are two wildly successful authors, and I'm sure that this book will do quite well with its intended audience. (As for whether you are that audience depends on your feelings for those authors.)

  • Coleen
    2019-05-25 05:36

    Sophie, adopted as an infant, is summoned to the bedside of a dying man -- a man she's never heard of or met before. However, by the time she arrives, he has already died & she's left with the mystery of why he has willed to her his property, esp. when he has numerous other relatives it could've/should've gone to. Thus begins her search for answers in a small town where everyone knows everyone else's business. Along the way people are murdered &/or injured suspiciously, and Sophie falls for the local young doctor. Too much of this novel was cliche'd & either too predictable or too unbelievable. The writing was mediocre. There were some good ideas in this story, but the overall execution just didn't do it for me.

  • Gia Scott
    2019-05-21 05:43

    If you are looking for something deep and literary, you are not likely to like this.With that said, it's a great summer read. It's entertaining. Some of the reviewers thought it was "too slow". The first half did move a bit slow sometimes, but it did pick up a lot in the second half. I did not find the story predictable and there were some completely unexpected twists in the plot during the last half. The main character is an adopted kindergarten teacher. She seems to be a bit "too nice" and mature for her age sometimes--I know I wasn't ever that mature at that age! Even with that, it's great for entertainment.It's light reading for great entertainment. I'd call it a romantic mystery. Great chick-lit. Not too cerebral, but plenty on the light entertaining side.

  • Monica
    2019-05-22 10:46

    My ER book from LT. I won this in January and I finally got around to reading it. As soon as I started reading Something About Sophie I couldn't stop without thinking about what was going to happen next.Sophie receives a letter from a man she has never met who is on his deathbed. The story starts with us getting a glimpse into this man. He feels responsible for Something about Sophie and is talking to a friend about it. We don't discover what it is until the end. The writing was splendid and moved at a good pace. I was also able to stop in the middle of a chapter and not feel lost when I started again.The ending of the story surprised me. I was not expecting someone to die. I did tear up at the end because I was both happy and sad for Sophie. I am glad that I won this book.

  • Kristin (Kritters Ramblings)
    2019-06-16 09:50

    Check out the full review at Kritters RamblingsA big mystery in a small town that is wrapped up in this unknowing young woman's past - if only she knew. She knew she was adopted and ended up in the home of two loving parents; recently her mother passed away and she was contacted by a pastor who is living his last days and has some information he wants to share with her. Before she arrives in town he has passed away and from there the pieces begin to unravel and finally at the very end the full truth comes out.

  • Anne
    2019-06-03 13:43

    This one was definitely a page-turner. I really appreciate that about a book, which makes up for the fact that I could have more easily just watched an episode of CSI. The plot was interesting and creative, but the awkward romance was not believable nor was the gentle-character-turned-violent. Lifetime movie network: this is your next big hit!

  • Amanda
    2019-06-08 10:53

    An interesting story about an adopted girl. Plenty of twists in the plot and throw in a bit of romance and it ends up being a nice, light read. I only hope that the verb tense and sentence structure issues are edited before the book is released. This ARC had the most problems I've seen.

  • Janice Stonehouse
    2019-05-26 08:43

    This was an excellent book. I didn't want to put it down. I read 6 chapters last night and the remaining 10 today. Kept me on the edge of my seat, and I loved the characters. Just a really good, enjoyable, easy read. I will definitely want to read more of her books.

  • Tanya
    2019-06-10 07:00

    I didn't enjoy this book at all. It was a bit of a struggle to even finish it. The characters were boring and lacked substance. There really was no mystery....at least not an interesting one. The ending was cheesy and the plot lacked depth.

  • Kristin
    2019-05-28 09:57

    Good book but didn't not answer the question on who was the birth father or how did the last death happened.

  • Andrea
    2019-05-23 06:42

    The story telling was quite vivid. But the story line took a weird turn towards then and the ending was pretty unpredictable.

