Accidental Happiness

Accidental Happiness Someone once told me that groupings of objects should be displayed in threes Three provides both tension and balance among items of varying size and heft My sister s accident made me an only child my

  • Title: Accidental Happiness
  • Author: Jean Reynolds Page
  • ISBN: 9780345462183
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback
  • Someone once told me that groupings of objects should be displayed in threes Three provides both tension and balance among items of varying size and heft My sister s accident made me an only child my husband s accident made me a widow Part of me will always believe that Angel was the third, the one that left me with hope.After her husband s unexpected death at the ageSomeone once told me that groupings of objects should be displayed in threes Three provides both tension and balance among items of varying size and heft My sister s accident made me an only child my husband s accident made me a widow Part of me will always believe that Angel was the third, the one that left me with hope.After her husband s unexpected death at the age of thirty six, Gina Melrose becomes a live aboard on his boat, docked at a marina in coastal South Carolina, near the home she and Ben once shared In this temporary, borrowed existence on the water, she settles into numb survival But Gina finds her life taking yet another dramatic turn late one night when a woman named Reese disrupts her quiet world With Reese comes a daughter a charming girl named Angel After a rough start, Gina realizes that, strange as it may seem, she s drawn to both Reese and Angel Their sudden appearance shatters the stillness and Gina is remade She is fascinated by Reese, who seems both invincible and vulnerable and whose past may hold the key to Gina s future Gina begins to realize that for the first time since Ben s death, she s getting her senses back As both pain and joy reenter her world, Gina discovers that she is able to accept feeling in order to live fully once But the biggest surprise for Gina is her relationship with Angel After the painful loss of her sister during childhood, Gina had decided that she would never have children of her own Struggling through conflicted emotions, Gina s finds her life unexpectedly transformed by the precocious little girl who may be Ben s daughter This tender, poignant novel movingly explores the bonds of family and the resilience of hope In the accomplished tradition of the novels of Elizabeth Berg and Anita Shreve, Jean Reynolds Page s Accidental Happiness is a lyrical, enthralling drama unafraid to examine complex relationships with a clear eye and an honest heart.From the Hardcover edition.

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    1. Gina Melrose is still recovering from the shocking death of her husband, Ben, when Ben's first wife, Reese, and her daughter, Angel, make an unexpected appearance in her life. Angel may or may not be Ben's daughter, and Gina - who has never wanted children, due to her lingering ambivalence and guilt over her dead younger sister, Elise - has to work though her feelings about that possibility. Reese arrives in fairly desperate straits, and with other secrets in addition to her daughter's paternity [...]


    2. I actually only got to around Chapter 10 before I gave up on the book. I liked the plot and I was interested in finding the answers to all the questions the characters had, but I couldn't stand the language. I lost track of how many times the F word was used -- not to mention all the other poor langauage -- and I found it completely unnecessary. The story would have been great without it. If poor language bothers you, unfortuntately I would recommend that you not bother with this particular book [...]




    3. Grieving the loss of her husband who died in an accident Gina Melrose finds unexpected events bring people into her life that bring her "accidental happiness". As the author states it is"strange how terrible things can sometimes open doors as well as close them". Family can be sometimes be made up up the people you least expect. Out of the deepest sadness, hope emerges and begins to heal.


    4. An entertaining book, but not super deep. The part of the plot I liked is probing into how the widowed woman decides to treat her dead husband's ex-wife. I wonder if all of us would be that generous or compassionate with an ex-wife in trouble. I do love how the main character also must grapple with her feelings about having children. In the past, she had decided not to have any children, but now must re-think her choices.The part of the book I didn't like was the new romance for the recent widow [...]


    5. This is one of those people-in-weird-situation books. Gina is a 33 year old widow, too stunned by grief and living on her husband's boat. Late one night she hears someone board the boat and in a panic, fires her gun. The "intruders" turn out to be Reese, her husband's ex-wife and Angel, an Reese's 8 year old daughter. Angel takes a bullet in the shoulder and suddenly the widow's and the ex-wife's lives become entwined. This was a very gripping book, and I didn't see coming the even weirder situa [...]


    6. I was disappointed in this book. The character development was thin and inconsistent. The story was unbelievable, with medical problems invented by the author that do not exist. Certainly more research could have been done on the medical side to make the story more possible. The character of Maxine was a blip in the story, yet she was pivotal in the final chapter. Unfortunately, since the reader only gets a skeleton of an idea about her, the reader is left confused about Maxine's final action. I [...]


    7. Gina Melrose is trying to pull her life back together after the sudden death of her husband Ben at the age of 36. She becomes a "live-aboard" on his boat in a marina in coastal SC near the home they once shared. She is just starting to come to grips with the changes in her life when things take another dramatic turn with the arrival of a woman named Reese and her daughter Angel. Gina is surprised to find out how they intersect with her life and even more surprised to find out how much she is dra [...]


