#BlogTour #Review : This Could Change Everything by Jill Mansell. @JillMansell @headlinepg @annecater  #RandomThingsTours

I am over the moon today to be taking part in the blog tour for this fabulous book. Huge thanks to Anne Cater at Random Things Tours for letting me take part in the tour. This is a book you should read whether you’ve read Jill Mansell before or not so, to understand why I’ve said that, read on and find out what I thought………

Blurb:  If  Essie  hadn’t written that letter  –  the one  that went  viral  –  she’d never have found out just how much life there is to be lived… 

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  never  would  have  met  Zillah and  Conor  –  not  to  mention  Lucas. And she’d never have found out just how much life there is to be lived… 

My Review:  I would have posted this review a bit earlier today that this but I stayed up late finishing the book and had to have some down time to let it all settle. It’s been a weird week which meant I ended up starting the book yesterday but that wasn’t a problem as I read it all the same day. I didn’t rush it, I watched tv, went on social media, cooked dinner and still had time to read the book. This is how good it is. I had other things to do and things that could have distracted me for longer but the book kept calling me back to it.

I’ve had a bit of a stressful time recently but everytime I went back to this book all of that disappeared. I got lost in the story, the relationships between the characters, and the characters themselves who were so well-written they leapt off the page fully formed. It’s been a while since I’ve read a book that has given me this much escapism but this one delivered it in bucket-loads. 

There are a few different, intertwined stories here but they all wove around and between each other really well. There was no confusion or mix ups of who was doing what, just a fabulous story that grabs you and won’t let you go. The page count is a little longer than I usually read but there was so much in those pages and the story flowed so well that I barely noticed the extra few pages.  

I’ve read a lot of books by authors that write in this genre and I’m not saying that they aren’t good, they are (mostly) but this book is a level above the rest. This is what new authors should be aspiring to, a story that grabs you from page one, weaves in characters and then leaves you at the end with all of the ends tied up, even the tiny ones, knowing that although this stort is finished the characters will continue to live their lives as they did before you started reading.  

If you haven’t read anything by Jill Mansell before I would urge you to try this. This is the first book of hers that I’ve read and I honestly cannot believe it’s taken me this long to do that. Go on, get a copy of this and a really luxurious drink (I would suggest hot chocolate, but maybe not during a heatwave!) and get stuck in, it’ll be worth it!
About the author:

Jill  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. 

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