And Now You’re Back – Book Review

And Now You’re Back – Book Review

And Now You're Back: The most heart-warming and romantic read of 2021! by [Jill Mansell]

One magical 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 . . .

No. of pages:- 338 pages

Publisher:- Review

Date published:- 19th January 2021

Genre:- Romance


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If you like cheesy romantic stories, then this book might be for you.

Thirteen years ago, Didi was in love with Shay in Venice. But then their romance was shortlived when Shay disappeared without telling her. Now thirteen years later, Didi is working in a hotel and Shay comes back into her life, again.

Initially, the beginning was a bit bore to me–too much of characters and dialogues but by the middle of the book, it became good and interesting. Truth to be told, I am not much of a romantic fanatic but this book to me was OK. Characters to me are likable, plot was OK and the rest of the 50% of the book was OK to me. Though I have always wanted to read Jill Mansell’s books, to me, this was an OK romance book.

Worth four stars in my opinion! Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for giving me the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

Jill Mansell

‘The queen of witty, heart-warming, feel-good love stories’ Red

Jill Mansell’s books are full of love, life and friendship and have been bringing joy to readers for twenty-five years. She started writing fiction while working in the NHS, after joining a local creative writing class. She has since written over twenty Sunday Times bestsellers, including MAYBE THIS TIME, THIS COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING and YOU AND ME, ALWAYS, and her books have sold over 11 million copies around the world.

Jill’s hobbies include buying stationery, particularly magical new colours of ink for the fountain pen she uses to write all her books – Jill is one of the few authors who still write their books by hand. Jill also loves people-watching and finding new characters to put in her novels. So when you’re out, make sure to always be on your best behaviour. And beware of beady-eyed authors carrying notebooks . . .

Jill keeps in touch with her readers on Twitter – @JillMansell – and Facebook – /OfficialJillMansell.

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