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Free reader Î doc The Happy Home for Broken Hearts ´ 9780099525226 ✓ Rowan Coleman ´ ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☃ The Happy Home for Broken Hearts Author Rowan Coleman – Gwairsoft.co.uk A wise and warm hearted novel about fresh starts from the author of The MemoIne on secondment from Berlin and estranged from her two timing husband and unreconstructed lads' mag aficionado Matt enter her ordered but fragile existence each with their own messy life in tow And Ellie finds herself forced to step out of the pages of the romantic novels she hides behind and learn to live and love againMaybe a new chapter is about to begin for them a I really enjoyed reading The Happy Home for Broken Hearts and wanted it to go on for much longer than it actually did but at the same time felt that it ended uite well and gave us the closure we needed as readers Rowan Coleman was able to merge devastation loss grief romance love humour and wit all into one bookI kind of knew what was going to happen from the very beginning and had it all figured out so yes it was predictable in that sense However Coleman managed to write it all in a way that shocked and exhilarated us and it made me laugh out loud a few timesThe only loose end that I felt wasn't covered was the fact that Matt had to write an article about his landlady and yet there was never a confrontation with Ellen about it even though there kind of was one with Charlie Then again my interpretation was that he was going to leave the business he's currently in anyway and do something worthwhile with his writing skillMy favorite scenes were those of the Sword Erect where I felt like Coleman created a parody of historical romance novels It was hilarious especially that I am actually a fan of those novels and have read so many of them and own so many of them that I understood exactly what she was referring to every timeI also found it very interesting to see how the writing process goes for a well established author In fact all the secondary characters were interesting and enjoyable to read about Even Hannah although I kind of hated her the same way Ellie did which is to say you hate her but love her at the same time One of the most shocking scenes in the book involved Hannah and I'm not talking about the obvious predictable one but I don't want to add any spoilers so will leave it to you to find out which one I'm referring toAll in all a very solid book Not sure if this was the author's first as I've not heard of Rowan Coleman before but it felt like it could have been There were many mistakes throughout that it almost felt like it wasn't edited properly before it was published That did get annoying at one point as it gets a little distracting However it wasn't so bad that I wouldn't recommend this bookThis may look like a typical British chick lit but it isn't in the least It is a book about loss and self discovery and the strength it takes to move on afterwards It is a book worth reading

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A wise and warm hearted novel about Home for eBook #8608 fresh starts from the author of The Memory BookEllie Woods spends her days immersed in the escapist pages of the romantic novels she lovingly edits But her reality is somewhat less rose tinted Once upon a time Ellie had her 'happily ever after' moment when she married her beloved Nick but fifteen years later her h 45 StarsRowan Coleman manages to get the right mix between heavy emotions some big issues romance comedy and all round fabulous writing in A Home For Broken Hearts Ellen had the perfect marriage when her husband Nick suddenly dies A year later Ellen is still coming to terms with everything She then discovers the financial mess he left her in and its suggested that she should take in some lodgers so that the house can pay for itself With the lodgers in place the house feels alive yet Ellen is still struggling to cope However everyone is trying their hardest to help From time to time the focus shifts to Matt who is working for a lads mag and moves into Ellen's as its near the job He initially provides fantastic comic relief with his cheesy pick up lines and typical man about town ways but slowly his true depths emerge and I found myself liking him and Charlie Ellen's nearly 12 year old son is written brilliantly he is the best mix between scared young boy boy trying to become a teenager and also concerned about his mum young man Some of the statements he comes out with regarding sex are a mix of perceptive and innocence and I just wanted to hug him He is though a rather smart child and when the hormones aren't raging was very perceptive and great to read about And then there is Hannah Ellen's sister who since Nick's death has been in their lives a lot but Ellen isn't really too keen as they don't usually see eye to eye As I have mentioned there are some big themes being explored in the book that although they include key characteristics for a few characters and really do shape them they don't overwhelm the story They are though tackled head on and sensitively handled I really enjoyed reading A Home For Broken Hearts and at times found it almost impossible to put down The story is immersive and I really wanted the best for all the characters I am still wondering what happened to them after the book ends which can only be the sign of a well written cast Thank you so much to Netgalley and Ebury for this review copy This was my honest opinion

