I received this book for free from Netgalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.You And Me, Always by Jill Mansell
Published by Headline Review on January 28, 2016
Genres: Chick-lit, Contemporary, Fiction
Format: E-Arc, Hardback
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
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On the morning of Lily's twenty-fifth birthday, it's time to open the very last letter written to her by her beloved mother, who died when she was eight.
Learning more about the first and only real love of her mum's life is a revelation. On the same day, Lily also meets Eddie Tessler, a man fleeing fame who just might have the ability to change her world in unimaginable ways. But her childhood friend Dan has his own reasons for not wanting Lily to get too carried away by Eddie's attentions.
Before long, secrets begin to emerge and Lily's friends and family become involved. In the beautiful Cotswold village of Stanton Langley, nothing will ever be the same again...
So Jill Mansell has done it again! You and Me Always is another stunning book, it was so good I read it from start to finish in one day. In fact I was so determined to read this book that I was nearly late for work because I was so close to the end and just had to finish it. I had to know the conclusion despite predicting correctly what was going to happen.
To begin with I did think that this would be quite a sad book as we begin with Lily opening her birthday letter from her late mother. Luckily this is just the start of the story and was setting up everything to come.
There is something magical about how this book is written, because it is impossible to not be drawn in, to not care about Lily, Dan, Patsy and Coral, as well as the other fabulous people. Also there are some comical moments, where you can not help but shake your head in disbelief. But still there will always be a smile on your face.
The story is mainly set around Lily and Dan but everyone is linked and I love having the story told from multiple perspectives and having multiple satisfying ending. I love how each person is trying to find someone they love, how all are going on their own journey. I loved how much everyone meant to each other, and despite the ups and the downs, this lot were one tight unit. In a way this is friendship goals.
You and Me Always is a brilliant joyful read, all about making the most of friendship and love. To enjoy life no matter what. This is a book I highly recommend, because no matter what this is a book this is impossible to not enjoy and love.