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The Secret to Happiness: A Book Review #ourgoodlifebooklist

 I am a fan of Suzanne Woods Fisher's Amish romance books so when I saw that this book was written by her, I was a bit surprised but a whole lot intrigued!  I can truthfully say that while my favorite genre of hers is the Amish romance, this book was a delight to read.

From Amazon:

Callie Dixon had the world by the tail . . . until it all slipped away. Fired from her dream job after making a colossal mistake, she's escaped to her aunt's home on Cape Cod for time to bounce back. Except it isn't a home, it's an ice cream shop. And time isn't going to help, because Callie's bounce has up and left. There's a reason she made that mistake at work, and she's struggling to come to terms with it.

Things go from bad to worse when Callie's cousin Dawn drags her to a community class about the secret to happiness. Happiness is the last thing Callie wants to think about right now, but instructor Bruno Bianco--a curiously gloomy fellow--is relentless. He has a way of turning Callie's thoughts upside down. Her feelings, too.

Bruno insists that hitting rock bottom is the very best place to be. But if that's true, how is it supposed to help her figure out what--or who--has been missing from her life all along?

My Take:

This book takes you through all the emotions, from tears of laughter and tears of crying.  Life is such a mystery and not knowing how it is going to work out from day to day can be so stressful.  The author does a wonderful with character development with lots of personality (including the quirks that everyone has!  The storyline has great plot twists which meant that I had to read from beginning to end!  Now for some gourmet ice cream!

One thing I might note: this is book 2 in a two-part series.  Read part one first, as it helps with the plot in book 2.  Also, the two main characters have known each other since infancy.  That creates a relationship that has many twists and turns.  It's the part I really loved (after the recipe development section) as it was real.

About the Author:

Suzanne Woods Fisher loves stories worth telling about people worth remembering. With over a million copies of her book sold worldwide, this bestselling, award-winning author of more than 30 books is always on the lookout for the unsung hero with an untold story.

Readers are invited to stop by Suzanne's website at: www.suzannewoodsfisher.com

Read my other reviews of Suzanne's books!

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