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#Kiss by Jill Mansell–Review-4 Stars–#NetGalley

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Izzy was a 36-year-old single mom with a dream of becoming a famous singer. Although Izzy loved her daughter, she wasn’t a good role model for her. Izzy didn’t concern herself about that, however.  In fact, Izzy didn’t worry about much of anything. She depended on her meager barmaid salary as well as an occasional singing opportunity, to provide for Kat, and herself.  Kat was more of a mother than Izzy was. She cooked and cleaned, and made excuses to her mother’s boyfriends for Izzy’s absence. Izzy had a good relationship with her daughter until she publically shamed Kat. After being humiliated, Kat distanced herself from her mother. That eventually changed, but not before they both suffered a great deal.

I didn’t care for the unsavory characters in this book who cheated on their spouses or took pleasure in meaningless relationships. Although I didn’t become invested in the characters, their quirky and sometimes silly behavior was quite entertaining. If you enjoy a light romance with lots of drama, Kiss maybe the book for you.

Kiss is a humorous, drama-filled romantic tale. This book was not one of my favorites by Jill Mansell, but was enjoyable and entertaining just the same.

Thank you, Sourcebooks-Landmark and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~4 out of 5 stars~

 

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Bio (from author’s page on Amazon)

Hi, I’m Jill Mansell and I live in Bristol in the UK with my family. I worked for many years in a neurological hospital but for the last two decades have been a full time novelist of happy, sad, funny, feel-good fiction. Sales of my books around the world now total nine million and I’ve only just realised as I’m typing this now that over the years I must have made an awful lot of people laugh and cry. Sorry!

 

#Maybe This Time by Jill Mansell–Review–4 stars–#NetGalley

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Mimi left London to visit her dad. He resided in a small rural English town called Goosebrook. Along the way, Mimi spotted a man wrestling with a sheep. After confronting the man, it became evident that she had misread the situation completely. Cal, however, was sweet to Mimi and eased her embarrassment. Mimi’s mind began to fill with romantic fantasies about Cal until he informed her that he was happily married. Even though Cal’s news crushed Mimi’s spirits, she didn’t allow it to affect their friendship. She also developed a closeness to Cal’s daughter and wife. 

When tragedy struck the small town of Goosebrook, neighbors banned together or disappeared into their own private worlds. Mimi returned to her life in London. And, even though Cal never expressed romantic feelings for Mimi, she obsessed about him anyway. Years later, Mimi traveled back to Goosebrook. And, as expected, people’s lives had changed, including Cal’s. 

Although this book has a thread of sadness running through it, it also has a hefty dose of humor. Most of the characters in this book are likable. Although I didn’t become emotionally invested in any particular character, the story itself was an enjoyable read; captivating and entertaining. Jill Mansell knows how to spin a tale.  

Thank you, Sourcebooks-Landmark and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~4 out of 5 stars~

 

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#Fast Friends by Jill Mansell–Review–4 Stars–#NetGalley

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Fast Friends is a captivating tale about three English women who find each other after being separated for over a decade. It had been fifteen years since the girls were in college together and their lives had drastically changed. Loulou owned a bar and had been married and divorced twice,  Ros was a famous TV star, and Camilla was married with two children.  Although  all three friends were quite wealthy, none of them were truly happy. And by the time they did find their HEA, they were bruised, scarred and humbled. 

Fast Friends is crafted with raw emotion, character growth, and over-the-top drama. Betrayal, jealousy, and infidelity, are the main evils that drive this story. Relationships can be messy and often trigger insecurities and hurtful behavior. But, marriage, partners, and love are treasures worth fighting for. Although Fast Friends is not my favorite book by Jill Mansell, it’s still a compelling and entertaining read.

Thank you, Sourcebooks- Landmark and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~4 out of 5 stars~

 

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Bio (from author’s page on Amazon)

Hi, I’m Jill Mansell and I live in Bristol in the UK with my family. I worked for many years in a neurological hospital but for the last two decades have been a full time novelist of happy, sad, funny, feel-good fiction. Sales of my books around the world now total nine million and I’ve only just realised as I’m typing this now that over the years I must have made an awful lot of people laugh and cry. Sorry!

Today’s New Releases #This Could Change Everything # The Lost Family

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Two Compelling Books Released Today:

 

This Could Change Everything by Jill Mansell—5 stars

The Lost Family by Jenna Blum—4 Stars

 

In Case You Missed My Reviews, Here Are The Links:

This Could Change Everything by Jill Mansell—5 stars

https://write-escape.com/2018/05/20/this-could-change-everything-by-jill-mansell-review-5-stars

 

The Lost Family by Jenna Blum—4 stars

https://write-escape.com/2018/05/26/the-lost-family-by-jenna-blum-4-stars-edelweiss-harper-collins-pub

This Could Change Everything by Jill Mansell–Review-5 Stars

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Don’t Miss This Fabulous Women’s Fiction Novel by Jill Mansell, This Could Change Everything. Coming 6/5/18!

