This Could Change Everything
If only Essie hadn't written that letter - the one that went viral... THIS COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING is the feel-good new novel from Jill Mansell, the bestselling author of MEET ME AT BEACHCOMBER BAY. Not to be missed by fans of Katie Fforde and Lucy Diamond. On the one hand, if Essie hadn't written that letter - the one that only her best friend was meant to see - then she'd still be living like an actual proper grown-up, tucked up with Paul in his picture-perfect cottage, maybe even planning their wedding...On the other hand (if her true feelings hadn't accidentally taken the internet by storm, that is) she wouldn't have moved into the attic flat on the square. She would never have met Conor. Or got to know Lucas...And she wouldn't have found herself falling in love with someone she really, really shouldn't fall in love with... 'One of my favourite writers' Katie Fforde 'Reading Jill is always such a joy!' Veronica Henry

This Could Change Everything Details

TitleThis Could Change Everything
Author
ReleaseJan 25th, 2018
PublisherReview
Rating
GenreWomens Fiction, Chick Lit, Romance, Adult

This Could Change Everything Review

  • Cressida McLaughlin
    January 1, 1970
    This book is gorgeous, romantic, life-affirming perfection. I’ve been lost in it all day and never wanted to be found.
  • Book Gannet
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars.This book is a prime example of what Jill Mansell does best. There is a heroine who has got herself into something of a scrape, leading to a difficult living situation, whose life is rather miraculously transformed through the fortuitous meeting with a fairy godmother-esque lady. There is romance, friendship and plenty of humour, mixed in with a few heartaches and more serious situations here and there. It’s heart warming and easy to read and demands nothing of you but time.I liked it. 3.5 stars.This book is a prime example of what Jill Mansell does best. There is a heroine who has got herself into something of a scrape, leading to a difficult living situation, whose life is rather miraculously transformed through the fortuitous meeting with a fairy godmother-esque lady. There is romance, friendship and plenty of humour, mixed in with a few heartaches and more serious situations here and there. It’s heart warming and easy to read and demands nothing of you but time.I liked it. I liked Essy, even if I didn’t feel too bad for her at the beginning, because Paul is not that great. I loved Zillah, the Fairy Godmother of the piece, and I liked Essy’s best friend Scarlett too. Conor, if I’m honest, I wasn’t that keen on. He prides himself on being a nice guy, but really he’s pretty judgemental and I wasn’t particularly happy about how things ended for him. I felt like he needed to grovel and apologise a lot more.Then there’s Lucas. He’s a nice guy, who like all of the characters is a familiar sort often found in Jill Mansell’s books. He’s handsome, charming, successful and a lot nicer than he often lets on. I liked him too, just like everyone else. I didn’t particularly like how things went with his girlfriend, though. That felt like too much of a predictable cliché and I wish things had been resolved differently.On the whole, though, this is an enjoyable read. If you’re a Jill Mansell fan, nothing will surprise you here. It has everything you’d expect whilst proving a lovely, warming read. Even the darker issues are handled with a light touch, leaving mostly humour and happiness behind. If you need a break from the winter blues or something to relax with on holiday, then try this, escape and enjoy.(ARC provided by the publisher via Amazon Vine.)
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  • Anne
    January 1, 1970
    Loved every page!Full review will be on my blog and in the press in January https://randomthingsthroughmyletterbo...
  • Janet Emson
    January 1, 1970
    Essie’s life changes dramatically when a joke round robin, meant only for the eyes of her friend, makes it to everyone on her email list. That email list included her boyfriend’s mother, who happened to be the subject of the round robin. Essie finds herself jobless and homeless but is luckily saved when Zillah steps in and offers her the flat above her home. Essie soon makes friends with Zillah and her other neighbour Conor. And when Essie gets a job in the pub across the road she thinks she’s s Essie’s life changes dramatically when a joke round robin, meant only for the eyes of her friend, makes it to everyone on her email list. That email list included her boyfriend’s mother, who happened to be the subject of the round robin. Essie finds herself jobless and homeless but is luckily saved when Zillah steps in and offers her the flat above her home. Essie soon makes friends with Zillah and her other neighbour Conor. And when Essie gets a job in the pub across the road she thinks she’s set. Then she meets Lucas, though things aren’t as easy as all that….I’ve always found Jill Mansell’s books a joy to read, This Could Change Everything is no different. Funny, moving, warm and wonderfully entertaining, it was a lovely way to while away a few hours.The characters are all well drawn. Zillah is a wonderful character, kind, generous and mischevious, and is Essie’s saviour when she gives her a place to live, and a new friend in Conor, who also has a flat in the same building. Essie’s friend Scarlett brings humour to the story. Paul, Essie’s ex-boyfriend is juxtaposed excellently by Lucas, both of whom torment Essie in their own way.The book is peppered with humour, Scarlett often provides light relief with the scrapes she gets herself into. There are also very moving, thought-provoking scenes as Zillah offers her own kind of make a wish treats. She, in particular, shows that kindess and thoughtfulness are often the most important things we can offer to others.Jill Mansell books are a literary cuddle. You can’t help but feel warm and cosseted whilst lost in the pages. I picked This Could Change Everything up early one morning and turned the last page that same evening.This Could Change Everything is a lovely book to while away a winter evening or to read during a hazy summer day. I’m already looking forward to the next book from Jill Mansell.Recommended.
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  • Sarah Coulthard
    January 1, 1970
    The title is very well matched to this book, This could change everything is about how one little thing in life can change it’s true course, in Essie’s case this happened to be one very big drunken joke that got way out of hand. The story begins with Essie and Scarlett enjoying a girly night in, and so very near Christmas decide to compose a round robin which of course is never meant to be seen by anyone else but themselves, but when an incident happens and makes them quickly forget about the ta The title is very well matched to this book, This could change everything is about how one little thing in life can change it’s true course, in Essie’s case this happened to be one very big drunken joke that got way out of hand. The story begins with Essie and Scarlett enjoying a girly night in, and so very near Christmas decide to compose a round robin which of course is never meant to be seen by anyone else but themselves, but when an incident happens and makes them quickly forget about the task in hand the email is left on Essie’s laptop, a late night visitor discovers it and sends to everyone in her address book. Fast forward a day or two, Essie is unemployed,homeless and single but fate intervenes and Essie’s life change very quickly. I loved this book as I do with everyone of Jill Mansell’s books and I look forward to them being released every year. This could change everything was for me one of them reads which you are unable to put down until the end, this is definitely worth the 5 star rating.
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  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    Delightful read with enough fine characters that don't overwhelm and by end of book are neatly tied up within the story in most satisfying way. Written by Brittish author you'll find vernacular that is particular to the region but it's easily understood and very fun to pick up. A real treat as usual, Ms. Mansell!
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  • Liz
    January 1, 1970
    An entertaining read with a good mix of characters. Mainly light-hearted but occasionally touching on more serious matters.
  • Izzi
    January 1, 1970
    loved it! As usual Jill Mansell writes a great, feel-good book. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and all the added details.
  • Lesley Rawlinson
    January 1, 1970
    UnputdownableAnother winner. I cannot believe how every book is so different but so good. 5 stars from me. Can't wait for the next.
  • Amanda Nolan
    January 1, 1970
    Enjoyed this! An easy read..
  • Laurie
    January 1, 1970
    Another feel-good winner from Jill Mansell. *Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for providing an e-galley in exchange for an honest review.
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