The Life We Almost Had by Amelia Henley

Today I’m thrilled to be on the blog tour for The Life We Almost Had by Amelia Henley. Many thanks to Anne Cater for my blog tour invite and review copy of the book.

This is not a typical love story, but it’s our love story.

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…

A beautiful and emotional love story that asks, how far would you go for a second chance at first love? Perfect for fans of The Man Who Didn’t Call and Miss You.

What a beautifully warm but heartbreaking book Amelia Henley has delivered for her debut! I knew she could write (I’m a huge fan of the books she writes under her own name of Louise Jensen) and that she has a talent for drawing emotions out of her readers with her realistic characters and breathtaking twists but it was wonderful to discover a different side to her creativity. The Life We Almost Had has a surprising storyline that is unlike anything else I’ve read recently. This is a love story with a difference…

When Anna and Adam meet, it’s actually Anna’s wedding day. Whilst her ex-fiancé posts photos on Facebook of his new girlfriend, Anna and her best friend Nell have decided to go on the honeymoon she should have been on. It’s there that she meets Adam and begins a relationship she would never have expected to happen. But when tragedy strikes, she takes a very unexpected path! This was the part of the book that was also unexpected for me! I don’t want to spoil it for others so I won’t say anymore than that!

This is a beautifully written love story about second chances, family and the sacrifices we make for those we love. It had an intriguing storyline that surprised and broke me in equal measure as I became completely immersed in the relationship between Anna and Adam. Written with a passion that rises off the page with every single word, The Life We Almost Had was an absolute joy to read. And I absolutely did not cry…much!

Highly recommended by me.

Amelia Henley is a hopeless romantic who has a penchant for exploring the intricacies of relationships through writing heart-breaking, high-concept love stories. 

Amelia also writes psychological thrillers under her real name, Louise Jensen. As Louise Jensen she has sold over a million copies of her global number one bestsellers. Her stories have been translated into twenty-five languages and optioned for TV as well as featuring on the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers list. Louise’s books have been nominated for multiple awards.

‘The Life We Almost Had’ is the first story she’s written as Amelia Henley and it’s out now.

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I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.