'This book has it all – joyous, heartbreaking, uplifting with a perfect ending – an utterly gorgeous escapist read!' Faith Hogan, bestselling author of The Ladies’ Midnight Swimming Club
‘Beautiful, emotional and full of heart’ Alex Brown, bestselling author of A Postcard from Italy
‘From Now On is a gorgeous, emotional story about love and second chances . . . Amelia's writing has real heart, so you get completely swept along in the story of this unconventional family . . . Heart-breaking and uplifting all at the same time’ Clare Swatman, bestselling author of Before We Grow Old
A heartbreaking tragedy.
Charlie left his hometown behind years ago and hasn’t looked back since. These days, with a successful career and a beautiful soon-to-be fiancée, he couldn’t be happier. But when he receives some unexpected news, his life is forever changed.
A life-changing choice.
Suddenly things are falling apart, and now Charlie has to care for his family. How is he supposed to look after a heartbroken little brother and a sullen teenage sister who want nothing to do with him? He’s completely at a loss and knows he can’t do it alone – not without the help of his oldest friend, Pippa.
The chance to start afresh.
As Charlie steps back into his old life, he soon realises it’s not only his family who needs fixing, there’s also his relationship with Pippa too. But returning home is a painful reminder of all that he lost and tried so hard to forget. And if Charlie is to fight for what he wants, first he must face up to his own past and decide whether he is ready to let go…
From Amelia Henley, comes a brand-new emotional and uplifting novel about family, love and the hard choices we face to protect the ones we love the most.
‘Bittersweet, tender and uplifting. A wonderful exploration of love in all its forms and what family really means’ Nicola Gill, The Neighbours
‘Heartbreaking and uplifting. Love just pours from these pages’ Fay Keenan, New Beginnings at Roseford Hall
‘From Now On is a heartbreaking read with a sublime ending!’ Lisa Timoney, Her Daughter’s Secret
About the author
Amelia Henley is a hopeless romantic who has a penchant for exploring the intricacies of relationships through writing heartbreaking, 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.
Heartbreaking, Heartwarming and Heart-mending ♥️
Having loved Amelia’s other books, there was no doubt in my mind as to whether I’d enjoy this one. Amelia has a way of writing stories that touch my heart and make me feel so many different emotions! She writes beautifully and creates wonderful characters that always live on in my mind.
Charlie has a great job, a girlfriend who he can see himself spending the rest of his life with and the opportunity to progress his career in New York. After a tragedy occurs on New Year’s Eve, Charlie’s life changes forever and he finds himself having to choose between his dream job and girlfriend or his family.
The story is multi-narrated by Charlie, his younger brother Duke and his younger sister Nina. It is great to read from each of their perspectives as the three of them adjust to a new way of living. Charlie makes some bad choices, but he’s a good man and wants what’s best for everyone. Nina is a troubled teenager and I so desperately wanted to tell her everything would be okay. Duke is a little sweetheart, I felt he came across as a bit younger than he actually was, but this made him very endearing, I just wanted to give him a hug! There is also a lovely character called Pippa who is beautiful and kind, she fits in perfectly with the story. There is one character I didn’t like, probably because of what they did, but unfortunately, I can’t say who and why as it would give away a spoiler 😬
Whilst I would class this book as a family drama, there is also a bit of romance too! The family drama part of the book was hard to read at times, not in a bad way at all, just that it was so sad and really thought-provoking, which can take its toll emotionally. Amelia knows what she’s doing though and balances it out perfectly with a bit of romance and happier times for the family. This was almost the first Amelia book that I didn’t cry at, but then there was one particular bit near the end that set me off! So that’s a hat trick 🤣
As always I love the way Amelia leaves little cliffhangers at the end of some of the chapters. This is a great way of holding the reader’s attention and making them want to read on. I also really loved the ending, I felt it was just perfect ☺️
It’s really refreshing to take a step away from reading thrillers and read a story like this that has a heart. I feel like Amelia is the female version of Nicholas Sparks, which is a huge compliment as I love his books!