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Time is a thief they say, and if you’re not careful it’ll slip right past you, taking everything you hold dear in this world with it.

It was the summer of 1972 when I first laid eyes on him.

Cynthia Rose probably got more than she bargained for when she came to my door step asking to write about my story.

Our story.

To everyone else Travis Cole was just the bad boy, but to me
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Kindle Edition, 338 pages
Published March 7th 2018
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Jessica-❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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If I'd Known is my first read by Paige P. Horne, and she certainly left an impression on me! When I saw this book was based on a true story, I knew I had to read it! I didn't really know what to expect other than that. I'm going to tell you a little bit to give you an idea of what you're in for, but no spoilers from me! Don't worry!
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You know how they say curiosity killed the cat? Well, I'm the fucking cat! I was up until 4 in the morning reading this book and balling my eyes out! You guys
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IF I’D KNOWN: Is a full length, contemporary romance novel by new to me author Paige P. Horne. In this we meet ‘Charlotte Harris and Travis Cole' and secondary characters Maggie and Cynthia.

If I'd Known is two stories in one it surrounds the summer of 1972 when Charlotte and Travis met, to the present story which is about three totally different women who become fast friends... Charlotte, Maggie and Cynthia. 

A gut wr
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Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
it was the Summer of 1972....
And Charlotte was hit by the lightening, straight to her heart and changed her life completely.
"God.....that summer was the day my life changed forever. The day my heart latched onto another's so severely it was as if they'd become one."
The second part of the heart belonged to Travis Cole, this lanky golden-eyed boy from Ft.Pearce, FL with crooked, boyish smile and A boy with dark brown hair, chestnut eyes and Holy Dimples . Their static electricity zaps them i
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Paige P. Horne
Jan 18, 2018 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)
The scoop on If I'd Known!

* It's based on a TRUE second chance romance.
* Charlotte and Travis are real people.
* It's the toughest story I've ever written
* It's a love story
* It's a tale of friendship and learning to choose happiness even when it seems impossible.
* It's like nothing you've ever read before

Amazon US:http://amzn.to/2s9UDWl

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Doris
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
For anyone who lost the love of their life to an early passing, reading this book is a must. I lost my husband to cancer and there are parts in this book that I could see myself living through as well. The author did her mother-in-law and the love of her life true reverence in her writing. A young love found, lost and found again to only loose to soon. An absolute excellent read!
Lily Garcia
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 stars! Paige’s at her best!

You know that moment when you begin to read a book and you feel it’s going to be an ugly cry read, but yet you can’t stop devouring what you’re reading? Your head is pounding because you can’t stop crying and your tears aren’t an obstacle to finish this book? Your heart keeps clenching and you know it’s coming but you are in denial? That was me throughout this book.

If there is one thing that this author can deliver besides angst is tears- not little tears, but ugly
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Laura- BookBistroBlog
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If I’d Known
By Paige P. Horne
5 Summer of 72 Stars!!!

WOW!!! Emotionally gutted right now. That’s how I am feeling after just finishing this story. New to me author, Paige P. Horne wrote a beautiful love story. One that isn’t the typical love story but one that needed to be told.

The summer of 72, is when it all started. Young and falling in love. A love that would span over many many years. How can you stay in love with someone when everyone around you is pushing you apart?

How do you convince pe
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Monica Lewis
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book will make you laugh,cry,and have all the feels. Being based on a true story makes it even better! Only some people get to experience a real true love. Charlotte and Travis definitely had that true love. If you are looking for a love story to read this is definitely the book to read.
Tracy
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness! This book had wrecked me. The amount of tears that are coming down are insane. A love like Travis's and Charlotte's cannot be recreated. Hold every moment dear . Regrets can never be an option. Look towards life and family and the people you love. That is what matters most. Life is unfair under these circumstances. This author's writing and story sucked me in and made me feel everything. It makes you realise you cannot dwell over the little things. Hold onto your love and never l ...more
Rea
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reading this book was a true experience for me. It took a few days to let my emotions settle before I could write this review.

