Should I Tell You?

by Jill Mansell

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Family Drama Literary Fiction Feel-Good Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of Should I Tell You?

Escape to a joyful corner of Cornwall with this heartening novel that overflows with love, friendship and a healthy smattering of sunshine.

It’s never easy burying your true feelings for someone – particularly when that person happens to be your best friend. Raffaele, Amber and Lachlan have been unbreakable since their teens, forming a connection in a loving foster home in the Cornish village of Lanrock. Life’s twists and turns have brought the three back to Lanrock and Amber is fighting hard against the deeper feelings she’s always harboured for Lachlan. Meanwhile, Raffaele is home and heartbroken and foster dad, Teddy, is having the time of his life with glamourous new squeeze, Olga. It’s all going on! Jill Mansell has waved her heartwarming wand again; this is a novel packed with characters so delicately crafted (and adorable), you’re willing them all to find their own version of happiness before the final page is turned. Mansell’s writing is warm and flirtatious and her detailing of place is so on point it doesn’t take much to imagine yourself sitting outside McCarthy’s with a cold glass of white and a plate of flambéed oysters. But as with previous novels, it’s not all sunshine and picnics at the beach. At the heart of this romantic tale are characters who have suffered trauma and loss, hardship and heartache. Should I Tell You? reminds us that whatever our stage of life, love and friendship can help heal our wounds - and having the support of ‘family’ can shape who we are and the paths we choose to take. A gorgeous, life-affirming holiday read.

Lindsay Quayle

Should I Tell You? Synopsis

From the queen of feelgood fiction, an uplifting new novel of friendship, families and finding love . . .

Amber, Lachlan and Raffaele met as teenagers in the Cornish seaside home of kind-hearted foster parents. Years on, the bond between them is unbreakable

But Amber has a secret. She's in love with Lachlan. She can't tell him, because that would never work - he's definitely not the settling-down type. Surely it's better to keep him as a friend than to risk losing him for good?

Raffaele has his own dilemma. He had the dream girlfriend in Vee, until it all went horribly wrong . . . and he still can't understand why. Is Vee hiding something from him?

Now their widowed foster dad Teddy has found new love. Younger, charming and beautiful, Olga seems perfect. But is she? Or will she break Teddy's fragile heart?

Against a backdrop of sparkling seas and sunny skies, the unexpected is always just around the corner. Welcome to Lanrock!

Gloriously romantic and completely life-affirming, Jill Mansell's wonderful new novel set in sunny Cornwall will make you believe in love again

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781472248558
Publication date: 9th June 2022
Author: Jill Mansell
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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Jill Mansell Press Reviews


'What a gorgeous book! Jill has a great gift for characterisation - nuanced, interesting, believable people but created with a charming lightness of touch. Thanks to Jill's warmth, wisdom and emotional intelligence, this book was a huge pleasure to read' - Marian Keyes

'What a sparkling, joyful read! Jill is the absolute Queen of creating characters you immediately want to be best friends with! - Phillipa Ashley

'Jill Mansell is the queen of feelgood romance . . . a witty, heartwarming story of friendship, family and enduring love' - Anne Cater, Sunday Express

'I love this book so much . . . like a wonderful, warm writing hug' - Joanna Cannon

'Warm, evocative and full of fun, with brilliant characters who jump off the page - such a moving and heart-warming story' - Fiona Gibson

'A good story like this needs a quiet afternoon a sofa and a warm blanket. Moving and heartfelt! Enjoy' - Fern Britton

'With wonderful characters, this will warm you on a January day' - Prima

'[A] romantic page-turner' - Good Housekeeping

PRAISE FOR JILL MANSELL 'A real warm hug of a book' - Libby Page

'A fabulous, gorgeous read . . . I was totally hooked' - Milly Johnson

'Such a joyful read and hugely entertaining' - Ruth Hogan

'Feel-good fiction' - Choice Magazine

Heart-warming - My Weekly

'The queen of heartwarming love stories' - Prima

'One of my favourite writers' - KATIE FFORDE

'Gripping and incredibly comforting' - MARIAN KEYES

Like a little blast of sunshine - uplifting, heart-warming and supremely feelgood - SOPHIE KINSELLA

'Reading Jill is always such a joy' - VERONICA HENRY

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About Jill Mansell

'The queen of witty, heart-warming, feel-good love stories' Red; 'One of my favourite writers' Katie Fforde Jill Mansell started writing fiction while working in the NHS, after she read a magazine article that inspired her to join a local creative writing class. She has since written over twenty Sunday Times bestsellers, including And Now You're Back, It Started With A Secret, Maybe This Time, This Could Change Everything and You And Me, Always, and her books have sold over 13 million copies around the world. Jill's hobbies include buying stationery, particularly magical new colours of ink for the fountain pen she ...

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