I Wish You Happy

I Wish You Happy

Kerry Anne King / Jun 18, 2019

I Wish You Happy Told with warmth and wit I Wish You Happy explores the sometimes dark complexity of relationships the transformative power of friendship and the magic of hope Rescuing abandoned animals is easier fo

  • Title: I Wish You Happy
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  • Told with warmth and wit, I Wish You Happy explores the sometimes dark complexity of relationships, the transformative power of friendship and the magic of hope.Rescuing abandoned animals is easier for Rae than attempting relationships with people According to her therapist, she lacks a dimmer switch her energy is either full intensity on or off Lately, she s been opting Told with warmth and wit, I Wish You Happy explores the sometimes dark complexity of relationships, the transformative power of friendship and the magic of hope.Rescuing abandoned animals is easier for Rae than attempting relationships with people According to her therapist, she lacks a dimmer switch her energy is either full intensity on or off Lately, she s been opting for off.But the switch flips back on when Rae s car collides with a cyclist, leaving the rider fighting for her life After discovering the crash was a suicide attempt, Rae invites the victim emotionally and physically fragile Kat into her home Soon, Rae finds herself opening up, not just to friendship but also to the possibility of love with Cole, the crisis worker assigned to Kat s case.However, Kat s pain threatens to overshadow Rae as their codependent friendship deepens When disaster strikes again, Rae is desperate to help Kat heal, but the plan backfires, putting at risk Rae s tenuous connections and forcing her to confront the most difficult challenge of all embracing her own happiness Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBound Or buy for Published by Lake Union Publishing More Details Edition Language English Other Editions 4 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about I Wish You Happy, please sign up

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her therapist when the therapist says something demeaning about Rae s dead pet rat If there s one thing I understand and which makes me relate it s someone being sad about the death of a beloved pet and how hurtful it can be when others don t understand.From that moment on I was invested in what happened to Rae and I wanted her to be happy.Rae is a very sensitive person who is trying very hard to survive in a world that s often too hard for her I recognized the need to want to do the right thing, but not always having the energy for it And Rae is taking it a step further she feels responsible for the happiness and well being of others and thinks her own happiness is less important.This observation and the above blurb may make you think this is a very serious book But although it certainly is about serious issues this book is fun and heartwarming as well Remember the the dead rat I loved the storyline that dealt with the aftermath of his passing It was awesome, funny and touching.As the story unfolds Rae gets forced to make important decisions for herself and she learns a lot about herself, the people around her, and what friendship should be about I will tell you that this book made me laugh, sniffle, grumble, and smile If you like Contemporary Fiction or if you are usually on the fence, like me I can really recommend this book It s a wonderful read flag 6 likesLike see review Jun 04, 2017 Patricia Sands rated it it was amazing A rollercoaster ride from beginning to end I couldn t put this book down as I held on for dear life with my escalating emotions King writes articulate, exciting, sensitive prose that is an absolute pleasure to read I felt fortunate to read an ARC with no pressure for a review By the time I was partway through, I couldn t wait to share my thoughts flag 5 likesLike see review Jun 05, 2017 Kay Bratt rated it it was amazing Depicting the depth of human frailty yet framing it within a picture of hope, I Wish You Happy pulls you in as you root for the flawed, yet intoxicating characters to reach a satisfying conclusion of healing King s writing is impeccable and her knowledge and exploration of depression and how it affects those it touches makes this a story that everyone will connect with flag 5 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 10, 2017 Malou rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley, 2017, chick lit, star 4 So good Such a lighthearted, warm and funny story about mental health and how none of us are really normal Every character came with their own little bit of mad It could have been sad, or a bit gruesome even but somehow managed to be the opposite Our main person, Rea, really grew throughout the book.r a while I wanted to sink with the amount of other people s problems and emotions that she was taking aboard, but she copped on It s a story about a girl that tends to take on shit, stray So good Such a lighthearted, warm and funny story about mental health and how none of us are really normal Every character came with their own little bit of mad It could have been sad, or a bit gruesome even but somehow managed to be the opposite Our main person, Rea, really grew throughout the book.r a while I wanted to sink with the amount of other people s problems and emotions that she was taking aboard, but she copped on It s a story about a girl that tends to take on shit, stray animals, people, you name it, but it makes it hard for her to have normal relationships, always trying to fix, exhausting herself She takes on a girl who tried to kill herself by cycling in front of her car and through this event, new people come in to her life and she starts to change The only thing I didn t enjoy was how the romance bit was building and building and then Poof, It was dismissed in a