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Take a Chance on Me by Jill Mansell

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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.

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Take a Chance on Me by Jill Mansell

A sweet and funny novel from the Sunday Times No. 1 bestsellerCleo Quinn doesn't have a great track record when it comes to men, but now Will's come along she's optimistic. Handsome, attentive and an absolute gentleman when it comes to her questionable cooking skills, he could be her Mr Right. Things are definitely looking up for Cleo...apart from one small problem with a rather large ego. Johnny LaVenture, sculptor extraordinaire and her childhood adversary, is back in Channing's Hill and tormenting Cleo as if he'd never been away. But life never goes to plan, does it? Johnny isn't the only one stirring up trouble and, for Cleo's family and friends, all kinds of sparks are starting to fly. If you think you can put the past behind you, think again...


'Although our shelves are groaning with chick-lit, Jill Mansell is in a different league. And you'll fall in love with the characters in this lovely tale'

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

'The perfect pick-me-up. Utter indulgence'
News of the World

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

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Publication date

24th June 2010


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416 pages


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