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Publisher's Summary

On the morning of Lily's 25th birthday, it's time to open the very last letter written to her by her beloved mother, who died when she was eight.

Learning more about the first and only real love of her mum's life is a revelation. On the same day, Lily also meets Eddie Tessler, a man fleeing fame who just might have the ability to change her world in unimaginable ways. But her childhood friend, Dan, has his own reasons for not wanting Lily to get too carried away by Eddie's attentions.

Before long, secrets begin to emerge, and Lily's friends and family become involved. In the beautiful Cotswold village of Stanton Langley, nothing will ever be the same again....

©2016 Jill Mansell (P)2016 Headline Digital

Critic Reviews

"Bursting with humour, brimming with intrigue and full of characters you'll adore." ( Heat)
"Mansell creates wonderful characters and believable storylines that capture both your heart and imagination from the off." ( Sun)
"Jill Mansell keeps on getting better every time...smart and grown-up." ( Good Housekeeping)
"A warm, witty and romantic read that you won't be able to put down." ( Daily Mail)

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stunning

loved the narrator's voice... averall this book was a really feel good book. loved how they ended it...

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A little cliche but good.

Good and easy listen, about half way through the story becomes a little predictable. Overall enjoyed it though.

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Reliable as always

Would you try another book written by Jill Mansell or narrated by Susie Riddell?

Yes to both

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I find it interesting that Jill Mansell has a bit more substance than much chick-lit. It's not my favourite genre.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes, well done.

Did You and Me, Always inspire you to do anything?

No... though I might buy another book with this duo.

Any additional comments?

This was a good story and well told.

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An entertaining story

I enjoyed this novel set in modern day England in the beautiful Cotswolds and a little in Lobdn

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My favourite book if JM

Love love this story, funny, witty, and heart warming! This is one of my favourite books. After this review, I'm listening to it again! I love Dan and Lily, especially how witting they comments and joking behaviour! I also like Ed character, I like it how JM didn't create him a bad character to make Lily choices difficult to pick.

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  • Larwos
  • 23-01-2018

Even better at second read

There’s nothing quite like a Jill Mansell book, and I loved this one when I read it years ago. ‘Reading’ it again through audible was an even greater joy. The story was as fun and touching and involving as ever, but what a joy to have these lovely characters brought to life by such a brilliant reader. I hated it finishing so much, I just replayed the last few chapters and no doubt will listen to it over and over again when I need a cheering up.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-01-2016

amazing

A really good book I enjoyed listening to it all the way through would recamend to anyone.

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  • Christine in Essex
  • 26-07-2018

Such a lovely story

I loved every minute of it and didn't want it to end. Yet another great book by Jill Mansell

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  • DeniseG
  • 12-05-2017

Loved it!

I simply adore Jill Mansell's books and this one did not disappoint. I love the warmth of the characters, the lovely settings and happy ending.

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  • Linda Emhar
  • 16-02-2017

Predictable but I enjoyed it

As I have found with all of Jill Mansells books, The storyline was predictable but I enjoyed it and looked forward to listening to it.

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  • Wilburkins
  • 16-01-2017

Prepare to be charmed!

What did you like most about You and Me, Always?

The variety of locations and the friendliness of the village.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lily - She came across as very loving, giving and happy.

What does Susie Riddell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Well she brought a bit more of the plummy accent I suppose rather than my accent!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were certain laugh out loud scenes, such as the movie premiere and the additional guest!

Any additional comments?

Recommended.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-06-2016

Fantastic story

what a fantastic story to listen to, very well read and a joy to hear

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  • Sarah
  • 18-06-2016

Well worth a listen

I really enjoyed listening to this book brilliant story line, and great narration, I would recommend a listen.

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  • Pauline G
  • 03-05-2016

Sweet book

Ideal holiday read - predictable but
Sweet - lovely voice really enjoyed listening
I could see this being made in to a TV series

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  • Anna
  • 07-04-2016

cosy

heart warming and amusing from the start to the end. wrapped me up with a glow.

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  • wendyjqnn
  • 30-03-2016

A fantastic well narrated story.

A beautifully written book and a romantic love story in the background. Highly recommended an audio book suitable for long journeys.