--- THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER: over 2 million copies sold worldwide! A charming, feel-good story with helpful real-life lessons for readers to take away and try. At thirty-eight and a quarter years old, Camille has everything she needs to be happy, or so it seems: a good job, a loving husband, a wonderful son. Why then does she feel as if happiness has slipped through her fingers? All she wants is to find the path to joy. When Claude, a French Sean Connery lookalike and routinologist, offers his unique advice to help get her there, she seizes the opportunity with both hands. Camille’s journey is full of surprising adventures, creative capers and deep meaning, as she sets out to transform her life and realize her dreams one step at a time . . . You too can change your life along with Camille. Learn about Positive Anchoring, SMART goals, changing your inner dialogue, and more . . . --- NETGALLEY READERS LOVE IT: 'Feel good book! Would definitely recommend!' 'Great book for 40-somethings wanting a change of direction' 'I'm loving it. Instead of just being a self-help book on well-being or mindfulness, you're actually seeing life through Camille's eyes, learning practical lessons alongside her.' One woman’s journey from boredom and dissatisfaction to happiness and fulfilment - if you liked The Happiness Project, The Little Paris Bookshop or Eat, Pray, Love, you'll love this.
This enchanting, feel-good novel was a runaway no.1 bestseller in France, parking itself in the top ten for 56 weeks. "You're probably suffering from a type of acute routinitis." "A what?" "Acute routinitis. Finding it hard to feel happy despite an abundance of material wealth, a feeling of disillusionment and lethargy, amongst other things." "But . . . How do you know all that?" "I'm a routinologist." "A routino-what?" At thirty-eight and a quarter years old, Paris native Camille has everything she needs to be happy: a good job, a loving husband, a wonderful son. Why then does she feel as if happiness has slipped through her fingers? All she wants is to find the path to joy and fulfilment. When Claude, a Sean Connery look-alike and routinologist, offers his unique advice to help get her there, she seizes the opportunity with both hands. Camille's journey is full of surprising escapades and richly meaningful lessons, as she sets out to transform her life and realize her dreams one step at a time. . . 'It's obvious why this charming book - funny, sweet and not without a few important happy-life tips - hit number one abroad' Good Housekeeping
THE #1 FRENCH BESTSELLER MORE THAN 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE The feel-good #1 bestselling French novel about a woman whose mission to cure her "routine-itis" leads her to lasting joy and true fulfillment, for fans of The Alchemist and Hector and the Search for Happiness. At thirty-eight and a quarter years old, Paris native Camille has everything she needs to be happy, or so it seems: a good job, a loving husband, a wonderful son. Why then does she feel as if happiness has slipped through her fingers? All she wants is to find the path to joy. When Claude, a French Sean Connery look-alike and routinologist, offers his unique advice to help get her there, she seizes the opportunity with both hands. Camille's journey is full of surprising escapades, creative capers, and deep meaning, as she sets out to transform her life and realize her dreams one step at a time...
- Vous souffrez probablement d'une forme de routinite aiguë. - Une quoi ? - Une routinite aiguë. C'est une affection de l'âme qui touche de plus en plus de gens dans le monde, surtout en Occident. Les symptômes sont presque toujours les mêmes : baisse de motivation, morosité chronique, perte de repères et de sens, difficulté à être heureux malgré une opulence de biens matériels, désenchantement, lassitude... - Mais... comment vous savez tout ça ? - Je suis routinologue. - Routino-quoi ? Camille, trente-huit ans et quart, a tout, semble-t-il, pour être heureuse. Alors , elle n'hésite pas longtemps : elle fonce. À travers des expériences étonnantes, créatives et ripourquoi a-t-elle l'impression que le bonheur lui a glissé entre les doigts ? Tout ce qu'elle veut, c'est retrouver le chemin de la joie et de l'épanouissement. Alors quand Claude, routinologue, lui propose un accompagnement original pour l'y aider elle n'hésite pas longtemps : elle fonce. À travers des expériences étonnantes, créatives et riches de sens, elle va, pas à pas, transformer sa vie et repartir à la conquête de ses rêves...
