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When I Fall In Love

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  647 ratings  ·  80 reviews
Elsie Maynard never expected to be starting again...

...but eighteen months on from the biggest challenge of her life, she is doing just that –because she made a promise to the person who believed in her the most.

Determined to step into her uncertain future, Elsie meets handsome Oliver Hogarth, who seems intent on winning her heart; she inadvertently founds a choir, and o
Paperback, 416 pages
Published November 8th 2012 by Avon
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Megan Readinginthesunshine
I am a huge fan of Miranda Dickinson I have fallen in love with all of her books so far and the way they are like real-life fairy tales. For me, It Started With A Kiss was my favourite book that I read last year, which by the way, if you have not read then buy it, borrow it, read it, it is lovely! Anyways, I was very very excited about Miranda’s new release, and I couldn’t wait to get started!

Without giving too much away, Elsie Maynard has had a difficult time in life, and eighteen months on, wa
Hannah (Jaedia)
First and foremost When I Fall in Love, though you’d definitely think as much from the very festive and lovely cover art, is not a Christmas themed book. In fact, not a single part of it is set in December. What it is is a gorgeous story about moving on from a great loss and discovering life and how to love once again, and it definitely has that magical feeling. When I Fall in Love is the kind of book that can be read and enjoyed at any time of year and as such would make a perfect Christmas pre ...more
Kevin I Heart.. Chick Lit
Review originally on I Heart.. Chick Lit.

When I Fall In Love is the first book I've read by the lovely Miranda Dickinson, not that I've never heard of her - she's famous for her inspiring tales of young, independent women living their life as if in a fairytale - and I have to say, When I Fall In Love blown me away! I know I can be very persistent to read something that has caught my attention and for that, I'd like to apologise to Avon's PR.

The thing is, I've neve
Love Fool
Elsie Maynard never expected to be starting again...

...but eighteen months on from the biggest challenge of her life, she is doing just that –because she made a promise to the person who believed in her the most.

I was excited to read this after seeing all the ratings and reviews but this fell a little flat to me. I liked Elsie (except when she was toying with that guy and let's be real, no guy would put up with that) but it was all the other characters that I didn't care for. Mostly, her choir
A. Bookzilla.
I'm a huge fan of Miranda Dickinson - I have loved two out of three of her books so far, and I've been eagerly waiting for this - it was so well worth the wait.

Once again, Miranda Dickinson sets a wonderful Brighton scene (seriously, I would live there, that's how beautiful she makes it sound), amazing, colorful characters and tells a heartfelt, wonderful story with a healthy dose of humor - all of it written in a very skillful way, the prose was just wonderful, the chemistry between the charact
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Nashin Sadeer
When I fall in love is beautiful romantic story. The first chapter has attracted my attention which encourages me to purchase the book to know the rest. When I began to read; I could not stop reading it because it was so interesting and so much love. There was also some sad parts within the story which I am not going to reveal. However, I have to admit that the story is kind of simalar 'P.S I love.'

When I read this story; I was able to picture each scene as movie which somehing good. I recommen
Theeba Rajan

Elsie Maynard she is a wonder woman who gone through a tough time and I like the way she stand up against her fall to rebuild her life again from the request of her lost husband. As for Torin Steward, it would be much better if his character take more appearance in the story.

Its like a wonderful trip around Brighton, the beautiful beaches and people around the café having their great time in their life to enjoy the best scenery of the nature. I love to see the sun set as well, because the way t
Miranda Dickinson's books are always a lot of fun, very much in the vein of Sophie Kinsella. When I Fall in Love read rather like a cross between anything by Sophie Kinsella and Cecelia Ahern's 'PS I love you'. It was fluffy, sentimental and fun and I did like it as a light read over the holidays but for some reason or other there is still something missing in her books. Her characters often felt like caricatures rather than actual people, Cher and Woody in particular were written a little over ...more
First of, I'd like to say that this is a good book. But at the same time, it's because it's a good book and not a great book, that I then have to confess that I was a little disappointed by it. Maybe this was because I've read Miranda Dickinson before and really enjoyed her previous novels, but this one just didn't match my expectations of it. I think a lot of this disappointment has to do with characters, or mainly, that there are too many of them and not enough of a personality assigned to eac ...more
Miranda Dickinson is one of my favourite authors, ever. I feel like I say that a lot, but trust me, I don’t. Since her first novel, Fairytale of New York, I have been enchanted by her novels. She writes the most romantic Chick Lit you will EVER read. They’re pure love stories, and she’s now on her fourth novel (which makes me say in disbelief, only four?) called When I Fall In Love and is yet another fantastic novel. She cannot do no wrong as far as I’m concerned, she just captures your imaginat ...more
Nikki Bywater
Elsie Maynard is slowly moving forward with her life. It is a new start for Elsie, a new beginning, something she had never expected but now she had accepted it. Elsie puts together a choir with the help of former 80’s rock star Woody Jenson and this is when the adventure starts in her new life. She meets Torin Stewart in awkward circumstances and after that he seems to have a knack of turning up in Elsie’s life unexpectedly and it is happening more and more much to Elsie’s annoyance. Not like O ...more
Having read and enjoyed all of this authors previous books it was a bit of a no-brainer that I would buy this one. As with all Miranda’s books the cover was gorgeous and I was looking forward to jumping into her latest creation.

Wow! I’ve always loved this authors writing style so I was pretty confident that I would enjoy the book, but I was surprised that I felt so connected to the storyline when I haven’t been through it myself. Tears didn’t just fall – they poured as this wonderful story took
Rea Sinfield
Miranda is back this year with another fantastic read When I Fall in Love, this lady continually brings us stunning covers containing beautiful storylines you have got to love her.

Elsie Maynard never expected to be starting again...