    8. This book was such a disappointment after I'd picked it up at the used bookstore based on good reviews. I don't think I made it past page 25 or so because of the horrible language. I am not a prude and I get that it's necessary to use certain words to portray characters in certain ways (education level, their anger, fear, etc.) but all three of the first adult characters we meet in this book, in my mind, are all portrayed poorly due to the constant use of one or two foul words. I'll not pick up [...]


    9. Accidental Happiness is about a woman,Gina, who just lost her husband in a sudden freak accident. Gina is having a hard time coping when her life is suddenly interrupted by her husban's x-wife and her young child. The amazing aprt is that this unwelcome "visit" from them is just what Gina needs to start the healing process.In the end the point of the book is that happiness can be found in unusal places/ways and that "family" isn't always family in the convential sense.


    10. This book was good. It has a lovable cast of characters who each have issues in their past that helps to define how they deal with life today. As I was reading, I was predicting the ending, and it was different than what I thought. I found myself thinking that none of these characters acted as a real person would, so as much as they were lovable, their actions were sort of hard to believe. If only the world was that good!


    11. I thought the premise of this book sounded interesting: Happiness often comes not in the way one might expect or look for, but perhaps totally unexpected, as if by "accident." Other than that and the bent of the major character to go forward and believe the best in a hard situation, I cannot recommend the book; it has too many uses of bad language and sexual situations that mar the content. The characters would not have been less "developed" to have left out the expletives or specifics.


    12. Interesting plot twist near the end. And the romance was a little idealistic, with a too-perfect boy friend for one of the main characters. But the MS thread hit close to home for me. I like the way this author is able to weave together so many subplots. And her resolutions are feel-good and warm, with hope that left me wanting more.


    13. This is a beautiful book where grief and joy and loss and new possibilities all mingle, a book you want to last just a little longer even though all the plot elements have at least a hinted-at resolution. I love the idea that we can make discoveries in our present that seem to change the past--at least let us shake off our resentments and fears.


    14. this book was just lovelya complex, sometimes messy family dynamic really enjoyed the author's style and the character developmentIt seems like the new thing in fiction is two points of view in alternating chapters. But in this case it works. Gina is in first person and Reese is in 3rd person so it doesn't feel as jumbled or confusing as it sometimes can.


    15. More like a 2.5 stars. Reminded me of a Lifetime movie, with the exception of some of the twists. Can't say that I really liked Gina or Reese. I don't think I would have made any of the same decisions Gina made if I were in this situation, starting with whole opening scene. The writing was not bad, but there were a few scenes that probably could have been left out completely.


    16. I like the title & the premise that happiness is often accidental, that it can't be 'found' necessarily. That sometimes, when we let life happen, fantastic things happen that we could never have imagined.if we stay open to possibilities & let go of preconceived notions. Maybe I got more out of it than some would ;o)


    17. This would make a sappy hallmark movie but I still liked it. Gina is a young widow wallowing in her grief when her husband's flaky ex-wife shows up with an 8 year old daughter who could be her husband's child; and she finds out that her husband had been meeting the ex and the child right before his death. It's a good story.


    18. This story was told from two points of view. A widow of a man who had died in a tragic accident and his ex-wife. I really didn't take a liking to either woman - each was so self-involved. And the story took numerous unbelievable turns - it just rang false. The ending was just too neat, too.


    19. Interesting change of pace from many of today's books. It had romance, but it also had many other life experiences, which could have different consequences if any one little detail had been handled differently.


    20. This is a pretty good story, I started reading it and only got a chapter in it didn't have me hooked at the time. About a month later I picked it back up and finished it. Not one of my top reads but still pretty good.


    21. I enjoyed this book. It is about a two women who were both married to the same man at different times, but this man dies. They hate eachother at first, but then the story takes an interesting twist and I honestly couldn't put it down towards the end.


    22. A man's widow and his ex-wife forge a family of sorts following some dallying with younger men and endless heart-to-heart discussions. There's a cute kid and two awesomely cool older women, too, making it all a bit more bearable.


    23. ISBN: 1415917973ISBN-13: 9781415917978This is a story about a widow who has her husband's first wife appear at her door. The story is told from the perspective of both women as the book progresses. Gina tries to figure out why Reese has appeared, and what her agenda is.


    24. Got about 25-30 pages in and had to stop. The language was horrible for me. I can actually deal with the "F" word, but when they start throwing around "J.C." as every-other-word, I am DONE!!I would not recommend this book to anyone!


    25. this is the good book I really enjoyed the premise of the story. I like the characters and the plot development and how you have to figure out some aspects of the story. some questionable language that the author could of left out of the story.


    26. I put this book off from finishing reading it for sometime, but when I did finish it, I was pleased to find how touching the story was about mental illness with dellusion and how a happiness comes to play in the end.


    27. "I saw this book in a book store in Port Townsend. I wrote the name down and went online (WiFi in the hotel) to my library and placed a hold. Two days after I got home it was ready for me to pick up. :-)So far I am enjoying it and find myself wanting to listen to it (it



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