Hello, Sunshines, I have the huge pleasure to be apart of this amazing blog tour for; In Pursuit of Happiness by Freya Kennedy. I can’t wait to share my review of this gorgeous book with you all, but once again this review was scheduled for yesterday, and once again I am late in posting. Again, apologies! I can’t wait to share his book with you all, firstly I want to say thank you to the lovely team at Boldwood Books and Rachel at Rachels random Resources for the invite and complimentary copy of the book. Now, lets have a look!
About the Book
In Pursuit of Happiness by Freya Kennedy
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publisher: Boldwood Books
‘A lovely escape that leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. Just what’s needed at the moment’ No1 bestselling author Jane Fallon
The world is waiting…but just outside of your comfort zone.
Jo Campbell is perfectly content in a perfectly structured life.
Nothing ever changes in Jo’s life, and she likes it that way.
Or at least, she tells herself she does.
Most of the time, she manages to push down the tiny voice that tells her to chase her dream and maybe, just maybe, open her battered and bruised heart up to love.
But to chase her dreams she needs to take chances that are way out of her comfort zone and learn to not put other people’s happiness above her own.
Most of all she has to learn to trust her heart, which may just be the biggest challenge of all.
Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/3iISOpc
Firstly, I have to mention the cover, it’s what originally caught my eye about this book, it’s super pretty and will look gorgeous on a bookshelf. I really like how it speaks to you and catches the readers eye, and especially how anyone picking it up can relate to the cover in some way, I mean it’s like the art department have sneakily looked into my house…LOL!
Dog, piles of books and birds sitting on the windowsill, yup, looks familiar!
This is the first I have read by Freya Kennedy, it certainly won’t be the last, I really enjoyed her light and cheerful writing, it’s the perfect balm for these weird old days. I believe that this is a follow on from a previous book; Libby Quinn (I could be wrong, it’s only what I have read) if it is, then wouldn’t think it as I saw this as a stand-alone story, to me it didn’t read as though it was connected to other books so there is no need to read any books which comes previous to this one.
The story follows the girl, next door, anyone’s best friend and genuine lovely person; Jo who has found herself in a bit of a samey, boring, safe rut. She is the girls girl of character’s anyone woman can relate to her in some way, she is kind and caring and just very likable, and she has big dreams and little courage, I think she has a lot of self doubts which stop her from following her dream of becoming a writer – lets face it, don’t we all have doubts about what we want to do?
Then all of a sudden her life is given the boost it needs, and she has the chance to grab hold of her dream, but the question here is; will she? Will she become the writer she so longs to become? And will she finally find her happiness?
I really like Jo, there is something about her that speaks to me, she gives so much for her family and for those she loves and takes so little for herself. If there was ever a character you would want to have her happy ever after it’s her.
I really liked the simplistic, and a cheerful tale of finding love and finding your way, this is the stereotypical girl next door looking for something more, she has found herself in a rut, her life is safe and predictable….and, quite boring, she has dreams, but she lacks the courage to go out there and grab those dreams. Which, I know many women will be able to relate to in some way, and that’s what I really like about this book.
In Pursuit of Happiness is a feel-good, hopeful and cute romance, there is certainly an inspiring feel to it that warms the heart, its perfect for these colder nights to snuggle up with.
About the Author
Freya Kennedy lives in Derry, Northern Ireland, with her husband, two children, two cats and a mad dog called Izzy. She worked as a journalist for eighteen years before deciding to write full time. When not writing, she can be found reading, hanging out with her nieces and nephews, cleaning up after her children (a lot) and telling her dog that she loves her.
She has met Michael Buble and even kissed him. It was one of her best ever moments.
She believes in happy ever afters.
Freya Kennedy is a pen name for Claire Allan, who also writes psychological thrillers.
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