they lived happy ever after sum up Disappointing, as so much could have been used there, why was it rushed I am on such a roll on my book shelf about people , some really good stuff coming my way and this is up there with favourite releases of the year flag 4 likesLike see review Jun 04, 2017 Barbara Sissel rated it it was amazing It s the horrible accident that forms the backbone of the plot at the beginning of I WISH YOU HAPPY that will take your breath and have you turning the pages The hook has a vivid, ripped from the headlines vibe, one that will have you wondering what you would do, how you would respond in a similar situation But there are so many other treasures to find in this story as it unfolds From the warm, deeply human and relatable characters to the heartbreaking and complex situation they find themselv It s the horrible accident that forms the backbone of the plot at the beginning of I WISH YOU HAPPY that will take your breath and have you turning the pages The hook has a vivid, ripped from the headlines vibe, one that will have you wondering what you would do, how you would respond in a similar situation But there are so many other treasures to find in this story as it unfolds From the warm, deeply human and relatable characters to the heartbreaking and complex situation they find themselves in, this is a novel to savor, one you will be sorry to see end Sometimes funny and often very wise and poignant, I WISH YOU HAPPY is a reading journey you do not want to miss flag 4 likesLike see review Jul 08, 2017 Susan Peterson rated it it was amazing review of another edition Finding HappinessI Wish You Happy is a heartfelt book, a story that exudes warmth and feelings The characters in this book are quirky, genuine, and a bit tortured they are all searching not only for their own happiness but also for the happiness of the people they love Although parts of this book are very dark, there is also such a spirit of hope and optimism I loved the relationships in this booknone of them easyrents and children, husbands and wives, a blossoming love, and friends Finding HappinessI Wish You Happy is a heartfelt book, a story that exudes warmth and feelings The characters in this book are quirky, genuine, and a bit tortured they are all searching not only for their own happiness but also for the happiness of the people they love Although parts of this book are very dark, there is also such a spirit of hope and optimism I loved the relationships in this booknone of them easyrents and children, husbands and wives, a blossoming love, and friendshipsall of them portrayed with true emotionsanger, love, disappointment, affection, and passion flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 21, 2017 Sally Lindsay briggs rated it liked it This was a free and Kindle giveaway It s all about a nurse who takes a suicidal girl under her wing The characters are only a little believable The plot moves at a snail s pace but it does give the reader yards and yards of hope We can all use a lot of that flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 25, 2017 Rena Kelinson Skoog rated it really liked it review of another edition I won this book in Kindle format from a giveaway on The book exceeded the expectations I had for it I love the main character Rae and that she is helping others and finds out who she really is and what she wants out of life flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 04, 2018 Cayla rated it really liked it This was a pleasant surprise I found myself not wanting to put this down thank goodness for the holiday extra reading time I seem to be on a warm hearted, hopeful reading kick at the moment Digging In, by Loretta Nyhan comes to mind and this story was no exception I really liked the heroine, Rae, and her journey to accepting that who she is is enough And while there were a lot of tough subjects moments in this book, there was always hope view spoiler Also, can I say I am loving the This was a pleasant surprise I found myself not wanting to put this down thank goodness for the holiday extra reading time I seem to be on a warm hearted, hopeful reading kick at the moment Digging In, by Loretta Nyhan comes to mind and this story was no exception I really liked the heroine, Rae, and her journey to accepting that who she is is enough And while there were a lot of tough subjects moments in this book, there was always hope view spoiler Also, can I say I am loving the whole sensitive strong hero that sneaks up on the heorine and loves her for the way she is Also in Digging In 100% on board with that hide spoiler.Loved the relationships and the kittens and the message of hope and friendship Could have done without the orbs , though little too new agey for me There is power in knowing you are loved and accepted for who you are, and surrounding yourself with people who build you up as well as aren t afraid to call you out, and this book shows that flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 07, 2017 Agnes BeaderBubbe rated it really liked it Rae runs into Kat literallyKat is bicycling and turns into Rae s car getting run over Somehow she survives and Rae feels guilty Kat was trying to commit suicide or so she thinksd then takes on the responsibility of getting her well But Rae bites off than she can chew between working at the home where elderly people need her attention and opening up her home to Kat who is so dependent on her it all becomes too much that combination along with very little sleep leaves R Rae runs into Kat literallyKat is bicycling and turns into Rae s car getting run over Somehow she survives and Rae feels guilty Kat was trying to commit suicide or so she thinksd then takes on the responsibility of getting her well But Rae bites off than she can chew between working at the home where elderly people need her attention and opening up her home to Kat who