Happiness Key

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MIRA, Jun 1, 2010 - Fiction - 400 pages
11 Reviews


Meet four women who think they share nothing but a spit of land called Happiness Key.

With her husband in prison, pampered Tracy Deloche is left with five ramshackle beach houses and no idea how to start over. Janya Kapur left her close-knit Indian family for an arranged marriage to a man she barely knows. Wanda Gray takes a job guaranteed to destroy her already failing marriage—if her husband cares enough to notice. Widow Alice Brooks has grown forgetful and confused. Her family comes to stay with her, 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  - Kara - Goodreads

This book could do with some serious editing. I skimmed a LOT of the middle. I get that the author was trying to do the stories of three very different women, but it was too much at times. Ultimately it was a decent novel, but it was way too long. Read full review

Review: Happiness Key (Happiness Key #1)

User Review  - Sandy - Goodreads

This was the first full book that I've read by this author. The storyline was good, but I found it hard to stay in the story during the first half of the book. I don't think it was the story as much ... Read full review

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Contents

Title Page
5
Acknowledgments
6
Chapter One
7
Chapter Two
19
Chapter Three
37
Chapter Four
56
Chapter Five
76
Chapter Six
83
Chapter Nineteen
297
Chapter Twenty
311
Chapter TwentyOne
329
Chapter TwentyTwo
347
Chapter TwentyThree
368
Chapter TwentyFour
380
Chapter TwentyFive
393
Chapter TwentySix
414

Chapter Seven
99
Chapter Eight
117
Chapter Nine
136
Chapter Ten
149
Chapter Eleven
166
Chapter Twelve
184
Chapter Thirteen
202
Chapter Fourteen
221
Chapter Fifteen
234
Chapter Sixteen
245
Chapter Seventeen
266
Chapter Eighteen
280
Chapter TwentySeven
435
Chapter TwentyEight
454
Chapter TwentyNine
466
Chapter Thirty
482
Chapter ThirtyOne
493
Chapter ThirtyTwo
501
Chapter ThirtyThree
519
Chapter ThirtyFour
535
Chapter ThirtyFive
549
Epilogue
564
Copyright Page
569
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

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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