 

I have read several books by Jill Mansell and have never been disappointed. Her latest book, This Could Change Everything, is no exception. I absolutely loved it; the characters, the plot, the humor. The characters are lifelike, and crafted with, quirky personalities, raw emotion and witty dialogue. 

My two favorite characters are Zillah and Essie. Zillah is an eccentric and warmhearted senior, and Essie, a witty and thoughtful woman who is renting an apartment from Zillah.

Essie writes a letter, which is meant for her best friend, Scarlett’s eyes only. Essie wrote about her life, her boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s mother. She never expected the letter to go viral, but it did. So within twenty-four hours, Essie’s world collapsed. She was dumped by her boyfriend and became homeless, jobless, and lonely. Essie thought her life was ruined, but in reality, it was just about to begin.

Flamboyant eighty-three-year old, Zillah, has a good heart. She enjoys helping people and making their wishes come true. She wasn’t always like this, though, and the guilt for past deeds, weighed heavily on her. Zillah tried to cover the pain with loving actions, but the ache of regret, was always there, just under the surface. 

Although this book is a light, entertaining read, it has depth. It covers thought-provoking subjects, such as betrayal, alcoholism, survivor’s guilt, and regret. The book is not depressing, however, it’s heartwarming, touching and sprinkled with lots of humor. I finished the book in one day, because I didn’t want to put it down. I loved every page. If you’re looking to find a well-written, and enjoyable, romantic read, look no further. Highly recommended.

Thank you, Sourcebooks-Landmark and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover  

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Bio (from author’s page on Amazon)

Hi, I’m Jill Mansell and I live in Bristol in the UK with my family. I worked for many years in a neurological hospital but for the last two decades have been a full time novelist of happy, sad, funny, feel-good fiction. Sales of my books around the world now total nine million and I’ve only just realised as I’m typing this now that over the years I must have made an awful lot of people laugh and cry. Sorry!

 

 

5-star Lit Fic & Romance WrapUp/ July/Aug/Sept 2017 –Book Reviews

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Best Lit Fic and Romance for July/Aug/Sept 2017

 

In Case You Missed These Fabulous 5-Star New Releases-Here Are The Links:

 

Released-9/26/17— Second Chance Girl by Susan Mallery-5 stars ( Romance)
https://write-escape.com/2017/09/11/second-chance-girl-by-susan-mallery-book-review

Released-9/05/17— The Summer That Made Us by Robyn Carr- 5 stars (lit Fic)
https://write-escape.com/2017/09/02/the-summer-that-made-us-by-robyn-carr-an-unforgettable-5-star-novel-book-review

Released-9/5/17— Head Over Heels by Jill Mansell -5 stars (Romance)
https://write-escape.com/2017/09/02/head-over-heels-by-jill-mansell-5-stars-book-review

Released-8/30/17— The Way We Were by Sinead Moriarty-5 stars (lit Fic)
https://write-escape.com/2017/08/30/released-today-the-way-we-were-by-sinead-moriarty-5-shining-stars

Released-8/22/17— Before I Knew by Jamie Beck -5 stars (lit Fic)
https://write-escape.com/2017/08/10/before-i-knew-by-jamie-beck-review

Released-7/25/17—The Good Mother by Sinead Moriarty- 5 stars (Lit Fic)
https://write-escape.com/2017/07/17/the-good-mother-by-sinead-moriarty

Released-7/18/17—The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse- 5 stars (lit fic)
https://write-escape.com/2017/07/12/the-art-of-hiding-by-amanda-prowse

Released-7/11/17—Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery- 5 stars (lit fic)
https://write-escape.com/2017/07/08/17/secrets-of-the-tulip-sisters-by-susan-mallery/

Released-7/4/17— Everything We left Behind by Kerry Lonsdale- 5 stars (lit fic)
https://write-escape.com/2017/06/29/everything-we-left-behind-by-kerry-lonsdale/

 

 

9/5/17-Today’s New 5-Star-Book Releases-The Summer That Made Us & Head Over Heels

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Don’t Miss Checking Out the Two Fab (5 Star) Books That Released Today!

I Loved Them Both & Highly Recommend Picking Up The Two of Them.

 

In Case You Missed, My Reviews On These Two Outstanding New Releases, Here Are The Links:

 

The Summer That Made Us by Robyn Carr-5 stars (Lit Fic)
https://write-escape.com/2017/09/02/the-summer-that-made-us-by-robyn-carr-an-unforgettable-5-star-novel-book-review

 

Head Over Heels by Jill Mansell-5 stars (Cont.Romance)
https://write-escape.com/2017/09/02/head-over-heels-by-jill-mansell-5-stars-book-review