The Theory of Happily Ever After

The Theory of Happily Ever After

According to Dr. Maggie Maguire, happiness is serious science, as serious as Maggie takes herself. But science can't always account for life's anomalies--for instance, why her fiancÚ dumped her for a silk-scarf acrobat and how the breakup sent Maggie spiraling into an extended ice cream-fueled chick flick binge. Concerned that she might never pull herself out of this nosedi According to Dr. Maggie Maguire, happiness is serious science, as serious as Maggie takes herself. But science can't...

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Title:The Theory of Happily Ever After
Author:Kristin Billerbeck
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Genres:Christian Fiction
ISBN:0800729447
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:277 pages pages

The Theory of Happily Ever After Reviews

  • Melissa
    Jun 10, 2018
    Light, fun Christian chick lit. Some parts of this I enjoyed, I always love a books set on a cruise! And the male protagonists are decently well drawn. What didn't really work for me were the female relationships. I felt like Maggie's friends treated her like a small child most of th...
  • Ruthie Jones
    Aug 30, 2018
    The main character, Dr. Maggie Maguire, ináThe Theory of Happily Ever After is a complete mess. But all is not lost for this scientist and best-selling author on the science of happiness. Unfortunately, before she can find her true happiness, she must experience complete despair and h...
  • Colleen
    Apr 24, 2018
    I adore Kristin Billerbeck's books, and this book is quintessential Billerbeck! Loved the fun dialogue and the cruise setting. Highly recommend it! ...
  • MB (What she read)
    May 24, 2018
    Some thoughts at page 135: Friends who talked to me like Maggie's do, or who demonstrated the juvenile lack of respect that hers do would no longer be friends. Just sayin.. . Particularly since they wangled themselves free cruises by riding on her coattail, using her as their cas...
  • Jessi
    Mar 19, 2018
    I really liked the premise of this book. Self-help author falls apart, gets forced on a cruise by her friends, finds love hate with the man of her dreams who has Big Secrets. Seemed very similar to Breathing Room which is a favorite I reread fairly often. I wish the description of th...
  • Bree
    Jun 02, 2018
    I laughed through 95% of this book. Maggie was a dramatic as a woman scorned should be and she is socially awkward at it and in life. She reminded me of a female Sheldon from Big Bang Theory, always looking at the science not the emotions. Though she has a hard time realizing her theor...
  • Sydney Young
    Aug 31, 2018
    I recall when many books I read began each chapter with a quote. It set the tone for me and made it fun to guess what was going to happen next. Authors don't tend to do it as much anymore, I suppose because it really is a good deal of work to find just the right one. So I was delighted...
  • Amber Stokes
    Mar 25, 2018
    The Theory of Happily Ever After is a rom-com about a scientist and bestselling author who's become a tad bit obsessed with rom-coms. If you're looking for a fun all-over-the-place romance that takes some outlandish turns while on a cruise ship out at sea, then this book has got you co...
  • Robin Hatcher
    Nov 29, 2017
    I absolutely adored The Theory of Happily Ever After from first page to last. Billerbeck?s signature humor made me laugh again and again, and her memorable characters stole my heart. Don?t miss this one! ...
  • Laura
    May 08, 2018
    2.5 stars ? I had a love/hate relationship with this book to be completely honest. I think my biggest issue with this book were the characters, unfortunately I felt like most of them were flat and irritating. The main character Maggie complains through the whole book and I mean...
  • Cayla
    May 13, 2018
    Some women are meant to be rescued and romanced. Others, like me, are meant to take notes. Yay, Kirstin Billerbeck is back! I was a little apprehensive about starting this since picking up a new Kristin Billerbeck novel is sort of like meeting your idol from childhood - will it stan...
  • Amy
    May 26, 2018
    The Theory of Happily Ever After was such a fun cute book to read. The concept that the study of happiness is a science and the whole background of being on the singles cruise ship was just a different and enjoyable setting. Dr. Maggie Maguire is the star of the science of happiness...
  • Madison
    Apr 02, 2018
    The Theory of Happily Ever After is a romantic comedy with a hidden, tender heart. Maggie might be a doctor on the science of happiness- and she has a bestseller to prove it- but that doesn?t mean she has all the answers. So when her fiancÚ leaves her for another woman, she is u...
  • Suzie
    May 17, 2018
    Chick Lit has become less rare than a decade ago, but it?s still around. It?s been a few years since Kristen Billerbeck gave us her brand of chick lit, so learning she had a new book coming out, just in time for summer vacations, had me excited. á The concept of The Theory of ...
