Then and Always

Then and Always For fans of One Day What Alice Forgot and the hit film Sliding Doors comes an absorbing and surprising debut novel about a young woman who after an accident gets a second chance at life just not

  • Title: Then and Always
  • Author: Dani Atkins
  • ISBN: 9780804178518
  • Page: 329
  • Format: ebook
  • For fans of One Day, What Alice Forgot, and the hit film Sliding Doors, comes an absorbing and surprising debut novel about a young woman who, after an accident, gets a second chance at life just not in one she remembers Rachel Wiltshire has everything she s ever wanted a close group of friends, a handsome boyfriend, and acceptance to the journalism program at herFor fans of One Day, What Alice Forgot, and the hit film Sliding Doors, comes an absorbing and surprising debut novel about a young woman who, after an accident, gets a second chance at life just not in one she remembers Rachel Wiltshire has everything she s ever wanted a close group of friends, a handsome boyfriend, and acceptance to the journalism program at her top choice college But one fateful evening, tragedy tears her world apart Five years later, Rachel returns home for the first time to celebrate her best friend s wedding Still coping with her grief, she can t stop thinking about the bright future she almost had, if only that one night had gone differently But when a sudden fall lands her in the hospital, Rachel wakes to find that her life has completely changed Now she has her dream job as a writer and a stylish apartment, but the people she loves most are not the way she remembers them Unable to trust her own recollections, Rachel tries to piece together what really happened, and not even she can predict the astonishing truth.

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    About "Dani Atkins"

    1. Dani Atkins

      Dani was born and brought up in Cockfosters a small London suburb at the end of the Piccadilly Tube Line This served her well for commuting into the city, where from the age of 18 she worked in a succession of secretarial positions in companies as diverse as a BMW car dealership to the BBC Dani spent her two hour commute avidly reading and dreamed that one day she would become an author herself When her two children grew up and left home, Dani set about turning this dream into reality and devoted her time to writing She now lives in a rural Hertfordshire cottage with her husband, a soppy border collie dog and a haughty Siamese cat.Her first novels FRACTURED called THEN AND ALWAYS in the US and THE STORY OF US published in 2014 In January 2016, her third novel, OUR SONG was published.

    326 thoughts on “Then and Always”

    1. 3.5 stars rounded up. ^^ I randomly picked this up from my friend Carol’s favorites shelf and I’m glad I did. It’s a creative story told in an imaginative plot with a dab of paranormal, a good dose of mystery and a hint of sci-fi with this possibility of a parallel world and until you finish the book, you won’t be able to tell really which is which. Rachel, a not so reliable narrator, opens up the story with a flashback of the last night together she and her closest friends had before go [...]


    2. Then and Always by Dani Atkins was first released as Fractured in the UK and is being released in the US on May 20, 2014 as Then and Always. If you want to read a beautiful Cont. Romance that is different than anything you have read before, a story of second chances, a story that will make you laugh and cry, with a little sprinkling of magic, then this is the book for you. I loved this book and could not put it down. I can honestly say that I was not prepared for the emotions this book would bri [...]


    3. FIVE SOLID KEPT ME HOOKED TO THE VERY END STARSSIDE NOTE: Let me just say, I wish the Author or the Publishers would decide on a title for this – some reviews are calling it Then And Always and some Fractured - WHICH IS IT?? It seems to change constantly and by geographical location. Whaatt??ANYWAYS . . .WOW. JUST - WOW.This book had me hooked from the very first paragraph:” My first life ended at 10.37pm on a rainy December night, on a deserted street beside the old church.My second life be [...]


    4. I straight up do not understand the relatively high star ratings this book has got both on here and on (where I bought it for like 99p). I have no problem with chick-lit-y fluff as long it as at least somewhat entertaining or compelling. This book is neither. The concept was really interesting and could have been carried out so much better if it wasn't for a) the distractingly shitty over-dramatic flowery prose that read like a 15 year old's crummy fanfiction (I was actually convinced that it m [...]


    5. 3.5 starsFind this review and others at A Thousand Lives of Frankie LovelyThis book was a pleasant surprise!The Story5 years ago, Rachel's life was forever changed when a freak accident left her world turned upside down. Now she is returning home where grief and regret still live and remind her of things she would rather forget. But when she suddenly wakes up in a hospital bed, Rachel finds a second chance at happiness in this heart wrenching story about love, loss, friendship, grief, second cha [...]


    6. I am not a big reader of women's fiction or the so called chick lit. Not that there is anything wrong with the genre, I just tend to favor historical novels or those of the legal/suspense, mystery genre. Very hard for me to give four stars to this kind of novel. So why than did this book have me sniffling at the end?Well this book had some really great characters, some not so great ones as well, but it made the good ones come off even better. The big hook though is that once you are invested in [...]


