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Summary

From the queen of feelgood fiction, an uplifting new novel of friendship, families and finding love....

Amber, Lachlan and Raffaele met as teenagers in the Cornish seaside home of kind-hearted foster parents. Years on, the bond between them is unbreakable

But Amber has a secret. She's in love with Lachlan. She can't tell him, because that would never work—he's definitely not 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 has found new love. Younger, charming and beautiful, Olga seems perfect. But is she? Or will she break Teddy's fragile heart?

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

Gloriously romantic and completely life-affirming, Jill Mansell's wonderful new novel set in sunny Cornwall will make you believe in love again.

©2022 Jill Mansell (P)2022 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Critic reviews

"Reading Jill is always such a joy." (Veronica Henry)

"One of my favourite authors." (Katie Fforde) 

"I love this book so much...like a wonderful, warm, writing hug." (Joanna Cannon) 

"What a gorgeous book! Jill has a great gift for characterisation—nuanced, interesting, believable people but created with a charming lightness of touch. Thanks to Jill's warmth, wisdom and emotional intelligence, this book was a huge pleasure to read." (Marian Keyes)

"A sparkling, joyful read! Jill's books always keep you guessing to the very end." (Phillipa Ashley) 

"A good story like this needs a quiet afternoon, a sofa and a warm blanket. Moving and heartfelt! Enjoy." (Fern Britton) 

"With wonderful characters, this will warm you on a January day." (Prima)

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Bad editing, story ruined!

I was thoroughly enjoying this story until I heard chapter 35 during Chapter 23/24, so I knew the end of the story mid way through. Very disappointed.

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Bad editing by otherwise a great story

Jill Mansell in her usual great form, and thoroughly enjoyed the story as much as expected. Sadly a glitch with chapter 35 appearing instead of 25 gave away part of the plot early and was a bit confusing. Was otherwise well read and fortunately I had bought the audible book as an add on to the kindle book, so was able to read chapter 25.

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Recommend this

I’ve just listened to the audio book which was very enjoyable. The story was, as with all Jill Mansell books, very entertaining with multiple characters and their lives and loves intertwined into a great read - or listen - as in this case. The experience was enhanced by the narrator who did a brilliant job with various accents, genders and even stuttering. I know I’d have loved the book too but Katherine Press really brought the story to life.

I should add that the editing error described by other reviewers has been sorted.

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Wonderful as always

I've loved everyone of Jill Mansell's books, and this was just as brilliant as the others have been. Wonderful characters and a lovely, happy story.
Fabulous narration by Katherine Press.

I'd had this on pre-order, so it downloaded as soon as it was released, however I had been finishing another audio book and didn't listen to it before reviews started about the editing error. By selecting 'Remove from Device' and then downloading again, I was able to access the corrected version, not the faulty. So I would recommend this for anyone else who has the same problem.

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Loved it :)

Perfect chick lit, really enjoyed everything about it. Jill Mansell never fails to deliver a well written, engaging story.

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Thoroughly enjoyable

A lovely, warm story. I enjoyed all the characters and their development, the only one that needed more time was Teddy but it's forgivable.

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Mixed-up chapter failure!

Poor editing ruins the story here! Major spoilers as they mix up chapters in an otherwise lovely story. Chapter 24 is obviously supposed to come later as it comes with a major spoiler! Was very confused until I played on and got the earlier part of the story too late.

What a shame as Jill Mansel is a staple rom com storyteller and a joy to listen to normally. Please fix for future listeners, audible!

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Irritating spoiler error by publishers

Whilst a little predictable I very much enjoyed this book, a lighthearted listen.
BUT be aware that at 17 minutes and 20 seconds into chapter 24 it announces chapter 35 and the remaining seven odd minutes are indeed the beginning of that chapter. Which contains a huge spoiler. Very confusing until I worked it out, and disappointing then as it ruined that part of the story. So, make sure that when you get to that point, you skip to chapter 25 and don’t listen to it!

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Chapters in wrong order

Very disappointed Audible!!!! Book spoiled by chapters in wrong order. I though I was going mad until I read another reviewers comments

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what a lovely story

loved it! lots of stories to follow and some feel good/heart squeezing moments 🥰 deffo recommended!