You and Me, Always [review]

You and Me, Always - Jill Mansell

Title: You and Me, Always
Author: Jill Mansell

[Synopsis]

On the morning of Lily’s twenty-fifth birthday, it’s time to open the very last letter written to her by her beloved mother, who died when she was eight.

Learning more about the first and only real love of her mum’s life is a revelation. On the same day, Lily also meets Eddie Tessler, a man fleeing fame who just might have the ability to change her world in unimaginable ways. But her childhood friend Dan has his own reasons for not wanting Lily to get too carried away by Eddie’s attentions.

Before long, secrets begin to emerge and Lily’s friends and family become involved. In the beautiful Cotswold village of Stanton Langley, nothing will ever be the same again…

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[My Review]

You and Me, Always is a heart-warming read with elements of humour, romance and fun. Despite this being her 27th novel, I actually haven’t read many of her novels before (I need to change this!) but am aware that she’s known for writing great fiction that you can really curl up with.

Though there’s a lot of characters in this novel, they were believable and interesting, making you feel like you’re really getting to know them as you continue reading. I (of course!) particularly liked Lily, Coral and Patsy, who seemed lovely, and most of the other characters really too (though there were a few I wasn’t so keen on!)

The novel has some rather predictable moment and a few elements which I saw coming from a mile off, but there were some surprises too. There were also some humorous parts that really made me smile and other parts that were quite sad, but the novel left me with a nice warm feeling, which I think is just what you want from a book like this!

[Rating: 4/5]

Many thanks to Headline for providing a copy of this novel on which I chose to write an unbiased and honest review!

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