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Fortunate Harbor (A Happiness Key Novel) Paperback – June 29, 2010
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From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture - perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. See more
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From Publishers Weekly
A juicy, sprawling beach read with a suspenseful twist, Richards's sunny sequel to Happiness Key reveals the next life step for Tracy Deloche and her tenant friends in Florida. The group of seaside cottages are the only asset Tracy retained after her ex-husband, CJ Craimer, landed in prison because of some shady business dealings. The former Bel-Air trophy wife now works at a recreation center while treasuring her support system: Rishi and Janya Kapur, a young Indian-American couple trying to have a baby; pie maker entrepreneur Wanda and cop husband Ken Gray; Alice Brook and her granddaughter, Olivia Symington; plus secretive newcomers Dana Turner and her daughter, Lizzie, who dish up a poignant mystery for Tracy and friends to solve. When CJ unexpectedly shows up, wanting to reconnect after he's released from prison pending a new trial, Tracy ponders giving him a second chance. But then there's Marsh Egan, her off/on environmentalist boyfriend whose troublemaking ex, Sylvia, is also back in town. Secrets, friendships, and the Florida gulf coast all come into play in Richards's engaging latest. (July)
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The five women who own cottages at Happiness Key could not be more different, but that doesn't stop them from being friends. Janya hasn't been able to get pregnant, and her husband has turned cold and distant. For support she turns to Tracy, a type A businesswoman who is being stalked by her criminal ex-husband as she tries to reenter the dating world. But Tracy's problems can't compare to those of Wanda, who has lost her job and struggles to start a business of her own as suggested by Alice, who has offered to babysit the daughter of new Happiness Key resident Dana. Women's-fiction favorite Richards uses wit, suspense, and the relatable and extremely touching friendships of her main characters to weave an exciting and mysterious story revolving around a secret Dana is hiding whose revelation may well change their lives forever. --Claire Orphan
Top customer reviews
I always love books in a series, and always like reading about how when we work together, we can accomplish great things. Tracy was a spoiled princess, and now runs the community center. She has become a valued member of the community, and is falling for Marsh, until his ex wife walks back into the picture.
Wanda has worked hard at the restaurant, until the new owners decide to turn the seafood shack into one of those restaurants with pretentions and little else. Wonderful how she turns getting fired because of her age into a business opportunity. I also like how she explains that to be a successfull business, you have to work hard, and what she does to make her business into a success is very motivating, yet realistic at the same time.
Jayna is adjusting to her new life here, and participating in making her new country a better place for all. Her struggles in a new marriage also realistic.
Dana has obvious secrets, but gets support from her new friends. It is lovely how the group surrounds her and her child.
Throw in ex husbands, ex wives, new boyfriends, and old friends, this one is beautifully written. The author puts you right there with the group again, and I hope there is another installment!
Great read as a sequel, or on its own.
I also love that I don't have to stumble over any offending words. Thank God for authors who can write a great book and express without foul language. I was beginning to believe it was a lost art.
Another mystery lover.