Happiness for Beginners

Happiness for Beginners

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 t Molly Baker is living her best life. Thirty-eight years old, she lives on the twenty-five-acre Hope Farm in Bu...

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Title:Happiness for Beginners
Author:Carole Matthews
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Genres:Womens Fiction
ISBN:Happiness for Beginners
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:464 pages pages

Happiness for Beginners Reviews

  • Cheri
    Feb 25, 2019
    ?I brush the dirt from my hands, my jeans, my shirt. I should introduce myself to you. How rude of me not to have done it before. I?m Molly Baker. I?m thirty-eight ? no idea how that?s even possible. I?m single, but I?m not a mad cat lady. I?m a mad all-kinds-of-animals...
  • Anne
    Feb 24, 2019
    Reading this book made me remember why I?ve always loved Carole Matthews? writing ? she can be very, very funny (combine that with a clutch of animals with distinct personalities and wills of their own and you have a definite winning combination), but also handles a range of emot...
  • Duuj
    Jun 09, 2019
    Fun read with a large cast of strange but wonderful farm animals. ...
  • Sarah
    Apr 22, 2019
    I couldn't finish this novel, though I really tried. Seeing all the rave reviews and high ratings, it must be me... It doesn't help that it's written in first person. Perhaps I am not patient enough to wade through so much sweetness. I found it all rather predictable and nauseating. ...
  • Agi
    Feb 20, 2019
    Molly Baker is a shy, single and also lovely and welcoming woman, running Hope Farm in Buckinghamshire, which she inherited from her beloved Aunt Hettie. It doesn't bother her that she lives in an ancient caravan, with neither TV not shower, the main thing is that her animals and stu...
  • Rachel Gilbey
    Dec 30, 2018
    Always a happy day when I am able to read a new book by Carole Matthews, and Happiness for Beginners was a joy to read. Mollie introduces us to Hope Farm and what they do there, plus all the animals and their back stories over the first few chapters, in such a chatty style you feel...
  • Meg Dean
    Feb 08, 2019
    Every single time I review a Carole Matthews book I say "this is her best one yet, it doesn't get better" and every single time she replies with "hold my tea"! I swear this woman is the QUEEN of #ChickLit!!! Carole has taken a lovely, quirky rom-com and added animal antics galore!!!...
  • Alison
    May 06, 2019
    Molly Baker is nearly 40 years old, living in a decrepit caravan she inherited from her aunt, more at home with animals than humans she runs a rescue centre for unloved or disabled animals which also serves as a therapy centre for children with disabilities or plain anti-social behavio...
  • Mandy
    May 21, 2019
    I love Carole Matthews? books and have read them all so far. This latest book was enjoyable but, for me, not one of her best. Obviously, an author has to set the scene and give some background, but I felt that the first 10% of the book dragged on a little. I also got a bit bored w...
  • Chrys
    Dec 18, 2018
    A nice light read, but I was frustrated at the lack of depth. I really didn't feel like I got to know any of the characters properly, apart from Lucas who was great. I felt that the Alan and Bev storyline was most frustrating, very shallow. But on the whole I enjoyed the story. ...
  • Nada
    Jun 02, 2019
    Are you in a reading slump? Then Molly baker got you covered! Join her and her awesome animal friends at Hope Farm where she deals with all sorts of issues! . Molly Baker is not your typical social girl. At 38 years old, she?s more comfortable managing Hope Farm, also your non-typ...
  • Lizzie Lamb
    Feb 03, 2019
    One thing I like about this author's books is that they come with an inbuilt 'feel good factor'. Secondly, I like the slightly older heroines she portrays - ladies who have given up on finding love and happiness and then - wham - it finds them. This book is no exception. It also has th...
  • ♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥
    Jul 11, 2019
    Happiness for Beginners is very gentle, very slow build romance. Molly Baker runs Hope Farm in Buckinghamshire with an abundance of various animals and a host of children who for one reason or another have dropped out of school. One of those children has a soapstar actor for a dad who ...
  • Frenchorchidea
    Feb 02, 2019
    What a delight to read this book! I was so happy to read the new Carole Matthews! Carole is one of my all time favorite author. When I pick up a book from her, I know in advance that I will have a great time and this time wasn't an exception, I had a wonderful time! one of the things I...
  • Andi
    Jun 07, 2019
