Author: Jill Mansell
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Formats: Trade Paperback $14.00
How I Read It: Trade Paperback Arc from Publisher
Rating: 4 Crowns
When Ginny Holland's daughter heads off to university, Ginny is left with a severe case of empty nest syndrome. To make matters worse, the first gorgeous man she's laid eyes on in years has just accused her of shoplifting. So, in need of a bit of company, Ginny decides to advertise for a lodger, but what she gets is lovelorn Laurel. With Laurel comes her dangerously charming brother, Perry and the offer of a great new job, and things begin looking up...until Ginny realizes that her potential boss is all too familiar. Is it too late for Ginny to set things right after an anything but desirable first impression?
Reading a Jill Mansell book is like meeting up with old friends. You know that atmosphere will be cozy, the kettle will be whistling, and a great plot will unfold.
Highly captivating, Jill Mansell allows the reader to slip into Ginny’s life as she deals with her new phase of life. The characters are well rounded, the plot is well timed, and wit is present.
I have to say that Ginny’s first meeting with Finn was definitely cringe worthy, but it was also one of my favorite parts of the book.
Jill Mansell is the Queen of British Chic Lit.