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Jill Mansell - Author

About the Author

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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Featured books by Jill Mansell

The Unpredictable Consequences of Love

The Unpredictable Consequences of Love

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

In the idyllic seaside town of St Carys, Sophie is putting the past firmly behind her. When Josh arrives in St Carys to run the family hotel, he can't understand why Sophie has zero interest in letting any man into her life. He also can't understand how he's been duped into employing Sophie's impulsive friend Tula, whose crush on him is decidedly unrequited. St Carys has more than its fair share of characters, including the charming but utterly feckless surfer Riley Bryant, who has a massive crush on Tula. Riley's aunt is superstar author Marguerite Marshall. And Marguerite has designs on Josh's grandfather...who in turn still adores his glamorous ex-wife, Dot...Just how many secrets can one seaside town keep?

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The Unpredictable Consequences of Love

The Unpredictable Consequences of Love

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2014

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...

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Don't Want to Miss a Thing

Don't Want to Miss a Thing

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/06/2013

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.

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A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/02/2012

It's been a while, but Lara Carson's back in Bath and lives are set to change as a result. Because Lara left her family and boyfriend Flynn eighteen years ago without a word to anyone. Why has no one heard from her since? Her childhood best friend Evie is thrilled Lara's back and able to share her happiness. Evie's about to walk down the aisle with her dream man, Joel. Or so she thinks...Then there's Flynn Erskine, even more attractive now and stunned to see Lara again. The spark between them is as strong as ever, but how's Flynn going to react when he discovers the secret she's been keeping from him? Oh yes, there's a lot of catching up to be done...

Falling for You

Falling for You

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/03/2007

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...

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Other books by Jill Mansell

Sheer Mischief

Sheer Mischief

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2020

SHEER MISCHIEF by bestselling author Jill Mansell is an unmissable romantic comedy about sisterly love and rivalry... Not to be missed by readers of Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes. It's not that Janey Sinclair isn't pleased to see her sister. It's just that being woken at seven by Maxine, complete with police escort, isn't quite how she'd planned to spend her Sunday. Even so Janey, who's just rebuilding her life after her husband disappeared, is delighted that her sister's back in the Cornish town where they grew up. When Maxine sets her sights on Guy Cassidy, an impossibly glamorous fashion photographer, Janey knows there's no limit to the mischief her sister will get up to in order to dispatch her rivals. But little do they know that the competition is a lot closer to home than they think... What readers are saying about Sheer Mischief: 'Escapism at its best. Settle in and enjoy!' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Lots of laughter. Typical of Jill Mansell. Can't help but thoroughly enjoy her books' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Couldn't put this down. Jill excelled herself in wit and maintaining suspense' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Funny, heart-warming and keeps you gripped until the very end' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

Fast Friends

Fast Friends

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2020

FAST FRIENDS is a warm and funny romantic novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Jill Mansell. For fans of Lucy Diamond, Cathy Kelly and Marian Keyes. When the chips are down, who better to turn to then your oldest friends? When bored housewife and mother Camilla Stewart impulsively invites her old schoolchums for dinner she hardly imagines that the evening will shatter her comfortable existence. But Roz Vallender and Loulou Marks are no ordinary guests. Roz, stunning and self-assured, is notorious as a TV presenter and superbitch, whilst the reckless Loulou owns Vampires, the trendiest wine bar in town. Horrified to discover that husband Jack has been playing around, Camilla determines to make some changes. With a little help from her friends she soon finds out that life in the fast lane is a lot more fun and the future still holds plenty of surprises. What readers are saying about Fast Friends: 'I am a huge lover of Jill Mansell books but this has to be her best to date. I enjoyed savouring every moment of it' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'The tangled web of relationships within the book are so much fun to read about, that the book becomes just impossible to put down!' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Loved this book from start to finish... funny, sad, agonising, teasing and touching' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

Mixed Doubles

Mixed Doubles

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2020

Jill's Mansell's MIXED DOUBLES is a deliciously romantic read from the author of RUMOUR HAS IT and THE ONE YOU REALLY WANT for fans of of Lucy Diamond, Cecelia Ahern and Cathy Kelly. Jill's books are loved by reviewers: 'Funny and heartwarming' Bella Rules are made to be broken when you're playing mixed doubles... New Year is looming and best friends Liza, Dulcie and Pru are making their resolutions. Liza wants to get married - she's never had any trouble hooking a man. The trouble is, she can never stay interested once she's got him. Dulcie thinks marriage sucks. Her husband, Patrick, may be gorgeous and charming, but the impulsive Dulcie needs more excitement in her life. She wants a divorce. Pru loves her roving husband, and she secretly enjoys the periods when he's making up for his outrageous behaviour. All she wants is to stay married. Liza, Dulcie and Pru have no idea what the New Year has in store - but Fate has some sneaky plans up her sleeve... What readers are saying about Mixed Doubles: 'Another fantastically funny book by Jill Mansell. The love lives of Dulcie, Liza and Pru are beautifully observed' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Wonderful characters, wicked humour and a thoroughly entertaining plot make this book an unputdownable read' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Fabulous from beginning to end - found it hard to put down. Characters are so well written - you're bound to know someone like them. Read it!' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

