Happy People Read & Drink Coffee

Happy People Read & Drink Coffee

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The international phenomenon - described as "Under the Tuscan Sun" set in Ireland - heartbreaking and uplifting, a story deeply felt, reminding us that love remembered is love enduring. When Diane suddenly loses her husband and daughter in a car accident, her life is overturned and the world as she knows it instantly disappears. One year later, Diane moves to a small town on the Irish coast and falls into a surprising and tumultuous romance. But will it last when Diane leaves Ireland, and Edward, for good?
Publisher: Toronto : HarperAvenue, ©2016.
ISBN: 9781443451000
1443451002
Characteristics: 223 pages ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Smith, Sandra 1949-- Translator

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sloanelm
Apr 27, 2018

A perfect illustration of 'don't judge a book by its title.' I did not finish, stopping when it seemed apparent that it's a romance -- which is not a bad thing, but not my cup of tea. There are so many good books, and so little time!

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Juan7ita
Feb 12, 2018

The combination of grieving widow and silly romance did not combine well for me.

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melifun
Sep 30, 2017

A bit superficial, but very cute and I sped through it

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s390325
Nov 17, 2016

Interesting, not what I expected. I really wanted a tidy happy ever after ending, and that doesn't happen, but the note about a sequel makes you think there might be one later. What I did like about this novel was that it illustrated that you have to come to terms with your own issues before you can truly commit/ give yourself to someone else. Unfortunately the main character doesn't realize this before she breaks someone's heart. I also like the development of the main character's relationships with other people as the novel progressed- she is literally coming back to life, engaging again In that it reminded me a great deal of the movie "Blue" from the Blue/ White/ Red series by the Polish/ French director whose name escapes me. If you are looking for a romantic escapist read, this is not it, go find something else. I will not be looking for the sequel.

PimaLib_MaryG Oct 11, 2016

So disappointing. The title and cover looked promising, but this turned out to be a rather ridiculous tale. Not funny. Not heartwarming. Not exciting.

tuscany1 Aug 20, 2016

Picked it off the shelf having been intrigued by the title. Read it but felt 'apart' from the story - couldn't feel much sympathy for the main characters or the progression of the story line.

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1_Great_Book
Jul 19, 2016

I enjoyed this book and recommend it as light reading. I love how the two neighbors spat and are extremely rude to each other, but then everything gets sorted. Of course they're rude - they're grieving and upset, each in their own way. It's nice to think that one can take time out, go to a completely different environment, to get through something tough. Most of us don't get that chance. I originally read this in French, and the French brusqueness of character really stands up in its own - it's a culture thing.

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laphampeak
Jul 14, 2016

The most compelling part of the book is it's title. After that it seems to be your average beach read.

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kvb7
Jun 05, 2016

I was intrigued by the comparisons in the reviews. I wanted to like this book.
I became less and less willing to like the heroine and the photographer, who is her neighbor, as the book progressed and found the end a let down. It was sort a Nicholas Sparks type of book.
I know life is not a Hea but this from a psychologist? To each his own...not for me.

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