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From the queen of feelgood fiction, an uplifting new novel of friendship, families and finding love . . .

Amber, Lachlan and Raffaele met as teenagers in the seaside home of kind-hearted foster parents. Arriving in glorious Cornwall was the best thing that ever happened to them – and now, as adults, their bond is stronger than ever.

But Amber has a secret. She’s in love with Lachlan. She can’t confess her feelings because that would never work. Restless Lachlan dates a lot and definitely isn’t the settling-down type. Surely it’s better to keep him as a friend than to risk losing him for good?

Raffaele has his own dilemma. He had the dream girlfriend in Vee, until it all went horribly wrong . . . and he still can’t understand why. Is Vee hiding something from him?

Now their widowed foster dad Teddy thinks he’s found love again. Younger, charming and strikingly beautiful, is Olga as perfect as she seems? Or will she end up breaking Teddy’s heart?

Against a backdrop of sparkling seas and sunny skies, the unexpected is always just around the corner. Welcome to Lanrock!

‘Reading Jill is always such a joy’ Veronica Henry

‘One of my favourite authors’ Katie Fforde

Gloriously romantic and completely life-affirming, Jill Mansell’s wonderful new novel set in sunny Cornwall will make you believe in love again

(P) 2022 Headline Publishing Group Ltd


'A good story like this needs a quiet afternoon a sofa and a warm blanket. Moving and heartfelt! Enjoy'
Fern Britton
'A real warm hug of a book'
Libby Page
'A fabulous, gorgeous read . . . I was totally hooked'
Milly Johnson
'Such a joyful read and hugely entertaining'
Ruth Hogan
'Feel-good fiction'
Choice Magazine
My Weekly
'The queen of heartwarming love stories'
'What a gorgeous book! Jill has a great gift for characterisation - nuanced, interesting, believable people but created with a charming lightness of touch. Thanks to Jill's warmth, wisdom and emotional intelligence, this book was a huge pleasure to read'
Marian Keyes
'What a sparkling, joyful read! Jill is the absolute Queen of creating characters you immediately want to be best friends with!
Phillipa Ashley
'I love this book so much . . . like a wonderful, warm writing hug'
Joanna Cannon
'Warm, evocative and full of fun, with brilliant characters who jump off the page - such a moving and heart-warming story'
Fiona Gibson
'With wonderful characters, this will warm you on a January day'
'[A] romantic page-turner'
Good Housekeeping