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When I Fall In Love

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  1,177 Ratings  ·  104 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
Nov 06, 2012 Megan Readinginthesunshine rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 26, 2012 Hannah rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Nov 11, 2012 Bookevin rated it it was amazing
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
A. Bookzilla.
Nov 11, 2012 A. Bookzilla. rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 26, 2015 Marie80 rated it really liked it
Е ова многу повеќе ми се допадна од Продавачка на егзотика!!!
Feb 05, 2016 Sina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Elsie ist noch jung, hat jedoch schon eine Menge erleben müssen. Vor 18 Monaten verstarb ihr Mann Lucas an Krebs und seit dem versucht sie, wieder ins Leben zurückzufinden. Dafür hat sie eine kleine Satinbox auf dem Nachttisch stehen, in welcher sich Botschaften ihres verstorbenen Mannes befinden, die sie sich zu Herzen nehmen soll.
Mit neuem Mut macht sich Elsie an die Umsetzung und gründet als erstes einen Chor, um sich auch wieder unter Menschen zu mischen. Und sie möchte sich wieder mit Männ
Feb 25, 2013 Tali rated it liked it
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 ...more
Dec 23, 2012 Alana rated it liked it
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
May 24, 2015 Smelleykins rated it liked it
I love Mirandas books but this one i just could not get into. I seemed to have to force myself to finish it, i was hoping it would get better as the story went on, but it didn't.
The story was about Elsie who is trying to rebuild her life after the loss of her husband. Nothing new there but Elsie is only in her twenties and never expected to be a widow so early in life. Through the rebuild process Elsie starts to step out of her comfort zone, she sets out to start a choir with legend rocker Wood
Love Fool
Jul 15, 2014 Love Fool rated it liked it
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
Mar 22, 2015 Amanda rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015
Based on the cover i thought this would be a quick light read for a cold and snowy Sunday afternoon. The story was okay, it was the telling of it that i had a problem with. It was about 120 pages too long and I ended the book with a huge feeling of irritation. To string out the story and delay the obvious conclusion with a sophomoric writing style that insults the intelligence of the reader was so annoying. I liked the characters and the plot enough to keep going despite being annoyed with the ...more
Jun 08, 2013 Natacake rated it it was amazing
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Vanessa Tekać
May 09, 2016 Vanessa Tekać rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
C'est magnifique! Dvije rijeci iz romana koje ga opisuju u potpunosti!
Nov 27, 2012 Leah rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Dec 02, 2012 Abbey rated it it was amazing
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
Fabulous Book Fiend
Nov 21, 2012 Fabulous Book Fiend rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Dec 14, 2012 Kate rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 27, 2012 Chelsey rated it really liked it
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
Rea Cobb
Nov 20, 2012 Rea Cobb rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 18, 2013 JeanBookNerd rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
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 ...more
Rosie Review
Nov 13, 2012 Rosie Review rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-read
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
Dec 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Aug 19, 2016 Marimirl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nach dem Tod ihres Mannes wagt Elsie einen Neuanfang und beschließt nach einiger Zeit wieder mit Männern auszugehen. Begleitet wird sie dabei von Nachrichten, die ihr verstorbener Mann in einer Box hinterlassen hat. Diese machen ihr Mut, um unter anderem einen besonderen Chor zu gründen.

Meine Meinung:
Mir hat das Buch sehr gut gefallen, aber entweder ich habe etwas falsch verstanden oder der Klappentext passt nicht wirklich zum Buch.
Laut Klappentext hat Elsie 50 Dinge nach dem Tod ihres
Nikki Bywater
Nov 26, 2012 Nikki Bywater rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Jan 23, 2016 ~☆laura rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
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Lucy Felthouse
Jan 11, 2013 Lucy Felthouse rated it it was amazing
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 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 ...more
Akansha Gupta
Dec 10, 2014 Akansha Gupta rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: All
The entire story line with Lily and Charlie and Mark kept me concentrated on what would happen actually when I knew I needed to put the book down, however I just couldn't bring myself to do it.

The part when Lily sends Charlie the feature of "I Love you's" and he begins wailing like a child. I simply love it when men get enthusiastic in books like these. At the point when Mark is out of the picture, and Charlie is allowed to purport his affection for Lily, the way he proposes made my heart swell
Rachelle Gravely
Dec 31, 2012 Rachelle Gravely rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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
Anna Dalgleish
Jun 14, 2015 Anna Dalgleish rated it really liked it
Bit of a slow start to the book but once you get into it, it is amazing! Such a sweet and well thought out book, perfect for people who love a bit of soppy love story! Not too over the top cringe worthy, just nice heart-warming story. The authors description of the different settings made me feel like I was actually there with the characters and her gradual introduction of Lucas, as a way of showing the change in Elsie was simply beautiful. Torin was by far my favourite character and I loved how ...more
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