When Then Becomes Now by Sara Madderson

Thank you to Sara Madderson for a copy of her self published When Then Becomes Now, the third book in the Sorrel Farm series. I reviewed the second book, Heaven on Earth last month on the Random Things Tours blog tour – you can read my review at https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2021/10/25/heaven-on-earth-by-sara-madderson/ Today I’m sharing a mini non spoiler review.


You’re seventeen, and you’re hopelessly, crazily in love.
One night, everything goes tragically wrong, and you won’t see him for twenty-one long years.
When your paths cross again, you’re married. And he’s famous.
How can you be together?
How can you not?

“Twenty-one years of no contact and no answers and no way to heal from the fact that she fell off a figurative cliff, that day in 1998, and she’s been stumbling along ever since, putting one foot in front of the other, trying to exist.”

My thoughts:

Thank you to Sara for providing the opportunity to return to Sorrel Farm again. This story concentrates on Clara, who we met in Heaven on Earth, the photographer in charge of capturing images of the farm over the course of a year, ready for a book.

Clara has been enjoying her job but then discovers that her ex has been invited to Sorrel Farm, this was her ‘first love’ and the one she never had chance to say goodbye to.

This book looks at how Clara deal with meeting Alex Molloy again, and what happened to split the pair of them up twenty plus years ago, when they were in the Sixth Form.

This is another entertaining and emotional read from Sara Madderson, detailing the passion between the young Clara and Alex, and looking at what happens when they meet again. They were separated due to an event that changed the lives of a number of people one fateful evening. This is a no spoiler review, so to find out what happened when they met again, please buy a copy and enjoy the story.

By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum of teenagers. Adopter of dogs.

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