Book Review: The Secret to Happiness

The Secret to Happiness by Suzanne Woods Fisher is the second in her Cape Cod Creamery series.

I had enjoyed the first book in this series so I was excited to learn that there was a sequel. I was not disappointed. I loved seeing new characters introduced while continuing the storylines from the first. The continuity between the stories was excellent and provided a good number of reminders of what had happened in the first book.

From the back of the book:

Escape to Cape Cod–where you just might find the secret to happiness

Callie Dixon had the world by the 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.

Bruno insists that hitting rock bottom is the very best place to be. But if that’s true, how is it supposed to help her figure out what–or who–has been missing from her life all along?

Callie’s situation is so relatable and I appreciated the process she went through to come to a better understanding of what her unexpected life change really could mean for her future. It happened at a realistic pace and a great deal of wisdom was shared along the way.

I look forward to book three of the series!

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