Heaven Adjacent by Catherine Ryan Hyde

What Makes Us Happy?      

My Rating:  4 out of 5     


Roseanna leaves New York and moves to a totally different life in the country.  Why? And  can she survive the reactions of those she leaves behind?

Heaven AdjacentA bird tapping on Roseanna’s window opens her eyes to change needed in her life, and there and then she makes a drastic decision.  As Roseanna’s reasons for this massive lifestyle change become clear, so through Roseanna’s eyes the reader is shown lots of interesting ideas on what makes people happy, alongside a great story with lots of interesting characters.

A thought provoking, and often fun, book about what heaven on earth can look like – and how different it may be to initial ideas.  Naturally acceptance of what is right for one person might be totally wrong for another is included.   A wonderful and uplifting novel. 

4*s from me, as there were quite a few time changes in the novel, which I found confusing. However I  just accepted them so they did not detract too much from the story.

There is a great list of discussion points at the end of the book, so definitely recommended for Book Clubs. 

See also:  Ask Him Why by Catherine Ryan Hyde 

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