Something Like Happy: A Novel

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“A special book that will make you laugh through your tears with its heartfelt take on happiness and friendship.” —Amy E. Reichert, author of The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go and The Coincidence of Coconut Cake

Annie is stuck. In her boring job, with her irritating roommate, in a life no thirty-five-year-old would want. But deep down, she’s still mourning the terrible loss that tore a hole through her perfect existence. Until she meets the eccentric Polly.

Bright, bubbly, intrusive Polly is determined to wake her new friend up to life. Because if recent events have taught Polly anything, it’s that your time is too short to waste a single day—which is why she wants Annie to join her on a mission…

ONE HAPPY THING EACH DAY. ONE HUNDRED DAYS.

But just as the daily challenge opens Annie up to the possibility of joy—and perhaps even love with the unlikeliest of men—it becomes clear that Polly is about to need her more than ever. And Annie will have to decide once and for all whether letting others in is a risk worth taking.

Told with wry wit and boundless heart, Something Like Happy is an unforgettable tale of celebrating triumphs great and small, seizing the day, and always remembering to live in the moment.
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Harlequin
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Published on
Sep 1, 2017
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9781488026072
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / Humorous / Black Humor
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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SOMETHING LIKE HAPPY by Eva Woods

Thirty-something Annie is looking for a fresh start. Her new friend Polly knows every day could be the last. Together they embark on an unforgettable adventure: learning to be happy in just one hundred days. But what happens if time runs out?

“A special book that will make you laugh through your tears.”—Amy E. Reichert, author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake


BEST DAY EVER by USA TODAY bestselling author Kaira Rouda

The perfect couple is the perfect illusion
Paul Strom is the perfect husband—that's why he's planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house. He's promised today will be the best day ever. But as Paul and Mia drive toward the countryside, doubts begin to arise. How perfect is any marriage—and what are Paul's secret plans for their weekend at the lake?

“Best Day Ever is a creepy, spine-tingling and utterly addictive tale of domestic suspense.”—LIZ FENTON and LISA STEINKE, bestselling authors of The Good Widow


PERFECTLY UNDONE by Jamie Raintree

Sometimes you have to lose your way to find yourself
A romantic proposal from her long-time boyfriend Cooper should be the crown jewel in Dr. Dylan Michaels's perfect life. But now Dylan must face her past and the haunting guilt over her sister's death—and the role she played in it—before she and Cooper stand a chance at a future. Can she find her way back to the man she loves, especially when Cooper makes his own startling confession that changes everything?

“Perfectly Undone is an emotionally complex tale of unresolved grief and the secrets we keep, both from those who love us and from ourselves.”—Lorrie Thomson, author of What's Left Behind and Equilibrium


HOUSE OF SHADOWS by USA TODAY bestselling author Nicola Cornick

The wooded hills of Oxfordshire conceal the remains of the aptly named Ashdown house—a wasted pile of cinders and regret. Once home to the daughter of a king, Ashdown and its secrets will unite three women across four centuries in a tangle of deceit, romance and destiny.

“Fans of Kate Morton will enjoy this gripping tale.”—Candis

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Una novela irresistible que insta a disfrutar de cada momento.

DOS MUJERES MUY DIFERENTES Y UN PROYECTO EN COMÚN:
100 DÍAS FELICES

Annie aborrece su vida. No le gusta su trabajo, ni compartir piso, ni tener que volver a la casilla de salida con treinta y cinco años. Se está recuperando de una terrible pérdida y no quiere hablar de ello.

Pero todo cambia cuando conoce a Polly. Esta joven alegre, vivaz, excéntrica y francamente entrometida acaba de recibir una noticia que la ha hecho consciente de lo valioso que es cada segundo de nuestra vida y está convencida de que debemos ser felices a toda costa. Para ello, le pide a Annie que la acompañe en una misión que durará cien días y en la que todos los días, cada una de ellas hará algo que la haga sentirse feliz.

Poco a poco, Annie empezará a abrirse de nuevo al amor y a la amistad, y descubrirá que quizás sí es posible volver a encontrar la alegría, ya sea en los grandes triunfos o en las pequeñas cosas.

