Monday, 12 February 2018

Review | This Could Change Everything ~ Jill Mansell

This Could Change Everything
Jill Mansell
Headline Review
January 2018
Rating 5/5

Hardback | Kindle

If only Essie hadn't written that letter - the one that went viral...
THIS COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING is the feel-good new novel from Jill Mansell, the bestselling author of MEET ME AT BEACHCOMBER BAY. Not to be missed by fans of Katie Fforde and Lucy Diamond.
On the one hand, if Essie hadn't written that letter - the one that only her best friend was meant to see - then she'd still be living like an actual proper grown-up, tucked up with Paul in his picture-perfect cottage, maybe even planning their wedding...
On the other hand (if her true feelings hadn't accidentally taken the internet by storm, that is) she wouldn't have moved into the attic flat on the square. She would never have met Conor. Or got to know Lucas...
And she wouldn't have found herself falling in love with someone she really, really shouldn't fall in love with...

I absolutely adore reading a Jill Mansell novel and with every new one I indulge in, I gain a new favourite as Jill's writing never fails to captivate me and her stories are always fresh.

This Could Change Everything is no exception and as with most of Jill's books, she expertly takes a handful of characters and entwines their worlds, bringing the characters and their stories together.

In This Could Change Everything the main characters are Essie, Zillah and Conor -

Essie and her best friend think its a fun idea to send each other a round robin - a letter for no-one else to see, giving an account of their year and their thoughts and opinions.
What Essie doesn't plan on is for the round robin to be sent to everyone on her email contact list. 

Zillah is a wonder and such a vibrant character. Having lived a full life, and still going, she's seen most things and with money in the bank, Zillah loves nothing more than granting wishes and making people smile.

And Conor, well his life turned around from his role as a solictor when his heart was touched by a dying patient. Pursuing his love of gardening and photography he completely turned his life around for the better.

When Essie meets Zillah and Conor she embarks on a new chapter in her life and sees things with a new perspective. The sub characters in Lucas and Scarlett kept each chapter fresh and exciting as the three main characters face their own challenges - Essie losing her boyfriend, job and home, Zillah having a fall and Conor thinking he had what he wanted in a girlfriend.

This Could Change Everything is an uplifting and heart warming novel, full of love and friendship. It gives an insight to what happens when things doesn't go as planned - everything happens for a reason, after all.

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