Copy received from HQ Digital via Netgalley.
Life is about to change forever…
After really enjoying The Choir on Hope Street I couldn't wait to pick up The Happiness List. Even though we return to Hope Street as a setting this book easily reads as a standalone story. In this book we follow Heather, Fran and Pamela who all meet and become friends when they attend a happiness course. This trio are down to earth and so very easy to relate to due to their situations. They were constantly making me smile, especially Fran I loved her no nonsense and straight talking approach but also her softer more vulnerable side. Annie Lyons has managed to create a snapshot of life from three different perspectives. With an emphasis on supporting one another through life, both the good parts and the bad.
In this book there is a wonderful balance of lighter funnier moments against the more emotional side. The Happiness List is a story that takes us on quite a journey one where each character grows in confidence. I really enjoyed the idea of sitting back and reflecting on the smaller things that will make you just as a happy but that we sometimes overlook. This story created an emotional but overall uplifting feeling that I thought was perfect. I have to admit there were a few tears but this just shows how much of a connection I felt to both the characters and story. I didn't want to put this book down but I also felt sad that I had to leave the characters behind! While I was reading this book it made me feel as if I was wrapped up in a bubble of warmth, love and contentment.
The Happiness List is emotional, funny and amazingly heartfelt. A truly beautiful story!
Five stars from me!
With thanks to HQ Digital for my copy.