The Happy Endings Book Club



❮PDF❯ ✅ The Happy Endings Book Club Author Jane Tara – E17streets4all.co.uk This Christmas, the women of The Happy Endings Book Club are about to uncover a world of love and magic as they discover how to have their own happy ending or beginning, as they re often the same thin This Christmas, the women of The Happy Endings Endings Book Kindle Ò Book Club are about to uncover a world of love and magic as they discover how to have their own happy ending or beginning, as they re often the same thingOnce a month, seven very different women come together to discuss books They all love a happy ending, but have lost sight of how to get their own Paige misses glimpsing the magic in the world Sadie doesn t see the beauty inside people Amanda wonders what she ever saw The Happy Epub / in her ex husband Tilda literally can t see herself Michi can t bear looking at her family, while Clementine is blind to what s right in front of her And Eva looks for romance in all the wrong placesBut things are about to change Meet the women of The Happy Endings Book Club as they celebrate Christmas, and themselves, in London, Paris, Vienna, New York, Sydney and in love.The Happy Endings Book Club

I write adult romantic comedies, with a dash Endings Book Kindle Ò of magic and a huge helping of fabulous international settings My Magic Romance series can be read in order, or as standalones I m an avid traveller, and spend part of each year on the road I ve lived in Tokyo, London, Vienna, New York and various parts of Australia I transformed my wanderlust into my latest series, THE LOST GIRLS I m so excited about this YA series about friends who go travelling together Fish out of The Happy Epub / Water out now Off the Map out August Reallife out Nov I also have over seventy children s books published, many written under the name Jane Hinchey I m a playwright, and have written travel articles for many publications worldwide When I m not travelling, I m based in Bondi Beach, Sydney, with my two sonsSign up for my newsletter for freebies and news Stay tuned And please stay in touch jane roadmancebooksjanetarahttps facebook Roadmanceboohttp pinterest roadmance.

The Happy Endings Book Club eBook ß Endings Book
  • ebook
  • 182 pages
  • The Happy Endings Book Club
  • Jane Tara
  • English
  • 15 August 2017
  • 1760080586

10 thoughts on “The Happy Endings Book Club

  1. says:

    I know, I wrote the book but c mon, all authors rate their books on here And this novel is special the me.Earlier this year I experienced something that was life changing and from it, came The Happy Endings Book Club.Want to know what it was Read my blog here.http roadmancebooks.wordpress.com 2 I know, I wrote the book but c mon, all authors rate their books on here And this novel is special the me.Earlier this year I experienced something that was life changing and from it, came The Happy Endings Book Club.Want to know what it was Read my blog here.http roadmancebooks.wordpress.com 2

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    When bookstore owner, Paige, first formed the Happy Endings Book Club she was somewhat apprehensive, but the seven single women, a mix of regular customers and local shopkeepers, bonded quickly All yearning for their own happy ending, none could have imagined just how different their lives would be a year later.After a brief introduction to the women of the Happy Ending Book Club in the first chapter, the narrative shifts time and place to follow each member as they confront their obstacles to When bookstore owner, Paige, first formed the Happy Endings Book Club she was somewhat apprehensive, but the seven single women, a mix of regular customers and local shopkeepers, bonded quickly All yearning for their own happy ending, none could have imagined just how different their lives would be a year later.After a brief introduction to the women of the Happy Ending Book Club in the first chapter, the narrative shifts time and place to follow each member as they confront their obstacles to finding the happiness they yearn for I expected a touch of magic having read Jane Tara s Trouble Brewing, so Paige s startling discovery didn t surprise me, nor did Eva s otherworldly encounter Tilda s affliction was unexpected, though I liked the message about seeing yourself Michi s story was both funny and sad as she struggled with her parents unusual life style choice Clementine s story has a neat, unexpected twist, as does Amanda s Sadie s story is perhaps the most traditional as she discovers beauty isthan skin deep.While each story clearly reinforces the main theme of the book, best summed up by a single line in the last pages of the novel Happy endings come not through events but through a shift in perception , this book seemsa collection of interlinked short stories that Tara has attempted to conform into a novel structure, but the format doesn t quite work given the book s brevity less than 200 pages and the large cast of characters As such it feels disjointed and forced at times, emphasised I think, by the contrast between the fantastical and mundane elements, which I didn t feel really worked with one another.I know that this book has special meaning for the author from reading her blog, earlier this year Jane Tara was told she was at risk of losing her sight and, as she waited for further results, many of the issues her characters face in The Happy Endings Book Club, are ones she grappled with At the end of her post about her real life experience Jane writes, I hope my new novel The Happy Endings Book Club entertains you Butthan that I hope you come away from it asking yourself, how do I see myself How do I see the world How do I see and despite my opinions about the flaws in the execution of this novel, I do think The Happy Endings Book Club was an enjoyable and thought provoking read

