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Jill Mansell lives with her partner and children in Bristol, and writes full time. Actually that's not true; she watches TV, eats fruit gums, admires the rugby players training in the sports field behind her house, and spends hours on the internet Tweeting and marvelling at how many other writers have blogs. Only when she's completely run out of displacement activities does she actually write.
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A gorgeously heart-felt and uplifting romance, just perfect if you’re in need of a pick-me-up read. Thirteen years after Didi’s first love left her, he is back in her life and the spark is still there. I can proudly announce that I read Jill Mansell’s debut all the way back in 1991 and have loved her books ever since. They just glow with feel-good warmth and are full of compassion, and kindness. At the heart of this novel friendship and the meaning of trust snuggle together within the setting of a beautiful Cotswold market town. Bestselling author Jill Mansell always covers the different generations in her novels with attention to detail, and the side stories are as interesting as the main romance. Jill Mansell is one of the most consistent romance writers out there, pick up one of her books and you’ll find a truly enjoyable read. Heartwarming and satisfying And Now You’re Back delivers a wonderful helping of love and romance.
The delicious new romantic novel from the Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller. When Josh Strachan, newly returned to his home in north Cornwall from sunny California, first meets Sophie Wells, he's immediately smitten. Sophie's pretty, she's funny, she has lots of friends and she clearly loves her job as a photographer, despite the sometimes tricky clients. There's just one problem: Sophie has very firmly turned her back on love. It's nothing personal, she tells Josh, but she just doesn't do dates. And no one - even Sophie's scatty best friend Tula - will tell him why. Josh is sure Sophie likes him, though, and he's just got to find out what's put her off romance. And then put things right...
Dexter Yates loves his fun, care-free London life; he has money, looks and girlfriends galore. But everything changes overnight when his sister dies, leaving him in charge of her eight-month-old daughter Delphi. How is he ever going to cope? Comic-strip artist Molly Hayes lives in the beautiful Cotswold village of Briarwood. When it comes to relationships, she has a history of choosing all the wrong men. Leaving the city behind, Dex moves to Briarwood - a much better place to work on his parenting skills - and he and Molly become neighbours. There's an undeniable connection between them. But if Dexter's going to adapt, he first has a lot to learn about Molly, about other people's secrets...and about himself.
July 2012 Book of the Month. Warm-hearted, funny and sweet but not sickly - a perfect romantic holiday read. Eighteen years after running away Lara comes home to Bath for her father’s funeral and before long her past life, in the shape of Flynn Erskine, is catching her up, catching her out and making her heart skip a beat…
Shortlisted for the RNA Comtemporary Romantic Novel Award 2012. This is the gorgeously indulgent, funny and touching new novel from one of the UK's bestselling authors. With characters you'll warm to, a real emotional depth and Mansell's trademark warmth and humour it's a book that is the perfect romantic treat to curl up with on the sofa or on the beach.
Winner of the RNA Romantic Comedy of the Year 2011. Best-selling author of Rumour Has It, Jill Mansell returns with Take A Chance On Me – a fun, romantic and hugely readable romp through the love life of Cleo Quinn, hapless in romance and still haunted by her childhood nemesis, Johnny La Venture. Jill Mansell's novels regularly shoot straight into the Sunday Times bestseller list.
Shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year Award 2010. When newly single Tilly Cole quits her London job for a fresh start in a small town she finds she’s arrived in a hotbed of intrigue and rampant rivalry for the most desirable men. Tilly has no intention of joining in – she’s just happy with her new Girl Friday job. Then she meets Jack Lucas. There are shocking rumours about his wicked reputation and Tilly doesn’t want to be just another notch on anyone’s bedpost.
Another funny, romantic novel from Jill Mansell to keep you company on the beach this summer. When Lola is offered £10,000 to break up with her boyfriend by his mum she has no intention of taking her up on the offer but then circumstances change and she does the deed, breaking Dougies heart in the process. Cut to ten years later when the two meet up and Lola realizes she still loves Dougie. Will he find out the truth about why she left him and can she get him back? You’ll have to read it to find out.
Ginny Holland's daughter Jem has headed off to university, leaving single mum Ginny with a severe case of empty nest syndrome. To make matters worse, the first gorgeous man she's clapped eyes on in years has just accused Ginny of shoplifting...
