Thursday 23 July 2020

The Life We Almost Had by Amelia Henley Blog Tour

Sometimes you read a book and it just sticks with you.

Leaving you with a massive bookish hangover.

The Life We Almost Had by Amelia Henley was one of those such books, emotional would be an understatement.

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Anna wasn’t looking for love when Adam swept her off her feet but there was no denying their connection, and she believed they would be together forever.

Years later, cracks have appeared in their relationship. Anna is questioning whether their love can really be eternal when a cruel twist of fate delivers a crushing blow, and Anna and Adam are completely lost to one another. Now, Anna needs Adam more than ever, but the way back to him has life-changing consequences.

Is a second chance at first love really worth the sacrifice? Anna needs to decide and time is running out…

This is not your typical romance.

Be prepared to cry.... A LOT!

In the beginning 

Anna and Adam fell in love when they least expected it. When Anna was on her honeymoon to be precise. Ok not quite her honeymoon as the wedding didn't go ahead, instead she travelled with her best friend. 

Adam was what she would describe as a happy accident. 

Love blossomed instantly.

But seven years after they met the story begins with Anna writing what sounds like a heartbreaking letter.

A second chance at love

Most couples have their ups and downs, Anna and Adam are no exception.

Life has happened.

After trying for a baby for five years things have turned slightly sour. The love is still there but it has become buried along the way.

In an attempt to rekindle what they once have and to work through their differences the couple embark on a holiday back to where it all began. 

The happiness they once had is within touching distance... until it isn't.

When it all goes wrong

I won't divulge exactly what happens next as I feel that would spoil the moment of reading it first hand.

What I can tell you is that you will need a box of tissues to hand.

The story jumps in its time line from past to present and is told from alternate POV.  This provided us with necessary details (the good, the bad and the ugly) that prove just how much this pair belong together.

Beautifully heartbreaking.

I was surprised to discover that Amelia Henley is another pen name for Louise Jensen, who is usually a psychological thriller writer because this was written as though the genre was made for them.

I was routing for Adam and Anna all the time I was reading.

5 star read!

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