The beautiful new story from the bestselling author of The Summer of Chasing Dreams. Escape to a little seaside village, where the sea sparkles, the sunshine is guaranteed, and change is in the air. The perfect place to fall in love this summer…
Willow McKay needs a fresh start. Her recent break-up may not have left her heartbroken, but it’s certainly wounded her pride. Desperate for a change, an advert offering free homes in a picturesque village on the Cornish coast sounds like just what she needs. Without thinking twice Willow packs up her life and heads to the village of Happiness.
But when Willow arrives, she finds ramshackle cottages, shops lying empty and villagers that seem in need of cheer themselves. It’s nothing like the pretty picture the advert had boasted. It seems Happiness was too good to be true. That is until she meets the handsome estate manager Andrew Harrington.
His passion for restoring the village to its former glory is contagious and soon they are working together, forming a secret society to bring happiness back to Happiness. And as sparks fly between them Willow can feel herself falling. But Andrew is holding something back.
Will they succeed in transforming the old village to its original beauty before it’s too late? Can the gift of happiness really save a village, and can it save Willow herself?
Get swept away to the sun-kissed Cornish coast with this gorgeous love story, perfect for fans of Jill Mansell, Sophie Kinsella and Katie Fforde.
I already know my review is not going to do this book justice, but I’m going to try. From the cover until the last word, I was captivated with the Little Village of Happiness!
Welcome to the quaint, whimsical town of Happiness. Entering into the town is Willow, a woman moving on from a recent breakup. In exchange of providing her services (candlemaking) she is provided with a free place to live for a year. The place to live is a small village on the coast called Happiness. A once booming town that has seen better days, she immediately has her doubts. However, once she sets eyes on her beautiful little yellow cottage called Sunshine, she immediately starts to fall in love.
Andrew is the handsome groundskeeper whose job is to make sure everyone in the town is taken care of, and even though neither one is looking for a relationship, sparks ignite between them. Together they make it their mission to turn Happiness around.
Beautiful. Divine. Romantic. Emotional. Charming. All of these words can be used to describe this book. Holly Martin definitely has skill when writing romantic stories. Her writing is immaculate, sparking such realism that I felt like I was walking along the shores of Happiness. The story is absolutely adorable. From Willow and Andrew to the supporting cast of the townspeople, from the charming cottages to the beauty of the Cornish shore. This story has it all.
It is the perfect book to brighten your day! I absolutely loved it.