Friday 18 June 2021

๐Ÿ“– Blog Tour ~ And Now You're Back by JiIl Mansell

 Delighted to be part of this Blog Tour today

Headline Review
10 June 2021

My thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book
 and to Random Things Tours for the opportunity to be a part of this blog tour

One magical winter's night in Venice, Didi fell in love. But it ended - and he left without even saying goodbye.

Now, thirteen years on, Shay Mason is back.

The old spark is still there, but Didi's determined to ignore it. As manager of a stunning Cotswolds hotel, she's happy at last, and soon to be married. Anyway, Shay isn't staying. He's made a promise to his father. He's going to keep it. And then he'll be gone.

But Shay's return stirs up long-forgotten emotions, and the scandal that led him to leave raises its head once again. It's time for buried secrets to come to light. And it seems that this was someone's intention all along.

๐Ÿ“– My Thoughts..

Didi and Shay meet on a trip to Venice when they were teenagers, but then life and circumstances got in the way and Didi and Shay went their separate ways. Now, thirteen years later, Didi is managing the family hotel in the Cotswolds, engaged to her lovely fiancรฉ, content with her life, that is until Shay Mason comes back to Elliscombe and reawakens all those hidden feeling which Didi thought were gone forever.

I loved both Didi and Shay from the beginning, they are such wholesome characters and whilst they each have their own independent lives, memories of their shared past bonds them together. However, nothing ever runs smoothly and throughout the course of the story there are lessons to be learned, old wrongs to be righted and hidden secrets to be brought to the surface. 

As with all Jill Mansell's stories there are a whole cast of supporting characters who each have their wonderful moment in the spotlight. I especially enjoyed Rosa and Benny's story, along with Layla, Harry and Will, and of course, not forgetting Shay's dad, Red, whose lively adventures, in the past, could fill a book all on their own.

Beautifully written and totally unputdownable as all this author's stories are, And Now You're Back is a lovely light, escapist read which is just perfect summer reading, and if you can't get away on holiday, simply chill in the garden, or in the local park, and let this lovely story take you right into the heart of  Elliscombe, and meet all the wonderful characters who this talented author so cleverly, and thoughtfully, brings to life.

About the Author

Jill Mansell is the author of over twenty Sunday Times bestsellers including The One You Really Want and Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay. Take a Chance on Me won the RNA’s Romantic Comedy Prize, and in 2015 the RNA presented Jill with an outstanding achievement award.

Jill’s personal favourite amongst her novels is Three Amazing Things About You, which is about cystic fibrosis and organ donation; to her great delight, many people have joined the organ donor register as a direct result of reading this novel.

Jill started writing fiction while working in the field of Clinical Neurophysiology in the NHS, but now writes full time. She lives in Bristol with her family.

Twitter @JillMansell #AndNowYoureBack





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