July 29, 2010

Great reads

Every once in a while, I love a good British book. And Jill Mansell certainly does not disappoint! I've read two of her books so far and must set out to read the rest as well. An interesting thing about Mansell—she writes her books by hand before sending them on to her typist. A romantic at heart, indeed!

Witty, charming, cute and lighthearted all describe the romantic comedies Mansell writes. It's easy to relate to the characters and I found myself rooting for them in all the twists and turns and humorous situations these heroines endure. Perfect for a day at the beach or a rainy morning curled up under the covers, I give Jill Mansell two thumbs up.

The most recent one I read is Millie's Fling

"When Millie Brady saves Orla Hart's life she doesn't realise how drastically it will change her own – not least because the boyfriend who was asking her to move in with him at the time stormed off in a huff. Actually, Millie's relieved. She's happy to enjoy a man-free summer in Cornwall. But Orla has other ideas. She's determined that Millie should meet the man of her dreams. Trouble is, Millie's taste in men doesn't tally with Orla's. The one who really interests her is Hugh Emerson, and he's the man with whom Orla's adamant she mustn't get involved..."

I've also read Perfect Timing

"Poppy Dunbar is out on her hen night when she meets Tom Kennedy. With his dark eyes and quirky smile, he could lure any girl off the straight and narrow, but what really draws Poppy to him is the feeling that she’s known him all her life. She can’t go through with the meeting they arrange – but she can’t go through with the wedding either. Suddenly notorious as ‘The Girl Who Jilted Rob Macbride’, Poppy moves to London. Soon she’s installed in the bohemian household of Caspar French, a ravishingly good-looking young artist with a reputation for breaking hearts. But even in her colourful new home, Poppy can’t get Tom off her mind. Until she’s tracked him down, she’ll never know if their meeting was destiny – or if the future holds something entirely different for her…"

Happy reading!


Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

You have found my weakness!!!! I love me some good Brit Chick Lit! :D I haven't read these so I'll have to check them out! Thanks!!!!

Ally said...

I'm definitely going to put both these books on my reading list!!! OOh, btw, look out for an email from me later today! =)

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

I have not heard of her but those are both going on my list. I love brit chick lit!

Phyllis Bourne said...

I'm also a huge fan of Brit Lit. My favorite Jill Mansell book is "Thinking of You".

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

These both sound good. I am presently reading Eat, Pray, Love. I know it has been out for a long time, but I am slow getting around to things sometimes. I wanted to read it before the movie comes out. Julia Roberts will be so good in that role. Love & blessings from NC!

Candy said...

I love chick-lit type books like this! I'll have to check these out!

Pink Maple said...

These sound good - thanks for sharing! I love British books too; have you read any Wendy Holden ones, they are hilarious!

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