From the queen of feelgood fiction, an uplifting new novel of friendship, families and finding love . . .
'What a gorgeous book! Jill has a great gift for characterisation - nuanced, interesting, believable people but created with a charming lightness of touch. Thanks to Jill's warmth, wisdom and emotional intelligence, this book was a huge pleasure to read' Marian Keyes
'A sparkling, joyful read! Jill's books always keep you guessing to the very end' Phillipa Ashley
'A good story like this needs a quiet afternoon, a sofa and a warm blanket. Moving and heartfelt! Enjoy' Fern Britton
Amber, Lachlan and Raffaele met as teenagers in the Cornish seaside home of kind-hearted foster parents. Years on, the bond between them is unbreakable
But Amber has a secret. She's in love with Lachlan. She can't tell him, because that would never work - he's not the settling-down type. Surely it's better to keep him as a friend than to risk losing him?
Raffaele has his own dilemma. Vee was the dream girlfriend, until it all went horribly wrong . . . and he can't understand why. Is Vee hiding something from him?
Now their widowed foster dad Teddy has found new love. Charming and beautiful, Olga seems perfect. But is she? Or will she break Teddy's fragile heart?
Against a backdrop of sparkling seas and sunny skies, the unexpected is always just around the corner. Welcome to Lanrock!
Gloriously romantic and completely life-affirming, Jill Mansell's wonderful new novel set in sunny Cornwall will make you believe in love again
Mansell (And Now You're Back) offers a pleasant, offbeat tale of love and family. When adult foster siblings reunite to meet and investigate their father figure's much younger Russian girlfriend, Olga, they're forced to confront their own relationship woes. Good girl Amber Nicholls and playboy Lachlan McCarthy have been secretly pining for each other since meeting as troubled teens, but fear of rejection (Amber) and of ruining the family dynamic (Lachlan) keeps them from acting on their feelings. Though some readers will be turned off by the taboo of former foster siblings dating, Mansell does a good job making them a couple to root for. Meanwhile their foster brother, Raffaele Wright, learns the unexpected truth behind his ex-girlfriend's angry outbursts, the reason for their breakup. And, instead of the nefarious gold digger the trio were expecting, laid-back Olga charms and her astuteness proves beneficial to all as they navigate complex interpersonal dynamics. Even family friend Benji gets a chance at romance as he works on overcoming his shyness. These inventive, intertwining love stories will have readers hooked. Agent: Jennifer Unter, Unter Agency.