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Eudora Honeysett Is Quite Well, Thank You by Annie Lyons

All Shall Be Well

Eudora Honeysett Is Quite Well, Thank You by Annie Lyons is the most beautiful novel about love, friendship and life. You will fall in love with all the characters as they take up residence in your heart.

Life is for living. At eighty five years old Eudora Honeysett thinks she’s seen it all but then ten year old Rosie moves in next door and life begins again for Eudora. Rosie opens her eyes to a new world of excitement as Eudora catches her enthusiasm for life. Rosie is a beautiful breath of fresh air that will light up the reader’s life too. Life for Rosie is an adventure with her new found friends Eudora and fellow octogenarian Stanley. I adored their outings, conversations and friendship.

The story is set in present day and also in the form of flashbacks over Eudora’s life beginning in 1940 when she was seven years old. The reader becomes intimately acquainted with her. Eudora is kind, caring and self-sacrificing. Her heart is always for others. She is her own worst critic as she looks in the mirror and passes the guilty verdict over her life.

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The Happiness List by Annie Lyons

Carpe Diem

The Happiness List by Annie Lyons is a really fun contemporary novel that focuses on good friends, carpe diem and dealing with grief.

Loss consumes. “After two years, people sort of expected you to have moved on.” There is no time limit on grief. It is “my grief, my way.” We have to find a way to move into a new normal. “Grief is ongoing. It never leaves you. You’re finding a way to live around that.”

With grief, comes guilt. “Guilt… my oldest and most reliable friend… I get to live, to carry on.” Guilt can weigh us down. We need to let it go and live again. We must not be afraid to laugh and to live and to love again. It does not mean we forget our loved one, but we have to learn to live with our memories and not our guilt.

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