The Ingredients For Happiness by Lucy Knott is a delightful contemporary novel that will leave you smiling and feeling good about life.
The book is based around three sisters who are following their dreams. Dreams are planted in hearts and encouraged to grow by those around them as they are sprinkled with love. Dreams take on an extra significance when they were birthed by those no longer here.
The novel deals with the loss of a grandfather. He was clearly a man much loved by his family. His presence of love covers the whole book.
Cooking, dress designing and managing a boy band are the order of the day. Due to delicious descriptions the reader can almost taste the goodies, feel the fabric and hear the band. The Ingredients For Happiness is a book that really assaults the senses.
The most important thing is not fame and fortune but family and friends. No matter how successful your public life is, you need to remember your roots and your family who love and encourage you.
There is a cosmopolitan feel to the novel as it is set in Los Angeles, Manchester and Italy. Bonding occurs over food. The warmth and sunshine of Italy reaches out, enveloping the reader.
The Ingredients For Happiness is such a wonderful read that will brighten up the greyest of days as the love and warmth radiate from the pages. I cannot wait to read more by Lucy Knott.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.