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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Fabulous review. Definitely makes me want to read this book.
Thanks! You definitely should, it’s fab!!
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Thanks for the Blog Tour support – this is fabulous!
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