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Relatively Happy (Relatively Series Book 3) Kindle Edition
Sarah Hastings' life is chaotic. Between running her organic farm, her yurt-style holistic B&B, and her vegan café Eat Me!, she barely has time for an aura cleanse. What's more, her spirit guide just announced the universe is sending her a man.
Suddenly, a sexy pro-football player, a hipster photojournalist, and fellow organic farmer practically fall from the sky onto her doorstep. But which one is her cosmic soulmate?
While Sarah meditates on the answer, her parents show up unexpectedly throwing the mother of all monkey wrenches into her carefully laid plans.
With only morning yoga and her erotic book club to keep her sane, no wonder she's chucked her vegan diet in search of bacon. Will the stars of love align, or will the universe let her down in the biggest way possible?
Relatively Happy is a laugh-out-loud, cry-your-heart-out tale that will have you believing in the beauty of life's journey.
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“By the way,” I ask, “would you prefer a vegetarian menu or a strictly vegan one? I have a cow and chickens, so I’m happy to provide dairy and eggs.”
He looks at me like I’d given him a choice between a nice bowl of crunchy toenails and a booger sandwich. “I’d prefer you’d kill the cow and run it past the grill on the way to the table,” he answers.
“I’m not going to kill Shirley! What kind of vegetarian do you think I am?”
“I didn’t know you were a vegetarian.”
“Rix,” I ask, “who told you stay here while you’re in town?”
“My mom,” he answers.
“Didn’t she tell you anything about the place?”
“What’s to tell? You live next door to my grandparents’ farm, and I need a place to stay while I get it ready for sale. It seemed like a no-brainer.”
Little does Rix know that staying in one of my yurts is probably going to be his worst decision ever...
- "Change is hard--but as the plucky protagonist in Relatively Happy discovers, something different is what often leads to something wonderful. With a colorful cast of characters, plenty of laugh out loud moments, and several tender, tear-inducing scenes, Whitney Dineen has written a thoughtful, big-hearted novel that will leave a smile on your face." --Camille Pagán, bestselling author of I'm Fine and Neither Are You
- "Watching as Sarah tries to figure out which man has been sent to her by the universe is both comedic and touching. Dineen's plot is very well-crafted and engaging, and her characters are marvelous! Relatively Happy is most highly recommended. While it's the third book in the series, the author includes enough background information for this novel to be enjoyed as a standalone." -5-stars, Readers Favorite
- "A tender tale of love in all its forms. Whitney Dineen brings the Masterson clan back with style and grace. I couldn't put it down!"-USA Today Bestselling Author, S.E. Babin
- "I giggled, teared up, and laughed some more! Sarah's journey is real life at its finest. She's a character we can all relate to and she's simply delightful! Relatively Happy is a must-read for lovers of romantic comedy." -Kim Gruenenfelder, author of Love the Wine You're With
- "Relatively Happy hit my happy spot. This story is not only funny, but it will tug at your heartstrings. Whitney Dineen has another winner on her hands. Bravo!" -Jennifer Peel, Amazon bestselling author of My Not So Wicked Boss
- "Relatively Happy touches on love, life, dreams, and wishes. Dineen brings a new perspective which ends this series with a laugh-out-loud, cry-your-heart-out tale. Life is more like a roller coaster rather than a merry-go-round. I loved it!" - 5 Stars, AJ Book Remarks
- "Another delightful, yet deep page turner by the talented Ms. Dineen! I laughed, I cried, I swooned, and I pouted that I have to wait for more from one of America's most fabulous romcom voices." -Melanie Summers, author of the bestselling Crown Jewel Series
- "So many emotions in this book! I laughed out loud and I cried. I loved every second of this fantastic read!" - Becky Monson, author of Just a Name
- ASIN : B07VT865TD
- Publication date : September 18, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 416 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 329 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1687303509
- Best Sellers Rank: #220,624 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I won’t retell the story; instead, let me tell you what I experienced – because it WAS an experience. The book started out very light and OMG funny. Sarah Hastings owns an organic farm, is a vegetarian/sometimes vegan who has been known to fall off the wagon at the sight of a piece of bacon. Orrrrrrrrr, at least have amazing daydreams about it. Seriously, I cannot begin to describe how her story plays out but it made me chuckle and giggle and belly laugh out loud. She asks the universe to being her some male companionship (overly simplified) and voila! Three different men arrive at her farm/yurt lodgings to complicate her life. Let’s just say a lot of the laughs have to do with her interactions with these three different men.
Her friends and neighbors also add to the fun, especially Nan, but it’s best if you read about it for yourself. And the love story between Sarah and the men is terrific. Lots of trials and tribulations with all three, and Sarah’s spirit guide, but I don’t want to give any spoilers.
Where the story started to realllllllllllly get into the “feels” was when Sarah’s parents come back to the farm. Again, I don’t want to give any spoilers but suffice to say I flat out cried in some places. Lots of great writing by the author and I felt as if my own family was being affected by life events. The ending was uplifting, and cute, and I totally enjoyed the rollercoaster of feelings I read in this book. Friends and family surround Sarah, whether she asks or not, and that is the best gift of all. Loved the story. And the HEA. I recommend.
Author Whitney Dineen has added a bittersweet poignancy to her Relativity series here with Sarah's story. Sarah is quirky, with a whole armada of holistic rituals and recipes that she wants to share with the world. She's industrious, opinionated and not likely to suffer fools. While she thinks she's open to romance, she's wary and thinks she has good reason to distrust, especially Rix, the handsome former NFL player whose family owns the neighboring farm. And oh, do they lead each other a merry dance. I especially enjoyed Sarah's campaign to get back at Rix, be it through a pie gone to waste or a sauna treatment gone wild.
Nan, the in-your-face octogenarian who dreams of brawny, kilted Scots warriors, is hilarious, as is her unworldly sidekick Dorcas. Just like the earlier books in the series, I had repeated LOL bouts while reading their zingers. 😂
But there is a tragic, bittersweet twist to Sarah's story and the sensitively told storyline about Sarah's ailing father brought me to tears. I was not expecting this serious sadness, but I really liked Sarah all the better for the way her family troubles showed her softer, vulnerable side.
I did find the last few chapters before the epilogue a bit drawn out and some of the farm talk went over my head, but I loved the characters and the plot so, overall, a truly lovely read. Dineen is one of my go-to authors and I definitely was not disappointed!😀
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This is a first read of a story by this author and I'm not feeling inspired to read more.