This Could Change Everything
If only Essie hadn't written that letter - the one that went viral...
On the one hand, if Essie hadn't written that letter - the one that only her best friend was meant to see - then she'd still be living like an actual proper grown-up, tucked up with Paul in his picture-perfect cottage, maybe even planning their wedding...
On the other hand (if her true feelings hadn't...more
When Essie goes through a (slightly hilarious) major life altering change, she finds herself in several new circumstances, and her life will be changed forever.
This is a story about the goodness that exists in people, and when you find t ...more
Essie Phillips wrote a ranting email about her boss, who happens to be her boyfriend’s mother, and somehow, it was inadvertently sent to everyone in her address book! As things tend to go these days, the email went viral. Essie stands to lose not just her job, but her relationship and her apartment as well.
How can she repair the damage? Flighty Essie decides to run as fast as she can to a new town and start entirely over.
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This story had quite a bit of charm. Essie Phillips is a lucky girl. She has a man she loves, an upcoming marriage, and lots of life happening things opening up before her eyes. All is perfect, well...outside the fact that her future mother in law hates her but other than that (and the fact she works for said upcoming MIL), life looks wonderful.
Did you ever receive one of those holiday letters informing the wor ...more
"This Could Change Everything" has Essie Phillips getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend after an email she writes is accidentally sent to everyone in he ...more
Essie thought she had found the perfect boyfriend in Paul, until that round robin letter, in the form of an email was sent just before Christmas. Meant as a joke between her and her best friend Scarlett and never intende ...more
I'm having a hard time reviewing this because there's just so much to unpack if I do anything about t ...more
As soon as we meet Zillah, I couldn't wait to find out more about her. I think she could teach us many a thing in life. I like how she believes in people and takes risks. For a woman in her eighties, she certainly lives life to the fullest and I thought she was the most fabulous of characters. Certainly one I will remember very fondly.
Essie is the main character who due to a bit of bad luck finds herself jobless and bo ...more
It's been a while since I've last read a Jill Mansell book and I have to say: I kind of missed it. Her writing is hilarious and I've always loved her for her subtle Harry Potter references. This book was a really nice surprise and while reading it, I've immediately put her other recently published book on my to read shelf.
'This Could Change Everything' was such a lovely yet incredibly predictable read and I absolutely loved it from start to finish. It was just what I nee ...more
I loved Zillah, what a character, the kind of person I'd love to be at eighty three. She was warm and generous, loves dressing up and going out and having a good time, yet very thoughtful of others. She's quite human so has a little guilt and regret thrown in there as wel ...more
I am just going to put this out here - 'This Could Change Everything' is my most favourite book of 2018 so far. What a phenomenally written, enchanting, and heart-warming read! Never in my life have I read anything like this before and, whilst I'm being perfectly honest, I really don't think I will again for a while (well, until Jill Mansell publishes her next book!).
I have always been a reader who judges a book by its ...more
And its thanks to Zillah's enigmatic personality that you realise what a special lady she is. Yes I know the blurb may imply that Essie is the main character but to me Zillah is the heart and soul of this book.
She in her 80s, and is prone to random unexpected act ...more
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A proud owner of all Jill Mansell's books speaking here (I must take a photo of them all standing on my bookshelf, totally) - no need to mention that I of course have read them all, and loved all of them, without exception. Every new release from this author is impatiently awaited by yours truly. The beautiful orange cover of this brand new offer from Ms Mansell catches your eye immediately - I can't recall a book cover in such lovely, warm colours as this of "This Could Change Everything". And ...more
I love Jill Mansell's books. To date, there has only been one of her books I haven't enjoyed, which is good odds I think. You know what you're getting with Mansell - she'll give you a plethora of characters, intermingled storylines, some twists, and a happy ending. It's classic, textbook romance. Yes, it is blindingly obvious fr ...more
"Everyday we do things that are capable of changing everything, and that's what makes life exciting."
Some people here are fussing about the plot that it was too predictable and all. What are you reading a Mystery/Thriller ? Well, there is something in "Jill Mansell" way of writing once you start reading her book you just can't stop yourself, to ...more
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This Could Change Everything was an absolutely wonderful new novel by Jill Mansell that touched upon how the choices we make can cause a ripple effect around us. Touching, funny, down-to-earth, and oh-so satisfying, I adored every moment spent reading this book.
“Every day, we do things that are capable of changing everything, and that’s what makes life exciting.”
I’m always thrilled when I get a new novel (or ebook!) of Jill Manse ...more
This book was such a delight. I was pulled in by that first line and held to the page the rest of the book. This Could Change Everything was so beautifully written. It was fleshed out perfectly and well plotted with themes that all readers can relate to. I have not read many books by Mansell and now I must read more. I can see her wri ...more
Why did Essie write that round-robin, the one that went viral… it was only meant to be a bit fun between Essie and her friend Scarlett, it was never meant to hurt anyone… until it got sent, that is.
Essie soon finds herself homeless and jobless, can she turn her life around?
This story, the characters, everything about this book kept me reading and unable to put my book down.
This book faces some thought-provoking and moving moments as Zillah offers patients ...more
This is the second book I've ...more
One event changes Essie's life completely and as a reader it was a pleasure to watch her new life take shape. All characters in this book are wonderfully portrayed, Zillah is my favourite - she just emits warmth wherever she goes. I guess this book puts the fact that everything really could change in a heartbeat in perspective. I found myself smiling through a lot of this book, understanding that there are kind people in the world who want to make it a better place. An absolute lov ...more
Jill Mansell's books have ...more