Thursday, August 12, 2010

Secrets to Happiness by Sarah Dunn Review & Giveaway

Holly Frick has just endured the worst kind of breakup: the kind where you're still in love with the person leaving you. While her wounds are still dangerously close to the surface, her happily married best friend confesses over a bottle of wine that she is this close to having an affair. And another woman comes to Holly for advice about her love life--with Holly's ex!

Holly decides that if everyone around her can take pleasure wherever they find it, so will she. As any self-respecting 30ish New York woman would do, she brings two males into her life: a flawed but endearing dog, and a good natured, much younger lover. She's soon entangled in a web of emails, chance meetings, and misguided good intentions and must forge an entirely new path to Nirvana.

From the author of The Big Love, Secrets to Happiness is a big-hearted, knife-sharp, and hilariously entertaining story about the perils of love and friendship, sex and betrayal--and a thoroughly modern take on our struggle to be happy.

My Thoughts:

I was impressed with this novel, Sarah Dunn has a unique way with words that is filled with both emotion and humor. If you are looking for a weekend Chick-lit book Secrets to Happiness is the book to read. Her main is character, Holly is very realistic and very complex her best friend is as well. If I was going to describe this book in one word it would be New York, Secrets to Happiness is a very New York book. This would be the perfect book for book clubs.

Not only does this book contain a Reader’s Guide, it also contains Sarah Dunn’s list of good books for bed rest and rainy afternoons.

One of my favorite parts of the book was were Holly was going book-shopping and had to set herself a limit due to her over enthusiastic penchant for book-buying.

I have 3 copies to giveaway on August 31st

To enter please tell me about your book-buying overload moment. I know we have all had one, I know that I have went into the bookstore and have come out loaded down with 20 plus books and still hadn’t managed to buy the one I went in for.
Also leave your name and email address.
Contest open only to residents in the US & Canada.
Sorry NO P.O. Boxes.

Contest And Review Copy thanks to Hachette


Shannon said...

I ran out of book space, so I joined Hubby was so happy when I mailed out over 100 books, but we underestimated what it's like to received over 100 individually-wrapped swapped books back in the mail... I was embarassed to run into the mail carrier. =)
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Scorpio M. said...

My TBR pile is simply ridiculous so I really try not to go too crazy when book shopping at retail stores or online. I have however gone overload at used book sales. I have come home with boxes and big shopping bags filled to the brim. Who can resist a good sale!?! =)

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Bethie said...

My public library has this book sale once a year. On the last day of the sale, they give you a shopping bag for $5 and you can get as many books as you can fit in the bag. Well, I walked out with a couple of shopping bags and enough books to take me into the year 2012! But that doesn't stop me from going to Barnes and Nobles weekly!

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StephTheBookworm said...

So cute! Please count me in!

stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

karenk said...

would love to read this novel...thanks for the chance :)

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rubynreba said...

Our public library also has book sales. Last time I went out with a couple of bags full. Great books but I know I should have used more restraint and not brought home so many!

Misusedinnocence said...

Oh man. Every tiem I go to the thrift store. I kind of have a book addiction.

Andie said...

I have a serious book addiction, I can't seem to manage to pass on a good book deal no matter how many books are in my TBR pile. I recently went to the strand in NYC, I was in book heaven :)