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Five Steps to Happy

Ella Dove

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

An uplifting debut novel that will make you laugh and cry! Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Josie Silver.


'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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Praise for Five Steps to Happy

  • A triumphant inspirational story to make you cry - and then cheer. - Jacqueline Wilson

  • An up-lit treasure! - Red Magazine

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Ella Dove

Ella Dove is a Commissioning Editor at Good Housekeeping, Red and Prima magazines. In 2015, she completed the Curtis Brown Creative three-month novel writing course. She is a trustee for the Limbless Association, and ambassador for the Barts Health charity and The London Prosthetic Centre. She regularly leads talks, takes part in events and speaks to patients and their loved ones about trauma.

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