If only Essie hadn’t written that letter – the one that went viral…
The feel-good new novel from Jill Mansell, the bestselling author of MEET ME AT BEACHCOMBER BAY. Not to be missed by fans of Katie Fforde and Lucy Diamond.
On the one hand, if Essie hadn’t written that letter – the one that only her best friend was meant to see – then she’d still be living like an actual proper grown-up, tucked up with Paul in his picture-perfect cottage, maybe even planning their wedding…
On the other hand (if her true feelings hadn’t accidentally taken the internet by storm, that is) she wouldn’t have moved into the attic flat on the square. She would never have met Conor. Or got to know Lucas…
And she wouldn’t have found herself falling in love with someone she really, really shouldn’t fall in love with…
I knew from the opening page I was going to love this book and I wasn’t wrong.
As soon as we meet Zillah, I couldn’t wait to find out more about her. I think she could teach us many a thing in life. I like how she believes in people and takes risks. For a woman in her eighties, she certainly lives life to the fullest and I thought she was the most fabulous of characters. Certainly one I will remember very fondly.
Essie is the main character who due to a bit of bad luck finds herself jobless and boyfriendless. Her luck changes for the better though when she meets Zillah who takes her under her wing and offers her a roof over her head. The house and the square that they live on sounded so idyllic and I could easily visualise it in my head.
There are quite a few characters that stand out for different reasons. They all bring something to this wonderful story and it really makes for a feel good read.
This Could Change Everything is a life changing read. I would like to think from this wonderful story that it will make people sit back and think and maybe change their life for the better. It oozes positivity and charm and makes you want to give people a chance in life. Loved it. A heart warming and engaging read that fans of this genre will adore.
My thanks to Anne Cater and the publisher for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
This Could Change Everything is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).
Jill Mansell is the author of over twenty Sunday Times bestsellers including THE ONE YOU REALLY WANT, TO THE MOON AND BACK, YOU AND ME, ALWAYS and MEET ME AT BEACHCOMBER BAY. TAKE A CHANCE ON ME won the RNA’s Romantic Comedy Prize, and in 2015 the RNA presented Jill with an outstanding achievement award.
Jill’s personal favourite amongst her novels is THREE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT YOU, which is about cystic fibrosis and organ donation; to her great delight, many people have joined the organ donor register as a direct result of reading this novel.
Jill started writing fiction while working in the NHS, after she read a magazine article that inspired her to join a local creative writing class. Her first book was published in 1991 and she is now a full-time novelist. She is one of the few who still write their books by hand, like a leftover from the dark ages. She lives in Bristol with her family.
Jill keeps in touch with her readers on Twitter – @JillMansell – and Facebook – /OfficialJillMansell. You can also visit her website http://www.jillmansell.co.uk/.