Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Then, Now, Always Book Review

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I hope you're ready for an adventure.
Twenty-eight year old Hannah certainly is. She and her colleagues are in Spain for a month to film a documentary, and it's a dream come true. Not least because Hannah will get to spend long summer days with Theo, her boss (and crush). If only Tom (Hannah's best friend and cameramen) and Claudette (the presenter) would stop getting in the way...
Then things become even more complicated when Nancy, Hannah's half-sister arrives. What on earth is she doing here?
For once in her life, can't Hannah just have one perfect summer, free of any drama?
Then, Now, Always
by Isabelle Broom
Publisher: Penguin
Publish Date: 20 April 2017
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0718186664
Rating: 5/5


As my second read from Isabelle Broom I knew I was going to be in for a treat. She writes in a hypnotic and engaging style which surrounds you with drama as soon as you begin to read. Although I don't really see how the title matches the story .. I loved this book and found that I wasn't content without having my Kindle in my hand.
Then, Now, Always follows a group of friends, family and co workers to the Spanish village of Mojacar to record a film about the legends and history behind the settlement. Even before they arrive our leading lady, Hannah, is already beside herself in excitement with the though of being in such close quarters to the man she has wanted ever since she could remember. Theo is a handsome ladies man of a Greek and has the charm necessary for Hannah to drool at the sight of him.
As work begins on the Mojacar film reel, an unexpected visitor in the form of Hannah's half sister, Nancy, turns up out of the blue. Convinced she's up to no good and possibly trying to take Theo away from her, Hannah becomes irritable around those near to her and in fact makes matters worse on her own.
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Then, Now, Always is a book which not only takes you on a desirable Spanish holiday, but it also has some important life lessons mixed in. The characters involved all have pasts and feelings which may not necessarily be true, meaning that the plot takes several turns which makes this one story you forget any time soon.
As if a remote Spanish location wasn't enough to grab your attention, there is also the cute and warm relationship that Hannah has with her best friend, Tom. With the whole will they won't they jibe going on there are mixed feelings throughout, as the pair discover things about each other and ultimately they are drawn closer together than ever before. A strong friendship with a male friend is something I've not read much of recently so reading about it in Then, Now, Always has been really refreshing.   
It's impossible not to give this book a full five star rating because it was super glued to my hand as soon as I began to read. Then, Now, Always transfers you to a heated environment which never runs out of sangria or drama.

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