Happiness for Beginners




      Happiness for Beginners
Molly Baker is living her best life.Thirty eight years old, she lives on the twenty five acre Hope Farm in Buckinghamshire, surrounded by mostly four legged friends and rolling hills There s Anthony the anti social sheep, Tina Turner the alpaca with attitude, and the definitely not miniature pig, Teacup.Molly runs the farm as an alternative school for kids who haven t thrived in mainstream education It s full on, but she wouldn t have it any other way So when the well groomed Shelby Dacre turns up at Hope Farm asking to enrol his son Lucas, Molly isn t fazed.But Lucas is distant and soon Molly realises he might be of a handful than she anticipated And then there s the added problem that his dad is distractingly handsome Molly has her beloved farm to think of could letting Lucas and Shelby in be a terrible mistake, or the start of something wonderful New Download Happiness for Beginners by Carole Matthews For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Carole Matthews is an international bestselling author of hugely successful romantic comedy novels Her unique sense of humour has won her legions of fans and critical acclaim all over the world A Minor Indiscretion and A Compromising Position both reached the Top 5 in the Sunday Times bestseller chart in the UK You Drive Me Crazy reached number 8 in the original fiction charts The novel Welcome To The Real World was shortlisted for RNA romantic novel of the year 2007 In 2006 Carole co edited with writer Sarah Mlynowski two new editions of the hugely popular Girls Night In charity series called Girls Night Out one for the USA and one for Canada All proceeds go to War Child.Carole has presented on television and is a regular radio guest When she s not writing novels, television or film scripts she manages to find time to trek in the Himalayas, rollerblade in Central Park, take tea in China and snooze in her garden shed in Milton Keynes which is near London, England.

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  • Hardcover
  • 464 pages
  • Happiness for Beginners
  • Carole Matthews
  • English
  • 03 March 2018
  • 0751572101

10 thoughts on “ Happiness for Beginners

  1. Paromjit says:

    I have never read a Carole Matthews novel before, and I only chose to read this when I saw how well it was being received by so many readers I have to admit that I struggled to get into it at the beginning when it crossed my mind that this was not going to be for me, but it was not long before everything changed It grabbed hold of me and never let go until before I knew it, it was the end of the book This is a delightful read, funny, witty, with bags full of heart and overflowing with charm I have never read a Carole Matthews novel before, and I only chose to read this when I saw how well it was being received by so many readers I have to admit that I struggled to get into it at the beginning when it crossed my mind that this was not going to be for me, but it was not long before everything changed It grabbed hold of me and never let go until before I knew it, it was the end of the book This is a delightful read, funny, witty, with bags full of heart and overflowing with charm 38 year old Molly Baker is a misfit, a loner, shy, running Hope Farm in Buckinghamshire, which she inherited from her beloved Aunt Hettie, now dead, but still desperately missed by Molly The animals on her farm are the real stars here, unwanted, damaged, missing limbs, with attitude and health issues, all taken in by Molly who loves them to pieces Molly s life i...

  2. Cheri says:

    I brush the dirt from my hands, my jeans, my shirt I should introduce myself to you How rude of me not to have done it before I m Molly Baker I m thirty eight no idea how that s even possible I m single, but I m not a mad cat lady I m a mad all kinds of animals lady Welcome to my life at Hope Farm Molly runs Hope Farm, an untraditional farm that provides a home to unwanted animals Anthony the anti social sheep, Tina Turner, one of the alpacas with attitude Teacup, a definitely not mI brush the dirt from my hands, my jeans, my shirt I should introduce myself to you How rude of me not to have done it before I m Molly Baker I m thirty eight no idea how that s even possible I m single, but I m not a mad cat lady I m a mad all kinds of animals lady Welcome to my life at Hope Farm Molly runs Hope Farm, an untraditional farm that provides a home to unwanted animals Anthony the anti social sheep, Tina Turner, one of the alpacas with attitude Teacup, a definitely not miniature pig, and a rooster named Dick the Cock, a horse that s allergic to her mane, and Little Dog and Big Dog Additionally, she offers alternative education to kids who haven t blos...

  3. ♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥ says:

    Happiness for Beginners is very gentle, very slow build romance Molly Baker runs Hope Farm in Buckinghamshire with an abundance of various animals and a host of children who for one reason or another have dropped out of school One of those children has a soapstar actor for a dad who soon becomes the obvious love interest for Molly The story is one I thought would sweep me off my feet and at certain moments it did but the detail of mundane activities and descriptions lost my interest and somew Happiness for Beginners is very gentle, very slow build romance Molly Baker runs Hope Farm in Buckinghamshire with an abundance of various animals and a host of children who for one reason or another have dropped out of school One of those children has a soapstar actor for a dad who soon becomes the obvious love interest for Molly The story is one I thought would sweep me off my feet and at certain moments it did but the detail of mundane activities and descriptions lost my interest and somewhat burst the story bubble for me Molly is almost too good to be true, everyone loves her, and she is definitely pretty perfect and maybe that was one of my issues Well rounded characters are not necessarily perfect in every way This perfection and other elements led to some overly sweet moments for my tastes This story was not completely my cup of tea but would ...

