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Zo'n lange knappe man heeft ze in geen jaren gezien! Gedachteloos loopt Ginny de antiekwinkel weer uit. Maar ze heeft wel per ongeluk een duur ding in haar handen en wordt meteen door diezelfde lange knappe man van diefstal beschuldigd.Ginny is geen piepkuiken meer maar een werkloze vrouw van 38 die haar dochter - die net is gaan studeren en ook veel aan knappe mannen denkZo'n lange knappe man heeft ze in geen jaren gezien! Gedachteloos loopt Ginny de antiekwinkel weer uit. Maar ze heeft wel per ongeluk een duur ding in haar handen en wordt meteen door diezelfde lange knappe man van diefstal beschuldigd.Ginny is geen piepkuiken meer maar een werkloze vrouw van 38 die haar dochter - die net is gaan studeren en ook veel aan knappe mannen denkt - enorm mist. Ze bedenkt van alles om haar leven opnieuw zin te geven en heeft haar radar voor het verschijnsel Man weer aangezet. Maar zo simpel is het niet......

Title : Ondersteboven
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ISBN : 9789024561124
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 352 Pages
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Ondersteboven Reviews

  • Suad Shamma
    2019-05-21 08:26

    I finished this book in half a day, and it was SO worth the read. Jill Mansell does it again for me, and I am so glad I trusted my instincts with her and bought 6 more of her books all at once! This is only my second, and I'm so pleased.It had just the right ingredients blended together perfectly, it was utterly delightful. It made me laugh in all the right places, cringe in all the right places, gasp in all the right places, and get mad in all the right places.The characters were very well-rounded, and very close to heart and more importantly, very realistic. I could imagine them existing and imagine all the events happening like it were a film I was remembering. Yes, there were a few parts where I was like "come oooon", but looking at it from Mansell's point of view, I'm sure she thought it was a hoot to give it that twist. Like the time Finn gave the flowers sent to him by an admirer to a birthday girl, and she JUST happened to be the sister of said admirer!That being said, everything about the book was enjoyable, and even though I expected Ginny to get slightly irritating at one point, that didn't happen at all. Looking at Ginny's relationship with her daughter Jem and how much she tried to hold herself back to give her daughter the independency she needed made me get irritated with Jem instead, and then it reminded me of my relationship with my own mum, and I instantly felt guilty for all the times I got annoyed when my mum visited too often or called too often when I was in uni!I really enjoy Mansell's style of writing, and the humour and wit that fill the dialogues between characters. When Ginny was trying to act nonchalant about Finn getting back with his ex-fiancee and gave the sex vs. food analogy, I could not contain myself from laughing out loud, "Sleeping with someone doesn't have to mean anything. It doesn't automatically follow that you want to keep on seeing that person. Like last week I had a really great Chinese meal, king prawns, mushroom chop suey and a spring roll. But it didn't make me think I had to sell my house, jump on the next plane and go and live in China."Or when Laurel finally gets over her ex and Ginny discovers that "love wasn't only blind. It had a peg-on-your-nose effect as well." And that's just to mention a couple of lines that were absolutely priceless.Suffice it to say, I'm definitely on a roll here with Jill Mansell, and I'm very happy with my find.

  • Sara
    2019-05-19 10:34

    Nice, easy, and funny read. Adorable love story.What I particularly enjoyed about this book was the variety and complexity of the characters, you have Ginny as the protagonist, but the author explores and makes a role for all the surrounding people in her life. Assigning them bigger chunk of the book, as for her daughter Jem or best friend Carla, or just a bit of a story here and there as for depressed-tenant Laurel and womanizer ex-husband Gavin.Plus you have a litter of kittens… made me crave one!!!

  • Filipa
    2019-05-07 12:37

    Já li este livro! Lindo!Absolutamente fantástico. Adorei. Ao contrário do outro que eu tinha lido dela, não me fez desesperar por ter um final desadequado. Este final foi lindo e não poderia ser melhor.É um livro delicioso ! Devora-se num instante!Decididamente, esta é uma autora para seguir. Estou rendida aos encantos dela.