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    The Happy Endings Book Club by Jane TaraThanks to NetGalley for this kindle copy.I had some reservations at the beginning of this book as it seemed a bit silly for wont of a better word, but as I progressed it started to become clear and I began to understand the message that was being cleverly portrayed through metaphor.It s about crises, especially mid life crisis, loss, failure, longing and growing despondent, and then it s about empowerment and rediscovery and growing This is not a self h The Happy Endings Book Club by Jane TaraThanks to NetGalley for this kindle copy.I had some reservations at the beginning of this book as it seemed a bit silly for wont of a better word, but as I progressed it started to become clear and I began to understand the message that was being cleverly portrayed through metaphor.It s about crises, especially mid life crisis, loss, failure, longing and growing despondent, and then it s about empowerment and rediscovery and growing This is not a self help book as such, but could certainly offer some insight.It s a charming read about how seven women from The Happy Endings book club form deep and lasting friendships, and share in each other s trials and tribulations, with lots of food for thought about how weseeourselves and others.There are some very funny and also some very moving scenes.Some memorable quotes from this bookthen she d spent most of her twenties trying to be the perfect wife God how she d tried, and failed Age has taught me that what other people think of me is none of my business I don t care Fuck vodka, fuck lime, fuck soda and fuck why did I drink so muchSadie Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind Shakespeare The Universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharperEden PhillpottsAnd one of my favorite quotes, of which I m reminded whilst reading this book For those who believe, no explanation is necessary For those who do not, none will suffice Stuart Chase.I enjoyed this book very much and would readily recommend it to many readers 3.5 s

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    Recently, I ve been trying to readcontemporary books It s not usually a genre that I read a lot of For whatever reason, I am muchlikely to pick up a fantasy book However, I have decided that I d like to broaden the genres that I read Therefore, I picked up The Happy Endings Book Club by Jane Tara I thought it was an okay book Honestly, I found it a little disappointing.My biggest problem with the book is that I found the title to be very misleading Although the book does menti Recently, I ve been trying to readcontemporary books It s not usually a genre that I read a lot of For whatever reason, I am muchlikely to pick up a fantasy book However, I have decided that I d like to broaden the genres that I read Therefore, I picked up The Happy Endings Book Club by Jane Tara I thought it was an okay book Honestly, I found it a little disappointing.My biggest problem with the book is that I found the title to be very misleading Although the book does mention the book club, it wasn t really about the book club In fact, the book doesn t really talk about books very much at all Instead the book was about the ladies of the book club Due to their ages and the things they were going through, I couldn t relate to them at all It made me feel very distanced from the story itself The book should have taken me about 24 hours to read because it was a small book Instead, it took about three days because I just didn t care about any of the characters Then when I did start to care about the characters, their story lines were never finished It would switch to a different character story which made me angry It made the book feel like it was a jumbled mess.There was something that I did like about The Happy Endings Book Club though One of the character s storylines had magical realism in it I really liked that It shocked me and surprised me, but in a good way It was the last thing that I expected to read in a book like this Out of all of the women, it was the only story that felt complete I almost wish that the author would have just focused exclusively on Paige s storyline I think I would have liked the book so much better She could have still use the other characters but made their storylines minor, like side characters I also liked how the author ended the book I had never seen an author write their book into a book before I thought that was so cool.All in all, I found The Happy Endings Book Club to be very disappointing I had high expectations for it but my expectations fell flat I just wanted so much , and never got it The magical realism in the book is probably the only reason that I even finished it I do own Jane Tara s other book, Forecast I do plan on reading it eventually, but after how disappointed I was in this book it will be a while before I get to it If you do decide to still read this book, I recommend going into it with low expectations

