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3.76  ·  Rating details ·  11,668 ratings  ·  1,491 reviews
Vijf jaar geleden stortte Rachels wereld in toen bij een ongeluk haar beste vriend Jimmy overleed en zijzelf gewond raakte. Nu ziet ze de vriendengroep weer voor het eerst bij de bruiloft van haar ex Matt en zijn verloofde Cathy.
Als ze die avond Jimmy's graf bezoekt, wordt ze overmand door hoofdpijn en raakt buiten bewustzijn. Als ze bijkomt, blijkt haar leven heel anders
Paperback, 304 pages
Published February 24th 2015 by De Fontein (first published July 1st 2013)
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Angelique It is.

"Then and Always by Dani Atkins was first released as Fractured in the UK and is being released in the US on May 20, 2014 as Then and Always."
It is.

"Then and Always by Dani Atkins was first released as Fractured in the UK and is being released in the US on May 20, 2014 as Then and Always."

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Aj the Ravenous Reader
May 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Aj the Ravenous Reader by: Carol [Goodreads Addict]
3.5 stars rounded up. ^^

I randomly picked this up from my friend Carol’s favorites shelf and I’m glad I did. It’s a creative story told in an imaginative plot with a dab of paranormal, a good dose of mystery and a hint of sci-fi with this possibility of a parallel world and until you finish the book, you won’t be able to tell really which is which.

Rachel, a not so reliable narrator, opens up the story with a flashback of the last night together she and her closest friends had before going off
Carol [Goodreads Addict]
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Then and Always by Dani Atkins was first released as Fractured in the UK and is being released in the US on May 20, 2014 as Then and Always. If you want to read a beautiful Cont. Romance that is different than anything you have read before, a story of second chances, a story that will make you laugh and cry, with a little sprinkling of magic, then this is the book for you. I loved this book and could not put it down. I can honestly say that I was not prepared for the emotions this book would br
Apr 15, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
I straight up do not understand the relatively high star ratings this book has got both on here and on Amazon (where I bought it for like 99p). I have no problem with chick-lit-y fluff as long it as at least somewhat entertaining or compelling. This book is neither. The concept was really interesting and could have been carried out so much better if it wasn't for a) the distractingly shitty over-dramatic flowery prose that read like a 15 year old's crummy fanfiction (I was actually convinced tha ...more
Shell The Belle
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who believes there is more to life than we know
Recommended to Shell The Belle by: Deborah Collins

SIDE NOTE: Let me just say, I wish the Author or the Publishers would decide on a title for this – some reviews are calling it Then And Always and some Fractured - WHICH IS IT?? It seems to change constantly and by geographical location. Whaatt??



This book had me hooked from the very first paragraph:

” My first life ended at 10.37pm on a rainy December night, on a deserted street beside the old church.
My second life began
Frankie Lovely
3.5 stars
Find this review and others at A Thousand Lives of Frankie Lovely

This book was a pleasant surprise!

The Story

5 years ago, Rachel's life was forever changed when a freak accident left her world turned upside down. Now she is returning home where grief and regret still live and remind her of things she would rather forget. But when she suddenly wakes up in a hospital bed, Rachel finds a second chance at happiness in this heart wrenching story about love, loss, friendship, grief, second cha
Diane S ☔
Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am not a big reader of women's fiction or the so called chick lit. Not that there is anything wrong with the genre, I just tend to favor historical novels or those of the legal/suspense, mystery genre. Very hard for me to give four stars to this kind of novel. So why than did this book have me sniffling at the end?

Well...... this book had some really great characters, some not so great ones as well, but it made the good ones come off even better. The big hook though is that once you are invest
Megan Readinginthesunshine
I just finished Fractured this morning and I’ve spent the past few hours trying to get my thoughts together…but my first thought was WOW. Even now my mind is still with the characters and thinking about the events and I’m so devastated to have finished this book, and at the same time I am in awe of Dani Atkins BRILLIANT writing.

The night of the accident was a night that changed everything. Five years on Rachel’s life is falling apart. She has a job she doesn’t like, she lives alone in a tiny fla
Feb 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookclub
I loved this book, and thought it was very cleverly written.

I spent the whole book mind boggled by the mystery of Rachel's memories, struggling to try and work out what the logical answer might be. I finished it a couple of hours ago, and I'm still feeling shell shocked by the ending. I never saw that coming!

