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Book Review – In Pursuit of Happiness by Freya Kennedy

I loved this book very much and was so glad to be part of the blog tour.


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.

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What a lovely feel good book, just what was needed with the current climate. It was nice to lose myself into a heart-warming read and forget about the virus! 

A book based on believing in yourself, friendship, romance,family and moving on from the past. Filled with endearing characters. All of which I really enjoyed getting to know. I also really enjoyed the setting of this book, especially One Upon A book. I need to read The Hopes and Dreams of Libby Quinn. She seems wonderful and I want to know more about her and how she got that amazing book shop with a coffee shop in. What a perfect combination. 

Jo a beautiful soul, who doesn’t believe in herself, even though she should, as she has a lot going for her. Who also happens to loves Mac Russian Red lipstick, just like me. She’s at a stage in her life where she needs to put herself out there with the book she’s been writing, it doesn’t come easy for her to chase this dream. Luckily, she had the best friends and family to help give her the push she needed. Who were all very special. They really were the best support network a girl could have.

Clara her little 6-year-old sister, was a right little darling and such a sweetie. She did make me laugh how she come out with little sayings. Her favourite breakfast of soft-boiled eggs and solider is my favourite too. I loved the story line around her too, as sad as it was in places, it added something different to the story. 

I did think what the gorgeous George Clooney look alike Ewan McLachlan had to offer, was a bit out there but when you have a dream you would follow that route and go for it. Oh, how nervous I was for Jo when she met him, I literallycould feel her nerves radiate through the pages. 

I was really interested in the charming Lorcan and wanted to know his story. I felt the connection he shared with Jo and liked how they formed an easy going friendship from the beginning. He had a gentleness about him too, yet was also very honest how he felt about certain things when it came to Ewan.

I really enjoyed Freya’s writing style and found it very peaceful. As much as there was drama, I liked the way it was softly done. There must be another book of this series, as I need more?!

The end paragraph of the book I was smitten with and had to read it a few times; I was welling up as i finished reading it. Just delightful. My heart had completely melted after reading this.

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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