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Once in a Lifetime

The perfect escapist romance

By Chrissie Manby

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  • £8.99

The wonderful and hilarious new read from Chrissie Manby, perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Jill Mansell and Trisha Ashley.

The new hilariously funny summer romance from the bestselling author of SEVEN SUNNY DAYS.

'A warm-hearted romance which will keep a smile on your face long after you finish reading.' S Magazine, Sunday Express

*****

Do you really only have one shot at love?

Twenty two years ago Dani Parker had grand plans for her life.

Now, she's a single mother in quaint Newbay working at the hotel where she got her first ever job. When she bumps into ex-boyfriend Nat, she wonders if this might be the start of something not-quite-new. Until his fiancée walks through the door . . .

Dani's daughter Flossie is sixteen - so of course she knows best, about everything. And her new boyfriend Jed is all she could ever want in a man . . . right?

Flossie's widowed grandma Jane firmly believes that lightning never strikes twice. So when she finds herself frequenting Bill's pet shop, she refuses to believe that the L-word has anything to do with it.

In a confusion of cakes, elopements and naughty puppies, will the three women discover that 'once in a lifetime' isn't quite as rare as they thought?

*****

Readers can't stop praising Once in a Lifetime:

'This is a feel good summer read that is a lot of fun, and definitely had me smiling. I also found the pages were turning faster than I wanted, and ran out of book to read far too soon!' Amazon Reviewer

'A must read' Amazon Reviewer

'What a great book' Amazon Reviewer

'Very heartwarming and didn't want to put it down. All about once in a lifetime happening twice in your life and just brilliant from the first page' Amazon Reviewer

'Right from the beginning she set her standard high and has never failed to maintain this. 5 stars from me!' Amazon Reviewer

'A simply brilliant read and highly recommend - you will be laughing for sure.' Amazon Reviewer

'Another lovely Chrissie Manby novel! Always fun to read' Amazon Reviewer

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  • ISBN: 9781473682931
  • Publication date: 09 Aug 2018
  • Page count: 384
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
A warm-hearted romance which will keep a smile on your face long after you finish reading — S Magazine
Praise for Chrissie Manby:
This sassy and addictive read will make you laugh - a lot! — Closer
I've been a fan of Manby's writing for years and thoroughly enjoyed this — Daily Mail
Perfect, unputdownable summer adventures. — Jenny Colgan
Manby's novels are made for holidays. — Glamour
Nothing short of brilliant — Marie Clare
A gloriously delicious read! . . . Packed with warm characters and hilarious situations — www.handwrittengirl.com
[This novel] was funny and emotional, it was heartwarming, it was so genuine and realistic and it is a MUST READ this autumn. Highly recommended! — On My Bookshelf
Praise for The Worst Case Scenario Cookery Club:
This really is such a fabulous read. I dare you not to try and laugh, as I for one couldn't control it! Funny, heart-warming and engaging, The Worst Case Scenario Cookery Club is this year's must-read — By the Letter Book Reviews
The perfect place to find a recipe for happiness. I adored this hilarious book... [it's] the perfect laugh-out-loud romantic paperback comedy — I Read Novels
Heartwarming... truly funny — The Bookbag
I loved everything about this book, it has a little romance, a little mystery, and great insights into family dynamics but most of all it's hilarious. It's Chrissie Manby at her absolute best and is the funniest book I've read all year — That Thing She Reads
An absolute joy to read...a gentle romantic comedy that ticks all of the right boxes. I highly recommend this book when you need a little pick me up. It's a lovely read. — Brew and Book Reviews
Chrissie Manby has cooked up a fine tale...the food is so lovingly described that I felt that I could cook the dishes mentioned — Cultural Wednesday
What a wonderfully lighthearted and uplifting novel — Bloglovin
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