Friday, 20 December 2013

Book review: The Happy Endings Book Club - Jane Tara

The Happy Endings Book Club

The blurb.
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 thing.

Once 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 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 places.

But 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.

My opinion.

First things first: I strongly recommend reading Jane Tara's blogpost about what makes The Happy Endings Book Club so special to her. It made me see the book in a completely different light. It especially helped me understand Paige and Tilda better.
Being only 21, I sometimes felt a bit too young to really 'get' the story and its characters (that's why Jane's post really helped me), but it was still such an enchanting novel.

It's a Christmas story about seeing yourself, seeing others, loving and being loved,... without the jingle bells. Truly heartwarming.
The book tells the story of each of the Book Club members, almost like separate novellas that slowly weave together a charming, heartwarming tale. Jane Tara's wonderful writing makes you connect with each of these woman almost instantly, making it very clear how beautiful this Book Club is. The Club gives each of them a lot, and they all add something unique and wonderful to the group in return.

Find The Happy Endings Book Club on Goodreads and Amazon.

Many thanks to Momentum for providing me with a review copy.
Happy Holidays!


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