  • Marie
    2019-06-12 10:37

    In Something About Sophie, Sophie is summoned to the death bed of a man she doesn't know. However, she arrives too late and doesn't hear the secret he needed to tell her. With the help of Dr. Drew McCarren, she digs into her past and uncovers secrets that could destroy the whole town. I mostly enjoyed this book, but something didn't click for me. I thought parts of it were really good, but other parts were just okay. The story was definitely suspenseful and that was good. The long buried secrets kept me turning the pages until the ever end. I really wanted to know what the fuss was about. I also liked the relationship between Sophie and Jesse and the budding romance between Sophie and Drew. However, the touching softer parts didn't seem to jive with the harsh murders and violence in the rest of the story. One of them was too extreme, but I'm not sure which. One thing I really disliked was the author's use the dreaded "z" (instead of an "s") in some spellings when Sophie was talking to Mike, the teenage character. (Example: skillz, page 39) I understand that it's the "in" thing, but I don't understand using it in conversation. I could understand it if she was leaving him a note, but how would he know that she was using a "z" instead of an "s" when speaking? I'm confuzed.I really didn't like Sophie that much. She jumped to conclusions (wrong ones at that) so often it got annoying. While I liked the romance part of the story, I didn't get the love-at-first-sight thing. I just don't think it happens like that. Of the other characters, I really liked Drew, Jesse and Mike. I don't often like teenage characters, but Mike was cool. He was so wise beyond his years. I don't often comment about the cover of books. However, I can't help wondering about this one. While the cover is likeable, I can't figure out what it has to do with the story. There was some descriptions and discussions about the rivers, but I don't remember them (or any body of water) being a key element. I'd probably still recommend this one even though there were things about the story I didn't like. There's a quote from Nora Roberts on the front of this edition. Perhaps her fans would like this type of book. This edition of the book contains a P.S. section at the back of the book. It contains "insights, interviews & more...". It's definitely worth the read. For more information about this book, please visit the HarperCollins website.For more information about the author and her other works, please visit Mary Kay McComas's website. I'd like to thank those nice people atHarperCollins/William Morrow for this review copy. Something About Sophie by Mary Kay McComas, HarperCollins, ©2013. ISBN 9780062084804(Trade paperback), 296p.This review is also available on my blog, Daisy's Book Journal.

  • Audrey
    2019-06-15 05:51

    Sophie is your typical small-town girl from your typical small-town. The only difference is, she's adopted. She's never really cared about her birth parents, though, so this doesn't really affect her. Until she is called to another small town by someone who claims to know something about her birth mother. But by the time she gets there, he's already dead. And that's when things get dirty...This book was interesting in that all of the things that I liked about it were also things I didn't like. I find that often in books, characters are purposefully made to overreact to everything so that the drama can continue continue continue. And my reaction is often "NO ONE, not even a fake person, would EVER react that way." I don't like the overreactions, and I wish they would just react like a normal person. In Something About Sophie, it's almost as if the opposite is true - the drama is able to continue on in large part because the main character doesn't react. She seems perfectly at peace with herself about everything and yet bad things just keep happening. I liked this. But I also didn't like it. She was TOO at one with herself, TOO perfect, and it annoyed me sometime how she just didn't react or didn't care when it seemed like she should. It was SO the opposite of what I don't like that it ended up being equally bad.Still, as a character, I liked her, along with all of the quirky people surrounding her. And even if SHE didn't care about her past and about why the things that were happening were happening, I cared for her.I also enjoyed the way that the plot sometimes seemed to keep developing despite itself, if that makes sense. I had several ideas about who the culprit could be throughout (and in the end I was right), but I was never entirely sure and thus found myself dying to figure out what was going to happen! This thriller really had a thriller feel for me. Unfortunately, because of this, I was never really able to get in to the love story, which seemed totally forced and totally unreal (but then, I've never been one for books about love at first sight. I'm more into the love is a fight kind of books). It's fast and exciting with lots of twists and turns, but sometimes the twists and turns fell flat, because there seemed to be nothing provoking them.