Reseñas:
«Sensible y encantadora.»
Kirkus Reviews

«Una novela deliciosamente adictiva, pese al inevitable final de Polly. Polly es un personaje maravilloso, tiene una actitud positiva contagiosa, memorable y magnética, y una buena dosis de humor negro. La alegría está ahí todo el tiempo, aunque sea empapada de lágrimas, porque esta novela es una lección de vida que no debe pasar desapercibida.»
Publishers Weekly

«Simplemente irresistible... Woods gustará sobre todo a las fans de Graeme Simsion, Gabrielle Zevin y Marian Keyes.»
Library Journal

«Una lectura simpática, inteligente, sabia y agridulce sobre el amor, la vida y la amistad. Te hace pararte a pensar mucho después de que hayas terminado de leer la última página.»
Tasmina Perry

«Un libro conmovedor y a ratos divertido que seguramente te hará ver la vida y todo lo que te rodea de forma diferente... Una lectura maravillosa.»
Alice Peterson

«Un libro repleto de hermosas lecciones de amor, pérdida, amistad y redención... Una lectura perfecta para sentirse bien. Una novela cálida, divertida y reflexiva que es todo corazón y emoción.»
Lori Nelson Spielman, autora de The Life List

Los lectores han dicho:
«Esta historia me absorbió desde la primera página, me hizo sentir muy cerca de los personajes y mantuvo mi corazón en vilo hasta el final. Gasté un paquete entero de pañuelos mientras la leía, pero también me hizo reír a carcajadas y me dejó muy claro que la vida es lo que tú haces con ella.»

«Todo lo que podía pedir de una historia en la que se insta a vivir el momento y a ser consciente de la importancia de la amistad.»

«Una gran lectura catártica que equilibra perfectamente el entretenimiento y la importancia de vivir la vida al máximo.»

«El elenco de personajes es maravilloso y muy diverso, y la trama, una historia inteligente de curación y de amistad. Eva Woods mezcla con habilidad el dolor y la alegría en esta inspiradora novela que permanecerá en el corazón y la mente de sus lectores mucho después de acabarla.»

* FREE DIGITAL SAMPLER FEATURING EXTENDED EXCERPTS FROM THE MOST TALENTED VOICES IN WOMEN'S FICTION TODAY *

Discover the next novel that will take your book club's breath away! From unconventional love stories to emotional roller coaster rides, from historical sagas to powerful contemporary voices, Graydon House Books is the new home for all your women's fiction needs. Download this FREE e-sampler and get an exclusive preview of four of the most talented voices in women's fiction today. Includes extended excerpts from:


SOMETHING LIKE HAPPY by Eva Woods

Thirty-something Annie is looking for a fresh start. Her new friend Polly knows every day could be the last. Together they embark on an unforgettable adventure: learning to be happy in just one hundred days. But what happens if time runs out?

“A special book that will make you laugh through your tears.”—Amy E. Reichert, author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake


BEST DAY EVER by USA TODAY bestselling author Kaira Rouda

The perfect couple is the perfect illusion
Paul Strom is the perfect husband—that's why he's planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house. He's promised today will be the best day ever. But as Paul and Mia drive toward the countryside, doubts begin to arise. How perfect is any marriage—and what are Paul's secret plans for their weekend at the lake?

“Best Day Ever is a creepy, spine-tingling and utterly addictive tale of domestic suspense.”—LIZ FENTON and LISA STEINKE, bestselling authors of The Good Widow


PERFECTLY UNDONE by Jamie Raintree

Sometimes you have to lose your way to find yourself
A romantic proposal from her long-time boyfriend Cooper should be the crown jewel in Dr. Dylan Michaels's perfect life. But now Dylan must face her past and the haunting guilt over her sister's death—and the role she played in it—before she and Cooper stand a chance at a future. Can she find her way back to the man she loves, especially when Cooper makes his own startling confession that changes everything?

“Perfectly Undone is an emotionally complex tale of unresolved grief and the secrets we keep, both from those who love us and from ourselves.”—Lorrie Thomson, author of What's Left Behind and Equilibrium


HOUSE OF SHADOWS by USA TODAY bestselling author Nicola Cornick

The wooded hills of Oxfordshire conceal the remains of the aptly named Ashdown house—a wasted pile of cinders and regret. Once home to the daughter of a king, Ashdown and its secrets will unite three women across four centuries in a tangle of deceit, romance and destiny.

“Fans of Kate Morton will enjoy this gripping tale.”—Candis

Welcome to Graydon House—open the door to your next great book

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