Le succès littéraire de Raphaëlle Giordano enfin adapté en bande dessinée ! Un roman graphique qui fait un bien fou au moral ! Camille, femme active, mariée et mère de famille a tout, semble-t-il, pour être heureuse. Pourtant, elle se sent coincée dans cette routine qu'est devenue sa vie... Ce qu'elle voudrait, c'est retrouver le chemin de la joie et de l'épanouissement. Un soir, suite à un accident de voiture, elle fait la connaissance de Claude, routinologue. Cette lumineuse rencontre va bouleverser sa vie et celle de sa famille.
Congratulations! You're about to take your happiness into your own hands! Using 98 concepts listed alphabetically from A to Z, you'll find ways to make small changes that will lighten and brighten your life. This guided journal uses three phases, introspection, self-challenge, and action, to help you open a new page in your personal story. Jot down your thoughts, feelings, and resolutions to establish a life that reflects the real you. Follow the path toward more well-being and serenity in your everyday life, at the office, and with your family and friends.
A funny, emotional and uplifting novel from the French Marian Keyes. 'Heartwarming' Good Housekeeping 'A gorgeous story, charming and funny and poignant' Nicola Cornick For fans of Ruth Hogan, Veronica Henry and Sarah Morgan, about unexpected friendships, starting again and finding your passion for life. 'Welcome to Ocean View. You don't know it yet, but you'll be happy here...' Julia's not running away. Not exactly. She just needs a break from Paris and Marc and all the sad stuff that's been going on lately. A little time to pull herself together. The job offer felt like a lifeline. But now she's back in Biarritz, suitcase in hand, she hasn't the faintest idea what she was thinking. What Julia doesn't yet know is there's more to the odds and ends of Ocean View than meet the eye. Behind the double doors lie broken hearts, lifelong secrets, a touch of romance and an unwavering passion for life. And sometimes it's the most unlikely of places and people who help you find your way. What readers are saying about HOW TO FIND LOVE IN THE LITTLE THINGS: 'Virginie Grimaldi will capture your heart' 'It's rare that a book can touch your heart, it made me laugh, it made me cry. I've bought extra copies as gifts' 'This is a book to just fall in love with' 'Left me feeling warm and good inside' 'Cheerful, heartwarming, and utterly uplifting' 'A perfect holiday read'
SPECIAL ENHANCED EDITION From New York Times bestselling author Teresa Medeiros comes a heartwarming and unforgettable novel sure to be enjoyed by readers who love Nicholas Sparks, Emily Giffin, and Jennifer Weiner. Bestselling author Abigail Donovan almost won the Pulitzer Prize and did win Oprah's stamp of approval. So why is she spending her days—and nights—hiding in her expensive New York City condo with only her two cats for company? When her publicist drags her into the world of social media, Abby figures she'll meet some 14-year-old living in his mom's basement. But instead she finds Mark Baynard, a quick-witted English professor traveling the world in search of adventure. Although she tries to resist his charms, Mark begins to shatter Abby's writer's block one funny and tender encounter at a time. But just when she begins to write—and live—again, Abby discovers Mark is hiding a secret that could change both of their lives forever. In the tradition of SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE and YOU'VE GOT MAIL, two lonely people discover it doesn't take a status update or 140 characters to find true love—it just takes three little words... This SPECIAL ENHANCED EDITION contains Bonus Epilogue and Photos ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION "Cleverly crafted...timeless."—BookPage "Delightfully inventive."—Chicago Tribune “Tender, funny, and poignant…will make you laugh out loud one minute and reach for the tissues the next.”—Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author "Measures out equal amounts of lightning-fast wit, wry intelligence, and haunting tenderness. Medeiros shows that in any era, by any means of communication, love will find a way.”—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author Women's fiction, Contemporary romance
A modern-day Sleeping Beauty story of love and hope, perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes. 'A rare and beautiful novel' (Daily Mail) Elsa has been in a coma for five months. With all hope of reviving her gone, her family must face the devastating fact that it might be time to turn off her life support. What they don't know is that in the past few weeks Elsa has regained partial consciousness - she just has no way of telling them. Thibault is in the same hospital visiting his brother and, seeking a retreat, finds his way into Elsa's room. When he begins to talk to her, he doesn't realise she can hear every word - and that he is giving her a reason to wake up. And so begins a love story that might just save both their lives...
