Friday, June 8, 2012

Nadia Knows Best by Jill Mansell

I love Jill Mansell’s novels. She does a wonderful job of bringing together a great cast of unique characters and making them work together in a well-blended story.

In Nadia Knows Best, Nadia Kinsella is having a hard time. Stranded on a snowy road, she meets Jay Tiernan, a handsome stranger. They both make their way to a small village and stay overnight in a small and shabby inn. While Nadia feels attracted to Jay, she has a wonderful childhood sweetheart turned model boyfriend, Laurie. When life throws Nadia some lemons, she suddenly finds herself in a love triangle.

Nadia’s still lives at home with her unique family. Her mother, Leonie, was a free spirit that left her father, James, when she and her sister Claire were small. Leonie turned up years later with a new baby, Tilly, that she promptly left with James. James mother, Miriam, is a glamorous and sassy grandmother who does a great job of raising the three girls. Each of these characters has a wonderful story, but my favorite was the mystery surrounding Miriam. I really wanted to know who was sending her the mysterious letters and what they involved.

Overall, Nadia Knows Best is an enjoyable novel full of wonderful characters. I loved the story and was sad to see it end. Jill Mansell has a great way of making me care for all of the characters she creates.

Book Source: Review Copy from Sourcebooks. Thank-you!


  1. Hi Laura, and thanks so much for such a gorgeous review - I'm thrilled you enjoyed Nadia!
    Jill Mansell x

  2. Thank-you for stopping by Jill! I love your novels and know I'm in for a treat each time I pick one up. I've got my best friend addicted as well.