I had been taking part in Teaser Tuesday for a while but I never got around to read anyone else’s posts or even add my link to the Teaser Tuesday post over at Books and a Beat.
So I decided to make my own where I share a little more about the book itself. If you feel like it copy my idea and leave the link in the comments. I promise I come around to you as you are so kind as to present me with a link on a silver plate ;-).
Today I share with you a book and an author that I discovered a few years back when I was reviewing for “Butterfly-O-Meter”. The author is Lucy Diamond and her books about women and her day-to-day and not so day-to-day troubles are a great entertainment. They are written with humour, understanding and makes you feel like you are meeting a friend or two :-).
The book I read in October was “The Secret of Happiness” and who of us doesn’t want to find that one :-).
So here is what Goodreads tells us about it:
“The Secrets of Happiness is an extraordinary tale of sisterhood, from Lucy Diamond author of The Beach Cafe.
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 . . .”
The teaser I am sharing with you is at the beginning of the book:
“This was it. She had made it. her adrenalin surged as the doors were unlocked and the hot crush of passengers began spilling out onto the platform. She followed numbly, not caring as someone’s suitcased bashed against her legs. Hello Manchester, she thought, stepping down from the train. I’m here to get some answers. Do you have any for me?””
When I write this post I have just read 3 pages but I already can’t wait to find out more 🙂