It's been a while since a book touched me so much. Paige is a new author to me, but I've added her whole catalog to my tbr list and will most definitely be reading her work again.

Not only is she a talented writer; but she writes smart, sophisticated Southern women! In If I'd Known, you get 3, count them THREE perfect examples. Not perfect because they are perfect people
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Paige Smith
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Paige has done it again! If I'd Known is definitely her best work to date! I can't wait until she gets this book out to the world.
Nikki
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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“My heart knew what it wanted. It had always known…”

I already knew this story would be amazing. I just never expected it to hit home and it hit me real hard.

I was a mess while reading this book, but it was that delightful kind of mess. The story in itself was poetic, beautifully and soulfully written. The friendship that sprung between three women who were completely different from each other was another spectacular thing to add to this book. Each of them bringing with us a story of love and a
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Jojo Bungenaar
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read from Paige and it certainly won’t be the last! I couldn’t put it down! Charlotte and Travis's story was so heartbreaking yet beautiful! It was written really well and I like how it is written in the past and the present. I would highly recommend this book to anyone but would also like to add make sure you have your Kleenex close because you’ll need them! A very well deserved 5 stars!
Megan Miller
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing

There are not enough stars out there to give this book a proper rating. I was given the honor of an ARC and I honestly would buy this book over and over again. The book is based on a true story which makes it all the more beautiful and tragic.
The story is told in past and present and blends both together so well you find yourself unsure if you want to be listening to the narrative of the past or current events. All of the characters feel as if they are someone you know or would like to know. Ch
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Stormi (Bewitched Reader)
Why haven't I ever read any of Paige P. Horne's books before now? That was the first thing I thought after finishing If I'd Known. Well, after I collected myself and all of the emotions this book made me feel. I enjoyed every part of this book, both the scenes in the past and the present. Maggie was probably my favorite character thanks to her constantly making me laugh. I really hope I am still as full of life and adventure as she is when I'm her age. Charlotte, Travis, and Cynthia's back story ...more
Stacie Christensen
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It was the summer of 1972 and till this day, I can still remember the way my heart felt the first time I laid eyes on him.
Travis Cole was more than just the bad boy from Ft. Pierce Florida. He was my always.

Time is a thief, they say and if you’re not careful it’ll slip right past you, taking everything you hold dear in this world with it.
My name is Charlotte Harris and I hold in my heart a timeless tale about true love, loss and everything in between.

*Based on actual events, takes place past
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Sarah
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-arc-reads
Paige Horne is a new author to me and I will be reading much more from her! This book....WOW...what I kept going back to is the fact that this book is based on a true story; one in which the author was a part of. Although the story format is very similar to "The Notebook" in that the main story takes place back in 1972 when Charlotte and Travis meet, and then fast forwards to the present with Charlotte retelling their love story; as a reader I was much more drawn to their story knowing it was tr ...more
Danielle Robbins
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'f I'd Known is based on true events and that just makes this book even more amazing. It was a beautiful story about true love. Charlotte and Travis had the type of love and connection that I hope I will get to experience sometime in my life. This book takes you on a journey of emotions and gives you all the feels. I also loved the friendship between Charlotte, Cynthia Rose and Maggie! This is definitely a must read!
Cindy M. Green
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful story 💔💔💔
*Full review to come*
Bloggers From Down Under
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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** Reviewed by Kylie from Bloggers From Down Under **

First things first, I must warn you............you HAVE to read this truly beautiful, tragic, heartbreaking story, but please, try not to read it in public, like I did!!!! It will leave you torn apart and 100% ugly crying. But in saying that, I can't recommend it highly enough. What makes it even more heartbreaking is this story is true, although names have been changed. Mama C, you (a
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Monique Tinline
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If I'd know by Paige Horne

When this book turned up on my kindle I wasn't sure what I was in for, but this book pulled at every heart string I have and left me with tears falling from not just the truth, the life and heart break but the amazing words that were written.

