A wise and warm-hearted novel about fresh starts, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of the Richard and Judy pick The Memory Book
Is there a cure for a broken heart?
Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, this is a heartfelt and uplifting novel from the author of The Memory Book and Zoe Ball Book Club pick The Summer of Impossible Things
Once upon a time, Ellen Woods had her 'happily ever after' moment when she married her beloved Nick. But fifteen years later her husband's tragic death leaves her alone with their soon-to-become-a-teenager son and a mountain of debt.
On the verge of losing the family home Ellen decides to rent out some rooms, and all too soon a whole host of characters enter her ordered but fragile existence – each with their own messy life in tow. But will this be enough to pull her out of her grief so she can learn to live – and love – again?
“I immediately read The Memory Book and it's WONDERFUL ... I'm so happy because she's written other books and its so lovely to find a writer you love who has a backlist”
“I really enjoyed this. It's comforting and captivating, and it feels like it's good for you ... Well written, emotionally satisfying and engaging”
“I loved, loved, loved it. I read it until the early hours. Thoroughly enjoyable”
“Satisfying and moving,The Happy Home For Broken Hearts is a cracking read”
“Emotional reconnection is the order of the day ... from this schematic premise, Coleman fashions an unexpectedly touching book”
“A must read this summer”
“Paced to perfection, it's hard not to get emotionally involved as the characters help each other through their issues”
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“Coleman's newest novel tells a mature, thoughtful story, successfully juggling a large cast of characters and creating men and women alike with balance and humor”
“A fresh, warm and hugely enjoyable read ... truly brilliant. Her captivating style leaps off the page, engrossing you from the first sentence”
“Emotionally satisfying page-turner”