Maybe This Time by Jill Mansell @JillMansell @headlinepg

Book Description:

The uplifting new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of THIS COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING. The perfect read for fans of Lucy Diamond and Katie Fforde.

Mimi isn’t looking for love when she spends a weekend in Goosebrook, the Cotswolds village her dad has moved to. And her first encounter with Cal, who lives there too, is nothing like a scene in a romantic movie – although she can’t help noticing how charismatic he is. But Cal’s in no position to be any more than a friend, and Mimi heads back to her busy London life.

When they meet again four years later, it’s still not to be. Cal is focusing on his family, and Mimi on her career. Then Cal dives into a potentially perfect new romance whilst Mimi’s busy fixing other people’s relationships.

It seems as if something, or someone else, always gets in their way. Will it ever be the right time for both of them?

My Thoughts:

Goosebrook is one of those idyllic little villages that you instantly fall in love with. I could just envision the local pub, the cottages and all the people that live there. There’s no wonder that Mimi keeps being drawn back there. Though to be fair that might be more to do with the actual people rather than just the place itself.

There are lots of wonderful characters in this book. From Mimi, to Cal and his daughter Cora, to Marcus and to Mimi’s new friend Lois. I loved them all. They all had an impact on me whilst reading the story and I fell in love with them just as much as I did the little village.

The story has a bit of everything, dealing with a range of topics. I don’t want to say to much without giving spoilers, but it was definitely a roller coaster of emotions.

Maybe This Time was such an entertaining and enthralling read. At times it was fun, sometimes sad and other times it just left me gushing at what a truly fabulous read this was. One of those stories that leaves you on a high and ready to take on the world. Loved it!

Many thanks to Anne Cater and Headline Books for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Maybe This Time 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 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 field of Clinical Neurophysiology in the NHS, but now writes full time. She lives in Bristol with her family.

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