is so dependent on her it all becomes too much that combination along with very little sleep leaves Rae spread out very thin.When Kat attempts another suicide try it is time for Rae to do something about all of this responsibility she took on, along with her feelings for Cole, a crises worker helping her with Kat The book was interesting but dragged in certain places.but I needed to see what the outcome was in the end flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 18, 2017 Sally Lindsay briggs rated it liked it review of another edition A book of hopeThis was A free and Kindle giveaway It is all about a nurse who takes a suicidal girl under her wing The characters are kind of believable, the plot moves at a snails pace but it does give the reader yards and yards of hope We can ALL use that flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 12, 2017 Alicia rated it it was amazing I Wish You Happy by Kerry Anne King Rae has dreams and ideas of where she would like to be and how she would like things to be Others have visions of where they want her to go Yet setting others straight and getting from where she is to following her dreams will put her on a journey she least expects From suddenly ending counseling after years because her therapist is no longer helping or feels authentic to never being able to bury Oscar meeting both a woman in the most horrible way who w I Wish You Happy by Kerry Anne King Rae has dreams and ideas of where she would like to be and how she would like things to be Others have visions of where they want her to go Yet setting others straight and getting from where she is to following her dreams will put her on a journey she least expects From suddenly ending counseling after years because her therapist is no longer helping or feels authentic to never being able to bury Oscar meeting both a woman in the most horrible way who will teach her great lessons in a not so positive way to figuring out what she does and doesn t like about her job as a nurse for the elderly to meeting a man and his grandmother who do start to teach her positive and wonderful life lessons.Kerry Anne King uses her background in nursing and mental health to write write a dynamic and authentic novel that will resonate with every reader at some point or another The characters are extremely well written You will not only empathize with them, but truly feel as if you are them The plot is so well defined that nothing gets missed Not even the most minor nuance Rae is a wonderful character who has yet to find her true passion and purpose in life, yet she is always finding ways to wish happiness upon others, be it directly by saying, I wish you happy, or indirectly through stone skipping at her favorite wishing section of the beach She learns how prayer and wishing can be related and different She also comes to better understand why she can relate to others moods so well She is an empath While there is a whole spectrum upon which empaths lie, Rae is just learning what it means for her and how to address it What is about Rae and not about Rae is something she determines in situations which she feels overwhelming or confusing It is a hard lesson, but she is dead set on learning it and implementing it Rae has several coping skills to deal with all the negative stuff she picks up from others, but her main one is rescuing animals Her love for them all is vibrantly clear, even when she is barely able to function Through her own exploration of how to move forward in her life, how to address the issues of being an empath, and what means most to her, she does find her passion and a way to follow her dream, while staying true to those parts of herself she has always appreciated A moving novel that will take you places you want to go and don t want to go as Rae makes her journey from where she initially is introduced to us to where the novel ends Trust me, you will be glad that you did And quite happy at what you learn about yourself along the way, as well A definite must read I wish you happy on your journey, with Rae and within yourself Buy Link for I Wish You Happy Link for Closer Home Any links in this review may be affiliate links They may result in a small commission for me at no expense to you flag Like see review Aug 06, 2017 Kristin rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves giveaways 3.5ish stars I received I Wish You Happy as a giveaway Now that I ve read it, I look at the cover and wonder what they were thinking It s pretty incongruous with the book No one in this book is skipping through any freaking fields.Anywho, I enjoyed this book overall It was a fairly quick read and it held my attention for the most part It starts out with Rae who is having a hell of a bad day One of her pets has died and then later when she s driving, a suicidal woman, Kat Katya, 3.5ish stars I received I Wish You Happy as a giveaway Now that I ve read it, I look at the cover and wonder what they were thinking It s pretty incongruous with the book No one in this book is skipping through any freaking fields.Anywho, I enjoyed this book overall It was a fairly quick read and it held my attention for the most part It starts out with Rae who is having a hell of a bad day One of her pets has died and then later when she s driving, a suicidal woman, Kat Katya, on a bike throws herself in front of her car At first, she doesn t realize that it s a suicide attempt and she bucks against everyone s assertions that this woman is suicidal And in her guilt, she latches onto the woman and begins visiting her and eventually agrees to take her in when they threaten to commit her Rae was a conundrum for me because at times she seemed terrible naive, and at other times, she seemed like she knew what she was doing.Kat is a manipulative liar and Rae really gets in over her head I kept wondering how she wasn t angry when she realized that