    I Recommend This Book Strongly This book had me laughing, sometimes very loudly, crying and in general just capturing me into a place of contentment. I loved the sound of the Hope Farm, the animals with all of their whacky characters, which, I must add, were absolutely hysteric...
  • Aimee Walker Editorial
    Feb 03, 2019
    Another heart warming tale from Carole Matthews. Exactly the kind of escapism I needed this week ? heading to bed with Happiness for Beginners at the end of a stressful day was blissful. Molly has been fighting to keep her Hope Farm afloat for years. Not only does she look after ...
  • Lisa M
    Feb 09, 2019
    I have long been a fan of Carole Matthews' novels and this did not disappoint. Molly lives on a farm with literally all shapes and sizes of animals, to say it is her passion would be an understatement and I loved reading about the quirks of all the animals - they each had their own...
  • Tripfiction
    Mar 20, 2019
    Heartwarming romance novel set in BUCKINGHAMSHIRE If you have ever come across Carole on Twitter, or seen her beaming smile in her promotion photos, you KNOW that Happiness for Beginners will be an upbeat and (mostly!) feel good story. She just exudes positivity and a generous s...
  • Joanna Park
    Feb 21, 2019
    Happiness For Beginners is a fun and uplifting book which is perfect for coseying up with on a cold night. I was drawn into the book immediately with the most hilarious opening to a book I?ve ever read! I don?t remember ever having laughed so hard at poor Molly?s attempts to p...
  • Karen Whittard
    May 29, 2019
    Happiness for beginners is one of my favourite Carole Matthews books. It?s so easy to take the amazing characters and animals to your heart and want the best for each and everyone of them. I loved this feel good book. ...
  • Akcherrybomb
    Feb 15, 2019
    Molly felt like a kindred spirit as feel she is holds all the values I love of putting her animals first and taking in any waif and strays... Animal and human form! She lives in an old caravan wit no TV, no social media and it actually sounds bliss! Her relationship with Lucas was ...
  • Katie
    May 12, 2019
    I?m debating between a 2.5 and a 3 for this one. It wouldn?t be one id choose myself however it was a book club choice. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would have reading the first couple of chapters however I found it very predictable and uneventful. I liked most of the charact...
  • Isabella
    Feb 07, 2019
    I know I keep saying so, but since I bought my very first Carole Matthews? novel nearly 20 years ago it?s been a crescendo of laughter, emotions, tears, more laughter, more emotions and yes, more tears (mainly tears of joy, I hasten to add). Hers are captivating, beautifully writte...
  • Paromjit
    Jan 30, 2019
    I have never read a Carole Matthews novel before, and I only chose to read this when I saw how well it was being received by so many readers. I have to admit that I struggled to get into it at the beginning when it crossed my mind that this was not going to be for me, but it was not lo...
  • Stacey
    Feb 12, 2019
    I really enjoy Carole Matthews novels, I haven't read many but the ones in which I have read have been really enjoyable and easy to read. This one really stuck out for me and I was so eager to read more about Molly and of course about Shelby and Lucas. I absolutely loved the idea of Mo...
  • booksofallkinds
    Feb 21, 2019
    *I voluntarily reviewed this book from the Publisher If ever there was a book that is sure to pick you up out of a funk and put a smile on your face and hope in your heart, then HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS by Carole Matthews is that book. Hope Farm is Molly's entire life. It saved he...
  • Jypsy
    Jan 17, 2019
    Such an endearing story! Happiness For Beginners is a fun romp through a wonderful world. The animals are awesome. The humans are loveable and real. It's an all around warm blanket read. If you want to smile, read this book. You will not be disappointed. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc ...
  • Bjørn
    Apr 04, 2019
    I had very mixed feelings as I was reading this book. A while earlier, someone asked me the question "would it be a problem for you to read a novel written completely in present tense?" and I answered, truthfully, that a story ?sure, novella ?maybe, a novel, though... "Happi...
  • Alayne Emmett
    Jun 17, 2019
    What a lovely story, I?ve read many of Ms Matthews books and have loved them all, so this one didn?t disappoint me at all. It was funny and charming and although I guessed the ending it didn?t spoil anything at all. Thanks to Netgalley for this free ebook. ...
  • Kirsty Oughton
    Dec 06, 2018
    I have been a fan of Carole?s books for a while and I have never been disappointed. I was over the moon to be approved to read ?Happiness for Beginners? I absolutely love the cover of this book. It?s interesting and of course bright. It gives you an insight as to what it?...