More than a romantic comedy, this book looks at the ups and downs of life

Maybe This Time

By: Jill Mansell

Rating: 5 of 5

In this story, Mimi Huish, is visiting her father and his partner at their new home in The Cotswolds. She encourages, even insists, that the two of them get out and meet their new neighbors in the charming village they now live in. They are afraid that the people in this small hamlet are not ready to accept the lifestyle arrangement that they share.

It is far from the truth, but in getting to know their neighbors, a situation arises that changes the lives of many in the village.

Mimi flees back to her life in London but when another dramatic event occurs in her life, she finds her way back to Goosebrook to rebuilt her life, once again.

Through the years, Mimi and a neighbor in Goosebrook, Cal Matheison, share a mild attraction that never finds the right place and time. Over and over, life intrudes and you are left wondering if they should just be friends or somehow find one another. Maybe This Time investigates lost chances, broken hearts, and how the human spirit and love can triumph over adversity.

I have been a fan of Jill Mansell for many years though I have not reviewed many of her books. I remember having to buy books from the UK to be shipped to the US. I’m thrilled that her books are now being published world-wide.

I was provided a digital advance reader copy of this book by the publisher via Netgalley.

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