The Happy Home for Broken Hearts

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9780099525226: The Happy Home for Broken Hearts

A wise and warm-hearted novel about fresh starts, from the author of The Memory Book.

Ellie Woods spends her days immersed in the escapist pages of the romantic novels she lovingly edits. But her reality is somewhat less rose-tinted. Once upon a time, Ellie had her 'happily ever after' moment when she married her beloved Nick, but fifteen years later her husband's tragic death leaves her alone with their soon-to-become-a-teenager son, faced with a mountain of debt, and on the verge of losing the family home.

On the brink of bankruptcy, Ellie finally succumbs to her sister's well-meant bullying and decides to rent out some rooms. And all too soon the indomitable Allegra with her love for all things lavender, Sabine on secondment from Berlin and estranged from her two-timing husband, and unreconstructed lads' mag aficionado Matt enter her ordered but fragile existence - each with their own messy life in tow. And Ellie finds herself forced to step out of the pages of the romantic novels she hides behind, and learn to live - and love - again.

Maybe a new chapter is about to begin for them all...

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Ellie Woods spends her days immersed in the escapist pages of the romantic novels she lovingly edits. But her reality is somewhat less rose-tinted. Once upon a time, Ellie had her 'happily ever after' moment when she married her beloved Nick, but fifteen years later her husband's tragic death leaves her alone with their soon-to-become-a-teenager son, faced with a mountain of debt, and on the verge of losing the family home.

On the brink of bankruptcy, Ellie finally succumbs to her sister's well-meant bullying and decides to rent out some rooms. And all too soon the indomitable Allegra with her love for all things lavender, Sabine on secondment from Berlin and estranged from her two-timing husband, and unreconstructed lads' mag aficionado Matt enter her ordered but fragile existence - each with their own messy life in tow. And Ellie finds herself forced to step out of the pages of the romantic novels she hides behind, and learn to live - and love - again.

Maybe a new chapter is about to begin for them all...

Review:

"I really enjoyed this. It's comforting and captivating, and it feels like it's good for you ... Well written, emotionally satisfying and engaging" ( Daily Mail)

"I loved, loved, loved it. I read it until the early hours. Thoroughly enjoyable" (Patricia Scanlan)

"Satisfying and moving, The Happy Home For Broken Hearts is a cracking read" (Polly Williams)

"Emotional reconnection is the order of the day ... from this schematic premise, Coleman fashions an unexpectedly touching book" ( Guardian)

"A must read this summer" ( Sun)

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Book Description Cornerstone. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The Happy Home for Broken Hearts, Rowan Coleman, This is a wise and warm-hearted novel about fresh starts, from the author of The Memory Book. Ellie Woods spends her days immersed in the escapist pages of the romantic novels she lovingly edits. But her reality is somewhat less rose-tinted. Once upon a time, Ellie had her 'happily ever after' moment when she married her beloved Nick, but fifteen years later her husband's tragic death leaves her alone with their soon-to-become-a-teenager son, faced with a mountain of debt, and on the verge of losing the family home. On the brink of bankruptcy, Ellie finally succumbs to her sister's well-meant bullying and decides to rent out some rooms. And all too soon the indomitable Allegra with her love for all things lavender, Sabine on secondment from Berlin and estranged from her two-timing husband, and unreconstructed lads' mag aficionado Matt enter her ordered but fragile existence - each with their own messy life in tow. And Ellie finds herself forced to step out of the pages of the romantic novels she hides behind, and learn to live - and love - again. Maybe a new chapter is about to begin for them all. Bookseller Inventory # B9780099525226

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