  • Lori L (She Treads Softly)
    2019-05-30 08:49

    Something About Sophie by Mary Kay McComas is a mystery and a romance novel. The novel opens with a dying man, Arthur Cubeck, is killed for telling an unnamed stranger that he has contacted Sophie Shepard to give her information about her birth. Sophie, a kindergarten teacher, was adopted as an infant, but she loves her parents and never wanted to find her birth mother. In fact, Sophie's mother has recently died and she is still mourning her death. When she receives Arthur's letter, Sophie hesitates, but finally decides to go see him. Alas, Sophie arrives too late. She learns that Arthur has passed away, but she is startled to learn that he has left her something in his will.At the same time Sophie is attracted to Arthur's oncologist, Dr. Drew McCarren. Soon, while tentatively pursuing a relationship with Drew, Sophie is also clearly in danger as people are being murdered for something they know. Sophie ends up staying at a bed and breakfast run by Jesse, who quickly becomes a friend and confidant.Something About Sophie is set in a small town where everyone knows everyone else and all their past shenanigans. Sophie handles everything swirling around her with an aplomb perkiness that perhaps would be unrealistic in real life, but this is a pleasant diversion of a novel and so it's easy to accept her seemingly nonsensical composure just as it is easy to accept her immediately making friends with almost everyone. She's likeable.McComas moves the plot along at a nice pace, passing along clues and information to keep your attention. I didn't feel any nail-biting tension, however. It is not a dark novel, despite the deaths and intrigue, although a final revelation is quite sad. Additionally, it is clear that everything will turn out good in the end so the novel is really just about the journey.Highly Recommended - this is a pleasant read and would actually would be a great vacation novel.Disclosure: I received an uncorrected proof of this book from HarperCollins and TLC for review purposes.

  • Alexis Masters
    2019-06-05 10:05

    This was an advanced reader's copy I received from the publisher (William Morrow). Of course by the time I'm writing this, the book has already been out, but that just means you can go read it. (I should note that I don't receive any kind of incentive or compensation from anyone for any of the ARCs I review.) Anyway- this book was far outside the kind of novels I typically read, but I found it rather enjoyable even so. The main character (Sophie, an adopted young woman) travels to a small town at the request of a dying old man to hear his last words, but he dies before telling her. She then discovers that he left her something in his will - which is odd, since she's never met the man before in her life. She soon figures out that he knew something about her birth mother, but has no idea what. From then on, she's on the hunt for answers- both about her adoption and the murders that have started popping up in town. Add a heavy helping of romantic interest and you have Something About Sophie. It was definitely more about family and romance than murder mystery, but if that's the genre you love, this book will be a good edition to your library. The one thing that stood out as bothersome to me was how quickly Sophie went from "I know I'm adopted, but that's fine. My parents love me and I don't need to find my birth parents- I must have been made from love, and that's all I need or want to know" to "Everything MUST be about my birth mother and I MUST find out everything!"I'm not adopted, so I can't say I have first-hand experience with this. There are a few people close to me who are adopted, and I haven't ever noticed this kind of instant shift in their thought process. I'm thinking Sophie was really trying to convince herself that she didn't want to know about the people who gave her up, and when she had a lead, she stopped trying to bury her feelings. Either that, or that part just got too rushed when McComas was writing it.

  • Kristin
    2019-06-14 07:37

    This book kept me enthralled and entertained from cover to cover. This book begins with someone suffocating a dying man in the hospital so the secret they have kept for years is never uncovered. We learn that the dying man was Arthur who asked Sophie to visit Clearfield, Virginia as he wants to tell her something about her mother. She's adopted and knows nothing of her biological family and is naturally curious to hear what Arthur wants to tell her, but when she finally makes it down to see him she is too late as he has already passed away. She intends to leave the town the next day but is talked into staying when Arthur's lawyer tells her she is named in Arthur's will. She inherits a piece of property from Arthur and it makes the family wonder why a stranger to all of them inherited something from Arthur. Then people begin to be murdered in this small town and the deaths seam to revolve someway around Sophie. The book finishes with a twist and a bittersweet feeling.I liked the characters and felt that the plot kept things moving and interesting. For the most part the mystery in this book was unpredictable (view spoiler)[but I did think it had something to do with the McCarren's and knew the horrible incident had to be rape since Sophie was the byproduct of it (hide spoiler)] and I didn't see foresee the bad character. Sophie's relationship with Jesse was fun and likable and her romantic relationship with Drew was heartfelt. Overall I thought this was a really good book and very enjoyable.

