Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Tuesday Titles 033: Three Amazing Things About You..

Three Amazing Things About You
Three Amazing Things About You by Jill Mansell
Hallie has a secret. She's in love. He's perfect for her in every way, but he's seriously out of bounds. And her friends aren't going to help her because what they do know is that Hallie doesn't have long to live. Time is running out...

Flo has a dilemma. She really likes Zander. But his scary sister won't be even faintly amused if she thinks Zander and Flo are becoming friends - let alone anything more.

Tasha has a problem. Her new boyfriend is the adventurous type. And she's afraid one of his adventures will go badly wrong.

THREE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT YOU begins as Hallie goes on a journey. A donor has been found and she's about to be given new lungs. But whose?

There's a teeny little part of me which wonders, sometimes, if I should be ashamed of just how much I enjoy a good chick-lit book. Emphasis on the good there, as lately it seems that every one and their mother thinks they're the world's next E. L. James. {Amazon, you have a lot to answer for with your sneaky self-publish ways.}

Anyhow. Jill Mansell is always going to be up there, for me, with my favourites. I knew as soon as the book came through my letterbox on Saturday morning, that it was getting bumped up the to-read pile. By Sunday teatime, I had that warm, fuzzy feeling in my heart as I made myself a cup of coffee and got back to what I *should* have been doing all weekend.

Three Amazing Things About You is similar to Mansell's other books in that there are plenty of quirky and relatable characters (and some not so likeable ones). For the first few chapters it can be hard to keep tabs on them all. Of the three main characters, I found Hallie the most intriguing and her story potentially the most heart-breaking. Zander, I had my doubts about as I was never sure he was truly interested in Flo.

Although the plot isn't predictable per se, it's lovely to see how the characters all end up crossing paths and why they're linked. I was saddened a little by the twist, as it could have happened to a better character in my opinion, but I'll leave you to make your own mind up.

One overwhelming thing I did take from this book is that I hope it will make more people join the organ donor list. If you're not yet signed up, would you consider it?


  1. Sounds an intriguing one!!x

    1. It's a really good read - would definitely recommend it!

  2. Argh my 'don't buy any books until you move house' rule is struggling as a result of this post as I'd totally forgotten this book was on its way. Jill Mansell books are my all-time favourites and such a guilty pleasure. And now I know it's awesome how am I going to say no?! xxx

    1. Aw, I'm afraid I've passed my copy on to my sister already or I'd have sent it your way. x

  3. there is nothing wrong with liking chick-lit, a good heart warming, life affirming book is as good as any other. I'm sure I've read some Jill Mansell but I can't buy anymore books until I've made a visible dent on my to-read pile!!

    1. I've promised myself no new boooks this year, but the pile I need to review is getting larger and larger so I'll never run out of things to review.