Title: Miranda’s Big Mistake
Author: Jill Mansell
Release Date: June 1, 2009
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Genre: Chick Lit
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Miranda is thrilled with Greg. He’s gorgeous, funny, and practically perfect. Greg thinks Miranda is great, but he hasn’t told her everything about himself. After all, even the sweetest girl is likely to be put off by a man who’s left his newly pregnant wife. But there’s now way she’ll ever find out… is there?
When Greg inevitably breaks Miranda’s heart, her friend Danny is there to cheer her up, and they quickly wreaks an unforgettable revenge. Miranda’s now ready to move on to another affair – but will Danny get a chance to tell her he’s in love with her himself…
I absolutely love chick lit. There’s nothing better than coming home to a light and fun chick lit novel after a long day, which is why I was so thrilled when I found out that Sourcebooks was releasing Jill Mansell’s books in the United States. Jill Mansell’s chick lit books are widely available in the UK, but those of us stateside haven’t been able to read her books unless we want to pay exorbitant shipping charges. Now, thanks to Sourcebooks, we can enjoy Jill Mansell’s wonderfully amusing novels.
Miranda’s Big Mistake was the second Jill Mansell novel I’ve read (the first was An Offer You Can’t Refuse [review]). I found it to be wonderfully charming; it’s so easy to fall in love with these novels. It is so simple to lose yourself in these novels and become completely captivated by the characters in the book.
Miranda was a wonderfully written character who blunders her way through relationships. One of the things I loved about her was that her relationship difficulties weren’t really her fault; she didn’t act stupid or make poor decisions. It’s hard to read a book where the main character makes one bad decision after another. Miranda’s circumstances are often simply bad luck; therefore, it’s easy to sympathize with her and to hope that she’ll pick the right guy the next time around.
The secondary characters are also a lot of fun. I loved the setting of the hair salon with its celebrity clients. It provided for a lot of amusing secondary storylines. I also loved Florence, the woman who Miranda rents a room from. She is simply hilarious, especially when it comes to her rather annoying son.
Miranda’s Big Mistake was a great chick lit read. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and highly recommend it to any fans of chick lit, especially those who love Brit chick lit. I can’t wait to read more of Jill Mansell’s work!
Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book to review.