Happiness Key

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MIRA, Jul 1, 2009 - Fiction - 400 pages
22 Reviews


Meet four women who think they have nothing in common except the oyster-shell road that runs between their ramshackle beach cottages on a spit of land called Happiness Key.

When her husband is sent to prison, pampered Tracy Deloche is left with twenty-five acres of Florida Gulf Coast sand, five tumbledown beach houses and no idea how to start over. An exile in a strange country, Janya Kapur has left her wealthy, close-knit Indian family for an arranged marriage to a man she barely knows. Plainspoken Wanda Gray is tired of watching her marriage fail, so she takes a job guaranteed to destroy it—if her husband cares enough to discover what she's doing. Since her daughter's death, widow Alice Brooks has grown forgetful and confused. Her son-in-law and granddaughter have come to stay, but Alice isn't sure she's grateful.

When the only other resident of Happiness Key dies alone in his cottage, the four women warily join forces to find his family. Together, they discover difficult truths about their own lives and the men they love—and uncover the treasure of an unlikely friendship.

  

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Review: Happiness Key (Happiness Key #1)

User Review  - Debbie Gatacre - Goodreads

I'm a sucker for a good beach book . Story of 4 women that become friends while working through their own flawed lives. A little mystery and voila ! A great read Read full review

Review: Happiness Key (Happiness Key #1)

User Review  - Phoebs58 - Goodreads

I really liked this book. A little predictable as far as characters go, but it took nothing away from my enjoyment. I'll be on the lookout now for the other 2 books in the series. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
18
Section 3
35
Section 4
53
Section 5
72
Section 6
79
Section 7
95
Section 8
112
Section 20
294
Section 21
311
Section 22
328
Section 23
348
Section 24
359
Section 25
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Section 26
391
Section 27
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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About the author (2009)

Emilie Richards’s many novels feature complex characterizations and in-depth explorations of social issues, a result of her training and experience as a family counselor, which contribute to her fascination with relationships of all kinds. Emilie, a mother of four, lives with her husband in northern Virginia, where she is currently working on her next novel for MIRA Books.

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