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The Man Who Can't Be Moved

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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  156 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Fledgling journalist Ellie Newton is keen to prove herself when she lands a hard-won job at the Millrise Echo. So when reports come in of a man camped on the corner of a local street, refusing to move until the girl who has jilted him takes him back, Ellie is on a mission to get the scoop.

She arrives to meet Ben Kelly, a man she is instantly attracted to. But she has a jo
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Paperback, 292 pages
Published December 19th 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Sophie
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Posted originally http://www.reviewedthebook.co.uk/2014...

I instantly became a big fan of Tilly Tennant once I read her debut novel Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn earlier this year. Her festive novella Mishaps and Mistletoe published just over a month ago was magical and beautiful and so another book so soon had me thrilled. The Man Who Can’t Be Moved had everything going for it, in my opinion – the gorgeous cover, the catchy title inspired by a song which will be stuck in your head througho
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Fledgling journalist Ellie Newton is keen to prove herself when she lands a hard-won job at the Millrise Echo.  So when reports come in of a man camped on the corner of a local street, refusing to move until the girl who has jilted him takes him back, Ellie is on a mission to get the scoop.

She arrives to meet Ben Kelly, a man she is instantly attracted to. But she has a job to do and an incredible story to write and has soon pledged to hel
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A Drop of Romeo
Mar 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Any fan of the single “The Man Who Can’t be Moved” by The Script will adore this novel written by Tilly Tennant.

It follows Ellie; a junior journalist for her local paper ‘Millrise Echo’; who is keen to prove herself and is more than happy to follow up the story of a man sitting on a corner waiting for his true love to return to him. What Ellie didn’t expect when she meets and interviews Ben Kelly is that she would find him attractive. However, despite her attractions to the man, Ellie decides t
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BestChickLit.com
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In the summer of 2008, I was heavily pregnant with my third child and fell totally in love with The Script’s The Man Who Can’t Be Moved. I was obsessed (possibly my hormones?) and listened to it on such an endless loop that when my daughter was finally born, she’d only sleep if the song was playing. Once I found out this book was based around the song, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.

I’ve heard many great things about Tilly Tennant’s writing and I was so pleased to discover they are all tr
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Kerry
Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
A wonderful story about finding love in unexpected places and how when you think your life is falling apart, it might just be preparing you for something better.
A great read and page turner. The characters are colourful, funny and complex and there are moments of joy, sadness and laughter.
M1ssb3rry
I feel like I would have enjoyed this more a few years ago and I’m currently too cynical for life and I felt like Ben kept taking the easy way for everything
And I don’t believe in making public gestures like this to try to get a woman’s attention
In this situation, Gemma was an attention seeker etc but yeah if a woman leaves, you shouldn’t make such a public gesture to force her to come back to you
The song by the same title is romantic sure and so is this book but it’s ridiculous in practice
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Agi
Mar 03, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
I have heard a lot of prizes about Tilly Tennant and her writing, so when I finally had a chance to get one of her books in my greedy hands, I was really more than happy. I've read "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" some time ago already, so apologies for my late review, but as they say, better late then never. Right?

Ellie is trying to accommodate doing many things at once - her parents have split up and she's operating as a messenger between them. Her aunt Hazel is terminally ill, so she tries to spe
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Emma Crowley
Dec 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
2014 seems to have been the year of discovering new authors for me and although extremely late in the year I have just encountered the wonderful talent of Tilly Tennant. The Man Who Can’t be Moved is Tilly’s second book but the first I have read by this sharp, witting and engaging author. Both the title and cover of this book are so apt for the storyline and I absolutely love the colours used for the cover as they are so warm and inviting. The book is extremely well written and fast paced as I f ...more
Isabell
Dec 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First posted on Dreaming With Open Eyes

I'm super delighted to be part of Tilly Tennant's blog Tour for The Man Who Can't Be Moved. This opportunity finally given me the chance to pick up on of Tilly's novels. I remember many bloggers fangirling about her debut novel Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn when it came out. Is was very intrigued to give The Man Who Can't Be Moved a go. Not only because of this stunning cover, also I love the titel of this novel. The Script is on of my favourite bands
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Vicki
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Also posted here: http://lilmissvixreads.blogspot.com/2...

