Jill Mansell is great. Because the story takes place
in the UK, some of the phrases were a little different than
would use in the states but, it was not confusing at all.
THINKING OF YOU revolves around Ginny Holland. Ginny is
though empty nest syndrome. Her daughter has just left to
go to University. She is feeling very sorry for herself.
Her best friend Carla tells her that she needs to get on
with her life. Find a boyfriend, get a job, and get out
As the story goes on, we find Ginny doing things she would
have never done before. We also learn of some of the things
that her Daughter Jen is also going though. We also get to
meet her ex-husband Gavin, who feels that single clubs are
the best thing in the world. Ginny and Gavin's
relationship is now as friends.
We also get to meet Finn, the first time Ginny meets him,
he accuses her of shop lifting. The next time is when
she applies for a job. Ginny has no idea that he owns the
business that she applied at. There is a lot of humor that
happens between these two.
Jill Mansell combines, humor, friendship, romance and
betrayal smoothly. I have never had to go though an empty nest
syndrome yet I found myself in Ginny's life. Wondering how I
would feel if this had happened to me. Jill's style of
writing reminds me of Nora Roberts and Fern Michaels. Two
of my favorite authors.
I did not want to put THINKING OF YOU down, as I couldn't
find out what else was going to go wrong or right in Ginny's
life. Jill Mansell keeps you wanting more of this story.
It is very easy to get lost in the story, and as you read
you will feel yourself pulled into the story, that is how
smoothly Jill Mansell writes.
There are a few twists and turns that you do not see
coming, and which leave me wanting to see a second book, so
I can catch up with the lives of these wonderful characters.
The UK has different phases than we in the states do, and
now I want to try some out, and see who of my friends knows
what I'm saying.
THINKING OF YOU is a great book, and I can't wait to read
another one of Jill Mansell's books.
When Ginny Holland's daughter heads off to university, Ginny
is left with a severe case of empty nest syndrome. To make
matters worse, the first gorgeous man she's laid eyes on in
years has just accused her of shoplifting. So, in need of a
bit of company, Ginny decides to advertise for a lodger, but
what she gets is lovelorn Laurel. With Laurel comes her
dangerously charming brother, Perry and the offer of a great
new job, and things begin looking up...until Ginny realizes
that her potential boss is all too familiar. Is it too late
for Ginny to set things right after an anything but
desirable first impression?