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As if Lottie doesn't have enough to contend with in her own life, she tries to keep her ex-husband faithful to his current girlfriend whom the kids adore. To prove her success, the writer has had over ten million copies of her books sold worldwide. Meanwhile Ellie's bubbly neighbour, Roo, is seeing someone she shouldn't, and Ellie is thinking about dating someone she knows Jamie would approve of. spent eight weeks in The Sunday Times hardback bestseller list in 2009 and. (MH), Due to a snowstorm and a broken down car, Nadia Kinsella unexpectedly finds herself spending the night in a Cotswold pub where she meets the handsome Jay. Not to be missed by readers of Marian Keyes and Cathy Kelly. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/.../Emotional-ties-author-Jill-Mansell.html It’s funny to read my diaries from when I was about 11. This story threw up plenty of unexpected situations, so I couldn't wait to keep reading. But the first man she thinks is showing interest in her actually accuses her of shoplifting. (LF), After an embarrassing incident at a party, Maddy meets a new guy and really likes him. I’ve always written with pens, but this one is my nicest. People say that my dad was an extrovert and the party started when he entered the room. Just before my stepfather John passed away, he remembered that there was a suitcase of photographs under his bed, including this one of my parents on their wedding day. We dress him up for special occasions – he’s become a part of the family and he makes me smile.

There's Riley, the attractive beach bum who appears to have no prospects and is living with his successful author aunt and last but not least, Josh's divorced grandparents who are still quite fond of one another.

My father Nigel was a photographer, but he died when I was a toddler. Jill Mansell has once again written an enjoyable chick lit novel with a lovely heroine at its centre. Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order, Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on. But the truth is that Greg has just walked out on his wife Chloe when she revealed she was pregnant. But although Lola still has strong feelings for him, he finally discovers that she was paid off to dump him. Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at. (JC), This is an amusing and heartwarming story about a young man named Josh who returns to Cornwall to help his grandmother run the family business. I really liked all of the characters in this story. An easy-reading story filled with engaging characters including Lou's US-based soapie actress mum Kaye, who is run out of Hollywood after an unfortunate incident with a pampered pooch, and town gossip Stella who is bitter about her husband Fergus moving on. And it seems that just about everyone else in the household has a secret too. One of my New Year’s resolutions was ‘to keep up my writing and try not to be so ambitious’. Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection. Lola has no intention of accepting when her boyfriend Dougie's snobbish mother offers her £10,000 to break up with him. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google. This warm and uplifting story cleverly weaves in a number of small events and meetings that change the courses of people's lives. Jill Mansell is one of those authors you never have to take a chance on. Read it for the great characters, including the feisty heroine and her neighbours Sally - an immaculately dressed but sloppy flatmate who is also Doug's sister - and Gabe, possibly the world's most useless (but kind-hearted) paparazzo. I sit and look out of the window and can’t believe how lucky I am to have written a book that helped me buy something so beautiful. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll never want the story to end. A year later, Nadia bumps into Jay again, and it is clear the sparks are still there.

When Lily starts seeing more of Eddie, her long-time friend Dan is rather put out. In it, her mum talks about her one true love, Declan, so Lily is keen to track him down. 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 marvelling at how many other writers have blogs. Number one best-selling author Jill Mansell talks with sensitivity and optimism about love, loss and new beginnings in To the Moon and Back. All it takes is one email to end her relationship, get her kicked out of her apartment, and just about ruin her life. Millie, with her roller-skating gorilla suit and fake accents, is one of those characters you want to just keep reading about. They encourage me to keep up my standards. Tilly Cole comes home to find her boyfriend has packed up his stuff and left. The secondary characters breathe glorious life into the story in their own right. This was a great book, with plenty of humour and emotion and an unexpected ending. She's self-sufficient and doesn't need a man to fulfill her life. Essentially these are three independent storylines but Mansell eventually brings them together after a dramatic twist. With its gentle romances and endearing characters, it's one to read when you are looking for something to cheer you up. I commissioned the artist Rose Popay to paint this scene of me writing a book by hand and my daughter Lydia typing up my notes. Collection available in most shops. Will they give in to their attractions? Gina Holland's nest is empty after her daughter Jem heads off to university. (SN). Despite having to keep up with the ruse, Lainey can't help but fall for Richard's grandson, Seth. (MH), Tessa Duval is a strong and independent struggling artist. When Ellie Kendall tragically loses her husband, she feels her life is over. I always think the better the notebook, the better my next book will be.

I use a new Christian Lacroix notebook to write down all my ideas for each book – any old notebook just won’t do.

Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. I highly recommend this book if you like stories that feature characters who surprise you with their actions. Jill Mansell lives with her partner and children in Bristol, and writes full time. Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?

Right: This big bear, only just a bit shorter than me, lives in our fireplace.

I just kept turning pages in anticipation of how they would eventually get together. No big city noise or smog polluting the air or the ears here. She is returning now because her father has died and it seems that even though she never got on with him or her stepmother, she has inherited their house. My stepfather – and my dad since I was two – gave me this gold-plated fountain pen six or seven years ago. It features a strong supporting cast including rap star Enjay and clothing store owner Harry, whose unlikely friendship provides a funny side story. Will their friendship resist all the tricky situations? And her sister Abbie makes a shocking discovery when she delves around in husband Tom's sock drawer - one that leaves her very much on the outer in her own home. Published: 00:02 GMT, 14 January 2018 | Updated: 00:02 GMT, 14 January 2018. When her brother crashes overnight at their place, things go awry and the email is sent to all. Tilly fits right into her new role as a Girl Friday for divorced father Max and his teenage daughter Louisa. The comments below have not been moderated. Especially after her husband's mistress, Mel, showed up in town. If only she was around in the days of blogs! Essie's life as she knows it ends, and she has to start over, working at a pub and living upstairs from an eccentric elderly lady called Zillah.

Dragged along to a high society party, she meets bad boy, hotel owner Ross Monahan. Mansell introduces some loveable characters with depth and reality. If this item isn't available to be reserved nearby. Winner Romantic Novelists' Association’s Romantic Comedy Prize 2011 (Take A Chance On Me) Shortlist Romantic Novelists' Association's Contemporary Romantic Novel award 2012 (To The Moon And Back). The characters do meet unknowingly beforehand and for me this seemed too coincidental. Then she discovers a secret that makes her think again.

There's Sophie's impetuous friend, Tula, who finds herself unemployed and moving to Cornwall after she gets busted calling off sick when she wasn't. Lydia keeps me in check if I put old lady things in the mouths of young characters! When I come to the end of nine or ten pages, I change to another colour. She can't get him out of her mind, but at the same time something seems to be holding him back.

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