Happiness for Beginners
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Happiness for Beginners : Fun-filled, feel-good fiction from the Sunday Times bestseller

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***Don't miss the BRAND NEW summer novel by Carole Matthews - Sunny Days and Sea Breezes is OUT NOW!***

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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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 108 x 172 x 28mm | 240g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0751576352
  • 9780751576351
  • 159,106

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Sparkling . . . light-hearted, laugh-packed fun Sunday Mirror
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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 * One of our favourite authors, Carole Matthews always delivers a delicious read full of humour and emotional dilemmas * Hot Brands, Cool Places * Light-hearted, laugh-packed fun. * The People * Another lovely tale from bestselling writer Carole Matthews * Hello! * Delightful and humorous... as joyful as its cover * Woman's Weekly * Heartfelt * Yours * Heartwarming * Bella * Sparkling romp * Mirror * 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 * Full of quirky characters and often laugh-out loud funny, it's a delightful read. * Choice * As ever from this author, a lively story that fizzes with fun * Best * Heart-warming * Bella * Heartwarming story of new beginnings. * Candis * Witty, funny and incredibly touching . . . perfect for lifting the spirits * Heat * 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 I laughed and cried and marvelled * Cathy Bramley on Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses * Warm, witty and hopeful - I was charmed -- Sarah Morgan Fabulously enjoyable . . . full of heart and fun * Milly Johnson * An irresistibly warmhearted story with a cast of captivating characters, both animal and human -- Trisha Ashley 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 * Fun, fantastic and brimming with Matthews magic... from the first to the last page - an absolute joy -- Milly Johnson A gorgeous novel that will delight * Katie Fforde on Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses * If you love romance, quirky humour and animals you can't do better than to sink into Happiness for Beginners. -- Katie Fforde Sparkling . . . light-hearted, laugh-packed fun * Sunday Mirror *
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About Carole Matthews

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.

For all the latest news from Carole, visit www.carolematthews.com, follow Carole on Twitter (@carolematthews) and Instagram (matthews.carole) or join the thousands of readers who have become Carole's friend on Facebook (carolematthewsbooks).
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