  • Jenny Miller
    2019-05-11 10:48

    I've read plenty of good reviews by this author, and after the first disappointment I faced with another one of Jill Mansell's novels, I decided 'what the heck', and read another one.There was no improvement. At all.The story line just gets so boring and repetitive. The protagonist is always a gorgeous woman in her 30's who is head over heels for a guy she thinks she can't have. And the reason for this is always the same - she thinks that he's way out of her league, and that he doesn't like her in return. The man she falls for is ALWAYS dead gorgeous, and as the book drones on and on, lust turns into love, and the man is always the one to confess his feelings to the girl first. This always occurs at the final chapter or two of the entire novel. I mean, suspense is always a necessity in any novel, but dragging an already decided fate on and on for 58 chapters is just ... a little over the top.The protagonist always has a best friend, who's love affair is just as repetitive as the main storyline. This best friend is always the mistress of a man who's already taken.The list could go on forever, but the bottom line is this:Don't read Jill Mansell novels unless you want to waste your time.

  • Aeron Trahaearn
    2019-04-29 06:29

    So I bought this book for my bestest friend/cousin in the whole wide world (I know I am being cliche) and Of course I had to read it before I gave it to her!! I really liked the cover of this book. It was the reason why I bought the book. I thought it was a bit on the subdued cute side you know?The character were really cool in an old fashioned way? I mean I didn't like Jem. One. freaking. bit. But her mom was okay. I mean look at her relationship with her ex-husband!! It was damned awesome! hehe Loved it! I really liked Gavin but I wish he would have stayed with Bev in the end. I liked Davy as well but I would never wish Jem on him! he is much better of being with Lucy or something. Jem is a total airhead and quite frankly, a bit stupid. I liked Finn but I feel like Jill could have put in more about him in the book. but never mind.All in all a great read I didnt sleep tonight because of this so *yawn*Aaaaaaaaaaaand I am off to read some thing else...What? you thought I was going to sleep??

  • Kellie
    2019-05-05 08:39

    This has to be one of the best chik-lit novels I have ever read. This is loaded with plenty of drama and humor and it kept me wanting more and was very hard to put down. The story is about Ginny. Her daughter has left for college and she is alone. She misses her daughter terrible and doesn’t think she can cope. But she picks herself up and decides to do something about it. She rents a room in her house to a woman suffering from a broken heart. Her name is Laurel and her brother, Perry, is to die for. This is a light, funny and enjoyable read. I am so glad I had the opportunity to read this popular British author. An opportunity I may not have had if it wasn’t for book-crossing. I am going to join another ring and this author will be added to my “favorites” list.

  • Raquel Bernardes
    2019-05-26 10:26

    Mais um grande enredo desta autora fantástica... Simplesmente adoro. É sem dúvida uma das autoras em que compro os livros e sei que não me vou arrepender sem dúvida alguma. Ginny vê-se num enredo quase sem fim, mas vai decidida para conhecer pessoas novas, e conhece o seu novo patrão mas será que vai existir algo mais do que uma relação de trabalho?? É um livro bastante romântico com algumas personagens bastante intrigantes e que nos dá vontade de rir com algumas peripécias, adorei!!

