Jessie has kept the identity of her son Oliver's father a secret for years. She's stunned when she discovers that the man in question, actor Toby Gillespie, has just moved in next door. The truth's about to come out.
One glance at Oliver, and a little mental arithmetic, and Toby has the situation sussed. Meeting the son he never knew he had is the shock of a lifetime. It's a shock, too, for Toby's wife, the beautiful Deborah, though she seems to take it in her stride. Would Deborah be so relaxed if she knew just how close Toby wants to get to the mother of his firstborn?
As the attraction between them flares up again, Jessie just can't see her way to a happy ending. But no one is quite what they seem, and there are more surprises to come...
International bestseller Jill Mansell crafts a deliciously romantic story about love, loss and secrets that just can't be kept
Nothing stays secret forever, least of all love...
On the morning of her twenty-fifth birthday, Lily Harper opens the very last letter written to her by her beloved mother, who died when she was eight. Learning about the first and only real love of her mom's life is a revelation.
The same momentous day, Lily meets Eddie Tessler, an actor fleeing fame who could 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.
As secrets past and present begin to emerge, Lily's not sure what-or who-to believe. But one thing is clear: in the beautiful Cotswold village of Stanton Langley, nothing will ever be the same again...
Praise for Making Your Mind Up:
"Mansell's gentle humor and enormous heart always ensure a treat for her readers." -RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
Hallie doesn't have long to live. And to make things even more complicated, she's in love with a guy who's seriously out of bounds. She's never going to let him know, of course; she's just going to enjoy every remaining moment of her crush. She's also determined to spend her last months helping those who write into her Dear Rose column with problems of their own. Her doctors can't fix her, but maybe she can fix a few other people's dilemmas before it's too late.
All our lives are full of choices, for better or worse. The amazing thing to see is how connected we all are-in ways we don't even know. On occasion, we have the chance to see the ways we change one another's lives for the better.
Praise for The Unexpected Consequences of Love:
"Mansell's tale of the stirring of love in spite of various heartbreaks and disappointments is a charming and, at times, madcap romantic comedy." - Booklist
Praise for Don't Want to Miss a Thing:
"Utterly charming from the first page, Mansell's engaging tale is as welcome and warming as a cup of tea on a rainy night." -RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 Stars