...but eighteen months on from the biggest challenge of her life, she is doing just that –because she made a promise to the person who believed in her the most. Determined to step into her uncertain future, Elsie meets handsome Oliver Hogarth, who seems intent on win
Miranda Dickinson’s When I Fall in Love is a beautiful story about loss, moving on, being able to rediscover life, and love once again. After recovering from a significant event in her life, Elsie Maynard finally finds the strength to move on. Now she has the task of facing new challenges and keeping a promise she made to someone who believed in her the most. It is this promise that will have Elsie go through a series of emotions and providing readers a journey filled with smiles, laughs, and cr ...more
Elsie Maynard has decided that it is time to start again and pick up the pieces of her rather broken heart and spirit. She has faced a tragedy that I would never wish on anyone, and I don’t want to say too much because I don’t want to give key elements in the story away. When I started reading the book, Elsie seemed very solemn and somber and maybe even a little bitter. I later learned why. After a few pages in she makes an announcement to her sisters and family that she is ready to start dating ...more
Lucy Felthouse
Article first published as Book Review: When I Fall in Love by Miranda Dickinson on Blogcritics.

This is the first book by Miranda Dickinson that I've read, and based on that, I'll definitely be checking out her other titles.

When I Fall in Love is based in Brighton, with a jaunt to Paris, which I confess is what made me buy the book. Any book with Paris on the cover, and I'm sold.

This is the story of Elsie Maynard, a young woman who is starting life again. She overcame a huge challenge eighteen m
I was so excited about Miranda Dickinson’s latest novel, having been lucky enough to receive a sneak-preview chapter from her in the post; I was desperate to read the rest! I so pleased to find that book number four from this lovely author delivered her usual mix of optimism, cake and of course romance, the perfect recipe! Although the cover might suggest a Christmasey or even a wintery novel, don’t be fooled, none of this book is set in December! When I fall in Love follows Elsie eighteen month ...more
Rosie Review
Taken from my blog:

When I Fall In Love is the latest moving read from Miranda Dickinson. It will make you cry, laugh and feel part of the story. The reason why Elsie is starting again is withheld from the reader at the beginning of the book. This unusual choice allows the reader to warm to Elsie without feeling sorry for her. And warm to her I did. I could relate to her location, Brighton is very close to where I live and have spent many a weekend there either shopp
Abbey Liddle
Here is my original review on my blog

Elsie Maynard never expected to starting again...

But eighteen months on from the biggest challenge of her, she is doing just that - because she made a promise to the person who believed in her the most.
Determined to step into her uncertain future, Elsie meets handsome Oliver Hogarth who seems intent on winning her heart and inadvertently founds a choir.
Then a heartfelt request brings her to Paris - and the final item o
What is on the secret list Elsie Maynard carries with her everywhere? What is the tragedy in her past that denies her from moving on? And where in Paris can you get creamy artichoke soup with crunchy slices of stonebaked baguette? These questions and many more will have been answered by the time you put down Miranda Dickinson’s latest novel, When I Fall In Love. It’s a story that not only takes you on a geographical journey from Brighton to Paris, but an emotional journey, too – and one with a s ...more
Bev Taylor
elsie maynard never expected to be starting again

18 months ago she lost her husband lucas, the love of her life, aged less than 30

before he died he made a list of 50 things to do before he died - then added 51

elsie then meets woody - n, not a prospective new lover but an aging rock star.they start a choir and so starts her new beginnings

wonderful family and friends. is one of those new friends going to light her fire?

read and find out!

I didn't enjoy this book at all. The emotions I had at the start of the book were similar to the emotions I felt when reading Mhairi McFarlane's "You Had at Me At Hello." I thought that the beginning was draggy and in contrast to the thrill I felt towards the latter (Mhairi's), I just finished Dickinson's book for the sake of finishing it. I hated Woody Jensen and his annoying lingo (no offense to rockers) and I didn't really like the character development of Elsie. The only decent characters th ...more
Whe Garcia
Why did it took me a long time to finish the book? Well, I got distracted by a series by another author and by school work. But I am glad that I did not abandon reading this one after putting it on hold for more than 2 weeks time. Reading Elsie's story makes me wish I live somewhere like Brighton and that I can go on a trip to Paris over the weekend. Yes, it reminds me of my short stay in Europe last year where everywhere is just a train, bus or car ride away. And I promise myself that I will re ...more
Marie Godley
I loved the vibrancy of this book, with it's quirky characters and some of their great ideas - not sure all the ice cream flavours are to my taste!

Lightweight reading, with characters who were pleasant enough. There was romance, and delicious-sounding ice cream, and Paris. What's there not to like?!
Rachelle Gravely
I have to say I was BLOWN AWAY.

Reading this book was like falling in love while simultaneously having your heart broken.

I'm not sure how an author achieves both of those feelings in a single novel, but BRAVO!

Even whilst my heart was breaking along with the main character, I longed for more of Eloise and Lucas' story. I was torn between wanting more of their story and wanted more of Eloise and Torin.

There are only two things I really didn't care for -

*Just as the characters get together - the
Terri Moore
A nice easy read. Really enjoyed the story but Slightly typical romantic story. Great none the less.
Mar 17, 2014 Trewen marked it as dnf
Shelves: audio


Giving up!
The reader for the audio version made each character overly dramatic caricatures.
Hannah King
Thoroughly enjoyed this book, couldn't put it down. Heartwarming, sad and an all over lovely book.
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Miranda Dickinson has always had a head full of stories. Coming from a creative family where stories and songs were always present, it was perhaps inevitable that she would end up adoring words. A songwriter for over 15 years, Miranda has successfully penned over thirty songs, delivering both live and recorded performances in a range of venues across the UK and Europe. Her first solo project album ...more
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