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...
  • Tara
    Jan 09, 2019
    Happiness for beginners, this book is happiness ! Such a joyful happy read tha makes you feel good and happy. I loved Molly and Lucas so much and Shelby grew on me, but I am a sucker for a happy ending. Such a lovely tale, a brilliant pick me up in January blues time. Highly recommende...
  • 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!!!...
  • Shirley
    Dec 26, 2018
    I was so thrilled to be excepted to read Happiness for Beginners, Carole Matthews is my favourite author and have loved everyone of her books. Happiness for Beginners is such a beautifully written story set in Hope Farm, I absolutely fell in love with Molly, Shelby and Lucas everyth...
  • Liz
    Mar 12, 2019
    An enjoyable, heart-warming and humorous read. The storyline was predictable but I loved the cast of quirky animals! ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gem ~ Bee
    Feb 12, 2019
    A wonderful book that is very character led and truly heartfelt. Perfect if you love animals. Full review featured on my blog shortly. ...
  • 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...
  • Hannah Symonds
    Feb 24, 2019
    I love it when I get a big chunky book from one of my favourite authors, you just know it is going to be good. This is such a feel good story with lots of cute animals and of course romance. I found I really warmed to Molly the main character in the book as she is trying to do good by ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ella
    Mar 15, 2019
    I didn?t finish this book really found it hard to remember who was who, and what all the animals were called, to confusing for me ...
  • Emma
    Apr 02, 2019
    Another fantastic feel good book by Carole really well written and pleasurable to read!! I loved all the characters of the animals and how they are personified throughout the book right to the last page :)!! Highly recommend this book. ...
  • 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...
  • Becka
    Jan 07, 2019
    I wanted to like this book but I always feel distanced from the story when it's written in first person. It prevents me from getting really stuck in. A nice read but it could have been better with a different narrative. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Samantha
    Jan 28, 2019
    A truly wonderful heart-warming story containing all the best ingredients - love, self-discovery, animals and friendship. A springtime must read for anyone looking for that ?hallmark? fuzzy feeling. ...
  • 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...
  • 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?...
  • WeeJackie BookWorm
    Mar 08, 2019
    I really enjoyed this book. Carole Matthews has the nack of creating likable characters. There is also some crazy animals in it and I love anthony the sheep. It was also lovely to read a book where alcohol didn't play a major part to sort out problems. the old reliable cup of tea solve...
  • Jennie Henry
    Mar 10, 2019
    Always love a book by Carole and this one is no different! I find I fall in instant love with the characters and this one has animal as well as human to love. You know where you are with Carole Matthews and this was a delightful read that I just couldn?t put down. I would highly ...