At the end of a holiday in Bali, Julian, an unhappy schoolteacher decides to meet a renowned local healer, Samtyang. Through daily sessions at the wise man's house, he begins to identify the source of his unhappiness as a series of simple questions and answers point to his own limiting beliefs and fears. Day after day, their dialogue is punctuated by live examples and challenges Julian is asked to experience on the island's mainland and its surroundings. From international best-selling author Laurent Gounelle, The Man Who Wanted to be Happy explores the world of new possibilities that are open to us when we discover how to break free of what prevents us from being truly happy.
Identifies four self-limiting beliefs that impede one's experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.
Looking down from the Eiffel Tower, Alan Greenmor stands on the edge, determined to end it all. As he prepares to jump, his thoughts are interrupted by a cough. To his right is a mysterious stranger in a dark suit, smoking a cigar. This is Yves Dubreuil. The person who will change Alan’s life. Dubreuil convinces Alan to reconsider his plans, with one caveat: instead of ending his life, he will give his life over to Dubreuil. In return, Dubreuil promises to teach Alan the secrets to happiness and success. And so, Alan embarks on a wild ride of self-discovery. From a humiliating fiasco at a Parisian bakery, to finding the strength to assert himself in his company’s boardroom, Alan learns to overcome his deepest fears and self-doubts, face life’s unexpected twists and turns, take crazy risks, and fully accept himself in the process. From best-selling author Laurent Gounelle, The Man Who Risked It All explores the fragility of life and the possibilities that are presented to us in the unlikeliest circumstances.
Prize-winning British cartoonist Julian Hanshaw makes his American debut with the rich and meditative story of Tim Ginger. Once a government test pilot, now a widow, Tim enjoys a quiet retirement in New Mexico... until a conspiracy theorist starts asking uncomfortable questions, and the haunting reappearance of an old friend provokes some hard choices about when to let go and when to hold on.
Cyrla's neighbors have begun to whisper. Her cousin, Anneke, is pregnant and has passed the rigorous exams for admission to the Lebensborn, a maternity home for girls carrying German babies. But Anneke's soldier has disappeared, and Lebensborn babies are only ever released to their father's custody-- or taken away.A note is left under the mat. Someone knows that Cyrla, sent from Poland years before for safekeeping with her Dutch relatives, is Jewish. The Nazis are imposing more and more restrictions; she won't be safe there for long.And then in the space of an afternoon, life falls apart. Cyrla must choose between certain discovery in her cousin's home and taking Anneke's place in the Lebensborn--Cyrla and Anneke are nearly identical. If she takes refuge in the enemy's lair, can Cyrla fool the doctors, nurses, guards, and other mothers-to-be? Can she escape before they discover she is not who she claims?Mining a lost piece of history, Sara Young takes us deep into the lives of women living in the worst of times. Part love story and part elegy for the terrible choices we must often make to survive, MY ENEMY'S CRADLE keens for what we lose in war and sings for the hope we sometimes find.
To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of Eckhart Tolle's extraordinary book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being, “The eternal, ever present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.” Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle uses simple language and an easy question and answer format to guide us. A word of mouth phenomenon since its first publication, The Power of Now is one of those rare books with the power to create an experience in readers, one that can radically change their lives for the better.
In this empowering book, Lise Bourbeau demonstrates that all problems, whether physical, emotional or mental, stem from five significant wounds: rejection, abandonment, humiliation, betrayal and injustice. The book contains detailed descriptions of these wounds and the masks we've developed to hide them. With this information, you will learn to identify the causes of specific problems in your life, and begin the path towards complete healing and discovering your true self.