  • Patty
    2019-06-04 11:02

    Something About SophiebyMary Kay McComasMy "in a nutshell" summary...Secrets and lies bring Sophie back to the place she started from.My thoughts after reading this book...A dying man requests Sophie's presence in his town in order to tell her something. Unfortunately he "dies" before Sophie has a chance to see him. When his will is read...a beloved home is left to Sophie. She has no clue why. But...she is adopted...her adoptive parents went to school in this town and lots of sort of shady mysterious stuff continues to surround Sophie as she extends her stay in this quaint town. There has to be a love interest in this story and there is one. The town doctor helps Sophiework her way through this slowly unravelling experience. Sigh! DNA, the sense of being watched, and figuring out why Sophie was in this will at all...make this a really delicious reading experience. And more people "die"...and they seem to all have something to do with Sophie...hmmm...it gets scary and had me really guessing about who was responsible for Sophie's personal tragedy.What I loved about this book...I loved the small town setting. I loved Jessie and her quaint B & B...I loved the mystery and suspense of it all.What I did not love about this book...Well...I seriously think that if you read this kind of book as much as I do...they can get a bit predictable...but that's really ok!Final thoughts...A good suspense filled mystery! I enjoyed it!Sent from my iPad2 by Patty!!!

  • Laurel-Rain
    2019-05-24 13:05

    Responding to a summons from a dying man, Sophie Shepard arrives in Clearfield, VA, after a few postponements...only to discover that Arthur Cubeck has already died.Before she has a chance to return home again, she is contacted by a lawyer, requesting her presence at the reading of Mr. Cubeck's will. Apparently there has been a bequest left to her.Sophie has had a premonition that the unusual request from Mr. Cubeck must have something to do with her birth mother, but in the days that follow, everything becomes murkier and nothing is clear at all.Meanwhile, Sophie enjoys connecting with some of the townsfolk, like the proprietor of the B & B, a chatty woman named Jesse, and the handsome doctor named Drew McCarren. These connections somehow make staying on for a bit more pleasant.But suddenly everything turns dark and mysterious, and tragic events are unfolding. And all of it seems to point in her direction. "Something About Sophie: A Novel (P.S.)" is a mystery, a story about small town life, and secrets that have been hidden for decades, but now clamor to be told.There were parts of the tale that were intriguing, fun, and even suspenseful. In fact, although I had most of the story figured out before the end, there were a few surprises. Because of the unexpected moments, I am awarding the story 3.5 stars.

  • Obsidian
    2019-06-15 13:48

    In "Something About Sophie" the main character Sophie, has known since she was a child that she was adopted.Sophie though had loving adopted parents and never tried to find her biological parents. However, one day Sophie is contacted by a man (Arthur) who claims to know who her real birth mother is and has something important to tell her. Sophie upon arriving finds that Arthur is dead and there are plenty of people who want her gone. Due to being left Arthur's home in his will, Sophie stays and meets Drew, who was Arthur's doctor. Sophie finds herself falling for Drew and traveling to unravel her and her birth mother's past. Mary Kay McComas can definitely write. The novel flows together very well. I did like the character of Sophie though at times I found her actions and reactions to be a bit unbelievable at times. I just had one issue with this novel and that is that it is not really a mystery novel. It really should be marketed as a romance novel. And no I do not have a problem with romance novels and do enjoy reading them. However, I don't know if I would have picked this novel to read if I had known that it would really be a romance novel in disguise. I would this novel to romance readers and other people who enjoy light mystery novels. Please note I received this novel for free via the Amazon Vine Program.

