Saturday, October 23, 2010

Take A Chance On Me by Jill Mansell

Take A Chance On Me
By Jill Mansell

About the Author:
Jill Mansell lives with her partner and children in Bristol, and writes full time. Actually that’s not true; she watches TV, eats fruit gums, admires the rugby players training in the sports field behind her house, and spends hours on the internet marvelling at how many other writers have blogs. Only when she’s completely run out of displacement activities does she write.

About the Book:
Cleo Quinn doesn't have the greatest track record when it comes to men, but now Will's come along she has every reason to be optimistic. Handsome, attentive and an absolute gentleman when it comes to her questionable cooking skills, he

could be her Mr Right. Things are definitely looking up for Cleo... apart from one small problem with a rather large ego. Johnny LaVenture, sculptor extraordinaire and her personal childhood nemesis, is back in Channing's Hill and tormenting her as if he'd never been away.

Meanwhile Cleo's sister Abbie has a problem of her own - husband Tom has become distant and withdrawn, and she's determined to find out why. But will the shocking truth mean the end of their idyllically happy marriage?

The sisters are about to discover that the past can come back to haunt you, and that love can flourish in the unlikeliest of places...

My Thoughts:
This author has the most unique style, enjoyable humor, and quirky stories. I love all of her characters. As in her other books you'll find that, not only are Cleo and Johnny, the heroine and hero of 'Take A Chance On Me' stars, but the numerous support characters could have a lead role in a book of their own. Each one is cast perfectly and enhances rather than clutters up the story. You won't be disappoint in this read. It's a fun, romantic get-away.


  1. Sounds perfect for an autumn evening as the weather closes in. Thanks.

  2. Hi Lynda, Great site, I am a new follower from book blogs. I was interested to see that you were going to start hosting, do you know when that will be and what days. I would love to participate. Thanks, I really enjoy your style of writing.

  3. Hi Lynda, and thanks a million for the wonderful review - I'm so thrilled you enjoy my style of writing. I love my characters and it's wonderful when other people love them too!
    Jill xx