My Kind of Happy by Cathy Bramley – Book Review

Title: My Kind of Happy

Author: Cathy Bramley

Genre: Fiction

Publisher: Orion

Publication Date: 4th March 2021

Rating: 4/5



‘I think flowers are sunshine for the soul.’

Flowers have always made Fearne smile. She treasures the memories of her beloved grandmother’s floristry and helping her to arrange beautiful blooms that brought such joy to their recipients.

But ever since a family tragedy a year ago, Fearne has been searching for her own contentment. When a chance discovery inspires her to start a happiness list, it seems that Fearne might just have found her answer…

Sometimes the scariest path can be the most rewarding. So is Fearne ready to take the risk and step into the unknown? And what kind of happiness might she find if she does?


Sometimes you just really want to read a book that fills you with warmth and joy – My Kind of Happy is that kind of book. The story follows Fearne, a woman grieving the tragic death of her brother. After discovering something he left behind, Fearne decides to try and truly find what makes her happy and begins a happiness list.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I felt so much empathy for Fearne, who at the start of My Kind of Happy is struggling to feel any joy after losing a brother she was extremely close to. She is relatable and easy to root for throughout. In fact, the whole cast of characters are brilliant. My Kind of Happy is full of interesting and engaging supporting players, my favourite of which is of course Scamp the dog! Fearne finds the inspiration for making her life what she wants it to be in her love of flowers, a love she inherited from her grandmother. This new endeavour leads to meeting new friends and possibly a new love. This book is, at its core, an uplifting and sensitive exploration of what makes life worth living. It’s about finding your happiness for yourself and if you are looking for a lovely relaxing read then My Kind of Happy is a great choice!

I kindly received a copy of the book from the publisher. My review is entirely my own honest opinion.

2 thoughts on “My Kind of Happy by Cathy Bramley – Book Review

  1. Emer @alittlehazebookblog says:

    Sometimes we really do need these uplifting, feel good reads. I’ve read a few books with chronically ill main characters recently and it’s put me into quite a funk about reading because I got waaaaaay too introspective 😅 Something like this book might just be the type of read I need. Lovely review Christine 💛💖❤️


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