Maybe This Time by Jill Mansell

Published April 30, 2022

Maybe This Time by Jill Mansell

Book info

  • Title Maybe This Time
  • Author Jill Mansell
  • Year 2019
  • Genre Contemporary

Mimi isn't looking for love when she spends a weekend in Goosebrook, the Cotswolds village her dad has moved to. And her first encounter with Cal, who lives there too, is nothing like a scene in a romantic movie - although she can't help noticing how charismatic he is. But Cal's in no position to be any more than a friend, and Mimi heads back to her busy London life. When they meet again four years later, it's still not to be. Cal is focusing on his family, and Mimi on her career. Then Cal dives into a potentially perfect new romance whilst Mimi's busy fixing other people's relationships. It seems as if something, or someone else, always gets in their way. Will it ever be the right time for both of them?


Absolutely whipped through this romantic drama, because although it did have that age-old trope of a city girl moving back to the country, it had a good deal more to it than that. The book starts with a tragedy, and really puts some of the main characters through the wringer, but good things do start to happen. Missed opportunities and plenty of misunderstandings later, and we get towards our happy ending. Just a good easy-to-read story.

Rating: 4 / 5

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