Maddy Harvey was a bit of an ugly duckling as a teenager, what with her NHS specs, unfortunate hair and wonky teeth. Thankfully she's blossomed since then. But when she meets Kerr McKinnon one starry summer's night and discovers, days later, who he actually is...well, that's when the problems really start. Because everyone in Ashcombe knows what happened eleven years ago, and as far as her mother's concerned, Marcella would rather tear that family to pieces with her bare hands than see Maddy associate with a McKinnon. It's Romeo and Juliet all over again. Quick, hide those sharp knives and that little bottle of poison...
As so often happens with these young frothy authors, they grow up and their books grow with them. So 20-plus to 60-plus ladies, this fast, fun, feel-good tale of modern complicated life is for you. She’s lovely.Comparison: Catherine Alliott, Jane Green, Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees.Similar this month: Chris Manby, Sarah Jackman.
OPEN HOUSE is a deliciously engaging romantic novel from Jill Mansell, author of over twenty Sunday Times bestsellers including THE ONE YOU REALLY WANT and MIRANDA'S BIG MISTAKE. For fans of Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes. Jill's novels are loved by reviewers: 'Warm, witty and wise' Daily Mail Nell O'Driscoll has known Marcus Kilburton for years - according to her diary, she even had a crush on him as a teenager. When he decides to open Kilburton Castle to the public, Nell takes a job as his assistant - and soon sparks are flying between them. But is Nell free to pursue Marcus, when a figure from her past refuses to let go? Meanwhile, Nell's best friend, Hetty Brewster, has other problems. Her husband has abandoned her for a bitchy but successful writer. Now the press is full of stories about the frumpy, boring wife losing out to a younger, slimmer model. But Hetty's about to get her chance for sweet revenge - if she can stop being a nice person long enough to take it! What readers are saying about Open House: 'The characters are amazingly real - you begin to feel you know them and sympathise with their situations. The storylines and twists are unexpected. A fantastic book!' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'A wonderful balance of drama and humour. Truly an amazing book' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'A delightful read. Heart-warming and gentle - typically Jill Mansell at her best' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
'One of my favourite writers' KATIE FFORDE 'Jill Mansell is the queen of witty, heart-warming, feel-good love stories' RED One magical winter's night in Venice, Didi fell in love. But it ended - and he left without even saying goodbye. Now, thirteen years on, Shay Mason is back. Of course the old spark is still there, but that's as far as it goes. Didi won't let the past unsettle her present: as manager of one of the most stunning hotels in the Cotswolds, she's happy at last and soon to be married. Anyway, Shay isn't staying. He's made a promise to his wayward father, that's all. He's going to keep it. And then he'll be gone. But Shay's return stirs up long-forgotten emotions in idyllic Elliscombe, and the scandal that led him to leave raises its head once again. More than one person isn't telling the whole truth. The time has come for buried secrets to come to light. And it seems that this was someone's intention all along . . . From the beloved and bestselling author of MAYBE THIS TIME and THREE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT YOU comes a fabulous new novel about love, friendship and finding the way to your best life. YOUR FAVOURITE WRITERS LOVE JILL MANSELL: 'Reading Jill is always such a joy' VERONICA HENRY 'Gripping and incredibly comforting' MARIAN KEYES 'Like a little blast of sunshine - uplifting, heartwarming and supremely feelgood' SOPHIE KINSELLA
Jill's Mansell's heart-warming new book is the feel-good novel of 2020. A beautiful Cornish setting, a chaotic family, a woman who's had enough of romance - or has she? Not to be missed by readers of Katie Fforde and Millie Johnson. The trouble with secrets is that you can't guess what the consequences will be . . . Lainey has lost everything. Luckily one little fib (OK, quite a big fib) helps nail her dream job. Soon she's living in a stunning house by the sea, fending off obsessed fans for a retired - if far-from-retiring - actor and organising his charming but chaotic family. It's definitely worth the challenge of keeping her secret. At least Lainey isn't looking for love. It's time for a break from all that. And yet . . . Seth, the actor's grandson, really is rather attractive. There's growing chemistry and a definite connection between them. But how would he react if he knew she hadn't been honest with him? Lainey's not the only one with a secret, though. Seth has one of his own. And everything's about to start unravelling . . .
