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Staying At Daisy’s – Jill Mansell

11 Feb

Synopsis – Love is always just around the corner in a Jill Mansell novel – with a few surprises and a lot of humour on the way to happiness

Daisy MacLean runs the country house hotel owned by her flamboyant father, Hector. When she hears who’s about to get married there, she isn’t worried at all – her friend Tara absolutely promises there won’t be any trouble between her and ex-boyfriend Dominic, whom she hasn’t seen for years. But Dominic has other ideas…

Meanwhile, Hector’s getting up to all sorts with…well, that’s the village’s best kept secret. And then Barney turns up, with a little something belonging to the husband Daisy’s been doing her best to forget. That’s the thing about hotels, you never know who you’re going to meet. Or whether they’re going to stay…

My thoughts – Well, i absolutly love Jill Mansell books and this one was no exception. I love the storyline. the characters, everything. I didnt even mind the happily ever after ending to it! It was funny in places, sad in places, made me laugh out loud. A fantastic read! I’ve read all the Jill Mansell books that i own now and i will definitaly be looking out for more!
I cant really write much more about this book, but it was absoultly brilliant, highly recommended to anyone!

Rating – 5/5

Its Monday What are you Reading?

17 Jan

Its Monday What are you Reading? is a weekly meme held over on Book Journey.

Last week i finished two books, 31 Dream Street – Lisa Jewell and More to Life Than This – Jill Mansell. Both were enjoyable and i reveiwed both.

I have been looking at reading challenges again but thankfully i haven’t signed up to anymore, i think ive got more than enough to be getting on with!

I am currently reading Isobels Wedding – Shelia O’Flannagan and I really got into this last night.  I was up until halfpast one in the morning because i got so hooked! I’m not sure if i will finish this this week because it is quite a long book, but if i do i’ll probably start Four Play by Fiona Walker.

I have also started my first ever ebook on my ipod touch. I’m reading The Secret Garden, something i read many years ago but im finding it difficult to read this time. I think its because im not used to reading ebooks. I think paper books will still be the way forward for me for a long time!

Falling For You – Jill Mansell

15 Jan

Synopsis – Maddy Harvey was a bit of an ugly duckling as a teenager, what with her NHS specs, unfortunate hair and wonky teeth. Thankfully she’s blossomed since then. But when she meets Kerr McKinnon one starry summer’s night and discovers, days later, who he actually is… well, that’s when the problems really start. Because everyone in Ashcombe knows what happened eleven years ago, and as far as her mother’s concerned, Marcella would rather tear that family to pieces with her bare hands than see Maddy associate with a McKinnon.

It’s Romeo and Juliet all over again. Quick, hide those sharp knives and that little bottle of poison…

My Thoughts – To start with i was a little bit unsure about this book because to start with i thought it could be a little bit samey. I was very wrong about this book. The plot centres on a little village and a few of the people that live there. Its a bit of a modern romeo and juilet plotline with the characters of Maddy and Kerr. It was also very funny in places, and had me laughing out loud at several occasions.  What i like about Jill Mansell books is that they have a serious side to them aswell, its not all fluffy chick lit. This did make me think more aout the book. I didnt want this books to end as i feel it could carry on more.

Rating – 4/5

Jill Mansell Books!

14 Jan

Novels

Fast Friends (1991)
Solo (1992)
Kiss (1993)
Sheer Mischief (1994)
Open House (1995)
Two’s Company (1996)
Perfect Timing (1997)
Head Over Heels (1998)
Mixed Doubles (1998)
Miranda’s Big Mistake (1999)
Good at Games (2000)
Millie’s Fling (2001)
Nadia Knows Best (2002) – Ive read this
Staying at Daisy’s (2002) – Ive got this to read
Falling for You (2003) – Im currently reading this.
The One You Really Want (2004)
Making Your Mind Up (2006)
Thinking of You (2007)
An Offer You Can’t Refuse (2008)
Rumour Has It (2009)
Take a Chance on Me (2010)
To The Moon And Back (2011)

Nadia Knows Best – Jill Mansell

4 Nov

Synopsis – Twenty-something Nadia is very happily involved with her long-term boyfriend Laurie when she’s rescued from her broken-down car in a snowdrift by Jay and ends up spending the night with him – entirely platonically, not that she isn’t tempted – while awaiting the thaw. By the time she meets Jay again, Nadia’s been dumped by Laurie thanks to his hectic jetsetting career as a model, and soon, despite all sorts of obstacles, sparks are flying between them. Until Laurie, familiar, beloved, regretful, comes home wanting to make up, and Nadia finds herself torn in half…Meanwhile Nadia’s sister Clare is going out with the kind of man who never rings, her father has fallen in love for the first time since his divorce, and Nadia’s mother, who abandoned the family because babies are so boring, is about to put the cat truly among the pigeons…

My thoughts – I loved this book! it took me two or three chapters to get into it, but once i had i couldnt put it down! i loved the humour in it, the different characters and how they all had different problems and how they were worked through. this was definitaly a chick lit book and i would love to read more by the author. I really disliked Laurie, and really loved Jay. A fantastic fantastic book that i would highly recommend.