I actually gasped and cried real tears near the very end, as the mystery started to unravel and the truth of the situation became apparent. Gosh, quite emotionally draining, but not all in
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Een mooi boek, ondanks het trieste einde. Veel meer kan ik er eigenlijk niet over zeggen zonder te veel te verklappen over het verhaal. Dit is echt een verhaal dat je zelf moet lezen om te snappen waarom het zo goed is. Dat het boek zo goed zou zijn had ik overigens niet verwacht toen ik er aan begon. Ik heb zelfs getwijfeld of ik het zou lezen. Maar omdat het niet zo dik is, ben ik er toch aan begonnen en het is absoluut een aanrader. Het is deze week nog gratis te lezen via de Vakantiebieb. Aa ...more
This was a nice, easy read, if a little over-written at times.

Rachel is 23 years old and when she was 18, her life was changed by a catastrophic accident. Or was it? At the start of the book, Rachel is a sad, lonely girl, scarred and ill five years on from the accident. Then she collapses and wakes up to a different life, one where she's a successful journalist engaged to her high school boyfriend. And best of all, the friend killed in the accident five years ago is miraculously alive and her d
I paid for this book. Fair enough. Most people will have done. But ...

Can I have 20% of my money back?


Well, at the 80% mark on my Kindle... JUST when I was expecting the BIG climactic scene.. the 'OMG' moment...... this book ENDS.

I am okay with books that have the last few pages devoted to Author bio, or other novels etc.


It's like buying a cd of guitar music and finding that four of the twenty tracks are violin tracks . Not what I paid for. And this
Apr 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Emma-Louise by: Amazon
This is honestly the most powerful book I have ever read.

Everything about this book was perfect; from the grammar and spelling (which is rare to find on e-book editions, for some reason) to the intricate and extremely detailed storyline. This book was clearly deeply thought out from beginning to end and each part flowed nicely on to the next, only giving you the information you need at that time - along with the main character, Rachel. The book puts you in her shoes, unable to comprehend what is
Ash Wednesday
May 19, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Pessismists, Optimists and the Bystanders in Between


“For fans of One Day, What Alice Forgot and Sliding Doors”. Well I wasn’t exactly wowed by One Day but while I’m also not a fan of anything Gwyneth Paltrow, I was quite familiar and intrigued with the premise of Sliding Doors. I think I stopped reading the blurb after that and just requested this automatically.

So one can imagine my surprise with how Then and Always seemed to be a sleepy Adult Contemporary Romance one chapter then playing with sci-fi, paranormal possibilities
Jun 03, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have to admire the author of this book to a certain extent for managing to take such an interesting concept and turn it into an unbelievably dull story.

I don't often review books and I don't like to be too negative, but this book was really not good at all - I'm very surprised to see so many good reviews. The premise was good and I was looking forward to it having read the blurb, but it just didn't work.

To summarise some of the main problems I had with this book:
- it wasn't very well written
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Joyce Kleine
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
wow Angela bedankt voor de buddy read wat een mooi einde totaal onverwacht
Ana M. Román
Empecé adorándolo. No sólo por lo que contaba y como lo contaba, que también, sino por los momentos que me hizo recordar.

Esa reunión de amigos justo antes de irse a la universidad me recordó mucho a la que tuve yo con los míos. Nos recuerdo a todos con cara de circunstancias, con muchas ganas de querer empezar esa nueva etapa pero también con el miedo latente de que termináramos perdiendo la amistad que teníamos. Por fortuna, aunque algunos se han perdido por el camino la mayoría permanecemos b
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, popsugar-2018
Este libro me fascino. Nunca espere que fuera a encantarme tanto como lo hizo.
Llore, reí, ame y odie.


Maybe 3-1/4 stars.

It's hard to write a review for this without spoilers! The book's premise is this: What if you woke up in the hospital after an accident, and discovered that you had one set of memories about the past five years, while everyone else around you had completely different memories? That's what happens to Rachel, and the mystery of how it happened kept me flipping the pages as fast as I could.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The premise was fascinating, and the suspense and pa
La Talpa
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017dezember, romane
Hmmm... Das war leider nichts für mich 😔 Die Grundstory habe ich so oder so ähnlich bereits einige Male gelesen bzw. In Filmen gesehen und auch das Ende fand ich nicht wirklich gelungen und eher unpassend. Ich muss zwar sagen ich habe mit diesem Ende nicht gerechnet, aber so wollte ich es auch einfach nicht.

