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And Then It Happened
Title : And Then It Happened
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ISBN : 9780755356485
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 400

How would you feel if the only man you'd ever loved was taken away from you? And imagine how he'd feel if he hadn't really been taken away at all - but couldn't find a way to let you know...Mel Taylor was thirteen years old when she found her Mr Right. Twenty years on they are blissfully in love. She has the man she adores, a gorgeous daughter, a great job and a dream homeHow would you feel if the only man you'd ever loved was taken away from you? And imagine how he'd feel if he hadn't really been taken away at all - but couldn't find a way to let you know...Mel Taylor was thirteen years old when she found her Mr Right. Twenty years on they are blissfully in love. She has the man she adores, a gorgeous daughter, a great job and a dream home. But Mel's happiness is spoilt by a dark secret and a niggling fear that her good fortune can't last for ever. Despite her husband Adam's efforts to reassure her that nothing bad is going to happen, Mel can't shake the feeling that someone is about


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And Then It Happened Reviews

  • Leah

    I’m quite a big fan of Linda Green, I read 10 Reasons Not To Fall In Love a couple of years back and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was such a wonderful read that, despite its title, it really made you believe in love again. I then read the book she released last year called Things I Wish I’d Known. It didn’t blow me away as much as 10 Reasons Not To Fall In Love, but I did still enioy it. So I was inordinately pleased to know Linda would be back in 2011 with a new book and I liked how myster [...]

  • Kayleigh

    This was an occasionally moving and quite sad story about something which rocks a perfect marriage between two lovely people, perhaps irreparably. The archetype of the ideal little family, suddenly ripped apart by tragedy, leaving wife Mel to try to pick up the pieces of her life and carry on for the sake of her young daughter. I'm sure this is the kind of book that would have most people asking themselves what they would do if something horrific like this happened to them. Although I personally [...]

  • Babs

    An OK read which unfortunately doesn’t stand up to comparisons with similar novels. “I’m Still Here” by Clélie Avit handles the “coma storyline” much better than this book, with beautiful writing and engaging characters. While “My Husband the Stranger” by Rebecca Done analyses the impact of a traumatic event on a loved one, and the shifting relationship post-accident. Although Green’s book is pleasant enough, it doesn’t have the beauty or depth of either of the other two. Th [...]

  • Ali Luke

    A gripping, moving and (at least in places) funny read. I have mixed feelings on some of the twists, and on the ending I won't say more for fear of spoilers. The writing style is engaging, easy to get on with, though a tiny bit long-winded in places. Definitely worth a read, but keep the tissues handy!

  • Zoe

    Utterly stunning. Mel met Adam, aged 13. Twenty years on, they are still blissfully in love with a 4 year old little girl, Maya. In fact, their relationship is perfection. They are each others best friend. Until a serious accident leaves Adam in a coma which leads to a "vegetative state". This is so beautiful, so heartbreaking.

  • Maria Lively

    An unusual love storyWas hooked from page one, Linda takes you from being amused to sad to happy and then all the way back again, loved every page

  • ClaireH

    Easy readAn easy read to pick up and put down. Emotional in places, I did speed read most of the last 50% as it was obvious what was going on. Not sure someone can recover in a year. But a sweet story.

  • christine rees

    Can I give 10stars?The affection that you feel for Mel Adam and Maya is very real. You feel that you somehow know them that they are friends or family. I loved every page of this book. It made me laugh, cry ,feel anger and feel helpless for them. Highly recommended.

  • Sam

    This is a compassionately written fictional story of a happy couple who are struck by tragedy when the husband goes into a coma. Mel and Adam have been together since school and have a daughter called Maya. They are so happy that Mel refuses to have a second chuild in case it temps fate. Not for a minute does she imagine what fate actually has in store for her and her husband Adam.This was a pretty good read, and the author's note at the back really made me think. Linda green got to know a coupl [...]

  • Jane

    Crikey this was a bad book. I read it over a period of two days and kept hoping it would turn into a psychological thriller. I couldn't get past a "high end" restaurant serving tortilla chips in the first scene and Mel drinking rioja (even though she preferred white wine) because Adam didn't drink white. Why not order by the glass?

