Friday, December 27, 2013
Nadia Knows Best by Jill Mansell
18 months later and Nadia has pulled her life back together. She's now working for the man she spent the snow storm with, and is even starting to consider dating again...then Laurie shows back up and declares his undying love for Nadia and explains his regret at dumping her. Now Nadia is torn between her new boss (Jay), and her old love.
This story is also filled with characters in Nadia's family: her selfish artistic artist Clare, her adorable 13 year old half-sister Tilly, her father, and her captivating grandmother (all of whom she lives with), and her crazy whirling dervish of a mother. Each character gets his or her own story, and some of the stories are stronger than others. Nadia is a likable character, and the humor and heart in this book propel the narrative. I pretty much wanted to strangle Clare throughout the entire book, and Tilly's story broke my heart (in a good way). I look forward to reading more of Mansell's work.