Title: Staying at Daisy’s
Author: Jill Mansell
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark; Reprint edition
Publication Date: March 1, 2011
Paperback: 512 pages
From the Publisher:
Hotel manager Daisy MacLean thinks she has people all figured out. When she meets cocky, sarcastic Dev Tyzack, it’s a no brainer—stay away. But as guests come and go, Daisy realizes Dev is the one person she wants to stay.
Staying at Daisy’s by Jill Mansell is a delightful, witty and thoroughly enjoyable book and the perfect choice for a quick read that will lift readers’ spirits. Daisy MacLean runs the country inn, Colworth Manor, which is owned by her father and when a wedding is about to take place at the inn, Daisy is assured by her friend Tara that there will not be any problems with the guests. Naturally that means problems will abound – and they do. Not only does Daisy find herself in some uncomfortable as well as hysterical situations, but her father Hector has some secret affairs of his own he is trying not to make known. Mansell’s ensemble of characters are flamboyant, annoying, and delightfully quirky, making certain there is not a dull moment. The storyline is a slight deviation from romantic comedy in a fun, fast-paced comedy of errors with romantic tension. Staying at Daisy’s is a wonderful escape book, one a reader can easy get lost in and forget all their worries for a few hours, one reason I enjoyed this book so very much. Staying at Daisy’s was a delightful, enjoyable diversion for me and I found myself laughing quite often, which has not been easy for me to achieve on my own lately. I have had the honour to review several on Mansell’s books and each one has taken me into a group of intriguing characters and I look forward to future books from this amazing author. I recommend Staying at Daisy’s to anyone how enjoys a good escape novel and hours of fun filled reading.
With over 4 million copies sold, Jill Mansell writes irresistible and funny romantic tales for women in the tradition of Jilly Cooper and Catherine Alliott. She worked for many years at the Burden Neurological Hospital, Bristol, and now writes full time. She lives with her partner and their children in Bristol, England.
I received a complimentary copy of Staying at Daisy’s by Jill Mansell from Sourcebooks. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.