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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Review of To the Moon and Back

To the Moon and Back
Jill Mansell
Sourcebooks Landmark
ISBN 9781402243851

   It has been over a year since Ellie Kendall's husband, Jamie, died in a tragic automobile accident. She remains stuck in the past and is unable to let him go. Actually, she frequently sees him and carries on conversations with him. Her father-in-law convinces her to move to London's posh Primrose Hill where no one knows her or her past.
   After some time, Ellie decides to look for another job. She has found that people who know her, walk on egg shells around her. After some initial mix ups, Ellie accepts a job in  her own neighborhood. Her new boss is a workaholic, not to mention drop dead gorgeous. Fortunately for Ellie, she has no interest in that department. Her dead husband's father, however, has other ideas. He is determined to reconnect her with Jamie's best friend; but will she be able to get past the fact he lived and Jamie died? Will there be any chemistry between these two?
   This is an extremely enjoyable read full of romance, laughter, betrayal, and pain. This book will not only make you laugh; but also make you cry. It starts out with a fairytale romance that ends tragically and moves on to the struggle to recover from the pain. There are quite a few romances going on in this book with struggles with them all. The storyline is well written and flows well despite the different and unique characters. If you enjoy a humorous and charming romance, I highly recommend this one. I don't think you will be disappointed.
   I wish to thank Sourcebooks for providing me with an ARC to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. I was not compensated in anyway except for receiving the book to review.

I give To the Moon and Back 4.5 out of 5 stars


  1. Hi, and thanks for the gorgeous review - I'm thrilled you enjoyed my book!
    Jill Mansell

  2. What a terrific review. Sounds like a great book. I really like the title and think this is a book I will enjoy!

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    Take care-
    Jess- although I may show up as Fairday, the main character from my novel. I can't figure out why that happens and I can't fix it. :)