Tag Archive | Jill Mansell

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

 

Head Over Heels by Jill Mansell-5 Stars–Book Review

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Don’t Miss Jill Mansell’s Newest Release, Coming 9/5/17. I loved it!

 

Head Over Heels is a fun and light romance. I love reading Jill Mansell’s books because she makes me laugh and always writes a captivating story. This book takes place in Upper Sisley, an elite neighborhood in England, where the famous actor, Toby Gillespie, just bought a home.

Jessie Roscoe, the village’s interior decorator, has lived in Upper Sisley for years. So when her new neighbor called requesting decorating expertise, she was not surprised. That was, however, until she recognized the caller’s voice. She knew it was Toby Gillespie immediately, not only because he was a famous actor, but because she has loved him, from afar, for twenty years. Jessie never thought the day would come where she would see Toby Gillespie, face to face, again. She should have told him, about Oliver, years ago, but, the right moment just never seemed to come, and now, it was too late. Toby Gillespie was about to get the surprise of his life, and he was going to be furious about it.

Jessie Roscoe wasn’t the only person hiding something though. There were many residents in the Upper Sisley Village with shameful, buried secrets. And some were carrying on as if they were above discovery and consequences. Little did they know, though, that the comeuppance day for Upper Sisley Village was about to arrive.

Head Over Heels is a well-written book with colorful characters, witty dialogue and cleverly crafted surprises. I have read several of Jill Mansell’s books and have never been disappointed. If you have not discovered Jill Mansell yet, you are in for a treat. She’s one of my favorite authors.

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

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Best Lit Fic & Romance New Releases for Jan Feb March 2017

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5 star Lit Fic & Romance New Releases for Jan Feb March 2017

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Released 3/21/17- Wish Me Home by Kay Bratt
https://write-escape.com/2017/03/21/wish-me-home-by-kay-bratt/

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Released 3/21/17- The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse
https://write-escape.com/2017/04/06/the-idea-of-you-by-amanda-prowse/

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Released 3/14/17- Meant To Be by Maggie McGinnis
https://write-escape.com/2017/03/14/meant-to-be-by-maggie-mcginnis/

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Released 2/28/17 A Million Little Things by Susan Mallery
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/28/a-million-little-thingsby-susan-mallery/

Unexpectantly hers. copy.jpgReleased 2/21/17 Unexpectedly Hers by Jamie Beck
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/21/unexpectedly-hers-by-jamie-beck/

One more kiss copy Released 2/07/17 One More Kiss by Samantha Chase
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/07/one-more-kiss-by-samantha-chase-5-stars/

My not so perfect life. copyReleased 2/07/17 My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/07/my-not-so-perfect-life-by-sophie-kinsella-5-stars/

The Happiness In Between. copyReleased 1/31/17 The Happiness In-between by Grace Greene
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/12/the-happiness-in-between-by-grace-greene/

Everything you want copyReleased 1/03/17 Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia
https://write-escape.com/2017/01/03/everything-you-want-me-to-be-by-mindy-mejia-5-stars/

The Barefoot Summer.. copyReleased 1/03/17 The Barefoot Summer by Carolyn Brown
https://write-escape.com/2017/01/03/the-barefoot-summer-by-carolyn-brown5-stars/

Solo copyReleased 1/01/17 Solo by Jill Mansell
https://write-escape.com/2017/01/01/solo-by-jill-mansell-5-stars/

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Meet Me At Beachcomber Bay by Jill Mansell

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Another Winning Story by Jill Mansell, Coming 5/2/17!

 

Meet Me At Beachcomber Bay is a delightful, entertaining light read.
Clemency would remember forever, the day she met Sam. He sat next to her on the plane and flirted with her during her entire flight. When she left the plane that day, she felt giddy with happiness over the special connection she’d made with Sam. Clemency had hoped that Sam would want to continue their relationship once they were off the plane. She was wrong.

