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From This Moment

(After We Fall #4)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  5,569 ratings  ·  687 reviews
It was like seeing a ghost.

When my late husband’s twin brother moves back to our small town, I want to avoid him. Everything about Wes reminds me of the man I lost and the life we’d planned together, and after eighteen long months struggling just to get out of bed, I’m finally doing okay. I have a new job, an amazing support group, and a beautiful five-year-old daughter t
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 5th 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

”I knew the moment I saw you that you were the one. The one I’d always love. The one I’d always dream about. The one I’d always wish was mine.”

Up until I read ”FROM THIS MOMENT”, I had considered Melanie Harlow to be a pretty decent author. I’ve read a few of her books and really enjoyed them but this latest one completely captured my heart. This author has proven she belongs on my coveted favorite authors shelf. Thi
Aestas Book Blog
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing

HOLY FREAKING SWOOOOOOOON!! Omg. I can’t stop smiling!! I stayed up all night (yes, again) reading this ADDICTIVE, EMOTIONAL, ANGSTY, SEXY, SWOONY, GORGEOUS love story that was overflowing with feels!! And, yes, there are a lot of shouty caps in this post but this book deserves them!! If you love heart-meltingly sweet heroes, strong single mom heroines, angsty forbidden romance, and beautiful epilogues, this is a MUST-READ!

As I'm writing this review, I've literally had 3 hours of sleep, I've be
Karen Mc
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing

There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky. And you ask, “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, “What if you fly?”
~Erin Hanson

Have you ever read a book that has moved you so much that your heart and soul are still stuck in the story? I KNEW From This Moment by Melanie Harlow wouldn’t have to steal my heart; I’ll willingly surrender it along with my soul. Oh did I surrender everything as these heart-hitting words held me so hard!!! From the moment I began From This Mom
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
✮✮✮ 3 STARS ✮✮✮

Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books

This seems to be one of the cases of it's me not the book because everyone else seems to have loved Melanie Harlow's From This Moment and while I didn't hate it, I didn't love it as much as I After The Fall and If You Were Mine. There are so many reviews raving about this story so please check them out - maybe it was the wrong time for this book...I don't know.

For much of the book I was well entertained. I loved Wes - he has been carrying a to
Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

“I knew it wasn’t me she was seeing. No matter how much I wished it was.”

Ok… I first have to explain the tardiness of this review; unfortunately the dreaded influenza has been ramped up through my house in the last week or so and has hit me for six and prevented me from getting this review out as planned, so I apologise.

I’ve always enjoyed Melanie Harlow’s stories, but to be honest, when I first read the synopsis of From This Moment, I was a little unsure as to whether I would like
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
:::4.5 STARS!!!!:::

"I always knew you were the one."

This book was misleading. I saw the cover (and trust me I'm so not complaining about that sexy hunk on the front) but when I saw the cover I figured I was getting one of those sweet, cute, I'll-like-this-story but I'm-pretty-sure-I've-read-this-plot-before, sort of read.

Well that's what I get for being so presumptuous! This book was not at all what I expected. It was remarkable. It was heavy. It was beautiful. It was heartbreaking. It just was
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕

I haven’t read a Melanie Harlow book in a while and I’ve forgotten the way she holds her readers captive with her words. Emotionally, I’m beyond exhausted after reading this story but I wouldn’t have it any other way because you know what? The journey was worth it. Every tear, every frustration, every setback was worth it because it lead these characters to the place they were always meant to be.

They say that grief is the worst kind of imaginable pain and once it consumes you, there’s n
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
5 "Love Wins" Stars!

This book had me all up in my emotions! I may or may not have cried from cover to cover and loved every tearful moment! It's such a beautiful heartfelt story of loss, grief, guilt and how the power of love has the capability to heal a broken family.

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If you love emotional, raw, and heart-wrenching reads, do not hesitate to one-click this book ASAP! It's a new TOP FAVE - one of the best books I've read this year! Hannah and Wes will make you laugh, cry, hope, and believe in
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
5 stars ❤

Such a beautiful,emotional, intense and sweet story.From This Moment made me feel everything that the characters went through.I was captivated by Wes and Hannah’s story and I couldn't get enough of them.