It Started with a Secret

It Started with a Secret

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

Snap up your perfect summer treat from the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author and 'queen of feel-good fiction'! 'Like a little blast of sunshine - uplifting, heartwarming and supremely feelgood' SOPHIE KINSELLA 'Gripping and incredibly comforting' MARIAN KEYES 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 . . . A beautiful Cornish setting, one chaotic family, and a woman who's had enough of love. Or has she? Praise for Jill Mansell: '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 And readers adore Jill Mansell! 'A fantastic read yet again, great characters, great story and as always a few happy tears' 'Completely absorbing and so addictive' 'Entertains from start to finish, and it fully deserves a 5-star rating' 'Great characters and I can't get enough of the will they, won't they - should they, could they obstacles and setbacks'

It Started with a Secret

It Started with a Secret

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2020

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 . . .

It Started with a Secret

It Started with a Secret

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/01/2020

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Gripping and incredibly comforting' Marian Keyes 'Like a little blast of sunshine - uplifting, heartwarming and supremely feelgood' Sophie Kinsella Jill's Mansell's irresistible new book is the perfect escape. A beautiful Cornish setting, a chaotic family, a woman who's had enough of romance - or has she? 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 . . . What readers are saying about Jill Mansell: 'A fantastic read yet again, great characters, great story and as always a few happy tears' 'Completely absorbing and so addictive' 'Entertains from start to finish, and it fully deserves a 5-star rating' 'Great characters and I can't get enough of the will they, won't they - should they, could they obstacles and setbacks'

It Started with a Secret

It Started with a Secret

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

Jill's Mansell's heart-warming new book is the perfect escape from the winter weather. A beautiful Cornish setting, a chaotic family, a woman who's had enough of romance - or has she? 'IT STARTED WITH A SECRET is like a little blast of sunshine - uplifting, heartwarming and supremely feelgood' Sophie Kinsella, author of CHRISTMAS SHOPAHOLIC 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 . . .

Maybe This Time

Maybe This Time

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2019

Don't miss the unforgettable new novel from Jill Mansell - IT STARTED WITH A SECRET is published on 23rd January and available to pre-order now MAYBE THIS TIME - THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 3 BESTSELLER! 'The queen of witty, heart-warming, feel-good love stories' Red 'A heartwarming treat from one of my favourite writers' Katie Fforde 'Reading Jill is always such a joy!' Veronica Henry 'Compelling, thoughtful, emotionally intelligent book about love, friendship and not giving up' Daily Mail 'Romantic, funny, heartwarming and heartbreaking... Jill Mansell always writes with wit and charm, cleverly introducing some serious issues into her novels, and Maybe This Time is no different' Daily Express Jill's heartwarming, romantic and funny new novel will delight her fans, as Mimi discovers that love doesn't always wait till the timing is right ... 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? What readers are saying about MAYBE THIS TIME: 'One of the best books that Jill Mansell has written... I absolutely loved this' 'Another wonderful read' 'A warm, engaging read' 'I love Jill Mansell's books. They have great characters, take you away to a happier place and have such warmth!' 'When you finish reading her books you are going to be sighing with a big smile on your face... well I just did'

Maybe This Time

Maybe This Time

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2019

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

Maybe This Time

Maybe This Time

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/01/2019

THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 3 BESTSELLER! Heartwarming and joyful - the brand new romantic comedy from the Sunday Times bestselling author of THIS COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING. An irresistible read for fans of Lucy Diamond and Katie Fforde. 'Mansell has delivered another winner with this compelling, thoughtful, emotionally intelligent book about love, friendship and not giving up' Daily Mail 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 joy of Jill's novels: 'The queen of witty, heart-warming, feel-good love stories' Red 'A heartwarming treat from one of my favourite writers' Katie Fforde 'Reading Jill is always such a joy!' Veronica Henry What readers are saying about MAYBE THIS TIME: 'One of the best books that Jill Mansell has written... I absolutely loved this' 'Another wonderful read' 'A warm, engaging read'

This Could Change Everything

This Could Change Everything

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/07/2018

The deliciously funny SUNDAY TIMES bestseller: perfect for summer 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

This Could Change Everything

This Could Change Everything

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2018

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

This Could Change Everything

This Could Change Everything

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2018

The deliciously funny SUNDAY TIMES bestseller: perfect for summer 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

This Could Change Everything

This Could Change Everything

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/01/2018

The deliciously funny SUNDAY TIMES bestseller: perfect for summer 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

Zum Gluck Liebe

Zum Gluck Liebe

Author: Jill Mansell Format: eBook Release Date: 24/05/2017

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

Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay: The feel-good bestseller to brighten your day

Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay: The feel-good bestseller to brighten your day

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/05/2017

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.