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A Walk in the Park by [Mansell, Jill]
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In popular British comedic author Mansell’s latest, Lara Carson, who was forced out of her home at 16, has now returned to Bath after her father’s death. No one knew she was pregnant when she left, and now she and her teenage daughter, Gigi, take up residence in Lara’s childhood home. She picks right up where she left off with her best friend, Evie, who moves in with them after she breaks up with her philandering fiancé. Then there’s Lara’s first love, Flynn, Gigi’s unsuspecting father. What follows is a fun, lighthearted story about making a family of friends. Though Lara and Flynn’s rekindled romance is inevitable, it’s the sometimes bizarre departures Mansell concocts that make the story interesting. Take a side plot, for example, about the group’s unlikely friendship with a famous American rapper filming a reality show in Britain. Mansell excels at the ensemble romantic comedy, and her quirky but endearing characters shine once again. --Aleksandra Walker

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"Mansell charmingly mixes her trademark British chick lit style with a web of poignant love stories... Mansell deftly weaves a sweet and pleasant story. " - Publishers Weekly

"Mansell excels at the ensemble romantic comedy, and her quirky but endearing characters shine once again." - Booklist

"Filled with twists and turns along the way and really kept your attention!" - Miss Book Lovers

"Held me captivated and longing to find the time to read more. I think a big part of its appeal for me was the wonderful characters that Ms. Mansell created. " - Long and Short Reviews

"A great read with colorful characters and life lessons that everyone can learn from. 4 Stars" - RT Book Reviews

"What a fabulous read... laugh out loud moments, heartwarming and sweet. " - Wendy's Minding Spot

"Humour is mixed in with real life problems as this realistic story unfolds... " - Amberkatze's Book Blog

"Jill Mansell tops my list of British writers. I love her writing style and how her characters and stories are always so much fun. " - Peeking Between the Pages

"Mansell writes about real people, who make mistakes, and who fall in love... A feel good book. " - Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell

Product Details

  • File Size: 1431 KB
  • Print Length: 446 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (November 6, 2012)
  • Publication Date: November 6, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008NCAUKW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #268,963 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Kindle Edition
Another year has passed since I read one of Jill's books and I was so looking forward to her new one. I got mine in the post and realised that it was in usual Mansell style a reasonable sized book with over 400 pages and a gorgeous cover inviting me to start reading! Within the first four chapters I realised that my plans for the evening were finished. There would be no cooking or cleaning done, all that would happen is that traipse back and forth to the kettle whilst still reading the book.

Lara Carson starts the story off with a bang. She left her town at 16 and following events that unfolded has now decided to move back and start over. At the same time, her old friend Evie is getting ready to marry her man Jamie. However, within the first quarter of the book, both women are up to their eyes in drama.

It is quite hard to review a book without giving away a lot of the story but all I will say about the storyline is that it certainly won't disappoint. It had a lot going on and kept me on tenterhooks all the way through. As for the characters, this is what Jill Mansell does best. Lara and Evie were lovely women and you warm to both of them right away. In addition to them there is an eclectic and interesting bunch of people that all feature heavily in the story.

Gigi was an adorable character and actually reminded me of somebody I know. We meet Lara's aunt Nettie, Don who owns jewellery shop in Bath and superstar rapper Enjay Seven. Like I said before the storyline I can't mention but what I can say is that the scenes between Enjay and Harry had me laughing out loud. My favourite character (and a pretty central one too) was Flynn.
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I have read Take a Chance on Me, Rumour Has It, An Offer you Can't Refuse, Millie's Fling, Miranda's Big Mistake, Nadia Knows Best, Perfect Timing and Staying at Daisy's and absolutely loved them. However, as I was reading the book it felt different, like not her style. I actually went back on my ebook to make sure it was the author I thought it was and I actually did that because it seemed to be written in a different style. Anyway I like her writing. It was very predictable and a very light read but nice. Usually her books are witty and more funny and just different and I read them so quick but this was I just took my time. I did read it to the end so it was not boring. I definitely will continue my quest to read all of her books because I love them but this one was just different in my opinion. For more books I like see my other Amazon reviews and my pinterest page under contemporary romance (red heart) and under w d.
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The book is a great read, not boring, not trite, nor is it your typical romance. There is a romance, an atypical family, acceptance of all relationships, but not soppy. The characters are happy, I like that, am sick of every author's characters needing deep psychoanalysis with immense deep sympathy for their horrible lives. This is a fun, intricate relationship read for all ages. J. Mansell can write. Okie Reading Specialist
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I like the book to relax with and as an escape. It is not too gushy like many romantic novels. I especially enjoy the little elements of suspense and the way in which Mansell reveals important story lines, like the information about James.
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4.5 stars

Lara was kicked out of her house by her father and step-mother at 16 years old. Now, thirty-four years old, Lara is back in her hometown for her father's funeral to face the people she left behind without a word, including Evie, her BFF from high school and Flynn, her high school sweetheart. She also has a secret she's been holding for eighteen years.

This was my first book by Jill Mansell but likely not my last. She's a very talented author with a great voice and writing style and a biting sense of humor. I don't know what it is about British chick lit but there must be something in the water there because all of the authors are witty in a completely different way than American chick lit writers. Not necessarily "better' but definitely unique and fun. The characters in A Walk in the Park were all incredibly likeable and a bit quirky and I enjoyed the way the author created strong subplots for all of them.

My only problem with this book is that I thought it was a bit unbelievable that Lara returned home after 18 years of silence and slid right back into her old life as if nothing had changed. She's immediately fully at ease with her old best friend despite not communicating with her at all, the feelings for her old boyfriend come flooding back immediately and neither the ex nor the BFF seem at all angry that Lara completely disappeared on them without a word. A bit far-fetched. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed the book and the way it was all wrapped up and will definitely add more books by this author to my TBR.
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Perhaps I've read too many of her novels, but this one didn't make much of an impression. The characters are, as always, sympathetic and their lives full of mildly dramatic events and innocent fun in a gentle English middle class environment. The addition to the mix of an improbable black American rapper with gold incisors doesn't change the formula. It's a fine example of well written contemporary chick lit and an enjoyable way to while away a lazy afternoon.
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