    7. I just finished Fractured this morning and I’ve spent the past few hours trying to get my thoughts together…but my first thought was WOW. Even now my mind is still with the characters and thinking about the events and I’m so devastated to have finished this book, and at the same time I am in awe of Dani Atkins BRILLIANT writing.The night of the accident was a night that changed everything. Five years on Rachel’s life is falling apart. She has a job she doesn’t like, she lives alone in [...]


    8. This was a nice, easy read, if a little over-written at times. Rachel is 23 years old and when she was 18, her life was changed by a catastrophic accident. Or was it? At the start of the book, Rachel is a sad, lonely girl, scarred and ill five years on from the accident. Then she collapses and wakes up to a different life, one where she's a successful journalist engaged to her high school boyfriend. And best of all, the friend killed in the accident five years ago is miraculously alive and her d [...]


    9. I paid for this book. Fair enough. Most people will have done. But Can I have 20% of my money back?WHY??? Well, at the 80% markon my Kindle JUST when I was expecting the BIG climactic scene the 'OMG' moment this book ENDS.I am okay with books that have the last few pages devoted to Author bio, or other novels etc. But NOT TWENTY PERCENT OF THE BOOK. It's like buying a cd of guitar music and finding that four of the twenty tracks are violin tracks . Not what I paid for. And this is not the first [...]


    10. This is honestly the most powerful book I have ever read.Everything about this book was perfect; from the grammar and spelling (which is rare to find on e-book editions, for some reason) to the intricate and extremely detailed storyline. This book was clearly deeply thought out from beginning to end and each part flowed nicely on to the next, only giving you the information you need at that time - along with the main character, Rachel. The book puts you in her shoes, unable to comprehend what is [...]


    11. I loved this book, and thought it was very cleverly written. I spent the whole book mind boggled by the mystery of Rachel's memories, struggling to try and work out what the logical answer might be. I finished it a couple of hours ago, and I'm still feeling shell shocked by the ending. I never saw that coming! I actually gasped and cried real tears near the very end, as the mystery started to unravel and the truth of the situation became apparent. Gosh, quite emotionally draining, but not all in [...]


    12. Empecé adorándolo. No sólo por lo que contaba y como lo contaba, que también, sino por los momentos que me hizo recordar. Esa reunión de amigos justo antes de irse a la universidad me recordó mucho a la que tuve yo con los míos. Nos recuerdo a todos con cara de circunstancias, con muchas ganas de querer empezar esa nueva etapa pero también con el miedo latente de que termináramos perdiendo la amistad que teníamos. Por fortuna, aunque algunos se han perdido por el camino la mayoría per [...]


    13. 3 STARSTHE HOOK“For fans of One Day, What Alice Forgot and Sliding Doors”. Well I wasn’t exactly wowed by One Day but while I’m also not a fan of anything Gwyneth Paltrow, I was quite familiar and intrigued with the premise of Sliding Doors. I think I stopped reading the blurb after that and just requested this automatically. So one can imagine my surprise with how Then and Always seemed to be a sleepy Adult Contemporary Romance one chapter then playing with sci-fi, paranormal possibilit [...]


    14. I have to admire the author of this book to a certain extent for managing to take such an interesting concept and turn it into an unbelievably dull story. I don't often review books and I don't like to be too negative, but this book was really not good at all - I'm very surprised to see so many good reviews. The premise was good and I was looking forward to it having read the blurb, but it just didn't work.To summarise some of the main problems I had with this book:- it wasn't very well written [...]



    15. Samen met de groep (YA & CHICKLIT NL) als readalong gelezen. Voor het eerst een readalong waar zoveel gediscussieerd werd over het boek. Wat opvalt is dat de meningen nogal verdeeld zijn maar over het algemeen door de meesten als mooi ervaren. Mijn mening is dat het een onwijs mooi boek is. Gedurende het verhaal vraag je je af wat er nou precies gebeurd is. Tijdens het laatste hoofdstuk vallen alle gebeurtenissen op z'n plaats.


    16. Maybe 3-1/4 stars. It's hard to write a review for this without spoilers! The book's premise is this: What if you woke up in the hospital after an accident, and discovered that you had one set of memories about the past five years, while everyone else around you had completely different memories? That's what happens to Rachel, and the mystery of how it happened kept me flipping the pages as fast as I could. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The premise was fascinating, and the suspense and pa [...]


