A conflict between what the heart desires, and the pursuit of happiness. A young woman leaves her boyfriend, business, family and friends to travel to Australia to meet a grandfather she never knew. He is a bit eccentric...not at all what she envisioned.
Will she find what she is looking for in Sydney, a new an exciting endeavor. Will the life and love she left behind in the States call her back?
An intriguing read with interesting characters. Drama, romance, and a few dilemmas are blended with humor and satire. The author brings an engaging tale and certainly recommend this book with a 5 star rating.
Between Heartbreak and Happiness is an enjoyable, fun and at time emotional story about Jan who is a young woman going through a series of boyfriends. She is looking for love, but after being dumped she decides to never date again. She has been a bit spoiled by her parents so when she finds herself financially deprived, she has to learn to cope by herself. She goes through a lot of changes within herself as she experiences the tougher side of life. It is a pleasure to follow her journey of a spoiled girl to become a much more sensible young woman. It is an excellent read, I love the description of Jan’s character and her friends are also well described. Well recommended.
There's a lot of wealth held by the characters in this book. The fact that the main character's father is referred to as "a professional trust-fund baby" is a phrase I hadn't heard before, but which instantly painted a very clear picture. Considering that the aspiration to make a living is one of the main motivational forces for most people, it's interesting to encounter a narrative where that drive really isn't an issue.
In "Between Heartbreak and Happiness" we follow the adventures of Jan Weston in Australia as she meets her wealthy grandfather and tries to determine whether her boyfriend back in the US is really into her. There's a dreamy, diary effect in this novel and I couldn't help but think a little bit of Flaubert's "Madame Bovary" or perhaps Chopin's "The Awakening." However, this isn't a feminist text in the fashion of those two classics, but more of a relaxed modern reflection on the same theme.
The writing is crisp and effective, and the novel is clearly professionally edited. This book is a clear example of the life the other half lives, and perhaps it's reassuring to realize that they pretty much have to deal with all the existential problems that saddle the rest of us.
This book is what I call a light right. It's not really something to dwell on or think about too much. I read it to pass the time. Let's just say the main character starts off with a lot of room to...grow...as a person. She's not exactly likable, but then, for me, I don't mind an unlikable heroine IF that contributes to making the story more interesting--which in this case, it did. Jan Weston, the character I am referring to here, just grow a lot as a character as well throughout the entire arc of the story, and I think that wouldn't have been as possible or as profound if she had started out likable in the first place. So for all these reasons, I really admire the author's bravery in writing such a well-rounded and realistic character. IT really made the story for me. Aside from character development and romance, there isn't much to this story. It's just a pleasure read. Well done.
Something romantic and suspenseful this way comes: "Between Heartbreak and Happiness" by Sarka-Jonae Miller is the final volume in Miller's "Between Boyfriends" trilogy.
Whether you've read the two precursors to this book or not, the question is: Will Jan's journey end in heartbreak or happiness? Jan Weston traveils to Australia to meet her long-lost grandfather, leaving behind her life and lover in Los Angeles.
Jan meets her grandfather, a surprising character, and explores Sydney, while trying to put together the pieces of her family history. But all too soon her lover in America, her business, and all she's left behind call her back.
Will Jan find what she seeks abroad, or in her own backyard?
Put Between Heartbreak and Happiness into my android device just before going to the beach in Costa Rica. Soft breezes go well with this kind of read. Sort of a romantic and humorous Dallas without the villain "a la" Australian setting. The writing kept me interested and things fell into place in a predictable way. Just like I like it for a beach read. It's selling like hotcakes so I'd say I wasn't alone in liking it. Young couples with tons of 'moolah' seem to have the same kinds of commitment difficulties as people on main street. The people were real and the back story intriguing. Pick it up for a dreamy vacation read.
The main character Jan Weston is experiencing some major events in her life. The biggest is meeting her grandfather. He lives far away in Australia. The relative she expects to meet is not who greets her. He is not what she pictured.
To make this life-changing trip, Jan must leave her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles. Will she find happiness in Sydney, Australia or must she return to Los Angeles? This is the third book in this engaging and well-written series.
Between Heartbreak and Happiness (The Between Boyfriends Series Book 3) by the Great Sarka-Jonae Miller is a book I simply could not put down or leave for a second! Its sultry and romantic and holds your attention completely until the final page. The author penned it so indeliby it etches itself onto the souls of readers, leaving a beautiful impression, I am totally enjoying this series and I cant wait to see what she comes up with next.
Off to Australia to meet a long-lost relative, Jan leaves home with plenty of reservations. Sydney is lots of fun, however, and it’s certainly an experience catching up with old family secrets.
There’s plenty of conflict and drama in this delightfully adventurous tale and you’re never quite sure where you stand with the heroine, Jan. Will she or won’t she? That’s the question. I thoroughly enjoyed myself finding out!
Jan now finds herself in Australia and again finds herself in yet more complicated and somewhat amusing situations that quickly turn romantic and sensual. These stories are multi-layered and deal with a range of emotions and relationship issues and are perfect for its intended target audience. Sarka-Jonae has done it again with another splendid addition to the series.