Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Miranda's Big Mistake - Jill Mansell

Alright! The summer chick lit list just gets better and better. Make sure you add Miranda's Big Mistake! This is the second book from Brit author Jill Mansell that Sourcebooks is releasing in North America. (today in fact!)

Miranda is a hair salon trainee. She's constantly late, funny, kind to everyone - even that homeless guy who turns out to not be homeless... But I digress. She has great friends and loves her life, but is missing one thing - someone to love. When she meets Greg, she believes she's found The One.

Now Greg just happens to be the husband, yes husband, of Chloe. Chloe, who told Greg they were going to have a baby. Chloe, who Greg, upon hearing this wonderful news, promptly left.

Greg hasn't bothered to mention this little fact to Miranda. What would happen if fate intervened and Miranda and Chloe's lives crossed paths??? And that's as much as I'm going to give you!

Jill Mansell has penned yet another fresh, funny, warm story populated with people you really wish you had in your circle of friends. (Except for that Greg!) Miranda and Chloe are engaging protagonists, but the supporting characters are just as wonderful. I especially enjoyed Florence, the landlady who does her best to nudge things to go a certain way. Miranda's gorgeous boss Fenn, who surprises everyone, including himself. Danny the documentary maker, who captures Miranda on film in all her glory. Bev, her best friend constantly on the prowl for a husband.

A story of love lost and found, lost again and found again. Of friendships and the warmth of those relationships. You'll get a warm feeling from Miranda's Big Mistake. (especially if you're reading on the beach.) But seriously, an absolute romp of a read! Definitely recommended for those who love this genre. Or anyone else looking for a really great read!

And I'm excited that Sourcebooks will be bringing out more Mansell. In September - watch for Millie's Fling. Perfect Timing will be out in November.

Make sure you stop back tomorrow for an interview and giveaway with Jill!!!!!


Mary (Bookfan) said...

I really need to read a book by Ms. Mansell. I've read good reviews for a while now. Thanks for adding to my list :)

bermudaonion said...

I started this book last night and I'm really enjoying it so far. I just love Miranda!

CJ West said...

Just read her interview. I can't believe she has written so many books longhand. That would be impossible for me.

.Books by TJ Baff said...

Hi Luanne,
it is great to "see" you again too.
I really loved This book and I was totally thrilled that Jill Mansell wrote to me!!! OMG

Michele said...

This book sounds so cute....perfect lighter fare in between crushing tomes, LOL.

jb said...

I could use a funny book. Really-- I think the last funny book I read was "Crazy ladies" and that was about 8 or so years ago. Don't find many good funny ones around. JB

Serena said...

i really enjoyed this fun book too.

Anna said...

Wasn't this a fun one? I thought all the ways the characters were connected were interesting. Can't wait to read Millie's Fling.

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