  • Rachael
    2019-05-02 05:45

    Cobweb looked at the clock. Oh my god, just twenty four hours before she would be in Trafalgar Square, queuing up to have her copy of ‘Thinking of You’ signed by the one and only Jill Mansell. It wasn’t as if Mansell was her favourite author in the world, not by a long shot, but there was always something special about going to a book signing whether you were meeting J.K Rowling or Tim Bowler. The excitement was really starting to tug at her now, and a whole army of butterflies had gathered in her stomach.But there were still the last couple of chapters to finish. Cobweb grabbed the book from her desk and scurried down the stairs to the sofa. There was no way she could meet Mansell without finishing the whole book. Not a chance.Having sifted through the majority of the book already, it had come to her attention that just about every character described was staggeringly attractive. A strange phenomenon indeed. Cobweb wondered what the chances were of meeting quite so many people described as ‘dazzling.’ There was in fact a forty year old man so aesthetically pleasing that he was eyed up by an eighteen year old.Cobweb continued, entranced by the book which was never the less a very enjoyable story. Apart from a few unbelievable and highly unlikely incidents – not mentioning the whole book signing shenanigans – it was a funny, quirky and very sexual read. Cobweb was a little appalled at the how quickly characters were jumping between beds. By the time she had finished each page, Cobweb was satisfied with the outcome. The baddies had been unveiled and cast aside, the goodies had acquired all that they desired, and all loose ends were thoroughly tied up. What more could one ask for? A sharp wrap on the front door made Cobweb jump from her seat. But before she reached the porch, Spider, Cobweb’s best friend had stomped straight into the room with a scowl pulling down every feature of her face. ‘Men!’ Spider shrieked. ‘Who needs them?’ Spider’s recent splitting with her now ex, Mad Mike (an outcome Cobweb had been particularly pleased about), had planted her in a constant fit of rage, blurting out sweeping statements where ever she went.‘Good day to you too,’ Cobweb retorted, perhaps a little smug. She was sure she had been reading about just this kind of situation in ‘Thinking of you.’ The whole scenario seemed rather familiar and Cobweb could predict how it would pan out. There would be intense gossiping between her and spider, Mad Mike would be cast aside after having been unveiled as having been sleeping around, and who knows, Cobweb might even hook up with her boss – shame about the age gap, and the fact that he was bald and grotesquely overweight.***Cobweb and Spider returned from London and were back home by eleven O’ Clock that night. It had been an interesting affair to say the least. Cobweb had saved Jill Mansell from an otherwise inevitable death by a man with a knife and had subsequently obtained an injury to her thigh. Both Cobweb and Spider had been invited to stay at Mansell’s mansion in LA whenever they wanted, and after visiting Cobweb in A and E, her bald, overweight boss was beginning to look more and more attractive.

  • Heather T
    2019-05-27 06:43

    Cute story. I really liked how things wrapped up for the various characters toward the end of the book - there weren't a lot of loose ends, and in a day of trilogies and series, I really appreciate books that stand on their own. For me, the first 25% or so seemed to be a lot of background setting for events later in the book - I didn't really get into the book until 30 - 35% of the way through it. Then I really enjoyed the parallel plot lines between mother and daughter. There's also a lot of forgiveness in this book - perhaps some might not believe that we are capable of that much forgiveness, but long-term friendships should be able to get through anything. I appreciated that messaging as it has made me consider some of my own personal...shall we say...grudges. :)Bottom LineEnjoyable romp with some very cute scenes and a fun plot, but lacked true laugh-out-loud moments.Rating: B+Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley.

  • Rachelle Ayala
    2019-05-11 07:33

    A charming and delightful story. Thinking of You is a multigenerational, community-based story centered around Ginny, an empty-nester, and her daughter, Jem, a freshman in college, and how they adjust to the changes in their lives.An assorted cast of quirky minor characters add to the humor from the playboy ex-husband, Gavin, to the sexy strumpet best friend, Carla, to the neurotic new roommate, Laurel.Ginny has several false starts in finding a new relationship, a new job, and a life without her daughter. Meanwhile both mother and daughter are duped, learn lessons, and come out triumphant at the end. There is a series of love affairs that are on and off again, but Ginny finally finds her heart in the most unlikely place.This book is laced with laugh out loud humor as well as a few heart tugging disappointments. The funniest scene was when Ginny is caught in her boss's bedroom with twenty condoms stuck up her bra. Not going to tell more, except you have to read it to get it. :)

  • Els
    2019-05-26 05:24

    Jill Mansell is absoluut een van mijn favoriete schrijfsters. Haar meest recente boeken las ik al allemaal maar er lag nog een hele stapel van haar oudere op mij te wachten. De hoogste tijd om er eentje van zolder te halen en mij erin te verdiepen.En ja, hoor. Het was weer een juweeltje. Naast het onvermijdelijke voorspelbare einde zitten er ook een aantal verrassingen in en de humor is weer geweldig. Ik weet niet of het aan mij ligt, maar ik heb de indruk dat de ouderen nog net iets beter zijn dan de laastte nieuwe. Voor mij zijn ze luchtiger, grappiger, chicklitachtiger (als dat tenminste een woord is ;) ).Twee dingen kwamen er in voor die mij echter niet bevielen. Ik ga ze hier niet verklappen want ik wil niets van de inhoud prijsgeven, maar wie nieuwsgierig is, kan me altijd contacteren. :)De cover is vrolijk, net zoals bij het genre past en de titel slaat op vele onderdelen uit het verhaal.ConclusieEen heel leuk boek waarbij mijn mondhoeken meermaals omhoog krulden, maar jammer genoeg ook een paar keer naar beneden. 4 sterren.

