Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on February 10, 2017
The Happiness In Between is a poignant, heartfelt novel about finding our own happiness. Sandra Hurst returns to her parents' home in Virginia, escaping her emotionally abusive husband, Trent. But Sandra doesn't receive a lot of sympathy from her mother, who is moving to Florida. Sandra finds herself on her own, destitute, homeless, and aimless, and finally takes up an offer to house sit and dog sit for her aunt at her family's homestead. But when she arrives, not only is the house a bedraggled mess, her aunt's dog is missing. With the help of her aunt's neighbors, Sandra starts to make changes to the house as well as to herself...until her new life is threatened by the reappearance of her estranged husband. There are so many nuances to this book, emotions and actions that contribute to the pace of the book, which I read in one day! At the heart of this book, it is a story about being a misfit, trying to fit in, and finding that true happiness can only be found in being yourself. As Sandra's mother tells her, "Time, life, hope, happiness-they won't wait. Don't be left out or left behind. Find your life in each moment."