Clemency’s heart broke for the second time three years later, when her stepsister, Belle, showed up with Sam. Belle was delighted to know that her stepsister was jealous of her. How could she not be? Belle was with Sam; the same man Clemency had fallen in love with while on the plane. Clemency, however, could only take so much smugness from her stepsister before she decided to retaliate. Clemency cornered Ronan, a man whom Belle had desired for years, and asked him to be her pretend boyfriend. Ronan was more than happy to oblige. He played his new role, like a star.

There are several layers and surprises in this book, and as each sub-story unfolds, the reader is brought deeper into the lives of the characters. I especially liked Clemency, Ronan, and Sam. Meet Me At Beachcomber Bay is a well-written, easy to read book, with lots of emotion, depth, and meaning.

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

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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*Solo* by Jill Mansell-5-Stars

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Jill Mansell’s Newest Release!

Solo is a story about painful consequences, unrequited love, betrayal, and adultery. This book deviates from Jill Mansell’s usual light and witty chick-lit novels. Although the subject matter is dark and distressing, the author’s talent for writing witty dialogue and funny circumstances substantially lightens up this story.

Tessa’s life had turned upside-down since her one-night stand with Ross Monahan. She knew it had been a mistake. Ross was a notorious womanizer and now; unfortunately, she was pregnant by him. Ross; however, after discovering that Tessa was carrying his child, told her that he was a changed man and wanted to marry her. He ended a long-standing affair with Antonia, a beautiful but spiteful, selfish married woman. Antonia was not about to accept defeat, though; she would get her revenge. Antonia was committed to using whatever means necessary to destroy Ross’s relationship with Tessa.
Holly, Tessa’s best friend, was eccentric and immature. She also had horrible taste in men. Holly was in love with Max Monahan, Ross’s brother. Max had no romantic interest in Holly. In fact, he found her irritating.

Although the story is not entirely realistic, it’s well-written, heart-wrenching and infuriating. The characters are well-developed and captivating. Their stories come alive, demonstrating for the reader, the painful consequences of poor choices, secrets, lies, and betrayals.

Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy of Solo.

~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

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*Three Amazing Things About You* by Jill Mansell*5-Stars

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Three Amazing Things About You is an emotional story that touches the soul. It’s poignant, pensive, humorous, and unforgettable.

The book begins with Hallie, a kind woman who gives advice on her website called ThreeThingsAboutYou.com. She hopes that she’ll be able to continue posting after her surgery. Within hours, Hallie will be trading in, her set of lungs, severely damaged from Cystic Fibrosis, for a pair of healthy ones. She’s petrified, though, but also thrilled. Hallie is finally going to get her chance to live a normal life. She has secretly desired and loved a man, even though she knew that her longing could never be satisfied. But, what if she was healthy? Could her dream become more than just a fantasy?

Little did Tasha know that the most embarrassing day of her life would also be the most significant. Tasha was mortified. She was up to her shoulder, in gooey public trash, digging for her lost credit card; while teenage boys taunted her, and restaurant patrons looked on. Rory, an innocent bystander, stepped up to Tasha’s rescue, changing his and her life forever.

Lena was livid. How could her grandmother, name, a health care worker, Flo, in her will, as the guardian of Jeremy? To add insult to injury, Flo would get to live, rent free, in her grandmother’s upscale apartment, until Jeremy’s death. Jeremy was a cat for goodness sake! And, Lena needed that apartment for herself. Zander, Lena’s brother, wanted his irritating, demanding sister out of his apartment, but wasn’t about to make trouble for Flo. He liked Flo and was hoping, with any luck, that he might get to know her better.

There are several secondary characters in this book. And, although, it may seem like a lot to keep track of, each character plays a vital role in adding depth and spice to this tale.

This is a story depicting how one charitable act of kindness can affect many lives. And although, the underlying theme is rather sad, this book is anything but. In fact, some parts of it, are downright hysterical. I love how Jill Mansell was able to take two serious subjects, organ transplants, and death, and create a beautiful, touching, and humorous tale. Three Amazing Things About You will bring tears of laughter and sadness to your eyes. The story will also linger in your mind long after you’ve turned the last page. Jill Mansell is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. Truly, don’t pass on this one.

I received this ARC from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover