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Saturday, 28 April 2012

A Walk in the Park by Jill Mansell

A Walk in the Park

A sweet, funny and romantic novel from the Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller It's been a while, but Lara Carson's back in Bath and lives are set to change as a result. Because Lara left her family and boyfriend Flynn eighteen years ago without a word to anyone. Why has no one heard from her since? Her childhood best friend Evie is thrilled Lara's back and able to share her happiness. Evie's about to walk down the aisle with her dream man, Joel. Or so she thinks...Then there's Flynn Erskine, even more attractive now and stunned to see Lara again. The spark between them is as strong as ever, but how's Flynn going to react when he discovers the secret she's been keeping from him? Oh yes, there's a lot of catching up to be done...

I had never read any of Jill Mansell's books before being sent To the Moon and Back, which i really enjoyed, and was looking forward to seeing what her next book was like. I have not been disappointed, I have enjoyed reading A Walk in the Park and have found another author who's back catalogue I must read soon.

When Lara Carson returns to her home town following the death of her father, she brings with her a secret she has kept for many years. It is one which will affect others lives too!

I really liked Lara. She had had a difficult life, seemingly thrown out by her father, no one knowing where she had disappeared to and what had become of her. What followed is a great story where family secrets are revealed and people are put in their place in great style.

Mansell has written a book which you can loose yourself in for hours at a time. There are characters which are instantly loved and others which you could never love and hope they will get their just desserts at some point in the book (and most did).

I would recommend this book to any chick lit lovers who enjoy a book that touches on some important topics. It takes you through a wide range of emotions - so get settled in with a glass of wine and some chocolate for a great read!

Thank you to the publishers, Headline, for sending me the book to review.


  1. I have read a lot of her books but I found they got very samey. I think I have one of her newer ones stashed away somewhere so might give her another go.

  2. I was wondering whether you would be happy to put up a link in my brand new monthly series called “Books You Love”. The idea is for people to link up posts about a book they loved – it doesn’t have to be one they just posted about. It could be an old fave. I am hoping we will end up with a nice collection of books that can go on our reading lists. Here is the link Books You Loved May Edition