Tuesday, March 15, 2011

'Staying at Daisy's' by Jill Mansell

From Goodreads:
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:

This was my second Jill Mansell book and again I felt like I was surrounded by friends that I've known for a lifetime. I loved all of the quirky characters in this book and also enjoyed the twist to the story that ends up making Daisy comes to terms with many things in her life. 

Recommend? I would recommend this one to my friends because it was a fun and comfy read. Nothing earth shattering happens but it was a solid story with great characters that made me want to check into Daisy's hotel if and when I ever get to England before I die!!

Rating: 7/10 (I've decided to go to the 10 point scale as it gives me more room to judge a book rather than 1-5)

Disclaimer:Thank you to Danielle @ Sourcebooks for sending me a review copy. I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel

Published: March, 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Pages: 501
Genre:Contemporary British Women's Fiction
ISBN: 9781402243844
*Uncorrected Advance Copy
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  1. Mansell's books sounds like fun. I always used a 10 point scale before blogging and switched to 5 because I thought that was the 'correct' way. Still prefer 10... you may see me change back!

  2. Mansell's books are loads of fun - I just love her quirky characters.

  3. I've just got to get to one of Mansell's books one of these days! And goodness knows I read a lot of light books! :--)

  4. I can't seem to do number scales very well. I am better at saying recommend or don't recommend or whatever. I rate something one way and then a week later I think "I rated it that high?" or vice versa...

  5. This book was Kindle purchase for me, and I am holding off on reading it until possibly the read-a-thon. It looks like just the kind of lighthearted read I am in the need of.
    Regarding your 10 point scale--I am thinking of adding that to my reviews. I think it is helpful for readers to get a concrete feel for overall thoughts of a book.


  6. Sounds like a great read! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  7. I'm really looking forward to starting this next week. I've only read one of her books so far and loved it. Glad you enjoyed it.

  8. I am a bit afraid of the 10 point scale, must consider it.

    Anyway, Mansell :) Such sweet books

  9. I so want to read this book - it sounds like a good read for me!

  10. I remember when you reviewed the first Jill Mansell. I still need to get to these books. I deserve a fun book with good friends.

  11. I loved this book, too. Mansell is great at creating flawed but loveable characters.

  12. Your review was great! Sounds like a good book!

  13. I've read Mansell before and enjoyed her but have yet to read to anything else by her. Looks like I should see what my library has on the shelves...great review!

  14. I can imagine myself reading this book while relaxing on the deck on a sunny day. This is my favorite time to read chick-lit!

    I will add this book to my TBR list.

  15. I really need to try this author. I like to hang out with friends :)

  16. I've borrowed a couple of Jill Mansell's latest books from Alaine, I know how much she loves them but I'm yet to read one ... soon lol


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