As soon as I saw the title of this book I knew that I had to read it. I love the song of the same name which I'm sure was the source of inspiration and so was interested to see how it translated into a full length novel. I certainly was not disappointed.

Ellie Newton's life is quickly spiralling out of control. With a hectic job at the local newspaper, parents barely on speaking terms, a terminally ill aunt who is cheerful to the last, an
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Patricia Jukes
Feb 26, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I found this story compelling did not want to put it down

Until I had read the. Next chat next chapter to see what happen. Cannot wait for the next book, in the sarga
Helen
Apr 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for A Drop of Romeo.

Any fan of the single “The Man Who Can’t be Moved” by The Script will adore this novel written by Tilly Tennant.

It follows Ellie; a junior journalist for her local paper ‘Millrise Echo’; who is keen to prove herself and is more than happy to follow up the story of a man sitting on a corner waiting for his true love to return to him. What Ellie didn’t expect when she meets and interviews Ben Kelly is that she would find him attractive. However, despite her attractio
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Erin
Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Firstly thank you to Tilly and Brook Cottage Books for sending me a copy of this title for review and asking me to be part of the blog tour! I read Tilly’s first book when it came out last year and really enjoyed it so I was looking forward to book two! I liked the cheeky little mention of the characters from Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn too!

This is all about journalist Ellie Newton and one of her subjects.

Ellie is really easy to like and relate to. She’s just a normal girl trying to reach
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Elizabeth Ray
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given a free copy of the book as part of this book tour. I enjoyed this romantic chick lit read! The premise was unique. Ellie is a journalist covering the story of "the man who can't be moved," Ben Kelly. Ben is waiting at the street corner where he met his girlfriend in order to convince her to take him back. The story gets bigger and bigger and Ellie even meets Ben's ex-girlfriend to get her side of the story.

Ellie is intrigued by Ben's story, but starts to fall for him. In the meantime
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J.B (Debbie)
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Poor Ellie Newton is being pulled in a million different directions. And we all know how that feels! She is desperately working her socks off working hard to make her name in journalism whilst at the same time trying to get her stubborn parents back together and help out with her aunt Hazel who is very ill. And then, along comes a story in the shape of Ben, to totally cause confusion in Ellie's heart!

I love my job as a book blogger and promoter because I get to read so many books! Now and again
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Sharon
Feb 20, 2015 rated it liked it
After tearing through Tilly Tennants first novel "Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn" last year, I bought this straight away when I saw it on Amazon.

"The Man Who Can't Be Moved" (yes, it's based on the song by The Script - and yes, you'll be singing it the whole way through) is a light hearted book about Ellie Newton, a journalist for the Millrise Echo. The book is set in the same world as the Holden Finn one, which I liked - one or two little mentions of Finn and an event in the previous book m
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Alba
Mar 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on: http://www.albainbookland.com/2015/03...

I had heard so many ravishing comments about Tilly Tennant's work that I couldn't wait to read her books myself. After finishing The Man Who Can't Be Moved, I now understand all the comments. This book is one of those fresh feel-good stories that you can devour in a couple of sitting and end up with a huge grin on your face.

Ellie is the kind of heroine we all love. A little shinning star that tries to help everyone forgetting a bit a
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Jo Hughes
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really can’t remember where I got a copy of this book from. I think it maybe one I purchased. I do put my review copies first but as I have been having a bit of a slump reading I took the advice of the lovely Sophie from Reviewed The Book and have read what I fancied reading.

When we first meet Ellie she is dashing about covering stores and also helping her parents, Ellis is one of life’s givers she always thinks of herself before others. Not just her parents but her Aunt who is seriously ill.

E
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Maryline M's Bookshelf
This review was first published at M's Bookshelf - http://mssbookshelf.blogspot.be

First off I just have to say how much I love this cover. Together with the title it just made this book irresistible. I couldn't wait to start reading and once I started reading, I simply couldn't stop.
Ellie is a wonderful MC. She's so caring, so sweet, determined and loyal,... You can't help but want to protect her from everything... and everyone. [The patience she has with her stubborn mother...] I loved how the
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Emma
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Captivating

Lovely story that dreams are made of. Brilliant writing and great use of characters can't wait to read more from this aurther
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Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English an ...more