Maybe This Time by Jill Mansell blogtour book review


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Maybe This Time written by Jill Mansell, publisher Headline, is available NOW in ebook, hardcover and audiobook format.

The hardcover is available from all good book retailers including Waterstones, WHSmith and amazon.  The ebook is available to download for kindle, kobo, iBooks and Google.

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Mimi isn’t looking for love when she spends a weekend in Goosebrook, the Cotswolds village her dad has moved to. And her first encounter with Cal, who lives there too, is nothing like a scene in a romantic movie – although she can’t help noticing how charismatic he is. But Cal’s in no position to be any more than a friend, and Mimi heads back to her busy London life.
When they meet again four years later, it’s still not to be. Cal is focusing on his family, and Mimi on her career. Then Cal dives into a potentially perfect new romance whilst Mimi’s busy fixing other people’s relationships.
It seems as if something, or someone else, always gets in their way. Will it ever be the right time for both of them?

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Jill Mansell’s latest novel: Maybe This Time.

When you pick up a Jill Mansell novel you know you’re heart and soul are in safe hands and that the author’s words will take you on a wonderful journey.

Maybe This Time is Jill Mansell’s 30th novel (I hope I’ve got this correct) and it has all the well loved trademarks from all her other stories.  I fell in love with our leading lady, Mimi, straight away and could picture this young woman travelling from London to the Cotswolds to visit her father and his partner.  Her first visit to the Cotswolds was going to be the start of a journey for Mimi.  A journey that would break her heart but bit by bit it would slowly mend.

Along the way we meet some fabulous characters including Cal, who’s first encounter with Mimi is quite comical.  Mimi has a habit of being accident prone especially when she’s in the vicinity of Cal and she also jumps to conclusions.

Over the years of visiting the Cotswolds Mimi and Cal have continued to bump into each other and a friendship has blossomed.  There’s not only Cal that has welcomed Mimi to this idyllic village in the Cotswolds; we have bubbly Lois, Paddy the womanising charmer and Cal’s six year old daughter Cora who have all won a place in Mimi’s heart.  When life throws it’s darkest hours the villagers come together to pick up the pieces.

This story was filled with so much warmth and joy that emanated from the characters and the beautiful setting of the Cotswolds village.  Through the tears of life hope is evident giving us a heartfelt, beautiful story of friendship, laughter and love.

About the Author

jill mansell author pictureJill Mansell is the author of over twenty Sunday Times bestsellers including The One You Really Want and Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay. Take a Chance on Me won the RNA’s Romantic Comedy Prize, and in 2015 the RNA presented Jill with an outstanding achievement award.

Jill’s personal favourite amongst her novels is Three Amazing Things About You, which is about cystic fibrosis and organ donation; to her great delight, many people have joined the organ donor register as a direct result of reading this novel.

Jill started writing fiction while working in the field of Clinical Neurophysiology in the NHS, but now writes full time. She lives in Bristol with her family.





This Could Change Everything by Jill Mansell blogtour book review


This Could Change Everything Cover

This Could Change Everything written by Jill Mansell, publisher Headline, is available NOW in ebook, paperback, hardcover, audiobook and audio CD format.

The paperback is available at all good book retailers.

The ebook is available to download via kindle, iBooks, kobo and Google.

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One little mistake and nothing will ever be the same again!
On the one hand, if Essie hadn’t written that letter – the one that only her best friend was meant to see – then she’d still be living like an actual proper grown-up, tucked up with Paul in his picture-perfect cottage, maybe even planning their wedding…
On the other hand (if her true feelings hadn’t accidentally taken the internet by storm, that is) she wouldn’t have moved into the attic flat on the square. She would never have met Conor. Or got to know Lucas…
And she wouldn’t have found herself falling in love with someone she really, really shouldn’t fall in love with…

This Could Change Everything Blog Tour Poster

I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the release of the paperback version of Jill Mansell’s latest novel; This Could Change Everything.

This Could Change Everything is Jill Mansell’s 29th novel.  When you pick up a Jill Mansell book you know you are in for a glorious treat of a read.

I simply adored this novel and just didn’t want the story to end.  I felt lots of emotions; it was uplifting, very poignant, charming, romantic, beautiful and utterly magical.

This is a wonderful story of life and the journeys and decisions we make that guide us to a whole host of new opportunities, new directions and the chance of new beginnings.  Sometimes fate plays a hand in our lives but in This Could Change Everything a little area in Bath has it’s own Fairy Godmother that is 83 year old Zillah.  Zillah is flamboyantly dressed, can read people and work out what they need, she tirelessly helps many, many people at a time when life has cruelly taken away many choices.  However, Zillah cannot help these people on her own and this is where her new friends Esse and Conor come in.