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    Opening lines Paige stared at the bottle of blood red nail polish on the table in front of her and then turned back to her elderly mother THE HAPPY ENDINGS BOOK CLUB is slightly different to the two previous books I have read by Jane Tara, Forecast and Trouble Brewing , which concentrate solely on the magical Shakespeare women This time the story follows the seven different women who make up The Happy Endings Book Club and how they each overcome their problem to get their happy ending A Opening lines Paige stared at the bottle of blood red nail polish on the table in front of her and then turned back to her elderly mother THE HAPPY ENDINGS BOOK CLUB is slightly different to the two previous books I have read by Jane Tara, Forecast and Trouble Brewing , which concentrate solely on the magical Shakespeare women This time the story follows the seven different women who make up The Happy Endings Book Club and how they each overcome their problem to get their happy ending A couple of the Shakespeare women do make a cameo appearance in Paige s story Happy Endings is a bookshop that is owned and operated by Paige and she started the book club after her husband left her in order to make friends The ladies she invited all liked to read romances and they all soon become firm friends and support group.I did find that with so many characters I got a bit lost at times trying to remember what was going on with whom and how they connected to each other Reading an e version made it hard to flick back to refresh my memory Having said that though I loved the stories and wished I could have spenttime with Paige the most magical adventure Michi such an unusual set of parents and Tilda who I related to most, a was a woman of a certain age who was turning invisible, a wonderfully funny twist on the phenomenon that is gaining credence among women of a certain age Author Jane Tara must have magical powers of her own I swear because her settings are so wonderfully described you can easily imagine yourself there I thought I had died and gone to heaven when Jane took a character to the Christmas markets in Vienna, in falling snow, sigh is now firmly on my wish list of places to visit From London to Australia, Paris to New York the women all eventually turn their lives around, but many it is not as they expected THE HAPPY ENDINGS BOOK CLUB was a book written from the heart as Jane struggled with a potential health issue of her own she put many of the problems she faced into her characters However as I mentioned before I found it a bit of a struggle to keep up with all the characters and their stories, it was almost like a series of short stories that were threaded together with a book club as the link This may have been because at around 200 pages there was not enough time to spend with each lady and really get to know them But the three ladies who got a special mention were the ones I related to instantly and loved Maybe fewer ladies orpages would have helped me, but then I wouldn t know which lady to leave out because even if I didn t relate to all of them they all had an important role, so maybepages Overall it is a quick romantic read, full of the Christmas spirit, some thought provoking issues and a whole heap of magic Yes fairies do exist I am really looking forwards to Jane s next book HAMLET S GHOST

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    Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review How do you see the world Happy endings come not through events but through a shift in perception This line pretty much sums up this book that is about crises, especially mid life crisis, loss, failure, longing and growing despondent, and then it s about empowerment and rediscovery and growing.I m a fan of magical realism so I enjoyed the magical twist in the plot.I wantedcharacter depth Ha Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review How do you see the world Happy endings come not through events but through a shift in perception This line pretty much sums up this book that is about crises, especially mid life crisis, loss, failure, longing and growing despondent, and then it s about empowerment and rediscovery and growing.I m a fan of magical realism so I enjoyed the magical twist in the plot.I wantedcharacter depth Had there been an additional 200 pages I think the author could ve developed the charactersI wantedhistory for each of the characters Her ability to describe a setting so perfectly is proof that she has the ability to write descriptively I just wish her talent had been applied to describing the characters a little bitA solid 3.5 stars

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    The Happy Endings Book Club by Jane Tara is an really sweet collection of stories about women, who had lost or never really found love Some of them find their happy beginnings, some find happy closure and happy end.You could recognize all the women in your own life and probably find even your own story there Some the stories are bitter sweet, some are hilarious and they all are giving you a hope that there is happy beginning for everybody.It s a really good book to read at the holiday season