  • Jessica
    Apr 30, 2018
    I received this book for free from the publisher (Revell Books) in exchange for an honest review. Typically I really like chick lit and rom-coms, but I didn?t really like this one. My main issue with this book was the characters. The main character, Maggie, was pretty annoyin...
  • Doreen
    Apr 14, 2018
    This book was fun. I laughed out loud long and hard a time or two. Even though Dr. Maggie Maguire is a happiness scientist, she?s not very happy herself, and this makes her wonder if she?s a fraud. Her friends force her to take a singles? cruise, not telling her she?s the speak...
  • V. Palmer
    May 26, 2018
    Kristin Billerbeck, guys. Kristin. Billerbeck. Need I say more? Obviously this novel is pure gold! When I saw that Kristin Billerbeck had a new novel releasing, I piglet squealed! And oh, it was sooo worth the wait!! Kristin Billerbeck is the queen of Chick Lit (seriously, I...
  • Grace
    Jun 23, 2018
    I have to start off with the cover of this book. It is so cute and different! I liked the colors and felt that it really pinpointed the feel of this book overall. The Theory of Happily Ever After is definitely a unique book. I don?t think I?ve ever read another book that had a s...
  • Amanda
    May 24, 2018
    I wanted to love this book and I really thought that I would but unfortunately that was not the case. I love the cover of the book and the setting is a cruise ship which is one of my favorite scenes to read about. The plot was decent?a woman who wrote the book on happiness gets du...
  • Andrea Boyd
    May 25, 2018
    Even though I skimmed over some parts because it was SO repetitive, this book made me laugh, it made me want to keep reading, and there were parts of the main character's personality I could relate to. 4.5 ...
  • Joy
    Apr 09, 2018
    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I have absolutely no clue what I just read. And that's not a good thing. The story line is bland and the characters annoying. From the main character who's complaining got old by chapter one to her best friends wh...
  • Soph
    Aug 25, 2018
    1/5 stars. In concept, this book should have been amazing. A researcher of happiness loses her so-called happily every after and her friends get her to board a singles cruise where she eventually meets her real happily ever after. Amazing, right? Not if you include these element...
  • Helen
    May 17, 2018
    The Theory of Happily ever after is a fun comedy romance story by Kristin Billerbeck. Dr. Maggie Maguire has written a best seller on finding happiness and is under contract to write a second book. She is dumped by her fiance and co-worker and spend the next couple months at home watch...
  • Sarah Monzon
    Apr 15, 2018
    I?m torn. There were parts of this book I really liked. The premise of it?a science of happiness expert whose still searching for happiness herself?was great. And being in a situation singles cruise had the set up for some funny moments. Also, it?s written in first person and I...
  • Maddy
    Apr 30, 2018
    Ok, this book is adorable. I was a little hesitant about starting it but it didn?t disappoint. This book was so much fun to read and it literally had me laughing out loud at times. I tried to read only a couple chapters at a time so that it would last longer, lol. That?s how much I...
  • Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
    May 21, 2018
    Where I live we skip spring and go straight to to summer. The only upside to this in my opinion is its the perfect time to break out those summer reads. I personally don't discriminate about what season I read a book in. If I'm in a mood...I'm in a mood. However, since I am a cover sn...
  • Kate Campos
    Apr 03, 2018
    For starters, I will admit that one thing I liked about this book was it discussed the duality of wanting to be a tough, modern woman while also feeling the need to keep secret the fantasies of wanting to be romanced, to be wooed, to fall in love and enjoy it. I admired that big pictur...
  • MJSH
    Apr 12, 2018
    "Forgetting the pain isn't the answer - feeling the love we had is." Kristin Billerbeck spins a youthful, snarky, aching yet hopeful tale between a down-in-the dumps happiness scientist/researcher Maggie and a brooding contemplative Sam set during a singles cruise to Mexico. It is t...
  • Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
    May 03, 2018
    After not have written a book for some time. Billerbeck hs knocked it out of the park with this come back book. I was a fan of Maggie's from the start. Billerbeck writes so that they humor pours off the page. I really loved that she made a reference to DJ Tanner. You must read th...
  • Victoria
    May 27, 2018
    Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!! I?m done. And that just ruined my view on contemporary books. The Theory Of Happily Ever After, by Kristin Billerbeck. ~_~_~_~_~ On Thursday, I got an email from Revell, saying... "You must post your review on The Theory Of Happily Ever After b...