LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

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.

 

Author photo © Bristol Evening Post

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?

ebook of the month
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...

ebook of the month
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.

ebook of the month
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...

ebook of the month

Other books by Jill Mansell

Maybe This Time The heart-warming new novel of love and friendship from the bestselling author

Maybe This Time The heart-warming new novel of love and friendship from the bestselling author

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

The enchanting and heart-warming 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 The heart-warming new novel of love and friendship from the bestselling author

Maybe This Time The heart-warming new novel of love and friendship from the bestselling author

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 The heart-warming new novel of love and friendship from the bestselling author

Maybe This Time The heart-warming new novel of love and friendship from the bestselling author

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 The uplifting romantic comedy you won't be able to put down

This Could Change Everything The uplifting romantic comedy you won't be able to put down

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 The uplifting romantic comedy you won't be able to put down

This Could Change Everything The uplifting romantic comedy you won't be able to put down

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

The heart-warming and romantic 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 The uplifting romantic comedy you won't be able to put down

This Could Change Everything The uplifting romantic comedy you won't be able to put down

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 The uplifting romantic comedy you won't be able to put down

This Could Change Everything The uplifting romantic comedy you won't be able to put down

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.

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 novel about love and friendship from Jill Mansell, bestselling author of MAYBE THIS TIME and THIS COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING. Perfect for anyone who loves Milly Johnson, Lucy Diamond and Jenny Colgan. 'A glorious, heartwarming romantic read' Woman & Home 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...

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: Hardback Release Date: 25/01/2017

A Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller MEET ME AT BEACHCOMBER BAY is a romantic, funny and joyful 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 Lucy Diamond, Milly Johnson and Katie Fforde. 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... 'Funny, bouncy, romantic and brilliantly written' 5 *s Heat

Wo die Liebe wohnt

Wo die Liebe wohnt

Author: Jill Mansell Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2016

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.

You And Me, Always An uplifting novel of love and friendship

You And Me, Always An uplifting novel of love and friendship

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2016

Jill Mansell's YOU AND ME, ALWAYS is a deliciously romantic and poignant read about love, loss and how nothing can stay hidden for ever... If you love the novels of Jojo Moyes and Cathy Kelly, you won't want to miss Jill Mansell. 'Achingly romantic... we loved it!' Heat Lily's always been surrounded by love. Ever since her mother died, she's been cared for by friends who are as close as any family. Coral, her mum's best friend; Patsy, her old babysitter - and even Dan, Patsy's incorrigible younger brother - have always been there for her. But when the chance comes to meet the man who was the love of her mother's life, Lily knows she has to take it. Getting to know him could change everything, and not just for Lily...

You And Me, Always An uplifting novel of love and friendship

You And Me, Always An uplifting novel of love and friendship

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/06/2016

Jill Mansell's YOU AND ME, ALWAYS is a deliciously romantic and poignant read about love, loss and how nothing can stay hidden for ever... If you love the novels of Milly Johnson and Lucy Diamond, you won't want to miss Jill Mansell. 'Achingly romantic... we loved it!' Heat Lily's always been surrounded by love. Ever since her mother died, she's been cared for by friends who are as close as any family. Coral, her mum's best friend; Patsy, her old babysitter - and even Dan, Patsy's incorrigible younger brother - have always been there for her. But when the chance comes to meet the man who was the love of her mother's life, Lily knows she has to take it. Getting to know him could change everything, and not just for Lily... What readers are saying about You And Me, Always: 'Fabulous, fun, flirty characters and a story that cracks along at a delicious pace. Another winner!' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Filled with laughter and tears, friendship and love, You and Me, Always is an uplifting tale filled with soul stirring characters - I became sincerely invested in everybody's outcome' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'A lovely, warm and humorous read and nothing less than I expected from one of my favourite authors' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

You And Me, Always An uplifting novel of love and friendship

You And Me, Always An uplifting novel of love and friendship

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2016

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...

You And Me, Always An uplifting novel of love and friendship

You And Me, Always An uplifting novel of love and friendship

Author: Jill Mansell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/2016

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...