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here First of all, this book is not about a book club, so the title is dead wrong I was expecting a story about a book club, and books, and its members but the book club and the books might have never have existed It was just a thinly veiled plot device to connect all the women The writing was quite poor and the sentences disjointed thirty pages in and I was still wondering what the story was But it improved about a third of the way in, almost as if several writers had worked on the same book.Th First of all, this book is not about a book club, so the title is dead wrong I was expecting a story about a book club, and books, and its members but the book club and the books might have never have existed It was just a thinly veiled plot device to connect all the women The writing was quite poor and the sentences disjointed thirty pages in and I was still wondering what the story was But it improved about a third of the way in, almost as if several writers had worked on the same book.The women were very different, as were the stories Paige s story was the hardest to read The sentences were so abrupt, and the plot rather unbelievable, the fantasy element being hard to swallow as at that point I was still expecting a book club The story would have been better off as the third or fourth, rather than 4th e first I felt sorry for Paige having such judgmental daughter A grown woman who can forgive her cheating father and his new young wife, but is mad at her mother for divorcing him needs a good shake Paige s story ends well though, like a bookish version of Charmed the original, not the reboot The rest of the stories were much better, with Tilda s story being the best, and Sadie being the hottest But the epilogue was such a let down It truly spoiled the book for me All through the book the members were talking about being part of a book club, and yet they d never had a book discussion And then they meet for a book discussion but they haven t read a book It was so odd.I would have rated this book higher if not for the title and the epilogue

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    The book is firmly set in reality with a few not so real, fantastic elements thrown in I enjoyed reading the book and true to its name, it was full of Happy Endings

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    ARC copy provided by Netgalley for an honest review. 1 Paige s mom is in the hospital and she s coming close to the end when she decides to tell Paige the truth about her father He s a fairy Paige thinks her mom might have dementia and talks to one of her mothers doctors, Arley He s there for her and helps her make sense of it all 2 Clementine has been talking to Sam online for months and Sam was supposed to visit for Christmas but hurt her back Clementine decides to go to Sam for ARC copy provided by Netgalley for an honest review. 1 Paige s mom is in the hospital and she s coming close to the end when she decides to tell Paige the truth about her father He s a fairy Paige thinks her mom might have dementia and talks to one of her mothers doctors, Arley He s there for her and helps her make sense of it all 2 Clementine has been talking to Sam online for months and Sam was supposed to visit for Christmas but hurt her back Clementine decides to go to Sam for Christmas instead, even though her friends and family are really worried about her taking the trip from London to New York to meet someone from the internet When she finally gets there, everything isn t as expected, but she does get a surprise that works out 3 Michi Michi is visiting her family in Australia for the holiday and is unhappy here Her parents live a strange life as sexual therapists and it s affected Michithan anybody knows She meets her brother s friend, Jake, on Christmas and ends up spending the next week with him She gains an appreciation for Australia and ends up telling Jake about her childhood What does that mean for them when she goes back to London 4 Eva s husband passed away a year ago and she is still battling the grief She decided to take the trip he never took with her Christmas in Vienna and feels angry with him for his lack of romance in their relationship She s also feeling lost without him She ends up going to a psychic that sees a littlethan expected 5 Amanda Amanda s divorced to Peter and he s now dating Alice one f the many he s seen since their divorce While generally they don t get along at all, at a moment of weakness Amanda invites Peter and Alice over for Christmas for the kids We see that she also struggling with her 3 kids Alice and Peter show up on Christmas and it turns out that Alice is Amandas been friend from childhood Amanda can see something between peter and Alice that we never there with Amanda and Peter, but she also recognizes the man he cared for and sees in his kids The 3 decide to get drunk and Amanda decides to ask what happened to Alice s brother, who was also her first love 6 Tilda Tilda runs a florist shop with her neice, Debra One day at the shop she realizes her pinky finger is missing..then her ear She heads to the doctor and is diagnoses with invisibility She heads to Paige s bookstore for some support and meets Peter, an incredibly handsome man who doesn t seems to notice she s turning invisible When he heads to leave, she realizes he s blind Tilda finds a woman who claims to have been the I curable disease of invisibility The woman tells her that she has to start doing things for herself, treating herself, wearing what she wants, being happy with herself if she expects to beat it Tilda goes on a date with Peter then goes shopping for herself and books a trip to Paris 7 Sadie s just had a one night stand with an older man that she met online that also happens to be the exact opposite of her type While that may be, she s still drawn to him He s interesting and sweet An unexpected twist comes when her ex husband drops the kids off earlier than expected The good This was a quick and easy ready that won t bring you down For the most part, the characters are easy to relate to The bad The story was rushed and we really didn t get to see what happened with any of the characters I think it would ve been better if each character got their own book This would ve been a beautiful series

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