Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay

Meet me at Beachcomber BayAuthor Jill Mansell
Narrated by Gemma Dawson
Published by Tantor Media
Publication date May 1, 2017
Running time 12 hrs

I voluntarily reviewed an review copy of this book. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.


Internationally bestselling author Jill Mansell weaves a heartwarming tale of love, family, and friendship in her latest novel

1. A brief encounter that could have become so much more . . . if only everything were different.

2. Step-sisters, bitter rivals in every area except one—by unbreakable pact neither will ever steal a man from the other.

3. A love triangle that starts out as a mess of secrets and mix-ups, and only gets worse from there.

Plus—friendship, family ties, crossed wires and self-discovery, second chances and first impressions.

Welcome to Jill Mansell’s blustery seaside world. Once you step inside, you’ll never want to leave!

My Take Oblong Shaped

Jill’s novel explores family relationships, adoption and being true to yourself. The thing with the adoption, in particular, feels so real that I can’t imagine Jill is not writing from personal experience.

I found the intricate weave iof relationship in the story both enchanting and, contrarily, contrived. Everyone and everything works a little too well.

Gemma does a great job with all the characters regardless of gender or age.  I wasn’t sure about her Barbadians accent because I haven’t heard one, but I was convinced.

The last book I read by Jill, THREE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT YOU, dealt with Cystic Fibrosis, organ donation and accidental pregnancy.  This book doesn’t feature anything as life threatening as THREE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT YOU, but there is what feels like an unlikely medical event. I decided to “go with the flow,” although I found it extremely hard to believe.

All the same, her books, including this one, always make me feel good.  What more can a reader ask of contemporary romance?


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