24 May 2016

book: you and me, always by jill mansell

Back at the end of January/beginning of February, I started reading this offering from Jill Mansell. I'm a sucker for a pretty cover and that's precisely this book to the T. I'm happy to report that the novel matches the cover though - it's a sweet book with a cute story.

It always bodes well when a book has a map on the inside of the cover! How dreamy does the village of Stanton Langley look?! When reading this book, Stanton Langley sounds like the type of place I'd love to live in - a place where everyone knows each other but are willing to help each other out when necessary. And it's in the countryside - perfect!

You and Me, Always revolves around Lily - a 25 year old girl who has been through an awful lot in her short life. We're introduced to those around her - Dan, Coral and Patsy being the main ones. Enter Eddie Tessler, a world-famous actor who has girls falling at his feet yet he only has eyes for Lily. Not going to lie - I think I found myself with a crush on him because he just sounded so dreamy!

To begin with, I found the book a bit confusing. Was the main plot about Lily finding out more about her mum or was it about Lily's love life? In spite of all this, it's still a good read and although it was a bit predictable, it's perfect if you're after something that is a feel good, happy book that will keep you reading. It wasn't one that made me super eager to find out what happens next so because of that, I'll give it a 6.5/10.


  1. Ooh, I love the way this book looks! This book is definitely going on my summer reading list. :)

  2. Thanks for the nice comments about the book! I'm a huge stationery fan too - http://www.thewomensroomblog.com/2013/04/29/dont-want-to-miss-a-thing-by-jill-mansell/
    Have you tried the Diamine shimmering inks yet? Rather fabulous! (As are the J Herbin shimmering inks. I'm currently using them to write my next book...)