The deliciously uplifting new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of THIS COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING. Not to be missed by readers of Lucy Diamond and Katie Fforde. 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? 'The queen of witty, heart-warming, feel-good love stories' Red
The heart-warming and romantic SUNDAY TIMES bestseller: the perfect escape 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... 'One of my favourite writers' Katie Fforde 'The queen of witty, heart-warming, feel-good love stories' Red 'Reading Jill is always such a joy!' Veronica Henry 'Jill Mansell just gets better and better' Heat ***** 'A fab, feel-good read' Prima 'A page-turner' Look
Nur fur sechs Monate: drei herrlich charmante Romane von Jill Mansell zum Spitzenpreis."e;Vorsatzlich verliebt"e;: Neusingle Tilly zieht aufs Land, wo ausgerechnet der als Herzensbrecher bekannte Jack heftig mit ihr flirtet und Tilly uberlegen muss, ob sie ihm glauben darf."e;Sommerkussverkauf"e; bringt Maddy Harvey in Gefuhlsbedrangnis, denn der coole Typ, in den sie sich verliebt hat, ist Kerr McKinnon - und mit dessen Familie sind die Harveys offiziell verfeindet..."e;Herzflittern"e;: Nadia ist hoffnungslos hin- und hergerissen zwischen ihrem Freund Laurie und dem unverschamt attraktiven Jay, der sie gerade aus einem Unwetter gerettet hat..."e;Schwungvoll, romantisch, hinreiend leicht!"e; Daily Mail
A Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller MEET ME AT BEACHCOMBER BAY is a romantic, funny and unputdownable new novel about love and friendship from Jill Mansell, bestselling author of THE ONE YOU REALLY WANT and YOU AND ME, ALWAYS - 'A glorious, heartwarming romantic read' Woman & Home. Perfect for anyone who loves Milly Johnson, Lucy Diamond and Jenny Colgan. Love is in the air in St Carys, but you'd never know it - the people of this seaside town are very good at keeping secrets... The man Clemency loves belongs to someone else. She has to hide her true feelings - but when she ropes in an unsuspecting friend to help, wires start to get crossed. For the first time in Ronan's life his charm has failed him in winning over the woman he wants. Loving her from afar appears to be his only option. Belle seems to have the perfect boyfriend, but something isn't quite right. And now a long-buried secret is slowly rising to the surface. The truth has a funny way of revealing itself, and when it does St Carys will be a very different place indeed... Bestselling author Jill Mansell's new novel THIS COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING is coming in January 2018.
Romantisch, gefuhlvoll - Mansell! Dexter ist geschockt: seine Schwester ist plotzlich gestorben, und ihr letzter Wunsch war es, er moge sich um ihre kleine Tochter Delphi kummern. Dexter liebt Delphi, aber auf einmal soll er ganz fur sie verantwortlich sein?Spontan zieht Dexter in ein Dorf in den Cotswolds. Seine neue Nachbarin Molly Hayes wei nicht recht, was sie von dem coolen Londoner und seiner suen Nichte halten soll. Irgendwie liegt auf einmal ein Prickeln in der Luft. Aber kann Dexter wirklich ein neues Leben anfangen? Und darf Molly ihr Herz riskieren - fur einen Traum?Eine romantische Liebeskomodie von der Bestsellerkonigin aus England.
From the bestselling author of THREE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT YOU and THE ONE YOU REALLY WANT comes a deliciously romantic and poignant read about love, loss and how nothing can stay hidden for ever... If you love the novels of Cathy Kelly and Sophie Kinsella, you won't want to miss Jill Mansell. 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...
Von der Konigin der romantischen Komodie: eine unwiderstehliche Liebesgeschichte uber die zweiten Chancen im Leben.Lara ist wieder da! Vor 18 Jahren verlie sie Knall auf Fall ihre Freunde, ihre Familie, ihre erste groe Liebe, Flynn - ohne ein Wort. Ausgerechnet auf der Hochzeit einer Freundin sieht Lara nun Flynn wieder. Sofort knistert es gewaltig. Aber Lara will nicht noch mal ihr Herz aufs Spiel setzen. Und von dem Geheimnis, das sie vor allen, aber besonders vor Flynn verborgen hat, ahnt niemand etwas. Aber Geheimnisse halten nicht ewig - und auf Hochzeiten passieren Dinge, die sich keiner hat traumen lassen...
