And Then It Happened

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 remain blissfully in love. She has the man she adores, a gorgeous daughter, a great job and a dream home. But Mel’s seemingly perfect life is spoilt by a dark secret and a niggling fear that her food fortune can’t last forever.

Despite her husband Adam telling her to live for the present and stop worrying about the future, Mel can’t shake the feeling that someone is about to call time on their happiness.

And then it happens . . .

About the Book

There are lots of novels out there about finding Mr Right but far fewer about what happens afterwards – in this case, twenty years on, when the person you have spent half your life with is unexpectedly taken away from you.

This is a big, grown-up love story about whether love can survive the toughest test. It was inspired by an interview I did as a journalist fourteen years ago with a woman whose love for and devotion to her husband left a lasting impression on me.

During my journalistic career I interviewed many people who said ‘I never thought it would happen to me’. I have an enormous amount of respect for all of them about how they coped when it did.

Writing Adam and Mel’s story moved me immensely and I know their story will stay with me always. I hope their story will stay with you too.

Linda-andthenithappened

 

AND THEN IT HAPPENED
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