According to Dr. Maggie Maguire, happiness is serious science, as serious as Maggie takes herself. But science can't always account for life's anomalies--for instance, why her fianc dumped her for a silk-scarf acrobat and how the breakup sent Maggie spiraling into an extended ice cream-fueled chick flick binge.Concerned that she might never pull herself out of this nosedive, Maggie's friends book her as a speaker on a "New Year, New You" cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. Maggie wonders if she's qualified to teach others about happiness when she can't muster up any for herself. But when a handsome stranger on board insists that smart women can't ever be happy, Maggie sets out to prove him wrong. Along the way she may discover that happiness has far less to do with the head than with the heart.Filled with memorable characters, snappy dialogue, and touching romance, Kristin Billerbeck's The Theory of Happily Ever After shows that the search for happiness may be futile--because sometimes happiness is already out there searching for you....
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The Theory of Happily Ever After Reviews
This book was fun. I laughed out loud long and hard a time or two. Even though Dr. Maggie Maguire is a happiness scientist, she’s not very happy herself, and this makes her wonder if she’s a fraud. Her friends force her to take a singles’ cruise, not telling her she’s the speaker, to get her out of her funk. While her friends do some amazing things for Maggie, at times they are brutally harsh with her. I found that hard to take. The fact that someone Maggie has just met seems to get her more tha ...more
Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m done. And that just ruined my view on contemporary books.
The Theory Of Happily Ever After, by Kristin Billerbeck.
On Thursday, I got an email from Revell, saying...
"You must post your review on The Theory Of Happily Ever After before the 28th, Monday, Or you'll be kicked out of the program"
[Welllllll....it didn't exactly say that..... XD]
Me: "WHAT!! I HAVEN"T EVEN STARTED IT YET!"
So i got down to reading it.
From the back:
"According to Dr. Maggie Maguire, hap ...more
I really liked the premise of this book. Self-help author falls apart, gets forced on a cruise by her friends, finds love hate with the man of her dreams who has Big Secrets. Seemed very similar to Breathing Room which is a favorite I reread fairly often.
I wish the description of the book had been a little more explicit that it had Christian overtones. It's fine to read when it's done well but the religious themes were wedged in with a fairly heavy hand (jamming a Bible into a character's hand ...more
I absolutely adored The Theory of Happily Ever After from first page to last. Billerbeck’s signature humor made me laugh again and again, and her memorable characters stole my heart. Don’t miss this one!
Some thoughts at page 135: Friends who talked to me like Maggie's do, or who demonstrated the juvenile lack of respect that hers do would no longer be friends.
Just sayin.. .
Particularly since they wangled themselves free cruises by riding on her coattail, using her as their cash cow. Without permission, and by coercion, let me point out.
I'm really kind of blown away by how inappropriate this behavior is--in an inspirational too!
After reading: Man, her friends were unbearable. I would have d ...more
2.5 stars ⭐
I had a love/hate relationship with this book to be completely honest. I think my biggest issue with this book were the characters, unfortunately I felt like most of them were flat and irritating. The main character Maggie complains through the whole book and I mean the whole entire book about her life and has this woe is me attitude that in the beginning was fine but after a while was so repetitive that I simply didn’t care anymore. Her friends were horrible and couldn’t even see wh ...more
I adore Kristin Billerbeck's books, and this book is quintessential Billerbeck! Loved the fun dialogue and the cruise setting. Highly recommend it!
For starters, I will admit that one thing I liked about this book was it discussed the duality of wanting to be a tough, modern woman while also feeling the need to keep secret the fantasies of wanting to be romanced, to be wooed, to fall in love and enjoy it. I admired that big picture effort. However.... I really did not like everything I had to peel back in order to get there, especially since chick lit has never been a top 5 favorite genre for me. Even less so when it has been poorly edited. ...more