  • Kimberley Owen

    EmotionalI found this book difficult to read, emotionally. Although I wanted to get to the end, to see how it would finish, I had to keep putting it down because it made me anxious. The author does a great job of putting you, the reader, in the book and making you wonder how quickly life can change.Definitely worth reading.

  • Ellen May

    Hmm. I was unsure of this book but it did grow on me throughout. It was an interesting premise, and it was heart breaking at times but honestly it didn't quite reach its full potential for me. I found the ending a bit disappointing - overall I just don't know good but not great.

  • Dr.Helen Stephen

    UnrealBook chosen because of reviews.Disappointing started of well have a good description of vegetative state from both their viewpoints but lost flow in the middle and ddid not care how it ended .

  • Marjan

    Great book , wrong cover !

  • James

    I think I'm just going to have to accept that I can't 'get' chick-lit. Sometimes I just want an easy read, and don't want to be one of those preening idiots who can loudly proclaim their disdain for something they've never even watched because it's beneath them.In this book, the protagonist Mel is in married bliss, until her husband is knocked unconscious in a freak accident, and makes a very slow recovery. The problem with this plot is that, really, nothing happens after that. The couple each h [...]

  • K. Y.

    I don't know why I was under the impression I had bought a murder mystery when I bought this book. I must have mixed it up with one of my other orders (or maybe the blurb about Mel's dark secret misled me?). So I really had a different expectation when I started reading it. But it totally surprised me - not only in the sense that I realised it's not about murder. I really loved this book, and I raced through it in one and a half days. I agree with some of the comments here, that there are parts [...]

  • rosemary wood

    Inspiring story , well researched obviously , very readable and informative.I liked the fact that Adam was able to hear and you could feel his frustration at not being able to respond.The interaction with his young daughter was well written and the whole book was written with great sensitivity. Thoroughly enjoyable.

  • Linda Lewis

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book as I have the other books of Linda Green that I have read. At times I was reduced to tears by the effect of the accident on Adam, Mel & Maya and to laughter at "Adam's" thoughts on the things people chose to tell him when he was in a coma. I particularly loved his mother in laws singing to him. Couldn't put it down. Very easy read

  • Carol Karpellus

    DisappointingI bought this book as I had read a previous book by Linda Green which I couldn't put down. Although some of the researched stuff I found to be most interesting, this book was almost a chore to finish. The story was delivered with flowery words in an unrealistic way.

  • Mrs Beverley A. Price

    InsightfulGreat characters, well written story. Can't help to be moved by the family's experience and relationships. The references to real life characters in the epilogue demonstrate the warmth and life experience Linda Green seems to have.

  • Heidi

    Another great story from this author. I am really liking her books. The story was easy enough to follow which is a must for me, but at the same time intriguing and with deep moments delving into family life with a nice sort of honesty that kept you wanting read on.

  • Irene Young

    Unusual and beautiful storyA lovely book.Sad at times but full of hope.I dont think I really understood about brain injury before this book.Very well written it is a story of tragedy ,love and great hope.

  • MS A JOHNSON

    Brilliantly writtenI couldn't put this book down I was so impressed by the way the author portrayed Melanie's devotion and love for Adam. I'll always remember this wonderfully written book.

  • Vannessa Don

    . I recommend this book as a good read well done.A wonderful read, Happy and very moving in places As Adam got better , I found it a very hard and emotional read from someone who also is recovering from a brain injury due to illness though

  • Mrs June Morrison

    This book deserves 5 starsI was a couple of chapters in when I realised I had read this book before. However I couldn't remember what happened so I continued to read it. It was most enjoyable and heartwarming.

  • Mary Geraghty

    Fantastic read!!For anybody who has been through a life altering experience this book tells you everything about, love, loss and family. Beautifully written.

  • karen roach

    CharmingLovely story and very inspiring but unfortunately it was not for me even though it was beautifully written and very sad

  • Debbie

    Not exactly what I was expecting. Not much action, twists or mysteries, but a good read all the same.

  • Julia Clough

    Such StrengthThis was a wonderful book,made you think about when people are in comas, funny in places sad in others . Very much worth a read

  • SUSAN REDDIN

    Very goodAmazing happy funny and sad all at the same time. Characters are very true to life. Want to know what happens next though