I cannot express how much I loved this story, it was exactly what I needed.Both characters were fantastic.I could easily connect with Hanna.My heart was aching for her, she was heartbroken.Wes is the twin brother of Hannah's husband.Now that she lost him and she spend time with Wes her f
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
** 2 Stars **

I had big expectations on this. How could I not when 90% of the reviews are raving about it?
Is this a "it's me not you" case? You tell me.

Everything happened in a ridiculously unreal speed and I couldn't follow the author lead in the relationship development aspect.
We met Hannah drowning in her sorrow, mourning her husband (dead for 18 months if I am not mistaken), still miserable and very much heartbroken when her brother in law landed in town after 7 years away. Her late husband’
Jacqueline's Reads
5 I’m in Love stars

I’ve read Melanie Harlow’s lighter books, but this is the first dramatic book I’ve read from her. From this Moment was a non-stop, A-plus, swoony read. I devoured this book like it was my last meal. I loved Hannah, she’s such a strong fierce mom, Abby is completely adorable and Wes stole my heart!

I wanted to read from this Moment because of the premise. I’m a sucker for a single parent book! Hannah is a widow and a single mom. She is doing the best she can in raising her five-
Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic
3.5 I’ll Always Choose You stars!

Guy meets a girl. Guy is too shy to ask the girl out and wastes a month with casual conversation all while falling in love with her. Guy’s older identical twin swoops in and grabs the girl. Brother and the girl get married and have a daughter. Guy stays away because it’s one thing to step aside for his brother to get his happy ending, but it’s another thing to watch it play out with the girl of his dreams. Brother dies. Girl is devastated. Guy comes back home
Sentranced Jem
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing

from this moment1

Title: From This Moment
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: October 5, 2017

This book.. wow.. who knew my tear ducts could produce that many tears? hahaha. Once in a while you stumble upon an unexpected gem of a book, From This Moment is definitely one of those for me.
I will admit that if you were a sane person, you'd read the synopsis and go either "EW! I mean your late husband's twin brother? seriously?!" or like a book-nut like me you'd go "Let's see Melanie Harlow do
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ★'s

"I knew the moment I saw you that you were the one."

Well, this one was a bit of a slippery identical twin dies and the other twin comes back to town. He was the first one to fall for Hannah and his feelings haven't changed. Is she falling for him or just someone that looks exactly like her dead husband?'s a lot to take in.

And while I did enjoy it, especially Wes (he is just too sweet), things did feel a bit cliché unfortunately. From the mother-in-law being too
Alex ♈
3.75 stars

Beautiful and emotional read.
I loved the hero; my heart broke for the heroine, for them both.

Dead spouse and grief are not my triggers, though I try to avoid ‘family-sharing’; but since it was clear from the blurb and I enjoy author’s writing, I gave it a chance.

I loved the book. I wasn’t happy with everything that happened, I didn’t support all their decisions, but overall I could connect to the characters.

There was much grief and hurt; there was fear, but always love.

What I loved ab
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is surprising. I like this book. The story is more than second chance romance. It has so many moral messages about dating dead husband's twin brother. The connection between Wes and Hannah is instant and short.

The plot and twist is more focusing on the nature of their relationship. Whatever it is right or wrong. We always believe love will conquer, but at what expense? Can people around you accept your relationship? I see many prespective of Wes and Hannah relationship from people around t
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
‘Nothing, and nobody, was yours forever. And the moment you thought they were, the moment you let go of fear and settled into contentment, taking for granted that all your dreams would come true – that’s the moment you lost it all.’

Just the blurb of this book had me feeling emotional and then I started to read it and was already crying at 10%. Having said that, I did manage to get my emotions under control and immerse myself into the story.

Losing someone you love is one of the hardest things
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: highly-recommend
I wanted to give it 5 stars, it was very endearing. What I liked about this book, was how many times I got choked up because of the heartbreak Hannah was dealing with and the secret yearning Wes felt for her all those years. What I didn’t like was the “over the top” drama of why they couldn’t be together. If that had been toned downed it would have been an excellent book.
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-release
"Love wins every time."

