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Five Steps to Happy

Five Steps to Happy


‘An up-lit treasure’ Red magazine

Life can change in a heartbeat…

When struggling actress Heidi has a life-changing accident aged 32, her world falls apart. Stuck in hospital and unable to walk, her only companion is Maud, the elderly lady in the bed next to hers. Heidi misses her flatmate, her life, her freedom – surely 32 is too young to be an amputee?

But when Maud’s aloof but attractive grandson Jack pays a visit to the ward, Heidi realises that her life isn’t over just because it’s different. It might not look like the life she dreamed of, but it’s the one she’s got – and there’s a lot she still wants to tick off her bucket list. With Jack at her side, will Heidi take the first step back to happiness? Or is there one more surprise still in store…?

A feel-good read based on the inspiring true story of journalist Ella Dove. Sometimes all it takes is one small step…
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 11th July 2019

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781409184560


This is an uplifting story about loss, hope and love. After reading it you'll want to take each new day in your stride.
An up-lit treasure.
Cyan Turan, RED
A moving, life-affirming story.
Nina Pottell, PRIMA
Based on a true story, Ella Dove's debut novel, Five Steps To Happy, will give you all the feels.
Sarra Manning, RED
A story about loss, hope and love.
Lovely writing and engaging characters.
Amy Rowland, BELLA
An uplifting story.
Deirdre O'Brien, BEST
Heartwarming, honest and full of hope.
Natasha Harding, THE SUN
A triumphant inspirational story to make you cry - and then cheer.
Jacqueline Wilson
The inspiring one! A novel about how just one moment can change your life forever. Five Steps To Happy is an uplifting read, all the more so for being based on the author's own life.
Julie Emery, HEAT