It Started With A Secret by Jill Mansell

Today I am delighted to be hosting the blog tour for It Started With A Secret by Jill Mansell


The feel-good novel of the year by Sunday Times bestselling author of MAYBE THIS TIME.

Everyone has a secret – and there’s no knowing what will happen when those secrets start to come out…

The trouble with secrets is that you can’t guess what the consequences will be…

Lainey has just lost everything.  Luckily one little fib (OK, quite a big fib) helps her nail her dream job.  Soon she’s living in a stunning house by the sea, fending off obsessed fans for a retired – if far-from-retiring- actor and organising his charming but chaotic family.  Yes, everyone thinks she’s part of a couple and it’s tricky keeping this secret.  But at least she’s not looking for love: with her disastrous relationship history, men are definitely off the agenda.

Except Set, the actor’s grandson, really is very attractive.  There’s growing chemistry and a definite connection between them. What would happen if he knew the truth?

But Lainey’s not the only one with a secret – it seems everyone has them! And they’re all about to start unravelling…

It Started With A Secret Cover

My thoughts

Oh, but this is a glorious read!  The perfect antidote for a long, dark January.   It Started With A Secret came along at just the most perfect time.  Feeling a little gloomy after the festive season and enduring damp, dark drives home from work, I can’t tell you what a tonic this novel has been.  It is the first time I have read any Jill Mansell (I know!  Where have I been for goodness sake!) and I can honestly say that this was one of the most uplifting, heartwarming books that I have read in a long time.  This is pure escapism with a wonderful setting (who doesn’t love Cornwall!?)  and endearing characters who I actually loved quite a bit (and will now miss dreadfully).  I thoroughly recommend this wonderful novel and if, like me, you are craving a little lightheartedness in these bad-news filled days then go out and grab yourself a copy.  Absolute bliss!

Thank you so much to Anne Cater for inviting me to take part in this blog tour and to Headline Revoew for sending me a review copy.  It was an absolute joy!

It Started With A Secret by Jill Mansell was published by Headline Review on January 23rd.

About the author

Jill MansellJill Mansell is the author of over twenty Sunday Times bestsellers including The One You really want and Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay.  Take a Chance on Me won the RNA’s Romantic Comedy Prize, and in 2015 the RNA presented Jill with an outstanding achievement award.

Jill’s personal favourite amongst her novels is Three Amazing Things About You, which is about cystic fibrosis and organ donation; to her great delight, many people have joined the organ donor register as a direct result of reading this novel.

Jill started writing fiction while working in the field of Clinical Neurophysiology in the NHS, but now writes full time.  She lives in Bristol with her family.

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