  4. Rachel Gilbey says:

    Always a happy day when I am able to read a new book by Carole Matthews, and Happiness for Beginners was a joy to read Mollie introduces us to Hope Farm and what they do there, plus all the animals and their back stories over the first few chapters, in such a chatty style you feel like she is talking directly to you And what fabulous place Hope Farm is, with its assortment of animals all with their own distinct personalities And then there is the school aspect of what they do there, as its no Always a happy day when I am able to read a new book by Carole Matthews, and Happiness for Beginners was a joy to read Mollie introduces us to Hope Farm and what they do there, plus all the animals and their back stories over the first few chapters, in such a chatty style you feel like she is talking directly to you And what fabulous place Hope Farm is, with its assortment of animals all with their own distinct personalities And then there is the school aspect of what they do there, as its not a farm in the traditional sense, rather a place where troubled teens who have most likely been excluded from schools, can learn practical skills and becomeindependent andfrom helping to take care of the animals And this really is a delight for all animal lovers, I m not sure I could pick a favourite, but Fifty the sheep that thinks its anything else, the Shetland pony that is allergic to its own hair and Teacup the pig that is rather larger than its name all have ...

  5. Lizzie Lamb says:

    One thing I like about this author s books is that they come with an inbuilt feel good factor Secondly, I like the slightly older heroines she portrays ladies who have given up on finding love and happiness and then wham it finds them This book is no exception It also has the added bonus of farm animals with attitude good and bad , an assistant whose t shirts keep the heroine and her sidekick guessing nice touch and a to di for hero in the form of Shelby Factor in children with le One thing I like about this author s books is that they come with an inbuilt feel good factor Secondly, I like the slightly older heroi...

  6. Jennifer Nolan says:

    I rarely read this kind of book and I ve never read this author but I was looking for a change to what I normally read so I decided to give it a go and I m glad i did I loved it from the 1st page to the last I loved all the characters and I found it funny at times I would hi...

  7. Sarah says:

    I couldn t finish this novel, though I really tried Seeing all the rave reviews and high ratings, it must be me It doesn t help that it s written in first person Perhaps I am not patient enough to wade through so much sweetness I found it all rather predictable and nauseating.

  8. Sandra says:

    As a fan of Carole Matthews books, I thought Happiness for Beginners was one of her best Molly runs a farm for children who don t thrive in mainstream schools She has a collection of oddball animals that the children help to look after She has her work cut out with the arrival of Lucas, a deeply troubled teenager whose father sees Hope Farm as a last resort This relationship is the main focus of the story, unusually, rather than the romance between Molly and Shelby There is a lot of humour As a fan of Carole Matthews books, I thought Happiness for Beginners was one of her best Molly runs a farm for children who don t thrive in mainstream schools She has a collection of oddball animals that the children help to look after She has her work cut out with the arrival of Lucas, a deeply troubled teenager whose father sees Hope Farm as a last resort This relationship is the main focus of the story, unusually, rather than the romance between Molly and Shelby There is a lot of humour despite the serious issues, with the animals stealing the show I really liked the alpacas, bizarrely named Tina Turner, Rod Stewart and Johnny Rotten The story is told in the first person so we see everything through Molly s eyes and this helps to keep the focus on the farm The eye catching cover will make you want to buy the book and you won t be disappointed it s a heart warming tale If this is your first Carole Matthews book, then you have ...

  9. Anne says:

    Reading this book made me remember why I ve always loved Carole Matthews writing she can be very, very funny combine that with a clutch of animals with distinct personalities and wills of their own and you have a definite winning combination , but also handles a range of emotions and a number of serious issues with absolute ease The characters in this book human and otherwise are just superb Carole s books do tend to have a charismatic heroine at their centre, and I loved Molly from th Reading this book made me remember why I ve always loved Carole Matthews writing she can be very, very funny combine that with a clutch of animals with distinct personalities and wills of their own and you have a definite winning combination , but also handles a range of emotions and a number of serious issues with absolute ease The characters in this book human and otherwise are just superb Carole s books do tend to have a charismatic heroine at their centre, and I loved Molly from the very first encounter she has such a passion for the animals and children in her care, still feeling sad after the loss of her aunt, crippled by awkwardness and shyness, living a solitary life in her ramshackle caravan and really we...

  10. Joanna Park says:

    Happiness For Beginners is a fun and uplifting book which is perfect for coseying up with on a cold night.I was drawn into the book immediately with the most hilarious opening to a book I ve ever read I don t remember ever having laughed so hard at poor Molly s attempts to placate her temperamental goat The author s writing style makes this book easy to read and makes you think that you are conversing with a friend due to the way the author seems to talk directly at you.The characters in this Happiness For Beginners is a fun and uplifting book which is perfect for coseying up with on a cold night.I was drawn into the book immediately with the most hilarious opening to a book I ve ever read I don t remember ever having laughed so hard at poor Molly s attempts to placate her temperamental goat The author s writing style makes this book easy to read and makes you think that you are conversing with a friend due to the way the author seems to talk directly at you.The characters in this book are just brilliant with a fantastic mix of both animals and humans that helps keep the reader thoroughly entertained I loved that all the animals seemed to have their own little quirks and personality which made Hope Farm seem a very friendly and colourful place to live I wanted to move there instantly to meet all the characters and live Molly s life with even the thought of the outside shower not putting me off The s...

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