- Title: From This Day Forward
- Author: Marla Miniano
- ISBN: 971990223X
- Page: 194
- Format: Paperback
When a couple gets married, it isn t just their lives that are thrown into chaos.For Nicholas and Nala s wedding, there s the mother of the bride who is forced to face her failed marriage there mother of the groom, who revisits her past an old love the bride s best friend who has lost the only boy she thinks she will ever love and with him, all her happiness the bridWhen a couple gets married, it isn t just their lives that are thrown into chaos.For Nicholas and Nala s wedding, there s the mother of the bride who is forced to face her failed marriage there mother of the groom, who revisits her past an old love the bride s best friend who has lost the only boy she thinks she will ever love and with him, all her happiness the bride s cousin who fooled around with her boyfriend s best friend who inconveniently turns out to be the groom and the groom s sister who cannot understand her brother s choice of a future wife.Surrounding the bride and groom s happiness are the heartache, joys, hopes, dreams and realizations of the people who care about them It makes you think does everybody get a chance at happily ever after
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An indulging first read from Miniano. Nicholas and Nala decide to take risk, they want to tie the knot, but it involves lots of people in the game of love: Nala’s mother trapped from her past marriage, the groom’s mother who once again face her old lover, the best friend’s tragic love story, a love theft from Nicholas’ past and the sister that will never understand his choices, and a household tour from the future. All of these people only wanted one thing, a happily ever after.This is n [...]
Original post from One More PageWhen a couple gets married, it's easy to think that only their lives will change since they're really the star the wedding and the marriage that comes after. It's easy to think that way since all spotlight is turned to them, but have we ever considered what happens to the lives of the people around them? Case in point: one of my closest friend's sister got married last December, and she told me that she and their youngest sister spent the next few days crying beca [...]
This reminds me of A Visit from the Goon Squad. More thoughts later.***REVIEW UPDATE***May is my second most favorite month because it’s my wedding anniversary month, and as part of the celebration of my first wedding anniversary, I chose Marla Miniano’s From This Day Forward as one of my required readings for the month. I really thought that this will be a feel-good-warm-and-fuzzy story. But I was wrong. I was misled by the title! Haha. :DEven though I was wrong with my expectations, I was [...]
First up, Kudos to Miss Marla for creating such a wondrous book. I would've given this a five but I wanted something in the end and didn't get itHowever, it doesn't change the fact that it's a beautiful book. Let's start from the beginningHomecoming The story started with Nala coming home to her mother to tell her the big news that she's engaged. Fears and hopes and kept feelings ensue, and so does the pain of coming from a broken family--of the pain of love and loss. Beautiful imagery, beautifu [...]
My thoughts, inspired by the book.The concept of reading different character’s point of view and share of story, revolving one central topic never fails to entice my reading eyes. With a different style of melancholy, From This Day Forward is divided in 7 chapters, focusing on each character’s story. Here we will read about the different stories surrounding the wedding of Nicholas and Nala. A story of old lovers revisiting the past; the best friend who are still mourning over a heartbreak, a [...]
4.5 starsOriginally posted in My Book Musings.*Copy provided by publisher for an honest review.There are some books that leave you with a pleasant feeling after finishing the book, and From This Day Forward is one such book. I didn't really know what to expect from the book but I decided to give it a chance. All I know is that it's about two people getting married, but I wasn't sure if they'd actually end up together.The book is a quiet, gentle read that takes you through different stories. It w [...]
3.5 starsI bought this book a few days ago, together with another one, because the book that I originally wanted to buy was out of stock. Boo. Anyway, I decided to get this because I loved the cover and I've grown up reading Summit books.Nala and Nicholas are about to get married, and as written, it isn't their lives that are thrown into chaos. I didn't really expect anything when I started reading this.I agree with one of the readers (I can't remember exactly who said this) that it's a good boo [...]
It's one of my faves on Marla Miniano's published books. It gives a different perspective on marriages after church bells ring and not all of them turn out the happily ever afters we always wanted. The book makes me believe more if you want something you have to start first and take the big step and not just sit around, waiting and looking pretty like a damsel in distress.My favorite quote in this one was: "Be safe and be brave. And if you can, please be both at the same time."- CarmenWho's Carm [...]
3.5 starsI've always loved a love-actually-esque type of stories and Miss Miniano have been successful in rendering this kind of stories. Although I prefer her first book with this kind of format, Table for Two, but I also enjoyed reading this one. Although there are things that weren't, um, elaborated on the latter part of the story, (I will very much liked it more if some of the characters future ya-di-da's were mentioned) but, yep, I liked it. :)
Marla Miniano's From This Day Forward takes something as memorable as marriage, something as grandiose as a wedding and flips it. It gives you all the emotions that most people forget to consider when they think of matrimony. It's beautiful to not only go from the engagement to the end from the couple's point of view, but also through the eyes of friends and familyrizponti/2013/0
I followed the desrciption at the back of the book while reading the story. The story I'm really intrigued about is the cousin'. I wonder if Annika and Nicholas fooled around while he is still with Nala. That part for me is the page turner. I wonder if Marla will create a spin off about Annika. Based on her account, she seems to be an interesting character and worthy of a story of her own.
I like the fact that you can learn a lot of things about love from the different point of views of the characters involved in the story. Bittersweet as I may best describe the whole story but the fact that what happened in the story is realistic made the book worthy to read. Good job, Miss Marla.:)
"Matter occupies space,and I know-I guess I always have-that I can only have space for the thing that matter." ♥ First Marla Miniano book that I've read and I really really liked it! I love the way she writes! :)
I was a bit disappointed though surprised that the story didn't even remotely revolved around the couple but the people around them.But then I saw the beauty of it. The House Tour was the best imo. Plus I loved the design of the cover and the chapter pages.
I loved the bittersweetness of New Year's Eve.
I liked Table for Two better. Nonetheless, this was definitely an interesting read.
This book made me write a three-page essay. I love the vagueness and uniqueness of the story line and oh, the words-- they gave overflowing emotions.
Perfect for couples who are planning on getting married. Not me though. Haha. But I loved it! :)
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