The new novel for 2020 from bestseller Carole Matthews - the queen of feel-good, escapist fiction that's full of heart and fun.
THE BRAND NEW BOOK FROM BESTSELLER CAROLE MATTHEWS
Jodie Jackson is all at sea, in every sense.
On a ferry bound for the Isle of Wight, she's leaving her London life, her career, and her husband behind. She'd like a chance to turn back the clocks, but she'll settle for some peace and quiet on her brother Bill's beautifully renovated houseboat: Summer Days.
But from the moment Jodie steps aboard her new home, it's clear she'll struggle to keep herself to herself. If it isn't Marilyn, who does for Bill and is under strict instructions to look after Jodie, then it's Ned, the noisy sculptor on the next-door houseboat. Ned's wood carving is hard on the ears, but it's made up for by the fact that he's rather easy on the eyes.
Bustled out of the boat by Marilyn and encouraged to explore with Ned, Jodie soon delights in her newfound freedom. But out of mind isn't out of sight, and when her old life comes knocking Jodie is forced to face reality. Will she answer the call or choose a life filled with Summer Days and Sea Breezes?
Why do readers love Carole Matthews?
'Fun, fantastic and brimming with Matthews magic' MILLY JOHNSON
'You can't do better than to sink into Happiness for Beginners' KATIE FFORDE
'An irresistibly warm-hearted story' TRISHA ASHLEY
'Warm, witty and hopeful - I was charmed' SARAH MORGAN
'The queen of funny, feel good fiction' MIKE GAYLE
Praise for Carole Matthews: - -
If you love romance, quirky humour and animals you can't do better than to sink into Happiness for Beginners.
Fun, fantastic and brimming with Matthews magic
An irresistibly warmhearted story with a cast of captivating characters, both animal and human
Warm, witty and hopeful - I was charmed
Happiness For Beginners once again confirms Carole Matthews as the queen of funny, feel good fiction. Put your feet up, and switch off your phone because you're in for a real treat.
Sparkling . . . light-hearted, laugh-packed fun - Sunday Mirror
Witty, funny and incredibly touching . . . perfect for lifting the spirits - Heat
Carole Matthews is the Sunday Times bestselling author of over thirty novels, including the top ten bestsellers The Cake Shop in the Garden, A Cottage by the Sea, Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses, Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights, Million Love Songs and Happiness for Beginners. In 2015, Carole was awarded the RNA Outstanding Achievement Award. Her novels dazzle and delight readers all over the world and she is published in more than thirty countries.
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