The tumultuous twentieth century, told through the life of a single extraordinary woman Rejected by a series of publishers, abandoned in a chest for twenty years, Goliarda Sapienza's masterpiece, The Art of Joy, survived a turbulent path to publication. It wasn't until 2005, when it was released in France, that this novel received the recognition it deserves. At last, Sapienza's remarkable book is available in English, in a brilliant translation by Anne Milano Appel and with an illuminating introduction by Angelo Pellegrino. The Art of Joy centers on Modesta, a Sicilian woman born on January 1, 1900, whose strength and character are an affront to conventional morality. Impoverished as a child, Modesta believes she is destined for a better life. She is able, through grace and intelligence, to secure marriage to an aristocrat—without compromising her own deeply felt values. Friend, mother, lover—Modesta revels in upsetting the rules of her fascist, patriarchal society. This is the history of the twentieth century, transfigured by the perspective of one extraordinary woman. Sapienza, an intriguing figure in her own right—her father homeschooled her so she wouldn't be exposed to fascist influences—was a respected actress and writer who drew on her own struggles to craft this powerful epic. A fictionalized memoir, a book of romance and adventure, a feminist text, a bildungsroman—this novel is ultimately undefinable but deeply necessary; its genius will leave readers breathless.
"Mia's whirlwind journey is a refreshing mix of adventure, soul-searching, and steaming hot physical intensity that packs an emotional punch." –Meredith Wild, #1 NYT Bestselling Author of the Hacker Series Synopsis A muse. Me. The motorcycle riding, ass-kicking, concert t-shirt wearing chick from Las Vegas, is a world-renowned French artist’s muse. For a month. I had no idea when I took the escort job with Exquisite Escorts I would be standing naked in front of a blank canvas in a Seattle warehouse. “Love on Canvas” he calls his exhibit, a combination of photographic stills and paint entwined to create the most awe-inspiring pieces the world will ever see. Except every last one of them features me and a moment in time where I was vulnerable. Alec Dubois played on those vulnerabilities, teaching me lessons about love and life that would stay with me through the rest of my days. *** Mia Saunders continues her mission to bail out her comatose father whose life is on the line to a dangerous loan-shark who happens to be Mia’s ex-boyfriend. For this journey, she serves as a high-priced escort to French artist named Alec Dubois in Seattle, Washington. Each installment in the Calendar Girl Serial will release every month throughout 2015. The stories will feature Mia, told from her perspective as she continues her journey as an escort to twelve clients in twelve different locations. Warning: This book is designed for audiences 18+ due to language and graphic sexual content.
We all have two lives... The life we know and another one, that lies waiting for us. Alice is a "nose'–;a creator of perfumes. She is passionate about her work and her only distraction from her job is her motley group of friends, who convene for late night soirees in her apartment–;much to the annoyance of her cantankerous neighbor Mr. Daldry. On Christmas Eve 1950, something happens that will change Alice's life forever: during an outing to Brighton with her friends, a fortune teller makes a mysterious prediction about Alice's future. Alice has never believed in soothsayers but she cannot stop thinking about the old woman's words. "The most important man in your life was walking behind you a few moments ago. To find him, you will have to undertake a long journey and meet six people who will lead you to him. You have two lives in you, Alice. The life you know and another one, which is waiting for you...' From then on her nights are plagued with nightmares that are as real as they are incomprehensible. Alice's neighbor, Mr. Daldry, notices the unrest that the fortune teller provokes in Alice. For reasons he will not reveal, Daldry encourages Alice to take the predictions seriously and convinces her to set off to find the six people who will shape her fate. To make sure that Alice does not change her mind, the eccentric bachelor even agrees to accompany her on the journey... The Strange Journey of Mr. Daldry takes us into the heart of Europe in the 1950s, into lives that are haunted by the demons of a recent past. It's a story of friendship and things left unsaid, personified above all by Mr. Daldry, an unforgettable character who is as passionate as he is restrained, as serious as he is funny, as reliable as he is surprising. "One of Marc Levy's best novels to date.' - Le Figaro "Another success for Marc Levy.' - L'Express