Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Review: Thinking of you - Jill Mansell


When Ginny Holland's daughter heads off to university, Ginny is left with a severe case of empty nest syndrome. To make matters worse, the first gorgeous man she's laid eyes on in years has just accused her of shoplifting. So, in need of a bit of company, Ginny decides to advertise for a lodger, but what she gets is lovelorn Laurel. With Laurel comes her dangerously charming brother, Perry and the offer of a great new job, and things begin looking up...until Ginny realizes that her potential boss is all too familiar. Is it too late for Ginny to set things right after an anything but desirable first impression?

My thoughts:
Mansell brings us many HEAs and personal growth.

First we have Ginny, divorced, working here and there and about to be home alone as her daughter Jem is leaving for uni. She is not happy and there will be a few mistakes on the way. But as this is a Mansell book there will also be happiness and hers will be in the form of love.

Jem, her 18 year old daughter will also find herself during this year and make her own mistakes. But some mistakes have to be made.

Then we also have Ginny's best friend Clara, and Laurel who I will not say more about now. Clara is forward, and Laurel is sad. Ginny's ex husband also makes an appearance, yes they were clearly not suited together and there is a man hiding in the shadows for Ginny. I was happy about that.

Conclusion:
There is romance, friendship, personal growth and the search for happiness. It's a feelgood book, but then it's a Mansell book and I would have been surprised if it had not ended with a smile on my face.

Cover
Eh

Women's fiction
Paperback, 424 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Sourcebooks Landmark (first published January 1st 2007)
For review

42 comments:

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

I do love her books, but you are right about the cover-not one of her best. Adding it to my list!

brandileigh2003 said...

I am down with character growth and HEA, they make my day

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

Her covers are never good but the stories are ;) I agree she has a personal growth theme in most of them that I adore!

Audra said...

I actually love this cover -- the peacock theme is cute!

Melliane said...

It's nice, don't know if for me but nice.

Blodeuedd said...

Her covers are for the most very boring

Blodeuedd said...

They are the best :)

Blodeuedd said...

True, her covers are for the most meh. But I do like her stories

Blodeuedd said...

I am glad that you do

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

I enjoy a good chick lit read now and then and this sounds like fun but the cover is definitely just eh!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I have one of her books on the tbr (I forget which one) and I really need to get to it. HEAs and growth... need it for that. :)

The Bookworm said...

I am a fan of Mansell's even though the last one I read wasn't great. This sounds cute.

Unknown said...

Ooh no to the cover for sure. But yes to the feel good story! I am desperately in need of one of those because I just read too major downers in a row. I need guaranteed smiles. :-)

Gaby G said...

I haven't read any of her books but I should!!

Yvonne said...

I have a few of her books on my Kindle but haven't read them yet. They really sound like good books.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Sounds like a nice book. :) Thank you.

Chris said...

Is it Friday yet?!?!?!?! *whimpering*

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i haven't read anything by her, this sounds cool!

Staci said...

Certainly a feel good book! I love her stuff!

Karen said...

Her books are always so sweet.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I know I'd like this book.

Carole Rae said...

Awwwwe perhaps they could make a movie of this.

Blodeuedd said...

It does not really pull me in

Blodeuedd said...

I am sure you will enjoy whichever book you got

Blodeuedd said...

Oh :/ Well it happens, one can't love them all

Blodeuedd said...

Oh no. I can't handle those. I get way too sad :/

Blodeuedd said...

Yes you should

Blodeuedd said...

You must try them one day

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

No...not yet

Blodeuedd said...

You really should try one

Blodeuedd said...

Totally

Blodeuedd said...

Always .D

Blodeuedd said...

I think so too

Blodeuedd said...

I'd love that

Aurian said...

Nice review, glad you enjoyed it :)

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Teddyree said...

love Jill's books, nice feel-good reads :)

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Anna said...

Yes, she does write feel good books. Glad you enjoyed this one, too. Finn...mmm :)

Blodeuedd said...

He was such a cutie

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