Rachel hat mir aber als Charakter wiederum gut gefallen, was wahrscheinlich auch der Grund war warum ich das Buch nicht abgebrochen hatte und natürlich wollte ich das ominöse Ende kennen.

Mar 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Historia de lectura ágil, con una trama que engancha y entretiene a partes iguales. La escritora sabe como mantenerte atenta a la historia y que no decaiga tu interés. Rachel y Jimmy son muy especiales y entrañables, debo reconocer que me han conmovido. He subido finalmente mi valoración porque muy pocas veces, un libro de éstas características me sorprende con su final y me deja sensaciones contradictorias.
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Samen met de groep (YA & CHICKLIT NL) als readalong gelezen. Voor het eerst een readalong waar zoveel gediscussieerd werd over het boek. Wat opvalt is dat de meningen nogal verdeeld zijn maar over het algemeen door de meesten als mooi ervaren.

Mijn mening is dat het een onwijs mooi boek is. Gedurende het verhaal vraag je je af wat er nou precies gebeurd is. Tijdens het laatste hoofdstuk vallen alle gebeurtenissen op z'n plaats.

Chick Lit + Wine

"Can two different stories lead to the same happy ending? Or will Rachel stay FRACTURED forever?"

The back cover of Fractured tells of two very different lives led by the same young woman. In one world, twenty-three year old Rachel is alone, miserable, and fighting the inevitable progression of an illness that she can't - or won't - find a cure for. In the other, Rachel is a happy, successful young woman affianced to her high school sweetheart and about to discover that he may not, in fact, be h
Jess Lynn
May 19, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: hopeless romantics.
Shelves: first-reads
I received an advance reader's copy of this book for an honest review.

Unfortunately, this book just didn't do it for me. The premise itself was interesting. Rachel Wiltshire is out at dinner with her friends when they're struck by a horrible accident that tinges Rachel's next five years with despair. (view spoiler)
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A powerfully poignant romance that is uplifting, satisfying and such a sweet story!

I simply love on those dull rainy days to curl up under a warm blanket with a cup of hot chocolate and a scintillating story. Fractured has to be one of the most heartrending, sparkling stories that I have encountered this year with the profoundly moving prose really touching me deeply. It is a book that shines with originality, flair and fun amid a hugely popular genre for female readers. As a hopeless romantic
Sanne Elgershuizen
Oct 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gelezen-in-2016
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wauw, ik moet echt even bijkomen van dit boek. Wat een romantisch maar ook verdrietig boek. Ik heb het boek verslonden.
Oh man, this was a good story. So good, I could not tear myself away from it until I finished. Twists and turns along the way; I was hooked. The heck with sleep and meals. Not one of the endings I pictured was correct. For that, 4 stars, maybe even 5.

My only complaint would be my usual one where romance books go -- the sap zaps my enthusiasm, the words and sentence structure annoy me, and I am constantly reminded of writers who shall remain nameless but are not my favorites.

Dang, I wish I could
Daphne Hartman
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Het is een leuk boek. Vooral het begin is pakkend. Na de eerste echte 'gebeurtenis' op de begraafplaats was ik even het spoor kwijt, ik begreep even niet meer waar het verhaal nou heen ging. Toch ben ik door blijven lezen en werd het me duidelijk. Ik had het wel fijn gevonden als het me al wat eerder duidelijk was geworden want nu heb ik best een tijd niet begrepen waar het verhaal nou om ging.

Vervolgens kreeg ik de indruk het verhaal alleen nog ging draaien om de soort driehoeksverhouding tuss
Odette Knappers
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: inbezit, 2015

Ik mocht het nog niet uitlezen van de readalong, maar heb het toch gedaan. Kon me voor het laatste hoofdstuk echt niet meer inhouden, en anders zou het voor mij pas maandag worden..

Wat een prachtig verhaal, zo ontroerend. Wat zou jij doen als je leven op die ene kruising een andere afslag had genomen? En: het is nooit te laat om een andere afslag te nemen. Dit boek heeft echt een mooie diepere boodschap. Ik ben helemaal verliefd, helemaal geweldig.
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Dani was born and brought up in Cockfosters- a small London suburb at the end of the Piccadilly Tube Line.

This served her well for commuting into the city, where from the age of 18 she worked in a succession of secretarial positions in companies as diverse as a BMW car dealership to the BBC. Dani spent her two hour commute avidly reading and dreamed that one day she would become an author herself
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