    17. yourhappinesslife El libro está muy bien llevado, todo concuerda y engancha mucho el misterio. Sobre la mitad del libre me olía cual sería el final por que la autora nos da pequeños detalles y nos deja algunas `pistas pero aun así no quieres creerlo y sigues adelante leyendo esta preciosa historia. Me ha gustado muchísimo el apoyo de Jimmy hacia Rachel, Matt, su prometido, no estaba con ella y s escusa me pareció lamentable, en cambio aunque Jimmy siempre ha estado allí y a veces esté a [...]


    18. Hmmm Das war leider nichts für mich 😔 Die Grundstory habe ich so oder so ähnlich bereits einige Male gelesen bzw. In Filmen gesehen und auch das Ende fand ich nicht wirklich gelungen und eher unpassend. Ich muss zwar sagen ich habe mit diesem Ende nicht gerechnet, aber so wollte ich es auch einfach nicht.Rachel hat mir aber als Charakter wiederum gut gefallen, was wahrscheinlich auch der Grund war warum ich das Buch nicht abgebrochen hatte und natürlich wollte ich das ominöse Ende kennen. [...]


    19. Historia de lectura ágil, con una trama que engancha y entretiene a partes iguales. La escritora sabe como mantenerte atenta a la historia y que no decaiga tu interés. Rachel y Jimmy son muy especiales y entrañables, debo reconocer que me han conmovido. He subido finalmente mi valoración porque muy pocas veces, un libro de éstas características me sorprende con su final y me deja sensaciones contradictorias. Recomendable.


    20. "Can two different stories lead to the same happy ending? Or will Rachel stay FRACTURED forever?"The back cover of Fractured tells of two very different lives led by the same young woman. In one world, twenty-three year old Rachel is alone, miserable, and fighting the inevitable progression of an illness that she can't - or won't - find a cure for. In the other, Rachel is a happy, successful young woman affianced to her high school sweetheart and about to discover that he may not, in fact, be he [...]


    21. A powerfully poignant romance that is uplifting, satisfying and such a sweet story! I simply love on those dull rainy days to curl up under a warm blanket with a cup of hot chocolate and a scintillating story. Fractured has to be one of the most heartrending, sparkling stories that I have encountered this year with the profoundly moving prose really touching me deeply. It is a book that shines with originality, flair and fun amid a hugely popular genre for female readers. As a hopeless romantic [...]



    22. Wauw, ik moet echt even bijkomen van dit boek. Wat een romantisch maar ook verdrietig boek. Ik heb het boek verslonden.


    23. I received an advance reader's copy of this book for an honest review.Unfortunately, this book just didn't do it for me. The premise itself was interesting. Rachel Wiltshire is out at dinner with her friends when they're struck by a horrible accident that tinges Rachel's next five years with despair. (view spoiler)[The car crash was probably one of the more well-written parts of the book for me. This was also when I felt the characters were the most real. I felt the connection between Rachel and [...]


    24. Oh man, this was a good story. So good, I could not tear myself away from it until I finished. Twists and turns along the way; I was hooked. The heck with sleep and meals. Not one of the endings I pictured was correct. For that, 4 stars, maybe even 5.My only complaint would be my usual one where romance books go -- the sap zaps my enthusiasm, the words and sentence structure annoy me, and I am constantly reminded of writers who shall remain nameless but are not my favorites. Dang, I wish I could [...]


    25. Het is een leuk boek. Vooral het begin is pakkend. Na de eerste echte 'gebeurtenis' op de begraafplaats was ik even het spoor kwijt, ik begreep even niet meer waar het verhaal nou heen ging. Toch ben ik door blijven lezen en werd het me duidelijk. Ik had het wel fijn gevonden als het me al wat eerder duidelijk was geworden want nu heb ik best een tijd niet begrepen waar het verhaal nou om ging. Vervolgens kreeg ik de indruk het verhaal alleen nog ging draaien om de soort driehoeksverhouding tuss [...]


    26. Oeps.Ik mocht het nog niet uitlezen van de readalong, maar heb het toch gedaan. Kon me voor het laatste hoofdstuk echt niet meer inhouden, en anders zou het voor mij pas maandag wordenWat een prachtig verhaal, zo ontroerend. Wat zou jij doen als je leven op die ene kruising een andere afslag had genomen? En: het is nooit te laat om een andere afslag te nemen. Dit boek heeft echt een mooie diepere boodschap. Ik ben helemaal verliefd, helemaal geweldig.


    27. I love this book so much! I read it for a read along and it was really hard to stop reading every time again but now I finally was 'allowed' to finish it. It was such a lovely story and I'm in love with the ending. It totally deserves the five stars.


    28. Well. Started this today. Finished this today. Cried big buckets of tears, sobbed into my pillow for half an hour now I'm writing this. Do I REALLY need to say anymore? Nope don't think I do. Happy Reading Folks!


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