  • Nada
    2019-05-28 05:38

    Review first published on my blog: http://memoriesfrombooks.blogspot.com...Something About Sophie is part mystery and part self discovery. Sophie Shepard is a young woman, who comes to a small Virginia town because she receives a letter from Arthur Cubeck. She knows she is adopted and thinks that the information Arthur has might tell her about her birth mother. She is happy in her life and with her adoptive family and does not have a need to find her birth mother, but she comes.Unfortunately, upon her arrival, she discovers that Arthur has died, and no one seems to know what information he had to share. Thus begins the pseudo-mystery of discovering what relationship Sophie Shepard has to the town of Clearfield.Unfortunately, the mystery ends up not much of a mystery. So, the books loses some interest. Additionally, the characters are not particularly vibrant and don't elicit an emotional connection. The book loses some more interest. The story follows a stereotypical path of some mystery, some romance, and some small town intrigue. The book loses even more interest.Fortunately, it is a quick read, but for me, by the end, nothing much interesting is left in the book.*** Reviewed for LibraryThing Early Reviewers Program ***

  • Melanie Coombes
    2019-05-23 08:50

    Sophie, a young kindergarten teacher, feels compelled to travel to the bedside of a dying man she has never met to hear his confession. However, after arriving, she discovers he has already died. A series of events cause Sophie to stay in town and eventually discover some very dark details of her birth. The more she uncovers, the more people start getting hurt and even dying. Sophie realizes there are lots of hidden secrets in this town and with the help of a few new friends, she becomes committed to seeking the truth.The book was pretty good. Pretty unrealistic and some of the actions of the characters did not seem very likely, but it was definitely entertaining and kept me reading. There is a lot more intrigue and deaths in the book then I would have guessed, but nothing was graphic or disturbing and it was a book that made you want to figure out what secrets are this bad, that it is worth taking such drastic measures. The end is also pretty far fetched but a satisfying conclusion.All in all, a pretty good read. I received a copy as part of the Librarything Early Reviewers.

  • Nancy
    2019-06-16 09:57

    Small Town Secrets and MurderAlthough adopted, Sophie has no interest in finding her birth mother. She's happy with the parents she has. Then out of the blue she receives a letter from a man she's never met. He wants her to come visit him because he has something to tell her. When she arrives, the man has died, but in a surprising twist, he's left her his family home, BelleEllen. Now Sophie is curious about the reason for the legacy. As she looks into her parentage, ugly incidents start to happen around her: a man is murdered, her tires are slashed, another man goes missing. Sophie is convinced that all these things are somehow tied to her – tied to who her birth parents were.The book starts as a typical romantic thriller. Sophie meets a handsome doctor and sparks being to fly at the same time the evil in the town rises to the surface. Personally, I found the characters stereotypical and the plot unbelievable. On the positive side, the setting in a small Virginia town is well done. The book is a quick read. If romantic suspense is your thing, you may enjoy this book. I reviewed this book for the Amazon Vine Program.

  • Grace
    2019-06-07 09:55

    Author: Mary K. McComasTitle: Something about SophieDescription: Sophie has been summoned to a town she’s never visited by a man she doesn’t know. Unfortunately, he dies before she can speak with him. When Sophie meets a charming doctor, she’s torn about leaving; when people start to die, she’s forbidden to leave. Sophie knows that she’s adopted, and she strongly suspects that Arthur knows the secret of her parentage. Review source: Library Thing Early ReviewersPlot: McComas kept the plot moving and parceled out information steadily. The ending isn’t a real shocker, but neither was it signaled too early on, so I was interested to keep reading. Characters: Sophie is a kindergarten teacher and about as interesting as you would imagine her to be. Her boyfriend is as interesting as she deserves.Writing style: Mostly fine, but some odd shifts in point of view and some awkward phrasings. I’m not sure how much of that will be fixed up by the time the book is released—I had an ARC.Audience: Chick lit.Wrap-up: An inoffensive read. OK, enjoyable. 3/5*