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Happiness for Beginners

RNA Contemporary Romantic Novel Award, 2020

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781405539746

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The Kindle No.1 Bestseller
The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller

‘You can’t do better than to sink into Happiness for Beginners
KATIE FFORDE

‘Fun, fantastic and brimming with Matthews magic’
MILLY JOHNSON

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Molly Baker is living her best life.

Thirty-eight years old, she lives on the twenty-five-acre Hope Farm in Buckinghamshire, surrounded by (mostly) four-legged friends and rolling hills. There’s Anthony the anti-social sheep, Tina Turner the alpaca with attitude, and the definitely-not-miniature pig, Teacup.

Molly runs the farm as an alternative school for kids who haven’t thrived in mainstream education. It’s full on, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. So when the well-groomed Shelby Dacre turns up at Hope Farm asking to enrol his son Lucas, Molly isn’t fazed.

But Lucas is distant and soon Molly realises he might be more of a handful than she anticipated. And then there’s the added problem that his dad is distractingly handsome. Molly has her beloved farm to think of – could letting Lucas and Shelby in be a terrible mistake, or the start of something wonderful?

An absolute must-read from the queen of romance Carole Matthews, Molly’s story will make your heart sing.

‘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

Reviews

An irresistibly warmhearted story with a cast of captivating characters, both animal and human
Trisha Ashley
Full of quirky characters and often laugh-out loud funny, it's a delightful read.
Choice
Heart-warming
Bella
One of our favourite authors, Carole Matthews always delivers a delicious read, and Million Love Songs is another delightful read. Full of humour and emotional dilemmas, this latest book is perfect to curl up with on the sofa in this unpredictable weather. Highly Recommended!
Hot Brands Cool Places
Sparkling . . . light-hearted, laugh-packed fun
Sunday Mirror
One of our favourite authors, Carole Matthews always delivers a delicious read full of humour and emotional dilemmas
Hot Brands, Cool Places
The writing is full of humour, warmth and heart - all the things that are standard in Carole's novels. This is a perfect holiday read. I loved it.
Novel Kicks Blog
Another lovely tale from bestselling writer Carole Matthews
Hello!
Ornery llamas, attack sheep, and a wealth of colourful country characters (including a spectacular hairdresser-to-the-stars who coifs alpacas in his downtime) electrify Matthews's charming tale... Perfect for lovers of small-town romance, this upbeat tale is sweet but not cloying and altogether satisfying.
Publishers Weekly
I laughed and cried and marvelled
Cathy Bramley on Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses
As ever from this author, a lively story that fizzes with fun
Best
A gorgeous novel that will delight
Katie Fforde on Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses
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.
Mike Gayle
Heartwarming
Bella
Warm, witty and hopeful - I was charmed
Sarah Morgan
Witty, funny and incredibly touching . . . perfect for lifting the spirits
Heat
Light-hearted, laugh-packed fun.
The People
Fun, fantastic and brimming with Matthews magic... from the first to the last page - an absolute joy
Milly Johnson
Fabulously enjoyable . . . full of heart and fun
Milly Johnson
Heartwarming story of new beginnings.
Candis
Heartfelt
Yours
Sparkling romp
Mirror
Delightful and humorous... as joyful as its cover
Woman's Weekly
If you love romance, quirky humour and animals you can't do better than to sink into Happiness for Beginners.
Katie Fforde