Do you love Marian Keyes, Sophie Kinsella and Jill Mansell? If so, Stella Newman is for you!
"Brilliant characters. A great read" Katie Fforde
Is there a formula for happiness?
If it's Netflix, two-for-one Malbec and the perfect toasted-cheese sandwich, Lenny has it covered. But when her friend Juliet finds herself at rock bottom, Lenny realises it's going to take more than that to fix her.
Luckily help is at hand in the form of HappyGuru: a plan which promises happiness in seven easy steps. So when Lenny is asked to research it, she puts scepticism aside and persuades Juliet they should give it a go.
The friends quickly find themselves immersed in mindfulness, juice cleanses and death-defying circus stunts. Yet as Juliet becomes increasingly buoyant, things only get more complicated for Lenny.
Can it be that happiness is only seven steps away?
A funny and moving novel of friendship, heartbreak, and the restorative power of melted cheese.
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Inseparable since childhood, pals Juliet and Lenny find themselves on different tracks. Juliet is the ghostwriter for a celebrity chef and lives to cook for her husband of two decades and their grown daughter. Lenny, a researcher at a tech firm, uses Tinder dates and takeaway curries to distract herself from a bad-boy fixation. But when Juliet’s domestic idyll implodes, the friends rediscover common ground, going on an app-based quest to find happiness. With this quirky duo, novelist and foodie Stella Newman has created characters who feel like instant BFFs. P.S. Her glorious culinary descriptions will leave you salivating.