• Happiness for Beginners

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Emma Powell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (61 ratings)

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Happiness for Beginners

By: Carole Matthews
Narrated by: Emma Powell
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The Kindle No.1 Bestseller
The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller

'You can't do better than to sink into Happiness for Beginners'
KATIE FFORDE

'Fun, fantastic and brimming with Matthews magic'
MILLY JOHNSON

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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 more 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?

An absolute must-listen from the queen of romance Carole Matthews, Molly's story will make your heart sing.

'An irresistibly warm-hearted story'
TRISHA ASHLEY

'Warm, witty and hopeful - I was charmed'
SARAH MORGAN

'The queen of funny, feel good fiction'
MIKE GAYLE

©2018 Carole Matthews (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK
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  • Categories: Romance

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Great listen

Slow beginning, but hang in there, it picks up it’s a moving story.
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Must read for animal lovers

If you’re an animal lover, this is your romance. I loved mature, optimistic Molly Baker who operates a farm for misfit animals and children. Each animal, named after celebrities, are characters in their own right. However, Matthews pairs the creatures with children who also have difficulty fitting into the status quo. The children and the animals had me at page 1, but enter the local soap star and his teenager with problems and the story takes off.

I’m not usually a fan of authors as narrators, but Matthews pulls it off. I loved the rhythm of the speech and the interesting differences between the US and UK use of words.

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Cute story

I was expecting it to be similar to to the Netflix movie "Happiness for Beginners'. There was nothing similar, but it was a good book.

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Not what I expected

This was not like the Netflix movie in anyway but I loved Molly’s story and the bound created between her and Lucas. Antony the antisocial sheep had me entertained with his odd behaviors. It was not what I expected but kept listening because it became much more. Beautiful sweet story full of hope.

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Wonderful story & narrator!!

As always Carole Matthews does not disappoint with her fabulous and creative stories. I was instantly in love with the characters and all the animals! And Emma Powell did a lovely job narrating. I found it so soothing listening to her narrate this story. I cannot wait for the next novel!

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Happiness for Beginners

I loved this hopeful, big hearted book. I am a teacher so I enjoyed reading the accounts.of.the kids.and how the main character and her crew dealt with them. Descriptions of the animals, farm routine and the English.countryside were fun. We also get a little glimpse into soap opera show biz.

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Love love love

I've loved every Carole Matthews book so far. But this one is by far the best yet. <3

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