These types of stories always make me hesitate. The hero or heroine getting over the death of their loved one is bad enough but when you fall for, not only your dead loved one's brother, but his identical twin?! OMG. All I can think of is "Abort!". I just don't think I can handle all the angst from it nor would I find the love between the two characters believable or strong enough. But this is a Harlow book and I've liked/loved most of her work so I have to give it a chanc
This is my first book from Melanie Harlow, and I am so impressed. I randomly picked up this book because I was in the mood for a romance, and I wasn't expecting to love it as much as I did. This book follows a girl named Hannah, who was married to this doctor named Drew. Drew died of a heart attack at thirty four, and she has been left to raise their five year old daughter Abby on her own. Drew's twin brother Wes returns home after spending years in Africa (he's also a doctor), and having him in ...more
The Book Bee
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
REVIEW: 2 Stars

I hate doing this, but I am not going to have a popular opinion on this book. I will break it down, but I feel that I gave this book a fair shake and finished it. If anything, I love forbidden. I love the grittiness of it. The raw emotions that you feel because you are living this story with the characters, following them around trying to make sense of a situation that isn't always accepted. It's my favorite kind of trope, and I gravitate towards it. So naturally, once I heard abo
Mali Mor ❤️ The Romantic Blogger

The beginning of the book was very emotional - and I was very curious to know how the author would handle the biggest crisis in it - that the heroine was married and IN LOVE with the hero's twin *identical* brother, but as the story progressed, it did not live up to my expectations... I didn't feel that the crisis was fully handled and didn't receive a real answer to the question that disturbed me the most about their relationship - how can she really love Wes for who he is, and not for who
Yvette (Booksandbandanas)
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a beautifully heartbreaking love story.

This love story made me feel all the goosebumps, all the tears. I haven’t been so enthralled in a story of this much passion and sadness in quite a while.

Melanie Harlow will break your heart and somehow someway you’ll be caught up in the riptide of her words, and ultimately the actions of these characters, but it won’t even matter because you’ll be lost to the world.

I am high on this story, I can’t come down, or I dont want too.

Must read.
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review


A beautiful, heartfelt, and emotional page turner!!! From This Moment by Melanie Harlow is one of those reads that takes you by surprise. It may be considered not your conventional romance but this is a love story that was very real to the core as it united two people to heal, love again, and find that happiness. Since this book took me on an emotional journey, I urge you to get lost in Harlow’s magnetic and poignant prose as she gave reader
Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
A story about loss, love, and two people trying to heal when the odds are stacked against them. Hannah lost her husband. His twin brother moves back into town and she feels like she sees a ghost. Wes has been in love with Hannah since before his twin brother made a move on her and because he believed that Hannah and Drew were better off with each other, he never told his brother how he felt about her.

This was such a sweet story with a subject that’s a bit taboo, really well done. I like how Hann
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Contemporary romance fans--'forbidden love' fans
The hero/heroine of this story irked me just a bit. She was getting over the tragic death of her young husband and his look alike twin brother (both doctors) comes back to the small town where he grew up (to take over his father's medical practice) and where she lives. They fall for each other but try to keep it a secret. She cares too much about 'what will people think' and flip flops about whether she wants a future with him or not. He lets his controlling mother prevent him from what he reall ...more
I feel like it’s been FOREVER since I’ve had the pleasure of reading a Melanie Harlow Romance, but the truth hasn’t been that long. I have just LOVED every single thing she has written and I want to experience that beautiful feeling every single day! With her latest release, FROM THIS MOMENT, I definitely got to experience that feeling and SO MUCH MORE! Even though, Ms. Harlow  eventually mended my heart back together again, I am still feeling the strain and the ache from it breaking in ...more
I know a lot of people are apprehensive about this book due to her falling in love with her dead husbands twin, but don’t. I absolutely loved this book and I loved the hero! I never got the impression that he was second best, if anything, I was sad they hadn’t been together from the start.

It’s not some major scandal or a love triangle that led her to choose Drew over Wes either. The hero, Wes, met the heroine first while she worked at a restaurant in town. He was super shy at the time and could
Loved this book so much! Emotional and a bit angsty with a sweet romance and super hot steamy scenes - this book was everything I love about romance! To be totally honest, I was a bit hesitant going into this one - I was nervous about how the story would work with the hero being the deceased husband's twin. I love this authors writing so I wanted to give it a chance and I'm so glad I did. This was a heartfelt story, a grieving widowed single mom and the twin brother of the man she loved - there ...more
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