#Blogtour #Review: The Forgotten Guide to Happiness by Sophie Jenkins @sophiejenkinsuk @AvonBooksUK @Sabah_K #TheForgottenGuideToHappiness #GuidetoHappiness
Release date - 28th May 2018
Book length - 320 pages
Publisher - Avon Books UK
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Sabah from www.avonbooks.co.uk for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Sometimes, happiness can be found where you least expect it…
Twenty-eight-year-old Lana Green has never been good at making friends. She’s perfectly happy to be left alone with her books. Or at least, that’s what she tells herself.
Nancy Ellis Hall was once a celebrated writer. Now eighty, she lives alone in her North London house, and thinks she’s doing just fine. But dementia is loosening Nancy’s grip on the world.
When Lana and Nancy become unconventional house mates, their lives will change in ways they never expected. But can an unusual friendship rescue two women who don’t realise they need to be saved?
Oh boy did this novel warm my heart from the top of my head to the tips of my toes, and with characters that make you laugh, problems and illness that will bring a tear to your eye, THE FORGOTTEN GUIDE TO HAPPINESS by Sophie Jenkins is a book that will not be easily forgotten for all of the right reasons.
Lana Green found herself and the love of her life and when she wrote a novel based on her journey, she discovered a career that she adored and found fulfilling in all the right ways. But when her soulmate decides that their relationship just might not be right and leaves her in the lurch, Lana finds herself struggling to write and with pressure from her agent to create a new hero, Lana knows that she is in trouble - how can she write a love story when she has lost her happiness?
When a chance encounter with Jack leads to Lana meeting Nancy, and teaching a creative writing class opens up a whole new world of friendship, laughter, and possibilities, will Lana and those around her discover the true meaning of happiness once and for all? Or will the echoes of the past come rushing back at the worst possible time?
I adored the relationship between Lana, Nancy, and Jack in this story and there is the perfect balance of laughter and tears to carry you through the story effortlessly. The supporting characters are quirky, bright, and full of energy and add that extra special something to the narrative.
THE FORGOTTEN GUIDE TO HAPPINESS by Sophie Jenkins is a different kind of love story and will definitely make you think about life, love, friendship, and what really matters in this world.
Sophie Jenkins is a serial joiner of writing groups and workshops and a prolific short story writer. To encourage her creativity she regularly enters half-marathons and trains by running from her home in North London to breakfast in the centre of town with a notepad.
The character of Nancy in The Forgotten Guide to Happiness is based on her experiences with her own mother, who was diagnosed with dementia fifteen years ago.
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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