Pieces of Happiness: A Novel of Friendship, Hope and Chocolate (Hardback)
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Pieces of Happiness: A Novel of Friendship, Hope and Chocolate (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 01/06/2017
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I've planted my feet on Fijian earth and I intend to stay here until the last sunset . Why don't you join me? Leave behind everything that didn't work out! When recently-widowed Kat writes to her four old school friends, inviting them to live with her on a cocoa plantation in the South Pacific, they swap icy pavements and TV dinners for a tropical breeze and an azure-blue ocean. Leaving behind loneliness, dead-end jobs and marriages that have gone sour, they settle into the Women's House, surrounded by palms and cocoa trees; and locals with the puzzling habit of exploding into laughter for no discernible reason. Each of the women has her issues to resolve, and secrets to keep. But together the friends find a new purpose, starting a business making chocolate: bittersweet, succulent pieces of happiness. As they embrace a new culture that views ageing so differently from their own, will they learn to accept and forgive: to discover the value of friendship, and a better way to live?

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780857524874
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 494 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"If you loved The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, then Pieces of Happiness should be on your reading list. Five friends in their 60s, all battered by life, seek refuge on Fiji and start a chocolate farm." * Good Housekeeping *
"This funny, life-affirming novel about friendship and second chances is a wonderful companion for an afternoon in the sun...the Fijian setting is STUNNING." * Saga *

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Kris Anderson, The Avid Reader

“Not for me!”

Pieces of Happiness by Anne Ostby is the story of five friends starting a new lease on life in their 60s. Kat had finally settled down in Korototoka, Fiji with her husband, Nicklaus after year of traveling.... More

Hardback edition
28th August 2017
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“A lovely book that lives up to it’s image.”

Yet again my weakness for stunningly attractive covers pulled me towards Pieces of Happiness. Who wouldn’t be lured by that? The colourfulness and friendly feel continues inside.

A story that transported me to places... More

Hardback edition
19th June 2017
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Whispering Stories

“This novel is multi-layered and challenging on many levels”

forgive: to discover the value of friendship, and a better way to live?

Review 2017

‘Pieces of Happiness’ is the latest book by Norwegian author, Anne Ostby. We join the main character, Kat on her cocoa plantation... More

Paperback edition
22nd April 2018
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