In Pursuit of Happiness by Freya Kennedy **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy happy Sunday!

This was such a sweet comforting story! The perfect little afternoon escape!😁

In Pursuit of Happiness

‘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.

My Thoughts

Charming and hopeful. Freya Kennedy has written a heartwarming story brimming with family, friendship, dreams, and a dog. The story follows up Freya‘s last book Libby Quinn, however it can most definitely be red as a standalone. Jo is stuck in a bit of a rutt. She is happy and safe, but knows she’s not living her best life. Jo has always dreamed of being an author, but doubts her talent. She wants to find love, but is afraid of opening up. then two things happen that shake Jo’s life up. Harry (a beloved village shop owner)‘s grandson Lorcan comes to town. Additionally Libby sends a copy of Jo’s book to a famous author. Will Jo be able to take a chance and embrace change?

This was such a sweet story filled with such lovely characters. I loved revisiting this delightful village with all its quaintness and charm. Jo is a great character and I really liked getting to know her better and wanted her to realize her dreams. it was nice to get reacquainted with characters from the previous book as well as meet new ones. The romance was a true slow burn, and I did like Lorcan as the love interest (even though I’m not sure about his name?). A definite comfort read… the perfect escape.

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*** Big thank you to Boldwood Books for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

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Author Bio – 

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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