  • Blodeuedd Finland
    2019-05-24 08:50

    Mansell brings us many HEAs and personal growth.First we have Ginny, divorced, working here and there and about to be home alone as her daughter Jem is leaving for uni. She is not happy and there will be a few mistakes on the way. But as this is a Mansell book there will also be happiness and hers will be in the form of love.Jem, her 18 year old daughter will also find herself during this year and make her own mistakes. But some mistakes have to be made.Then we also have Ginny's best friend Clara, and Laurel who I will not say more about now. Clara is forward, and Laurel is sad. Ginny's ex husband also makes an appearance, yes they were clearly not suited together and there is a man hiding in the shadows for Ginny. I was happy about that.There is romance, friendship, personal growth and the search for happiness. It's a feelgood book, but then it's a Mansell book and I would have been surprised if it had not ended with a smile on my face.

  • Serena
    2019-05-12 06:50

    Thinking of You by Jill Mansell is another romp in the English countryside. Ginny Holland has a problem when she’s in emotional turmoil — her mind wanders and the tasks at hand just disappear from her consciousness. Even when she’s worried about her daughter’s first year at college in Bristol and away from home, Ginny is still not immune to the charms of a hot-looking man in an antique shop. But while she’s browsing and happily daydreaming about the man in the shop, he catches her red-handed with a shoplifted item. Mansell has an uncanny way of bringing together the most divergent plots, weaving in secondary characters that are just as fun and hopeless as the main character. While her books generally have happy endings and wrap-up relationships pretty neatly, they still provide a few hours of escape that can lift any mood.Read the full review:

  • Beth
    2019-05-11 04:27

    Good quality fluff from the queen of chicklit. Jill Mansells books are one of my guilty pleasures in life. Her characters are well drawn if in places a little overblown (where does all the money come from?!) but I always have a lovely sense of satisfaction when I've read one of her books. A roaring read - plenty of laughs and farcical moments and in this one, a deceptively easy looking plot. I was impressed with the amounts of twists and turns this one took, and enjoyed it all the more for it.

  • Lynn
    2019-05-03 12:28

    This is the second of Jill Mansell's books that I have read. They are fun and fast to read. I enjoy the characters in her books. They are people that you would want to know and have lives that aren't always perfect. A happy, fairy tale ending isn't always a bad thing. Sometimes it is nice to have some escapism when reading. I will be looking for more books by this author.

  • Annemarie
    2019-05-12 11:44

    This book was fabulous. I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen to Ginny. I loved how her story paralleled her daughter's. I loved the story, I loved the characters, I loved everything. It was a fun book and easy to picture while reading!

  • Kimberly
    2019-05-11 06:50

    Terrible. Terrible plot, terrible writing, terrible translation, terrible everything. No more Jill Mansell for me.

  • Pepperpots
    2019-05-07 04:41

    too unrealistic which irratated me.

  • Liliflaj
    2019-05-25 04:22

    Lepa ljubavna i zivotna prica.

  • Sophie
    2019-05-21 04:50

    Een heerlijk verhaal om bij weg te dromen!

  • Isabella
    2019-05-09 11:22

    Easy read, enjoyable. I liked it explored both mother and daughter lives...However, the best-friend bit was a bit far-fetched.

