About the Book
Callie Dixon had the world by its tail . . . until it all slipped away. Fired from her dream job after making a colossal mistake, she’s escaped to her aunt’s home on Cape Cod for time to bounce back. Except it isn’t a home, it’s an ice cream shop. And time isn’t going to help, because Callie’s bounce has up and left. There’s a reason she made that mistake at work and she’s struggling to come to terms with it.
Things go from bad to worse when Callie’s cousin Dawn drags her to a community class about the secret to happiness. Happiness is the last thing Callie wants to think about right now, but instructor Bruno Bianco–a curiously gloomy fellow–is relentless. He has a way of turning Callie’s thoughts upside down. Her feelings, too.
Could Bruno be right when he says that hitting rock bottom is the very best place to be? If so, how is that supposed to help her find exactly what–or who–has been missing all along?
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In My Opinion
When I first started The Secret to Happiness by Suzanne Woods Fisher, I had mixed feelings about Callie. One the one hand she’d just suffered a horrible blow. On the other, she seemed to be the type of person with strong opinions who always had an answer to anything.
But as I continued reading, I realized how much of an act Callie was putting on. She had some valid fears and concerns, and when she reveals those, my empathy for her grew. Especially as she starts spending time with cowboy Leo and Bruno.
I appreciated how slowly the romance between Bruno and Callie grew. They really get to know each other before either of them even thinks anything about the other (and even though I figured it out early on, there’s a fun little twist tossed in the mix).
Even though set during the winter, with the ice cream and recipes, this novel will make a great vacation read.
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