A Novel of Friendship, Hope and Chocolate
Synopsis: 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?
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Pieces of Happiness is a beautiful book about five women in the later stages of their lives who end up living together in Fiji. The descriptions of the landscape is so evocative, it completely transports you to another place, where you feel the heat and the ocean breezes. This uplifting book is sensitively written and so totally absorbing about the five friends and the people that they meet in the local community that you feel part of their daily lives and challenges. A wonderful weekend read! Highly Recommended!