We are extremely excited to introduce our brand new Thomas Cook Book Club, in partnership with Headline Publishers.
Over the next year, we’ll be able to share with you, book recommendations, book reviews and even exclusives from fantastic authors, themselves. So, let’s dive right in with the latest offering from Jill Mansell.
Spring into summer with Jill Mansell!
Booking a spring getaway soon? We have just the thing to put on your holiday reading list; the latest feel-good book from the bestselling author Jill Mansell – Maybe This Time is our first pick for Thomas Cook Book Club. Whether retreating to your armchair for some stress-free spring reading or jetting off for some early Easter sun, this is just the thing to help you say goodbye to cold winter nights and hello to brighter spring days.
What’s the book about?
Mimi isn’t looking for love when she spends a weekend in Goosebrook, the Cotswolds village her dad has moved to. And her first encounter with Cal, who lives there too, is nothing like a scene in a romantic movie – although she can’t help noticing how charismatic he is. But Cal’s in no position to be any more than a friend, and Mimi heads back to her busy London life.
When they meet again four years later, it’s still not to be. Cal is focusing on his family, and Mimi on her career. Then Cal dives into a potentially perfect new romance whilst Mimi’s busy fixing other people’s relationships.
It seems as if something, or someone else, always gets in their way. Will it ever be the right time for both of them?
Jill Mansell meets Thomas Cook
What’s your favourite book of all time?
Goodness, I’ve read so many books in my life. I shall say Me Before You by Jojo Moyes because it’s perfect.
Who has had the biggest influence on you as a writer?
Oh, Jilly Cooper without a doubt. I just adored everything she wrote and longed to be able to write in a way that would entertain people as much as her brilliant novels have entertained me.
What type of holiday would you go on to help escape the winter blues?
We love cruises! So much! I like having lots to do on a holiday and big ships are full of activities and so sociable. If we’re escaping the winter blues, let’s sail the Caribbean!
If you were going on a beach holiday, what book would you take?
I would take several. But, if I’m really only allowed one, it would be AJ Pearce’s, Dear Mrs Bird, which is an absolute delight.
If you were writing a book based abroad, what destination would you choose?
Ooh, maybe I could set my next book on a cruise ship – every day a fabulous new location and plenty of shenanigans going on!