Review | Meet Me At Beachcomber Bay - Jill Mansell

Title | Meet Me At Beachcomber Bay

Author | Jill Mansell 

Publisher | Headline

Release Date | 12th January 2017

Pages | 412 Pages

Source | Review Paperback Copy 

My Rating | 5/5 

MEET ME AT BEACHCOMBER BAY is a romantic, funny and unputdownable new novel about love and friendship from Jill Mansell, bestselling author of THE ONE YOU REALLY WANT and YOU AND ME, ALWAYS - 'A glorious, heartwarming romantic read' Woman & Home. Perfect for anyone who loves Lucy Diamond, Milly Johnson and Katie Fforde.
Love is in the air in St Carys, but you'd never know it - the people of this seaside town are very good at keeping secrets...
The man Clemency loves belongs to someone else. She has to hide her true feelings - but when she ropes in an unsuspecting friend to help, wires start to get crossed.
For the first time in Ronan's life his charm has failed him in winning over the woman he wants. Loving her from afar appears to be his only option.
Belle seems to have the perfect boyfriend, but something isn't quite right. And now a long-buried secret is slowly rising to the surface.
The truth has a funny way of revealing itself, and when it does St Carys will be a very different place indeed...

I devoured Meet Me At Beachcomber Bay in 4 sittings - simply because I could not put it down. Having never read a book by Jill before I was utterly ashamed of myself for having never given this author my time and attention. Please accept my apologies and know that I will make it my mission to read more of your work this year.

Meet Me At Beachcomber Bay swept me away from the very first page to the magical land of Cornwall. I was very pleased to read the mentioning of Newquay in it as it is one of my favourite places in the UK. I became instantly fond of the characters, each one had a tenderness that just made you sit up, take notice and care. Well, I say all the characters - there was one that really did my nut in and I'm just glad he got his marching orders.

A story of love, friendship, loss, heartbreak, all embraced with healing from illness, adoption & post-adoption, new life + new beginnings, it is hard to not fall in love with this story.

I laughed, I cried, my heart skipped a beat, and ... I think literally every emotion you can have I had whilst reading this book making it one of the (if not THE) most emotive storyline I've ever read. I wish I could go back and visit them all, share an ice-cream or two and just catch up with them. The characters feel like old friends now and that is down to Jill Mansell's sheer pure talent with writing.

The plot was so jam packed with terrific twists and turns, it had me guessing every step of the way. From an unexpected arrival, to an adoptive child being torn over his parents, not to mention the brilliant inclusion of a same sex relationship.

Meet Me At Beachcomber Bay has been a terrific start to 2017 for me, and I urge you all to read it. You will not be disappointed. I have been recommending it so many people whom I know would thoroughly enjoy this. 

It's out the 12th January in Hardback -grab your copy here!  

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