this woman had thrown herself in front of her car on purpose To ruin someone else s life while trying to take your own And then to make them feel bad about itgood lord Imagine if that really happened, even if the person didn t die Having to live with the memories of running someone over with your car That would haunt anyone for the rest of their life Whereas I would have been angry once I realized, Rae still felt guilt even though there was nothing she could have done.For that and other reasons, it was frustrating to read at times Watching someone else, especially someone so naive at times , be emotionally abused and manipulated is never easy But it seemed to redeem itself quickly right when I was on the verge of some heavy sighing and eye rolling I kept reading because I was invested I was curious about what was going to happen to Kat, if Rae would wise up and kick her out, what the future held for Rae in all of her wishy washiness It definitely had my attention.I give it 3 stars instead of 4 for it s emotional yo yo ing as well as it s overall lack of focus There was a lot going on a lot that happened in the span of only 300 pages It s not all dark and gloom There are some bright spots, but you re definitely dealing with some heavy themes in this book So prepare yourself flag Like see review May 26, 2018 Sandy rated it it was amazing review of another edition You know when people talk all crazy like they went to see this awesome movie and they start to tell you all about it, but you have no idea what they are talking about Well, let me tell you about this movie I just saw called I Wish You Happy It s about a girl who feels everything, like an empath She gets tangled up with some chick on a bike Then there s this gorgeous hunk of a man who may be the one who can breach the walls around her heart And then there are these adorable newborn kittens You know when people talk all crazy like they went to see this awesome movie and they start to tell you all about it, but you have no idea what they are talking about Well, let me tell you about this movie I just saw called I Wish You Happy It s about a girl who feels everything, like an empath She gets tangled up with some chick on a bike Then there s this gorgeous hunk of a man who may be the one who can breach the walls around her heart And then there are these adorable newborn kittens just waiting for someone to love them Ok, too cheesy Maybe But seriously, this story transported me to a comfy, cushiony seat at the local movie theater I could almost smell the buttery over priced popcorn.On the serious side, the words in this book have come together perfectly to craft a story of life s uncertainties The state of one s mental health is fluid We all have our good days and bad days Some people are able to work through their bad days with instinctual coping mechanisms Others need the help of others through counselling and medication Then there are those who have reached rock bottom Society is becoming aware of the vastness of mental instability but hasn t yet learned to read the signs of those desperate souls The indicators may be as subtle as a minute shift in habit or personality, or as obvious as buying a gun or simply disappearing within themselves Help is available If living in the now is too difficult, try living for the promise of a better tomorrow Suicide is never the answer flag Like see review Nov 02, 2018 Lael Braday rated it it was amazing Rae s a screwup according to Rae To her family and friends, she spreads herself too thin and holds unrealistic expectations for herself When you don t even fit into your own family, it s hard to feel at home anywhere Plus, peopling is hard animals are easier Then a woman jerks her bike in front of Rae s car the thump and bump of driving over a human drives Rae to feel responsible for her, though eyewitnesses say she couldn t have avoided hitting her The mysteriously damaged woman and a hou Rae s a screwup according to Rae To her family and friends, she spreads herself too thin and holds unrealistic expectations for herself When you don t even fit into your own family, it s hard to feel at home anywhere Plus, peopling is hard animals are easier Then a woman jerks her bike in front of Rae s car the thump and bump of driving over a human drives Rae to feel responsible for her, though eyewitnesses say she couldn t have avoided hitting her The mysteriously damaged woman and a houseful of pre weaned kittens overwhelms Rae The romantic interest introduces her to his new agey gran, who explains Rae to herself, guiding her onto a healthier path This is a wonderful story of the complexities of life, the importance of connecting with others, and how everyone must find their own way, not to mention that communication is key King s writing draws you in and wraps you in a big, fluffy blanket of ambiguities, yet dear reader leaves her work somehow better equipped to traverse these gray areas King s talent makes the words disappear as the story flows through the reader, while letting us know that often others see us clearly than we can see ourselves Highly recommended My joy was in receiving this ebook in a giveaway Check out King s work on her website, where you can find links to purchase her books flag Like see review Jul 09, 2018 Donna rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves read 2018 This story moves slow In the beginning I asked myself why I was still reading this book I didn t really feel like there was a point to anything at all and I was just watching a clip of someone s life But I kept reading because unless a book is absolutely horrendous, I won t quit reading it Overall, I m glad I didn t quit reading because I think this book highlights mental health really well We all need to take care of ourselves and this book gently reminds you to The main character is Ra This story moves slow In the beginning I