The story of Charlotte and Travis was of young love, of a beautiful story of two young people who meet and have that amazing chemistry. Of a couple who were young and in love but had to face many hurtles and face everyday challenge
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MJ
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018-books
This is a tough one to review because for most of the book, I wasn't all that engaged with either the story or the characters. I liked what I read from the blurb and that's why I bought it. A life-long love is always interesting to me and I had high hopes for this one. However, I felt as if something were missing and perhaps it is in the style in which the author wrote it.

We get the past and present as Charlotte Harris tells her story of the man she loved for all of her life, whether he was a pa
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Denise Anderson
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5** For starters look at the cover its Beautiful. 2nd this is a true story and it is a beautiful story that will have you laughing, crying and and saying OMG I just can't believe. In this book you are taken down memory lane for Charlotte and Travis and yes they have a beautiful love story, but they also have tragedy along with it. Make sure you grab boxes of tissues you will need them. This is a MUST READ FOR 2018!!!!
Samantha Ancer
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book, since I saw the cover I felt in love. I am a huge fan of second chance love story and this one is an example of why. This story is about how Charlotte and Travis meet and felt in love, I love that is told in past and present. The story was full of emotions and pure love between this couple.

The story start when Cynthia asked Charlotte if she can publish her love story on a local newspaper. Since then they became friends along with Maggie. They form a beautiful rela
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Carol
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
If I'd Known is a beautiful story of two people who meet, fall in love, but face challenges and obstacles along the way. I felt like I was reading the intimate pages of someones diary. Each chapter revealing another piece of the puzzle. I love how the story line isn't traditionally written from beginning to end. The author takes you on a journey through different periods of time, intricately placing details along the way. You feel transported back in time. The characters in this book are unforge ...more
Sallyann Cole
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don't know what to say, this book blew me away. It started off as an easy reading book about the growing friendship of 3 women, one of them significantly younger. The younger one wanted to write the love story of one of the elder women who at first resists, but gives in due to liking the different younger girl. From then on it bounces back between the past and the present. They all decide to go on a road trip not just to visit where the love story began but others pasts as well. Lots goes on, ...more
Tiffany Elliott
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read by Mrs. Horne! Beautifully written! Once you start this book you will not want to put it down! It will make you laugh and cry! Look forward to reading her other books!
Jill
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ugly-cry
“Travis Cole was made to love me and I him.”

There’s some books you read, that stay with you long after you read them, and If I’d Known by Paige P. Horne is one of them. I'm not sure if it was the story itself and the fact that it is a true story, or if it was the writing. Maybe it was both. Regardless, this book was just amazing.

If Id Known, is the story of love -a beautiful, touching, once in a lifetime love-, and loss -a heartbreaking, shattering, never healing loss-.

“Everything has an expir
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Meredith
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This was my first read by Paige P. Horne and wow, did it leave an impression! I can easily say this is one of my all-time favorites love stories. It was a beautiful, but yet, tragic and heartbreaking story that left me crying like I have never cried before. What makes this even more of a tearjerker is finding out that it's based on a true story. Make sure you have a box of tissues handy for this one. You will definitely need it.

The story begins in the summer of 1972 where Charlotte Harris meets
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This was one of the most heartbreaking, yet still beautiful stories I’ve ever read. A bittersweet story about love, loss and friendship. Paige once again delivered a deeply touching story that will most definitely stay with me for a long time. Her books always make me thoughtful and reflect on my life because of the very real feel of the characters and their stories. Even more so with this book as it’s based on true events. (Just thinking about this makes me cry, to know that someone lived throu
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Paige P. Horne is an American author who has written and self-published six novels. Her genres include: Contemporary Romance and Women’s Fiction.

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