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Happiness For Beginners

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781398717534

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 3rd August 2023

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Romance

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Sometimes to find your way, you have to get really, really lost…

Helen Carpenter has always lived her life as far from the edge as possible. Finding herself newly divorced and a little lost, Helen decides she needs a reset. So when her annoying younger brother convinces her to sign up for a hardcore wilderness survival course, she hopes the adventure will be exactly what she needs.

Instead, it’s a disaster. It’s nothing like she expected. She doesn’t expect the surprise summer blizzard, for example-or the blisters, or the mean pack of sorority girls. And she especially doesn’t expect that her annoying brother’s even-more-annoying best friend, Jake, would show up for the exact same course-and distract her, derail her, and… kiss her.

But it turns out sometimes disaster can teach you exactly the things you need to learn. Like how to keep going, even when you think you can’t. How being scared can make you brave. And how sometimes getting really, really lost is your only hope of getting found.


“The things we remember are what we hold on to, and what we hold on to becomes the story of our lives. We only get one story. And I am determined to make mine a good one.”


Readers love Happiness for Beginners

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘One of the best reads of this decade for me, featuring an unforgettable, gutsy heroine and an equally endearing, swoon-worthy hero. What more could you ask for?’

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐’A stupidly cute romance with plenty of humour and a survival story in the middle of the mountains… you’ve completely got me hooked.’

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This book! I loved it with a passion, sometimes you start a book and you know you are going to love it, you fall in love with the characters, the authors voice and you just know that you are going to read something spectacular, well that is how I felt reading Happiness for Beginners.’

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. Already gave two copies of this book and forced people to read it. They loved it too.’

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I didn’t read this book, I inhaled it! It certainly brought me lots of happiness – and more than a few tears. Katherine Center is a phenomenal author’

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This book completely owned me. I picked it up to read one chapter before bed to see if I was into it and it’s less than 24 hours later and I cannot wipe the grin off my face. This is definitely a new top favorite!’

“Wise, delicious, page-turning… Katherine Center writes about falling down, growing up, and finding love like nobody else.” BRENÉ BROWN, #1 New York Times bestseller

“If you’re anything like us, you’ll read this book in one sitting.” INSTYLE

“A fast-paced read with sharp, perfectly written dialogue.” BOOKLIST

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A beautiful novel
Katherine Center has a unique talent for finding humor in the most unlikely scenarios. . . In the wholly refreshing Happiness for Beginners, she explores life's messy moments with comic precision and proves that it is possible to make a fresh start--and find true love--in the midst of emotional disaster. Trust me; you'll feel this satisfying novel deep in your bones.
Happiness for Beginners does what a story should do?introduces characters we want to know and then takes us on their unexpected journey to a new and braver life. Helen Carpenter is doing what needs to be done, and along the way she shows us how to be brave . . . when we need to be and when we want to be. When life doesn't give Helen what she believes she wants, she journeys into the wilderness to find what she needs, and we are with her every step of the way. Center's witty, honest and compassionate storytelling opens us to new ways of feeling and trusting, just as her character is doing the same.
Happiness for Beginners is my favorite Katherine Center novel yet. I folded down pages to go back to--and that's a sign of a great book: when I see something so true or profound that I know I need mark it. It's wonderful. Could not put it down.
A fast-paced read with sharp, perfectly written dialogue. Her newest does exactly what we want a good novel to do, introduce us to characters who engage us and take us on a journey.
If you're anything like us, you'll read this book in one sitting
This wise, delicious, page-turning novel won't let you go. Katherine Center writes about falling down, growing up, and finding love like nobody else. You can always see yourself and the people you love in her characters and their stories