asked myself why I was still reading this book I didn t really feel like there was a point to anything at all and I was just watching a clip of someone s life But I kept reading because unless a book is absolutely horrendous, I won t quit reading it Overall, I m glad I didn t quit reading because I think this book highlights mental health really well We all need to take care of ourselves and this book gently reminds you to The main character is Rae, who is a huge hot mess She gets along better with animals than people and is socially awkward She ends up running over a suicidal woman on a bike on her way to bury to her dead pet rat I told you she s a little awkward She ends up going to the hospital to check on the woman she ran over She feels so much guilt over what happened with Kat, the woman she ran over, and blurts out that for her recovery she can stay with her The guilt hit her so strong even though there was no way she could have prevented it and she wants to help her She starts to have a flirty relationship with Cole, Kat s therapist, and he ends up planning a memorial service for her dead rat What It s an excuse for the party Kat is the only drama in this book, that is unless you count Rae going back and forth in her head on what she s doing with her life She is an empath so she takes on the emotional load of everyone around her She was seeing a therapist but stopped because, well, let s be honest, she couldn t handle her any, but, she didn t seem to help her out anyway Rae does seem to find a way to detach herself from other people and grows in the book Kat becomes a liability and Rae FINALLY puts her foot down She stands up for herself and will not let herself be taken advantage of with her kindness any It was nice to see that It was also nice to see how important our mental health can be and how serious we should take it Rae felt guilty and blame for Kat when, in reality, she needed to be giving her tough love from the very beginning It was never anything Rae did and I think she finally sees that light It helps her to have Cole by her side and she gets some great advice from his grandmother When Cole s grandmother enters the book, she is filled with understanding and compassion Rae s therapist didn t necessarily have that It is important to be able to talk to someone openly that you trust and I think the underlying message in this novel was just that Overall, I give this book a 4 I would really give it a 3.5 and well, that rounds up to 4 I teetered between a 3 and 4 but the second half of the book is solid and I was dying to see where her and Cole went I also had to see what happened with Kat and if Rae would grow a pair It s an easy read If it lands on your lap it ll pass some time flag Like see review Dec 20, 2018 Angie rated it it was amazing review of another edition Really Enjoyed It is rare that a book is successful in keeping me engaged and interested while having characters that are humanistic For me the main character was well developed and very relatable and a welcome change from the predictable storylines and perfect characters that I find in many books I loved the addition of a flamboyant secondary character, that is not necessarily essential to the storyline, but adds interest and dimension to Rae s life story and experiences Perhaps the thing Really Enjoyed It is rare that a book is successful in keeping me engaged and interested while having characters that are humanistic For me the main character was well developed and very relatable and a welcome change from the predictable storylines and perfect characters that I find in many books I loved the addition of a flamboyant secondary character, that is not necessarily essential to the storyline, but adds interest and dimension to Rae s life story and experiences Perhaps the thing I liked the most about this book is the personality of Rae, and her internal, and sometimes external, sarcastic sense of humor While mental health struggles are an important part of this story, I like that it wasn t all doom and gloom or sensationalized in any way The characters all felt like regular people with typical jobs, who try to do the best they can to work through their challenges and sometimes learn to embrace them I would read again flag Like see review Dec 28, 2018 Tammy Roberson rated it really liked it review of another edition Don t we all hope to get to a point in life to wish everyone happy , and hold no grudges, not be vengeful or hateful.Some of the topics in this story include co dependency, feelings of having to live up to other people s expectations, and suicide After writing that, I think this sounds like a horrible book review But really, it s a lot about me.The main character wishes she had a dimmer switch, to be able to tone down other people s emotion that she cannot help but sense and then feel respons Don t we all hope to get to a point in life to wish everyone happy , and hold no grudges, not be vengeful or hateful.Some of the topics in this story include co dependency, feelings of having to live up to other people s expectations, and suicide After writing that, I think this sounds like a horrible book review But really, it s a lot about me.The main character wishes she had a dimmer switch, to be able to tone down other people s emotion that she cannot help but sense and then feel responsible for.There are parts of the book I don t much care for It seemed that section about Orbs was an unnecessary tangent.The section about causing watches electronics to fail, was an added bit of science fiction that was not fully developed or needed.Overall, I enjoyed this book and work recommend it I also think th follow up questions would be good for book clubs flag Like see review Jul 29, 2017 Susan Gromis rated it really liked it Kerry Anne King presents the heartwarming narrative of what happens when an empath someone who feels the emotions