Monday, September 21, 2009
Millie's Fling by Jill Mansell (Book Review)
Shared by Kristi Herbrand
Title: Millie's Fling
Author: Jill Mansell
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
First sentence: The view from where they were sitting was spectacular, but Millie Brady couldn't help wondering why Neil had driven her up here today to Tresanter Point.
My synopsis: The book starts out as Millie's boyfriend is asking her to move in with him (she thought he was going to propose). But before she can answer, she is distracted. A woman arrives and launches herself out of her car and begins to pace at the edge of the cliff. She becomes so focused on the thought that the woman is going to jump than rather than give her boyfriend an answer - she gets out of the car and runs toward the woman.
Her concerns were right, she realizes, as she sees the suicide notes lined up on the dash of the woman's car. She discovers that the woman is Orla Hart, a best-selling romance novelist whose own marriage is on the rocks. Millie ends up talking her out of jumping and a friendship between the two women blossom. Orla decides her next book is going to be based on events in Millie's life and invites her to Cornwall for the summer. She is bound and determined to find Millie the man of her dreams!
My thoughts: Jill Mansell never fails to delight me with her books. Her characters are always warm and far from perfect - which makes them so lovable! She also provides us with a supporting cast of characters that equally as humorous. This is my third Jill Mansell book this year - and while I was a little intimidated at the length the first time I read one of her books - they are so engaging that you are done before you know it!
Publisher/Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark, Sept 2009