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Rumour Has It | [Jill Mansell]

Rumour Has It

When newly single Tilly Cole impulsively quits her London job for a fresh start in the small town of Roxborough she finds she's arrived in a hotbed of gossip, intrigue and rampant rivalry for the most desirable men. Tilly has no intention of joining in - she's just happy with her new Girl Friday job. Then she meets Jack Lucas.
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Publisher's Summary

When newly single Tilly Cole impulsively quits her London job for a fresh start in the small town of Roxborough she finds she's arrived in a hotbed of gossip, intrigue and rampant rivalry for the most desirable men. Tilly has no intention of joining in - she's just happy with her new Girl Friday job. Then she meets Jack Lucas.

Jack is irresistible... and he's got his eye on Tilly. But there are shocking rumours about his wicked reputation. Tilly doesn't want to be just another notch on anyone's bedpost. But is she being mature and sensible - or is she running away from the love of her life?

©2009 Jill Mansell; (P)2009 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    Courtney Signal Mountain, TN United States 07-29-09
    Courtney Signal Mountain, TN United States 07-29-09
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    "Entertaining"

    The British accents were thick with classic UK humor in simple dialog. It was a nice, light "chic" summer read and as my first with this author, I'll look for her again when I take another break from the serial killer mysteries.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffany San Diego, CA, United States 05-29-13
    Tiffany San Diego, CA, United States 05-29-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Very predictable but cute book"

    While this book follows a typical formula for chit lit, it is well written and a fun book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leisha AMAROO, Australia 09-10-13
    Leisha AMAROO, Australia 09-10-13 Member Since 2012

    Its an weird thing but my favourite genre to read is murder/mystery books but when it comes to audio books, I love ChicLit! Odd I know!

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    "Slow at first but throughly enjoyable"

    It took a bit to really get into the story but once I did (about 2 hours) I was hooked. Kept me interested to find out what happens to the various couples. Great narration

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    Andi Virginia Beach, Vatican City State (Holy See) 10-22-12
    Andi Virginia Beach, Vatican City State (Holy See) 10-22-12 Member Since 2009
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    "all over the place"

    I got this one from Audible for my road trip last week. I thought a lot about which book to choose since I needed 7 hours of entertainment..I'd read one of Mansell's book last year so I thought I'd give this one a go. The reader was terrible with accents and gave the ladies a little girl voice that was really annoying, but even if I had read it, I would think Tilly a horrible protagonist...I wanted to slap her so many times
    Rumour Has It was really all over the place, with "sub" plots going on that were more of a distraction to the main couple, although as I think about it, the other characters stories were more interesting than Luke and Tilly's. Pitiful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julia COSTA MESA, CA, United States 07-19-12
    Julia COSTA MESA, CA, United States 07-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Small Town Story with Lots of Characters"
    Any additional comments?

    This is the story of 4 parallel lives (families) in a small town.

    Tilly has quit her London job and takes a Girl Friday job in a remote town where she knows only one person. She navigates work, love, friends, and social life in her new small town community.

    Tilly's boss, Max, has a family of 3, including a lively 13 year daughter. The dynamics of his whole family's work, school, and romantic relationships intertwine with Tilly's life in an intriguing, frustrating, and often heart-warming way.

    Tilly's best friend Erin's life takes a turn that includes love and the most unlikely and challenging friendship anyone could imagine.

    Tilly's befriends Jack, her boss's colleague, who on the surface is a charmer with a bad reputation, but Jack has a story of his own.


    I love Jill Mansell's style. It is peppered with humor and sarcasm. Hearing the characters' internal dialog as each twist in plot happens is hilarious! Mansell reminds me a lot of Sophie Kinsella, my fav author. This book moves quickly with lots of dialog, and that's what made it so much fun to listen to for me. Good one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah Seattle, WA, United States 07-12-12
    Deborah Seattle, WA, United States 07-12-12

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    "OK, but get it from the library first"

    The best character in this book is Tilly's boss and his daughter. Tilly is OK. The book portrays the women in the village as man-hungry and the man in question seems to like the attention. There is no tension between the main characters, just a lukewarm attraction.

    I was bored and had hoped for fireworks, passion, anger, fights, misunderstandings, that sort of thing that is typical of chick lit. Not to be found here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki Oberle 05-05-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Cute Book"

    This was a good book to relax with, I am a sucker for British accents so I admit that I loved listening to Aldington's voice, but this was a cute story of a quaint little town. I did branch off in the beginning a bit much, but you do get caught up quickly in everyone's story! Fun!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Chattanooga 07-28-10
    Chris Chattanooga 07-28-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Disappointing"

    I wanted to like this but just couldn't get into it. It was basically boy meets girl, has some problems with relationship and all ends well. For 3 couples that you just don't care about. Plus the accents were off-putting. Maybe if you read this instead of listening to it.
    I'm sure the narrators accent is real but it just came off overdone. I finished this one, but only because I felt I had to since I paid for it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "A good read..."

    I enjoyed this book and the narrator. The British humor was a nice change of pace.

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    Debbie Newton, MA, USA 09-21-09
    Debbie Newton, MA, USA 09-21-09
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    "Loved it!!!"

    Really funny. I loved the characters. They were very real, and the descriptions and the dialogue was laugh out loud funny. I can't wait to listen to more of her books. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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  • Rosalind
    Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
    1/20/11
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    "Good Fun"

    Enjoyed the story, light-hearted fun, easy to listen to

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ian
    Warrington, United Kingdom
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    "Rumour Has It (Unabridged)"."

    Excellent book, two stars deducted for poor narrator. Accents need some work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Frances
    Shipham, United Kingdom
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    "Very amusing"

    Very well written. Funny moments and throw away lines that really tickled me. One or two laugh out loud moments too. Well read. As a light read it was excellent. Not the best plot in the world and a little predictable, but very enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Claire
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    "Enjoyable"
    Would you listen to Rumour Has It again? Why?

    Possibly not - enjoyed it but ending felt rushed and out of sync with rest of book


    What other book might you compare Rumour Has It to, and why?

    Most decent chic lit


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eva
    Dusseldorf, United Kingdom
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    "Oh no..."
    What would have made Rumour Has It better?

    A heroine which is not annoying would make the story more listenable. Sadly that was not the case. She was weepy, untrusting and with most silly notions of any normal 28 year old in her head. She was suspicious of everybody and everything. Oh and had little brain. Hero was unlikely to pick such a girl as he seemed quite normal really. I can only imagine the jealous rages she would act for him if this was reality and they ended up together. She needed a father, not a man.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jill Mansell again?

    Right now, I say no, but who knows, I forget bad book experience pretty fast and can get caught up again


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Ehrm... Right now I cannot imagine I did enjoy any, but I only just finished listening to the book and am obviously unhappy with it, so I might not be able to see through that right now


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Rumour Has It?

    All which have Tilly in, many with Jack in them, some of the ones with Lou. I would keep Max, I think


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lie Back & Listen
    Harrow, United Kingdom
    8/6/12
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    "Rumour Has It"

    A really good listen.

    Jill Mansell is a writer who manages to paint vivid pictures for the listerner & you empathise with the characters.

    Prior to joining Audible I had never heard of Jill Mansell - however now I'm very happy that she is in my top 10 Chicklet Author list.

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