Thursday 5 September 2019

The Secret To Happiness - Jessica Redland || Blog Tour

Everyone deserves a chance at happiness...
Danniella is running from her past, so when she arrives at the beautiful seaside resort of Whitsborough Bay, the last thing on her mind is making friends. After all, they might find out her secrets…

 Alison is fun, caring and doesn't take herself too seriously. But beneath the front, she is a lost soul, stuck in a terrible relationship, with body confidence issues and no family to support her. All she really needs is a friend.

 Karen's romance has taken a back seat to her fitness business. But she doesn’t want to give up on love quite yet. If only those mysterious texts would stop coming through …

 When the women meet at their local bootcamp, a deep friendship blossoms. And soon they realise that the secret to happiness is where they least expected to find it…

 An uplifting story of friendship and finding the strength to come to terms with the past. Perfect for fans of Tilly Tennant and Cathy Bramley.


The Secret To Happiness, turns out is the second book by the author i have read. I was excited to be part of team boldwood for this - with them being newly launched - its been a fantastic opportunity to get on board.

We meet three different women with three different stories. I sometimes struggle when there is different narratives running side by side, and at the start i did - but soon enough i began to understand the women and how they interlinked and that for me was when the story flourished.

Danniella - she is new to the area, plays her cards close to her chest and is on the run from something. She wanted to keep everyone at a distance and really isnt interested in forming relationships, she doesn't deserve them. Alison, bubbly, friendly and has a serious case of self loathing - but laughs it off. She spends time looking after her partner as he is the only family she has. She is lonely and really needs a friend, but how does an adult even make a friend?  Lastly Karen, in a long term relationship- the romance has been pushed aside as the couple work together to build up their fitness business.

Each woman has their own different story and as the women come into each others lives we discover the importance of true friendship. My heart broke in places for these women, but it healed with them as we spent time in their company and watched them grow and change.

I thought this book would be all "the secret to happiness is ...." but actually, we discover it, we go on a journey with these women as they find their own happiness. I loved this book, it was so unexpected - it wasnt what i expected, instead it really did fill my heart with warmth. Please if you fancy something to life your spirits and put your faith in friendship, this is one. 

Author Info

Twitter @JessicaRedland

Jessica’s Bio - Jessica Redland is the author of nine novels including Searching for Steven which are all set around the fictional location of Whitsborough Bay.  Inspired by her hometown of Scarborough she writes uplifting women’s fiction which has garnered many devoted fans.

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