January 17, 2017

Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay. Jill Mansell

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Published: Hachette NZ
Date: 10th January  2017
Format: Paperback
Pages: 405
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Source: Hachette NZ
4 stars                      Add to Goodreads
The man Clemency loves belongs to someone else. She has to hide her true feelings - but when she ropes in an unsuspecting friend to help, wires start to get crossed.

For the first time in Ronan's life his charm has failed him in winning over the woman he wants. Loving her from afar appears to be his only option.

Belle seems to have the perfect boyfriend, but something isn't quite right. And now a long-buried secret is slowly rising to the surface.

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Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay - what an entertaining, laugh out loud read. I enjoyed every minute of it. It's light, yet it could be your neighbours next door, facing issues such as the ones the characters in Jill Mansell's latest book have to work through.

I fell in love with the characters, all over again with the lovely Cornwall setting at St Carys. It has a small town story feel to it, but with Jill Mansell's very own voice and way of presenting to readers a story they will enjoy.

There are a variety of characters. Firstly two sisters or rather step-sisters, Clemency and Annabelle. They have had their ups and downs since their parents married when they were teenagers, and they are still sorting out how they see each other. 

Ronan works with Clem, they are amazing friends and co-workers. And when Clem requests Ronan to pretend to be her boyfriend to help her out, he does, leading to all kinds of mix ups. Kate the post office worker who might have an attraction and something more for Ronan has to take a back seat. 

Sam a guy that Annabelle is with, also has links to Clem unknown to Annabelle. They once met on a plane. In fact that scene opens the book, it was a great hook in, and by the time that chapter finished I was in.

In fact there is a host of charming characters and lets just say after some misunderstandings, heart to heart talks and sorting out things all end very satisfactorily. It would make a very relaxing and heartwarming beach or holiday read. A little intrigue, some secrets eventually revealed and long lost relationships restored.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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  1. This sounds like the perfect book to read after a heavy book. Light, funny and full of charming characters.

    1. Exactly Laura and thats how it happened for me, a darker book then this one so perfect juxtapositioning.

  2. Sounds like a winner Kathryn!!! Thanks for sharing

  3. Oh, yes, it sounds like a great beach read...and I love the sound of the setting, too. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This review reminds me of why I've enjoyed other books by Jill Mansell. I love her ensemble casts with all the ins and outs! This sounds like such a fun read and one I'd very much enjoy!

  5. I had been ages since I read a book by her :/

  6. Oh it sounds fun. I think I have a couple of hers on my kindle. Will have to look them up.

  7. It has been awhile since I've read Jill Mansell. Need to remedy that soon.

  8. What a lovely review Kathryn - thank you! The cover and blurb both appeal to me and after reading your review, I'm sold. The perfect holiday/beach read.


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