And Now You’re Back by Jill Mansell

Thank you to Anne of Random Things Tours for the invitation to join the blog tour. Thank you to Headline for a digital review copy via NetGalley to read and review.

Synopsis:

One magical night in Venice, Didi fell in love. But it ended – and he left without even saying goodbye.

Now, thirteen years on, Shay Mason is back.

The old spark is still there, but Didi’s determined to ignore it. As manager of a stunning Cotswolds hotel, she’s happy at last, and soon to be married. Anyway, Shay isn’t staying. He’s made a promise to his father. He’s going to keep it. And then he’ll be gone.

But Shay’s return stirs up long-forgotten emotions, and the scandal that led him to leave raises its head once again. It’s time for buried secrets to come to light. And it seems that this was someone’s intention all along . . .

My thoughts:

Jill Mansell has been one of my favourite authors for a number of years now, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read and review her latest book ahead of the publication day.

This was an enjoyable read, set in the Cotswolds, just up the road from where I live. The main characters are Didi and Shay, who fell in love in Venice as teenagers but were driven apart by an incident, but have now been reunited, a few months before Didi is due to get married.

There is an ensemble cast of characters in this book, so there are many interlinking stories and some of my favourite characters came from the friends and family of Didi and Shay.

The story features love, loss, secrets, kindness, a special tree and an unlikely cupid. I enjoyed reading this uplifting book and I’m happy to recommend it.

Author Bio:

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.

By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum of teenagers. Adopter of dogs.

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