of everyone around her collides literally with a damaged, suicidal woman Rae Elizabeth Leila yes, this is explained in the story is driving home from work one day when Kat, a bicyclist with an attitude, is riding alongside Rae s car Rae is distracted only for a second but in that second Kat and the bicycle disappear and Rae hears and feels a large crunch as her car has o Kerry Anne King presents the heartwarming narrative of what happens when an empath someone who feels the emotions of everyone around her collides literally with a damaged, suicidal woman Rae Elizabeth Leila yes, this is explained in the story is driving home from work one day when Kat, a bicyclist with an attitude, is riding alongside Rae s car Rae is distracted only for a second but in that second Kat and the bicycle disappear and Rae hears and feels a large crunch as her car has obviously run over somethingor someone I Wish You Happy follows the characters as they try to rebuild their lives, find happiness and build relationships while healing themselves There are quite a few quirky, enjoyable characters in the story, and I found most of them likable Despite the initial subject matter, the story is one of redemption and seeking happiness, and I recommend it flag Like see review Aug 29, 2017 Carla Suto rated it really liked it Kerry Anne King s, I WISH YOU HAPPY, is a poignant story of the complexity of relationships, the power of friendship and family and the hopeful journey towards emotional healing I was happy to have won a signed copy from the author The story is sometimes sad, but it portrays warmth and humor, too The characters, each with their own flaws and frailties, are likable and relatable as they navigate the heartbreaking and complicated situations that bring them together Despite some of the serious Kerry Anne King s, I WISH YOU HAPPY, is a poignant story of the complexity of relationships, the power of friendship and family and the hopeful journey towards emotional healing I was happy to have won a signed copy from the author The story is sometimes sad, but it portrays warmth and humor, too The characters, each with their own flaws and frailties, are likable and relatable as they navigate the heartbreaking and complicated situations that bring them together Despite some of the serious underlying themes of the book, like depression and suicide, there is a wishful optimism that keeps the reader rooting for the characters to each find their own happiness in the end I enjoyed this book and now look forward to reading Kerry Anne King s previous novel, Closer Home flag Like see review Jul 04, 2018 Shari Ring Wolf rated it really liked it review of another edition 4.5 StarzGood book Describes life of Empath well The half star is due to the inevitable drag that happens in books and stories where main characters are introverted Most of the story becomes thought processes which can slow the story down to ho hum Once the main character wised up to her houseguest the story took off I always wonder how much authors of books about mental health counseling take liberty with ethics and confidentiality for ease of storytelling At least this author has the 4.5 StarzGood book Describes life of Empath well The half star is due to the inevitable drag that happens in books and stories where main characters are introverted Most of the story becomes thought processes which can slow the story down to ho hum Once the main character wised up to her houseguest the story took off I always wonder how much authors of books about mental health counseling take liberty with ethics and confidentiality for ease of storytelling At least this author has the grace to mention such violations I loved many of the nuanced bits of wisdom underlining the story Kindness, being who you are despite labelsfocusing on how you best serve the world So much of this story will stay with me for a long time flag Like see review Nov 03, 2018 Carole Ann Atheis rated it it was amazing review of another edition I always think a great book is one you find hard to put down, captivates your attention and you find yourself thinking about after you ve finished it This book about Rae and how she faced the difficulties she encountered is all of these things The characterisation was well done and succinct and I felt I knew them all well The book contained some unusual events and I learnt a few things, some as bizarre as what an empath is and how to look after tiny kittens to keep them alive I really wish t I always think a great book is one you find hard to put down, captivates your attention and you find yourself thinking about after you ve finished it This book about Rae and how she faced the difficulties she encountered is all of these things The characterisation was well done and succinct and I felt I knew them all well The book contained some unusual events and I learnt a few things, some as bizarre as what an empath is and how to look after tiny kittens to keep them alive I really wish there were another book about Rae and what happened when she finally stopped the merrygoround and lived life under her terms I read this book as a relief from my usual suspense books and discovered a little gem Thank you Kerry Anne King flag Like see review Jan 03, 2019 Chantelle Hadden rated it it was amazing When I finished Whisper me This, I decided that I had to read the other two of Kerry Anne King s books I liked Whisper me This enough to be curious about the other two, but I wouldn t say I loved it.But Whisper me This I loved it, and I ve even read it a second time since I loved how read it felt, every moment I loved the detail put into it I loved how frustrated I got with Katya I loved how deeply Rae felt everyone s emotions I loved that Rae s ability was discussed after being named and When I finished Whisper me This, I decided that I had to read the other two of Kerry Anne King s books I