A touching romantic novel about a young woman whose time is running out - a Sunday Times bestseller. Not to be missed by readers of Lucy Diamond and Jenny Colgan. 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? What readers are saying about Three Amazing Things About You: 'I loved all the characters, and hated to leave their world. When a book can make you smile, cry and laugh, you know it's a winner' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'I adored every single page and every single feeling this story evoked in me. Beautifully researched, beautifully told and expressed and I want to read it again and again' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'A wonderful tale of friendship, love, loss and the miracles of life. Such a rich tapestry of characters beautifully bought together' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
***Eine Heldin, die einem ans Herz wachst. Mit der man lacht und weint, und manchmal beides zugleich.***ELLIE KANN IHR GLUCK KAUM FASSEN. Sie hat die Liebe ihres Lebens gefunden. Doch dann verungluckt ihr Mann. Als die junge Ellie Kendall ihren Mann Jamie bei einem tragischen Autounfall verliert, bricht eine Welt fur sie zusammen. Erfullt von einer unendlichen Leere verkriecht sie sich in der gemeinsamen Wohnung. Doch die Einsamkeit wird durch die Ankunft von Jamies Vater gestort. Der Hollywood-Schauspieler kauft seiner unglucklichen Schwiegertochter kurzentschlossen ein wunderschones Haus in Londons bester Lage. Und in Primrose Hill beginnt unerwartet ein neues Kapitel in Ellies Leben: Die neue Nachbarin Roo, Ex-Popstar ohne Gesangstalent und mit Hang zum Riesenchaos, erwahlt Ellie zur neuen besten Freundin; Todd, Jamies Freund aus Schulzeiten, bietet seine starke Schulter und ein bisschen mehr an; und der neue Chef sieht nicht nur umwerfend aus, sondern wurde auch alles fur ein Lacheln von Ellie tun. Eine feinfuhlige und liebenswerte Geschichte uber die Schonheit des Lebens.
Charmantes Lesevergnugen von der Konigin der Romcom.Was Manner angeht, hat Cleo keine umwerfende Erfolgsbilanz. Aber jetzt gibt es Will. Er sieht gut aus, kummert sich um sie und isst widerspruchslos alles, was sie ihm auftischt. Es gibt nur ein kleines Problem - mit einem sehr groen Ego: Johnny La Venture, Cleos Kindheitswidersacher und beruhmter Bildhauer, ist wieder in Channings Hill aufgetaucht. Cleos Freunde haben groe Freude daran, Cleos alte Rivalitat mit Johnny anzuheizen. Auf einmal hat sie das Gefuhl, die Vergangenheit hole sie ein. Wie kann sie das verhindern? Und: will sie das uberhaupt?
Der neue Roman von der Queen der romantischen Komodie Jill MansellEndlich Tapetenwechsel: Neusingle Tilly zieht aufs Land. Dort gerat sie mitten in ein Minenfeld von Klatsch, Rivalitaten und Intrigen, bei dem der Kampf um attraktive Manner mit Verbissenheit gefuhrt wird. Tilly hat nicht vor, mitzumachen. Dann begegnet sie Jack. Er ist unwiderstehlich, aber leider uberall als unverbesserlicher Schurzenjager und Herzensbrecher bekannt. Tilly will sich keinesfalls in die Liste abgelegter Affaren einreihen. Aber was, wenn er tatsachlich "e;der Richtige"e; ist?
Nadia liebt ihren Freund Laurie. Ware sie nur nicht eines Nachts in einen Schneesturm geraten. Denn aus dem rettet sie der hochst attraktive Jay. In der Not teilt sie mit ihm das Hotelzimmer - aber auch nur das. Sehr standhaft, aber wofur? Denn Laurie haut einfach ab. Als Nadia Jay wiedersieht, gibt es bald Herzflattern. Aber da kommt Laurie zuruck, fleht um Vergebung und will Nadia heiraten. Und nun?
Erzfeind im AngebotNachts und ohne Kontaktlinsen begegnet Maddy Harvey dem Mann ihrer Traume. Doch bei Tageslicht erkennt sie erschrocken, wer er wirklich ist: Kerr McKinnon. Das darf ihre Mutter nie erfahren! Denn die Harveys und die McKinnons sind offiziell verfeindet. Doch Maddy und Kerr konnen die Finger nicht voneinander lassen. So ein Geheimnis bleibt nicht lang verborgen. Und dann taucht auch noch Maddys Erzfeindin aus Kindertagen auf...