This Christmas, the women of the Happy Endings Book Club are about to uncover a world of love and magic as they discover how to have their own happy ending … or beginning, as they’re often the same thing.
Once a month, seven very different women come together to discuss books. They all love a happy ending, but have lost sight of how to get their own. Paige misses glimpsing the magic in the world. Sadie doesn’t see the beauty inside people. Amanda wonders what she ever saw in her ex husband. Tilda literally can’t see herself. Michi can’t bear looking at her family, while Clementine is blind to what’s right in front of her. And Eva looks for romance in all the wrong places.
But things are about to change …
My ***3 Star*** Review
The Happy Endings Book Club was written almost as a group of short stories. You get little snippets of the lives of those in the book club all around Christmas. That being said, this story didn’t have a particular strong sense of Christmas to me as a whole. I enjoyed some of the stories, but others not so much. I thought there were several good quotes scattered throughout, and that helped with the overall enjoyment. Some of the characters stuck with me, while I felt other characters were hard to remember. The characters I enjoyed, I really hoped to read more about than I got, while the ones I couldn’t relate to, I was glad I only had the short snippet. I also found it interesting that some of the short stories had a fantasy twist. It seemed a little awkward to me with the whole story not coming off as fantasy.
I think I really would love to read Michi’s story as a full-length novel, or even a novella. I wasn’t into her parents life-style, but her story intrigued me.
While I didn’t enjoy the whole book, I would definitely read more from Jane Tara. I liked her writing style, and the stories I didn’t care for were just merely personal preference.
*I received a copy via NetGalley and Momentum Books in exchange for an honest review.*
About the Author ~ Jane Tara
Jane Tara is the author of Forecast and Trouble Brewing, as well as over twenty children’s books. She lives with her partner Dom and their four sons in Sydney.
Website – http://www.roadmancebooks.com
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1080134.Jane_Tara
Twitter – https://twitter.com/itcheefeet