Should I Tell You by Jill Mansell – Blog Tour

 huge thanks to Anne Cater for organising this tour and to JIll Mansell and Headline for an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis

The most heart-warming novel you’ll read this year … from the Sunday Times bestselling author of AND NOW YOU’RE BACK

Amber, Lachlan and Raffaele met as teenagers in the seaside home of kind-hearted foster parents. Arriving in glorious Cornwall was the best thing that ever happened to them – and now, as adults, their bond is stronger than ever.

But Amber has a secret. She’s in love with Lachlan. She can’t confess her feelings because that would never work. Restless Lachlan dates a lot and definitely isn’t the settling-down type. Surely it’s better to keep him as a friend than to risk losing him for good?

Raffaele has his own dilemma. He had the dream girlfriend in Vee, until it all went horribly wrong . . . and he still can’t understand why. Is Vee hiding something from him?

Now their widowed foster dad Teddy thinks he’s found love again. Younger, charming and strikingly beautiful, is Olga as perfect as she seems? Or will she end up breaking Teddy’s heart?

Against a backdrop of sparkling seas and sunny skies, the unexpected is always just around the corner. Welcome to Lanrock!

My Thoughts

I’ve always loved a Jill Mansell book (even though I have just realized it’s her first appearance on my blog) so I am honoured to be joining the tour for her latest novel, Should I Tell You. 

I just want to live in this novel.  I want to be friends with the characters, I want to live in Lanrock and I want to be part of their happiness and hug them through their sadness and troubles.  I was completely drawn in and smitten by everything about this book.  Despite some emotional parts, it was like a big hug drawing me into its embrace and squeezing me until I felt the warmth.

The setting of Lanrock is vividly described and so picturesque that I was completely there.  I love the coast, and the feel of a small place with some community spirit.  I adored getting lost in Lanrock for a few hours of escapism.

The characters were all so likable and I loved the use of multiple narrators as this gave me a good insight into each character and their motives/thoughts etc.  They were all different and had their own issues to contend with and I enjoyed how Jill wove some sensitive topics into their lives to explore. 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.  Emotional in places, yet heartwarming and cosy, it’s a perfect summer read.    

Author Bio – Jill Mansell

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 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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