reading groups scandi crime the forgotten summer carol drinkwater the spy paulo coelho lovereading canvas bags
Vouchers


One You Really Want by Jill Mansell
  

One You Really Want

Relationship Stories   
Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Relationship Tales Facebook group Add to wishlist Share this book

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

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.

If you like Jill Mansell you might also like to read books by Julia Williams, Judy Astley and Jane Costello.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Synopsis

One You Really Want by Jill Mansell

It all starts with a shiny, red, sit-on lawnmower. When Nancy spies her Christmas present from her husband sitting on the lawn, she realises the jewellery she thought was for her must be sitting on someone else. Her best friend Carmen isn't surprised (she never liked Jonathan) and persuades Nancy to leave Edinburgh and come and stay in her luxury London flat - far too vast for Carmen since her husband, millionaire rock star Spike Todd, died. Soon Nancy's met gorgeous Connor O'Shea, who lives next door, and his daughter Mia is matchmaking - not least because she'd like to see the back of Connor's current pushy girlfriend. Meanwhile Carmen, who's always been certain she doesn't want another man in her life, feels a spark when a handsome charity worker called Joe calls round. But Joe's not quite all he seems...

Reviews

'Bursting with humour, brimming with intrigue and full of characters you'll adore - we can't think of a better literary remedy' ***** Heat 'To read it is to devour it'
Company

'A warm, witty and romantic read that you won't be able to put down'
Daily Mail

'Slick, sexy, funny'
Daily Telegraph

'Mansell's fiction is a happy leap away from the troubles of today'
Sunday Express

'Jill Mansell is in a different league'
Sun

About the Author

Jill Mansell

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

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

4th September 2006

Author

Jill Mansell

More books by Jill Mansell
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

authorpages.hoddersystems.c...

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Headline Book Publishing Ltd

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780755332502

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

Hooked on books? Give Lovereading a go - for the chance to discover brilliant books, and to see why our members love it so.

Claire Hill

I love the honest opinions, recommendations for every genre and every reader, wish lists and Like for Like.

Amrita Dasgupta

Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.

Iris Clements

It's information about new books so, for a book lover like me, what's not to like!

Joan Hill

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

I love the 'like for like' author recommendations, it's like an old friend whispering in your ear.

Emma Caddick

Lovereading has all the new books and also suggestions for 'similar' authors whilst waiting for your favourites new books.

Carol Peace

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools