In the past few days since my debut love story, ‘The Life We Almost Had‘ has been published on ebook and audio in the UK I’ve been touched to see there are already sixty 4 & 5* reviews on Amazon (and you can read snippets of the wonderful things readers are saying below). It’s difficult to get across just how important reviews are to an author, they make a huge difference to the success of a book. Amazon, for example, take into account reviews before considering novels for one of their promotions and being included in an Amazon monthly deal, or similar, really boosts the visibility of a book.
‘The Life We Almost Had‘ is my first novel written under my pen name Amelia Henley so, as well as hoping for enough sales to be offered a new book deal in this genre, I’ve been reading the reviews very carefully to see what readers have enjoyed about Adam and Anna’s very unusual love story and taking all the comments on board. To find it’s really touching peoples’ hearts means such a lot to me.
At the beginning of the book Anna questions whether love can really be eternal. By the end she has her answer although not in the way you’d think. This is NOT a typical love story, but it’s Adam & Anna’s love story. What would you sacrifice for a second chance at first love?
To show my appreciation I am giving away a ‘The Life We Almost Had‘ mug, along with a signed copy of my latest psychological thriller ‘The Family‘ to a UK reader this week. I’ll be doing this later in the month too so if you haven’t read it yet, don’t worry (you can grab a copy for 99p right now as it’s part of the Amazon Monthly Deal). Just drop a link to your review either in the comments below or on one of my social media platforms and I’ll be drawing the winner’s name from a hat on Friday. If you’ve posted your review anywhere other than Amazon you’ll still be eligible to enter but if you could spare a few minutes to pop your review across I’d be SO grateful.
Here’s what readers are saying so far –
“I have never, ever read a love story quite like this. Probably the best book I’ve read this year.”
“It’s truly unique.”
“A stunningly-written story of love & loss that made me smile & brought me to tears in equal measure.”
“Beautiful & Remarkable.”
“The Life We Almost Had has the twist least likely to be guessed of any book I can think of. The book is clever. Of course it’s a love story, but a unique one.”
“It’s one I can’t stop thinking about. It’s a stunning novel & one that I know will stay with me. I highly recommend it.”
“There’s so much more in this novel that I can’t mention but something so beautiful & remarkable. I wanted it all to be real & possible because it’s breathtaking & incredible.”
“I’ve been gently tugged out of my usual genre with The Life We Almost Had, a stunningly-written story of love & loss that made me smile & brought me to tears in equal measure. Just as page-turning as a thriller & double the goosebumps. Characters, plot, setting, pacing = nailed.”
“Wow….I was NOT expecting this AT ALL! The tagline of the book ‘this is not a typical love story’, is bang on. I would even go as far as to say that I have never, ever read a love story quite like this. Probably the best book I’ve read this year.”
“The Life We Almost Had is an out of this world read that is truly unique. It has all the trappings of a typical romance but there is also so much more. I was completely hooked by it.”
“I’m not one to read romance just for romance. I need meat! I need something that makes the romance plausible, tangible, palpable. What Anna & Adam have is beautiful & heart-breaking, it made my heart swell with happiness & break into little pieces.”
“Just when you think you’ve worked out where it’s going, Henley pops in a plot twist & bam! You’re off in a completely different direction. The intricacies in the plot & the rich level of detail show that Henley knows her characters inside out.”
“Thought ‘The Life We Almost Had’ was ‘just’ a romance? Think again!”
“I have no doubt whatsoever that Amelia Henley will be touching hearts all over the world with such a detailed, emotional, & outstanding tale of true love & learning when & how to trust your heart.”