  • Eva Wildeman
    2019-05-05 05:45

    Heerlijk boek voor de zomer, typisch moeder en dochter dingen en leest heerlijk weg

  • Eve
    2019-05-01 08:48

    Ginny is all alone in north Cornwall after her daughter, Jem moves away to Bristol for university and her beloved dog, Bellamy passes away from cancer.After accidentally shoplifting as she's so upset, she meets a man whom she can't stop thinking about and recalls it all to her best friend, Carla.After Carla falls for the same man as Ginny, best friends turn enemies whilst the relationship plays out after Carla comes clean until children come into the mix...Meanwhile, Jem falls for a rich, arrogant fellow university student who cares more about casual sex and getting wild every night at parties rather than being a loving partner like she wanted...Ginny's new roommate soon causes her a lot of stress but said roommate's brother may be about to change her life while her ex tries to get her back after playing out his flings for so long...Finn likes Ginny until his ex Tamsin returns with baby Mae after they left with a rich Italian man they come back to him whilst he may have fallen for Ginny by now...This book was another brilliant one by Jill and I loved every second of reading it. I personally liked the twist at the very beginning where Carla first meets the two main men to come into her life and we could feel something would bring them together some way after she opens up to them both. Jem is the girl nearest my own age and is totally relatable I imagine for those at university, not me personally thankfully with her love interests!If you like mother daughter relationships it's a great read and if you like many love interests colliding in books, it's a must read!

  • Gina
    2019-05-03 10:50

    Soap opera in book form. Soap opera in book form. Soap opera in book form. Soap opera in book form. Soap opera in book form. Did I mention it's a soap opera in book form? Nothing wrong with that, really, but this is not a book you want to read when you're in the mood for expanding your mind. When you're on a plane or sitting on the beach or waiting for a few hours in a doctor's office? This might not be a bad choice. But be prepared for lots of Three's Company-level hijinks and for a LOT of really silly and unbelievable coincidences. After about four of these weird "how the hell did that happen" moments, it dawned on me that maybe these are the "accidents" referred to in the title? I dunno, but I kind of hope so, because that would be the only thing that makes these weird goings on make any sense. If not, then... they're just odd and kind of stupid.

  • Renske
    2019-05-27 09:23

    For me, a Jill Mansell's book stands for a relaxing, romantic read without too much (real) drama, knowing that, in the end, everything will be ok. I love reading her books when my mind is busy with other stuff and I just need something easy. After a couple of pages, I realized I read it before (in English), so I already knew where it was going and what the plot twists were, but well ... I decided to read it again (in Dutch) and it was still kinda fun. Of course the story with all those characters ending up great within the same week or so, seems pretty unrealistic, but actually, I don't care. Jill is great at making people feel better!

  • Rachel
    2019-05-02 04:36

    Another brilliant book by Jill Mansell. I can honestly say it doesn't matter what book of hers I have read they always are a lovely read and I am always sad when I get down to the last 10 or so pages. I find her books easy to read from the start right up to the end. If I have read a book that I found hard to read I will read one of Jill's to get me back into the reading mood.I recommend this book 100% and if you have never read one of her books just give it go and where better than to start than by reading this book.

  • LInda L
    2019-04-27 04:28

    I know this book had its faults, but all in all it was kind of adorable. Lots of characters, but not difficult to follow, and FUNNY. Lots of stuff about women's friendships, and what threatens them. I especially liked Gavin -- he was what he was, no apologies. Jem was kind of flighty, but she was only 18 and away from home for the first time. I was kind of the same way -- as well as I can remember ! Anyway, this was my first Mansell and I enjoyed it. Nothing deep, nothing to figure out, nothing to project a lesson -- just a cute story.

  • Plum-crazy
    2019-05-20 04:30

    Nothing new here from Mansell....& thank goodness for that as it means we get the usual entertaining mix of romantic tangles & misunderstandings. This time centering around Ginny, who is suffering from empty nest syndrome as daughter Jem has headed off to university. Suddenly Ginny finds herself with a new job, a sexy new boss, a boyfriend...oh, & a depressed lodger!But neither of the men in her life are quite what they seem (no surprise there!) & although you don't have to be a rocket scientist to work out whats going to happen, it's still good fun to read.

  • Rochelle
    2019-04-27 05:47

    I loved this book. it was so m7ch fun to read. the character building was great and the story moved along quickly. it was a light read with lots going on. at one point I was so mad at one of the characters for their decisions. that's how you know you've connected with the characters when you feel true emotion while reading. I'll have to check out another book from this author in the future.

  • Carrie
    2019-05-05 07:47

    Just OK...not one of my favorites of Jill Mansell's. I think mostly, I just didn't love any of the characters--something irritated me about each and every one of them. Not terrible, just not great either.