liked Whisper me This enough to be curious about the other two, but I wouldn t say I loved it.But Whisper me This I loved it, and I ve even read it a second time since I loved how read it felt, every moment I loved the detail put into it I loved how frustrated I got with Katya I loved how deeply Rae felt everyone s emotions I loved that Rae s ability was discussed after being named and how she dealt with it.And I loved the way the book ended I loved Katya s letter to Rae, and I m really glad Rae s parents accepted her in the end and were willing to pay for Rae s dreams, and not their own.I m writing this review after finishing the third book by Kerry Anne King, and I can honestly say that this one is the best of all three It isn t dragged out, it isn t rushed, and the relationships that form in this book certainly don t feel forced So, if you only want to read one of this author s works Read this one You won t be disappointed flag Like see review Jul 05, 2018 Abbie rated it it was amazing review of another edition LifechangingKerry Anne King blows me away with this novel of hope, love and friendship all wrapped up in a tapestry of grief and everyday struggles The characters are so alive I feel deeply for them and now that I finished the book, feel the need to know that they re going to be okay The great thing about Kings work is 54th hat there is always a deep subplot to her novels that resonates with readers Funniest enough, there are multiple subplots and different reactions but pure entertainment fo LifechangingKerry Anne King blows me away with this novel of hope, love and friendship all wrapped up in a tapestry of grief and everyday struggles The characters are so alive I feel deeply for them and now that I finished the book, feel the need to know that they re going to be okay The great thing about Kings work is 54th hat there is always a deep subplot to her novels that resonates with readers Funniest enough, there are multiple subplots and different reactions but pure entertainment for everyone Read the book, you ll find that I was right flag Like see review Jan 26, 2019 Tina Maxwell rated it really liked it review of another edition Starts dark but ends in the lightThis book was almost sat aside because of the dark, depressing beginning I continued in sheer curiosity of the title I Wish You Happy Thankfully happiness did come It just took too long, in my opinion Depressed people do not do well with depressing reads but the ending was good I also understand that she was sharing the experiences of an Empath And that s the reason for the sadness in this novel The ending was very satisfying to me flag Like see review Jul 07, 2017 Sharon rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves giveaways, fiction I won this book as a giveaway I purchased the audio add on It is not something a would have picked up on my own, but the title was catchy I like the idea of wishing someone happy Empathy is not a strong skill of mine It was interesting to read a book with so much discussion of emotions I came away with a better understanding of how people may fall into depression It was an insightful read exposing me to a different way of viewing others I am glad I read the entire book as it wa I won this book as a giveaway I purchased the audio add on It is not something a would have picked up on my own, but the title was catchy I like the idea of wishing someone happy Empathy is not a strong skill of mine It was interesting to read a book with so much discussion of emotions I came away with a better understanding of how people may fall into depression It was an insightful read exposing me to a different way of viewing others I am glad I read the entire book as it was a wonderful story flag Like see review May 31, 2018 Barbara Murrin rated it it was amazing Extremely Well Written and Engaging Novel Women s Fiction I highly recommend this novel This story was so realistic the characters, the situations, the settings and activities The story not only deals with the topic of suicidal drive, but it also shows that life and family relationships can be complicated and messy It has a humorous element introduced and driven by an old lady who loves to be at the centre of attention to the dismay and disgust of her son.Kerry Anne King who also writes Extremely Well Written and Engaging Novel Women s Fiction I highly recommend this novel This story was so realistic the characters, the situations, the settings and activities The story not only deals with the topic of suicidal drive, but it also shows that life and family relationships can be complicated and messy It has a humorous element introduced and driven by an old lady who loves to be at the centre of attention to the dismay and disgust of her son.Kerry Anne King who also writes fantasy under the name Kerry Schafer is an exceptional author flag Like see review Jul 13, 2017 Laurie rated it it was amazing review of another edition Excellent book in all ways The plot , the writing and the message that comes from this wonderful book is a must read.The main character, Rae who is a nurse and is called an Empath ,cannot understand that we are responsible TO each other, but not FOR each other Rae has always taken on other people, critters, her patients troubles but has never had time for herself When she meets an elderly woman, Rae begins to understand that she is just as an important person as all she has always cared for Excellent book in all ways The plot , the writing and the message that comes from this wonderful book is a must read.The main character, Rae who is a nurse and is called an Empath ,cannot understand that we are responsible TO each other, but not FOR each other Rae has always taken on other people, critters, her patients troubles but has never had time for herself When she meets an elderly woman, Rae begins to understand that she is just as an important