Lot’s of unfortunate events brought Esse and Conor to Zillah’s door and since Zillah joined their lives both Esse and Conor have found a new outlook in life.

A story filled with so much inspiration, optimism and humanity, I was completely moved by Esse, Conor and Zillah.  I felt like Zillah was more than Queen of the Square, she was like a mystical octogenarian with a vivid past that was full of guilt, regrets but also full of adventure and passion.  You simply can’t help wanting to hear more from Zillah, her past and her life’s work now.  I loved the rapport she had with Esse and Conor.

The romance was beautifully woven within the storyline and it filled my heart with warmth and joy.

It’s a story I believe that you’d want to read again and again.  Glorious, uplifting and so heart warming.

To learn more about the author Jill Mansell please visit the following pages:





You and Me, Always by Jill Mansell book review

you me and always

You and Me, Always by Jill Mansell, publisher Headline Review, is available NOW in ebook, hardcover and audio download format.

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On the morning of Lily’s twenty-fifth birthday, it’s time to open the very last letter written to her by her beloved mother, who died when she was eight.

Learning more about the first and only real love of her mum’s life is a revelation. On the same day, Lily also meets Eddie Tessler, a man fleeing fame who just might have the ability to change her world in unimaginable ways. But her childhood friend Dan has his own reasons for not wanting Lily to get too carried away by Eddie’s attentions.

Before long, secrets begin to emerge and Lily’s friends and family become involved. In the beautiful Cotswold village of Stanton Langley, nothing will ever be the same again…

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I’d like to thank the publishers and netgalley for an arc in return for an honest review.

I’ve been a big fan of Jill’s books in a long time.  With Jill you can always guarantee a lovely read, this her 27th novel has the same qualities as all her previous stories.

Lily is due to celebrate her 25th birthday soon and she’s looking forward to a special note from her late mother the most.  Since Lily’s mum died when she was a young girl Lily has received a letter from her mum on each of her subsequent birthdays.  Her 25th birthday will be the last letter.  When Lily opens this last letter her mother gives her a gift also, she tells Lily about the gift and who gave it to her; her first and only love.  Lily becomes fascinated by this snippet of history her mum has shared with her and wishes to know more about this guy.

Her 25th birthday also sees her meeting Eddie Tessler, an up and coming actor fleeing the paparazzi.  A friendship soon starts to develop between them.  However, Lily’s childhood friend Dan has reservations about this budding friendship.  But does Dan have an ulterior motive for not wanting this friendship for Lily?

I adored this story by Jill.  Within the first few chapters I had been reduced to tears, then I was charmed by the characters and laughing with them and I had completely fallen for Dan.  A brilliant start to a book that I couldn’t get through the pages quick enough.

Jill has set a wonderful location for the story, a charming village in the Cotswolds.  All the characters were well written and instantly likeable.  I could picture the scenes and wanted to step inside this fictional village.

The story follows Lily’s journey on discovering the history of her mum and her first love.  We share the highs and lows with her and her friends.  Jill had created some brilliant sub characters and I loved Patsy with her quest to find love.

This story was heart warming, funny, charming and poignant. 5/5*

To find out more about Jill Mansell and her books please visit the following links:

Three Amazing Things About You by Jill Mansell


This is the 26th full length novel by the best selling author Jill Mansell. It is available to pre-order from amazon link:
It will also be available to purchase in hardcover from all good book shops from the 15th January 2015.

Details of the book
From the No. 1 bestselling author of THE ONE YOU REALLY WANT comes a poignant romantic novel about a young woman whose time is running out. Not to be missed by readers of Jojo Moyes and Erica James.

Jill Mansell’s enchanting new novel will drive readers to seize life with both hands and make the most of every minute…

Hallie has a secret. She’s in love. He’s perfect for her in every way, but he’s seriously out of bounds. And her friends aren’t going to help her because what they do know is that Hallie doesn’t have long to live. Time is running out…

Flo has a dilemma. She really likes Zander. But his scary sister won’t be even faintly amused if she thinks Zander and Flo are becoming friends – let alone anything more.

Tasha has a problem. Her new boyfriend is the adventurous type. And she’s afraid one of his adventures will go badly wrong.

THREE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT YOU begins as Hallie goes on a journey. A donor has been found and she’s about to be given new lungs. But whose?

As soon as I read the first page of this book I knew it was going to be a good story.

The novel is based around 3 female characters: Hallie, Tasha and Flo. Along the way their stories become intertwined with each other. The book is filled with wonderful characters that experience life changing emotional events. I laughed and cried with the girls and also felt like I had become their friend. It was heartwarming, inspiring, romantic, heartbreaking and beautiful. It’s been a week since I finished reading this novel and I can still feel the emotions this story evoked in me. I believe it is Jill Mansell’s best book to date.

A thoroughly, enjoyable 5/5* read.