May 8, 2018

This Could Change Everything. Jill Mansell

Published: Hachette NZ
Date: 25th January 2018
Format:  Paperback
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Source: Thanks to Hachette NZ
4.5 stars                      Add to Goodreads
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 never would have met Zillah and Conor - not to mention Lucas. And she'd never have found out just how much life there is to be lived...

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This Could Change Everything by Jill Mansell was a joy to read. One of those books you can just pick up and relax into. It was a great mix of wonderful and endearing characters, with a little fun and a bit of romance thrown in. 

I loved Zillah, what a character, the kind of person I'd love to be at eighty three. She was warm and generous, loves dressing up and going out and having a good time, yet very thoughtful of others. She's quite human so has a little guilt and regret thrown in there as well.

Essie is another easy to like. She has the horror of her email sent out accidentally to her whole address book. In it she is very honest about some people and it doesn't go down well. However really it sets in motion the next phase in Essie's life... which was so good.

Then there is Connor who rents the flat above Zillah, he keeps an eye on her, and is an excellent photographer.  I liked that he had the courage to change his life completely, be honest and move on.  He makes a few mistakes in romance but it all added to the fun.

Lucas is an adorable character, a very handsome one too and very much part of the story. I don't want to give too much away about his involvement in things because it would spoil the story but just let's say he has an interesting back story which makes him just that little bit more vulnerable.

If you like a light hearted, quirky story then this one will satisfy. I was charmed by it and it will certainly be one I remember.


  1. Nice review. :)

  2. It sounds like a lovely novel, Kathryn.

  3. This looks great Kathryn I'm going to see if it's released in the US. Thanks for the super review

  4. Omg how horrid! But I am glad it works out in the end

  5. I do love the sound of this book. Thanks for sharing, and I want to know more about the consequences of sending out an accidental e-mail to everyone!

  6. I love your review and you certainly made me want to add this to my summer reading list!

  7. I've only read one Mansell book and I absolutely loved it so I have no idea why I haven't read more. This sounds great and definitely a book I need this summer!

  8. Always enjoy this author's books.

  9. I haven't read Mansell for a time. She does write charming stories. Glad you enjoyed this.


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