person as all she has always cared for and her happiness matters I wish you happy, but the choice to be, is yours flag Like see review Jul 27, 2017 Sally Coles rated it really liked it Rae is someone who always looks after the underdog whether it be people or animals so when in a car accident she knocks a girl off a bike who is trying to commit suicide she gets involved Her biggest problem however is with herself she will look after others but will not allow herself to fall in love.n Kat change all this especially as this brings Kat s social worker Cole into the picture A heart warming book looking at mental health issues in a light manner Kat and Rae help each ot Rae is someone who always looks after the underdog whether it be people or animals so when in a car accident she knocks a girl off a bike who is trying to commit suicide she gets involved Her biggest problem however is with herself she will look after others but will not allow herself to fall in love.n Kat change all this especially as this brings Kat s social worker Cole into the picture A heart warming book looking at mental health issues in a light manner Kat and Rae help each other and with a bit of romance thrown in a good read flag Like see review Oct 31, 2018 BrittanyElizabeth Wilson rated it it was amazing review of another edition WowThis was such a great read After devouring in two days, I now want to wish everyone I meet happy I felt such a connection with sweet, soft hearted Rae What complicated issues this story dealt with suicide, depression, death, relationships and in such a great way I loved the character development and growth that Rae went through as she basically came out of her shell and accepted herself and the people in her life Great read flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no 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      • Kerry Anne King

        Kerry Anne King is the author of the international bestselling novel Closer Home Licensed both as an RN and a Mental Health Counselor, she draws on her experience working in the medical and mental health fields to explore themes of loss, grief, and transformation Kerry lives in a little house in the big woods of the inland northwest with her Viking, three cats, a dog, and a yard full of wild tur Kerry Anne King is the author of the international bestselling novel Closer Home Licensed both as an RN and a Mental Health Counselor, she draws on her experience working in the medical and mental health fields to explore themes of loss, grief, and transformation Kerry lives in a little house in the big woods of the inland northwest with her Viking, three cats, a dog, and a yard full of wild turkey and deer She also writes fantasy and mystery novels as Kerry Schafer


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    1. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I m usually not into Contemporary Fiction, but Kerry Anne King is the alter ego of Kerry Schafer, so I just had to give this book a try.And right in the first few pages Kerry hooked me when Rae gets upset at her therapist when the therapist says something demeaning about Rae s dead pet rat If there s one thing I understand and which makes me relate it s someone being sad about the death of a beloved pet and how hurtf [...]


    2. A rollercoaster ride from beginning to end I couldn t put this book down as I held on for dear life with my escalating emotions King writes articulate, exciting, sensitive prose that is an absolute pleasure to read I felt fortunate to read an ARC with no pressure for a review By the time I was partway through, I couldn t wait to share my thoughts.


    3. Depicting the depth of human frailty yet framing it within a picture of hope, I Wish You Happy pulls you in as you root for the flawed, yet intoxicating characters to reach a satisfying conclusion of healing King s writing is impeccable and her knowledge and exploration of depression and how it affects those it touches makes this a story that everyone will connect with.


    4. So good Such a lighthearted, warm and funny story about mental health and how none of us are really normal Every character came with their own little bit of mad It could have been sad, or a bit gruesome even but somehow managed to be the opposite Our main person, Rea, really grew throughout the book.r a while I wanted to sink with the amount of other people s problems and emotions that she was taking aboard, but she copped on It s a story about a girl that tends to take on shit, stray So good Su [...]


    5. It s the horrible accident that forms the backbone of the plot at the beginning of I WISH YOU HAPPY that will take your breath and have you turning the pages The hook has a vivid, ripped from the headlines vibe, one that will have you wondering what you would do, how you would respond in a similar situation But there are so many other treasures to find in this story as it unfolds From the warm, deeply human and relatable characters to the heartbreaking and complex situation they find themselv It [...]


    6. Finding HappinessI Wish You Happy is a heartfelt book, a story that exudes warmth and feelings The characters in this book are quirky, genuine, and a bit tortured they are all searching not only for their own happiness but also for the happiness of the people they love Although parts of this book are very dark, there is also such a spirit of hope and optimism I loved the relationships in this booknone of them easyrents and children, husbands and wives, a blossoming love, and friends Finding Happ [...]


    7. This was a free and Kindle giveaway It s all about a nurse who takes a suicidal girl under her wing The characters are only a little believable The plot moves at a snail s pace but it does give the reader yards and yards of hope We can all use a lot of that


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