Rowan Coleman ↠ The Happy Home for Broken Hearts eBook

The Happy Home for Broken HeartsUsband's tragic death leaves her alone with their soon to become a teenager son faced with a mountain of debt and on the verge of losing the family homeOn the brink of bankruptcy Ellie The Happy PDFEPUBfinally succumbs to her sister's well meant bullying and decides to rent out some rooms And all too soon the indomitable Allegra with her love for all things lavender Sab Ellen Woods spends her days immersed in the escapist pages of the romantic novels she lovingly edits But her reality is somewhat less rose tinted Once upon a time Ellen had her ‘happily ever after’ moment when she married her beloved Nick but fifteen years later her husband’s tragic death leaves her alone with their soon to become a teenager son faced with a mountain of debt and on the verge of losing the family home On the brink of bankruptcy Ellen finally succumbs to her sister’s well meant bullying and decides to rent out some rooms And all too soon the indomitable Allegra with her love for all things lavender Sabine on secondment from Berlin and estranged from her two timing husband and unreconstructed lads’ mag aficionado Matt enter her ordered but fragile existence – each with their own messy life in tow And Ellen finds herself forced to step out of the pages of the romantic novels she hides behind and learn to live – and love – again Maybe a new chapter is about to begin for them allA couple of years ago I read a fantastic novel called The Accidental Mother by Rowan Coleman I thought the book was hilarious and rushed out to get the seuel enjoying that just as much It cemented Rowan into an author I would definitely be keeping an eye on for all future releases and as soon as I heard about her new one The Happy Home For Broken Hearts I couldn’t wait to read it It sounded right up my street and although it’s taken me a couple of months since it’s release to actually get a copy as soon as I did it shot to the top of my to be read pile and I absolutely loved itThe Happy Home For Broken Hearts seems to be a bit different to her The Accidental MotherThe Accidental Family double but I could probably still tell it was the same writer as the book is filled with the same warmth realness and laughter of Rowan’s previous novels The book begins at a sad point in Ellen’s life as she’s burying her husband after he died in a car crash we then skip forward to almost a year later and Ellen finds out that herself and her son Charlie have got no money left Her sister Hannah suggests she rents out the three spare rooms she has in her luxurious Hammersmith house Cue romance novelist Allegra German Sabine fleeing from her cheating husband and lads mags aficionado Matt entering her house as her new lodgers And as the weeks and months pass she finds herself enjoying having the new lodgers in her house and it seems she could be finally turning a new corner in her lifeI really enjoyed the plot of the novel the lodgers moving in happens really uickly and I found that they really added to the book They force Ellen to realise that actually ever since her husband died – maybe even before that – she was living the life of a hermit not going out not doing anything remotely sociable and just essentially wasting away her life Her only reason for living is her son Charlie yet all Charlie is concerned about is the fact his mum isn’t really the mum he knew before his dad died I thought Coleman handled Ellen’s situation really well her grief her lack of moving on and the lodgers bring some added colour to the greyness of Ellen and Charlie’s life There are some twists and turns to the book and Ellen’s sister Hannah is a bit of a mystery acting out and drinking a bit too much and I guessed her secret fairly early on which was mildly unfortunate but didn’t make too much difference to the story to meI really liked Ellen she’s a very shy very timid character but she has a lot of heart and it was clear that what happened to her husband hit her very hard as once she and Nick got married he became her whole focus until Charlie came along I liked what the lodgers brought out in Ellen and I couldn’t help wishing she would overcome everything that was thrown her way As for her son Charlie he’s the most astute 11 year old nearly 12 I’ve ever come across in a novel Honestly you won’t find a clued in child character anywhere He was wise beyond his age and I felt so sad that after his father died he had to grow up so uick I found all three of the lodgers very enchanting Allegra was just wonderful an aging romance novelist who tells it like it is and I loved her immediately Sabine was studious but she had her great moments and I just fell in love with Matt I didn’t like what he did to girls at first but eventually he won me around and was one of my favourite characters The only character that I didn’t know what to make of was Hannah She’s nice enough but she has her darker moments where she just isn’t likeable at all and her secret is horribleI thought The Happy Home For Broken Hearts was incredibly well written Rowan Coleman has done a stunning job in the writing of this novel I was truly very impressed with the issues covered through the novel and I raced through the book finishing it as uickly as I humanly could It’s warm uplifting and it shows that strangers really can impact on your life and make it change for the better I can’t wait to see what Rowan brings out next I absolutely adore her novels and this is definitely Rowan Coleman at her tip top best