September 25, 2016

Book Review: The Secret of Happiness

Title: The Secret of Happiness
Author: Lucy Diamond
No. of Pages: 432
ISBN 10 1447299175
ISBN 13978-1447299172
Genre: Fiction/Romance

About the book

The best things in life . . . can be just around the corner
Rachel and Becca aren't real sisters, or so they say. They are stepsisters, living far apart, with little in common. Rachel is the successful one: happily married with three children and a big house, plus an impressive career. Artistic Becca, meanwhile, lurches from one dead-end job to another, shares a titchy flat, and has given up on love.
The two of them have lost touch, but when Rachel doesn't come home one night, Becca is called in to help.
Once there, she quickly realizes that her stepsister's life is not so perfect after all: Rachel's handsome husband
has moved out, her children are rebelling, and her glamorous career has taken a nosedive. Worst of all,
nobody seems to have a clue where she might be.
As Becca begins to untangle Rachel's secrets, she is forced to confront some uncomfortable truths about
her own life, and the future seems uncertain.
But sometimes happiness can be found in the most unexpected places . . .

Book Review 

The book starts off with Rachel traveling to Manchester in quest of finding the answers to some things that were close to her. A panic strikes as she does not return home the following night and her step-sister Rebecca has to step in her place to take care of Rachel’s children. Mabel, the eldest who behaves like just every other teenager. Scarlet, who is the wittiest of them all and has a bad mouth and Luke, the youngest of the trio is a shy kid who is scared of the world when things around him fall apart. On the other hand Rachel is Robbed and Knocked out just as she walks away from Manchester Station and finds herself with a broken jaw and broken wrist on the hospital bed when she wakes up. For the following week she struggles to recall her identity and let the hospital staff know who she is and where is she from? During this same time Becca struggles to keep up with Rachel’s business and the problems in her sister’s life are known to her in certain instances that follow throughout, which leads her to discover that the life of her sister, that she thought was a flower bed has turned whirlwind.  
            The sister’s slowly get to know each other and Rachel let’s Becca help her in daily chores and her business and then settle their differences, Further leading Becca to discover herself and establish her own talent into a running Business Model. The book is a journey of two sister’s growing up together not very fond of each other but in their mid 20-30’s discovering the real meaning of sisterhood and supporting each other to help the other grow and standing by each other’s side thus clearing their own differences and setting an example to the children. 

Note: I was provided with a review copy from the publisher in exchange of my honest review.

Rating: 4/5 *

1 comment:

  1. This sounds very interesting, thank you for the review :)