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Pieces of Happiness - a novel of friendship, hope and chocolate-logo

Pieces of Happiness - a novel of friendship, hope and chocolate

Anne Ostby

A novel of five lifelong friends who, in their sixties, decide to live together on a cocoa farm in Fiji, where they not only start a chocolate business but strengthen their friendships and rediscover themselves. "I've planted my feet on Fijian earth and I intend to stay here until the last sunset. Why don't you join me? Leave behind everything that didn't work out!" When Sina, Maya, Ingrid, and Lisbeth each receive a letter in the mail posing the same question, the answer is obvious. Their old high school friend Kat—Kat the adventurer, Kat who spread her wings and took off as soon as they graduated—has extended the invitation of a lifetime: Come live with me on my cocoa farm in Fiji. Come spend the days eating chocolate and gabbing like teenagers once again, free from men, worries, and cold. Come grow old in paradise, together, as sisters. Who could say no? Now in their sixties, the friends have all but resigned themselves to the cards they've been dealt. There's Sina, a single mom with financial woes; gentle Maya who feels the world slipping away from her; Ingrid, the perennial loner; Lisbeth, a woman with a seemingly picture-perfect life; and then Kat, who is recently widowed. As they adjust to their new lives together, the friends are watched over by Ateca, Kat's longtime housekeeper, who oftentimes knows the women better than they know themselves and recognizes them for what they are: like "a necklace made of shells: from the same beach but all of them different." Surrounded by an azure-blue ocean, cocoa trees, and a local culture that is fascinatingly, joyfully alien, the friends find a new purpose in starting a business making chocolate: bittersweet, succulent pieces of happiness. A story of love, hope, and chocolate, PIECES OF HAPPINESS will reaffirm your faith in friendship, second chances, and the importance of indulging one's sweet tooth.

A novel of five lifelong friends who, in their sixties, decide to live together on a cocoa farm in Fiji, where they not only start a chocolate business but strengthen their friendships and rediscover themselves. "I've planted my feet on Fijian earth and I intend to stay here until the last sunset. Why don't you join me? Leave behind everything that didn't work out!" When Sina, Maya, Ingrid, and Lisbeth each receive a letter in the mail posing the same question, the answer is obvious. Their old high school friend Kat—Kat the adventurer, Kat who spread her wings and took off as soon as they graduated—has extended the invitation of a lifetime: Come live with me on my cocoa farm in Fiji. Come spend the days eating chocolate and gabbing like teenagers once again, free from men, worries, and cold. Come grow old in paradise, together, as sisters. Who could say no? Now in their sixties, the friends have all but resigned themselves to the cards they've been dealt. There's Sina, a single mom with financial woes; gentle Maya who feels the world slipping away from her; Ingrid, the perennial loner; Lisbeth, a woman with a seemingly picture-perfect life; and then Kat, who is recently widowed. As they adjust to their new lives together, the friends are watched over by Ateca, Kat's longtime housekeeper, who oftentimes knows the women better than they know themselves and recognizes them for what they are: like "a necklace made of shells: from the same beach but all of them different." Surrounded by an azure-blue ocean, cocoa trees, and a local culture that is fascinatingly, joyfully alien, the friends find a new purpose in starting a business making chocolate: bittersweet, succulent pieces of happiness. A story of love, hope, and chocolate, PIECES OF HAPPINESS will reaffirm your faith in friendship, second chances, and the importance of indulging one's sweet tooth.
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A novel of five lifelong friends who, in their sixties, decide to live together on a cocoa farm in Fiji, where they not only start a chocolate business but strengthen their friendships and rediscover themselves. "I've planted my feet on Fijian earth and I intend to stay here until the last sunset. Why don't you join me? Leave behind everything that didn't work out!" When Sina, Maya, Ingrid, and Lisbeth each receive a letter in the mail posing the same question, the answer is obvious. Their old high school friend Kat—Kat the adventurer, Kat who spread her wings and took off as soon as they graduated—has extended the invitation of a lifetime: Come live with me on my cocoa farm in Fiji. Come spend the days eating chocolate and gabbing like teenagers once again, free from men, worries, and cold. Come grow old in paradise, together, as sisters. Who could say no? Now in their sixties, the friends have all but resigned themselves to the cards they've been dealt. There's Sina, a single mom with financial woes; gentle Maya who feels the world slipping away from her; Ingrid, the perennial loner; Lisbeth, a woman with a seemingly picture-perfect life; and then Kat, who is recently widowed. As they adjust to their new lives together, the friends are watched over by Ateca, Kat's longtime housekeeper, who oftentimes knows the women better than they know themselves and recognizes them for what they are: like "a necklace made of shells: from the same beach but all of them different." Surrounded by an azure-blue ocean, cocoa trees, and a local culture that is fascinatingly, joyfully alien, the friends find a new purpose in starting a business making chocolate: bittersweet, succulent pieces of happiness. A story of love, hope, and chocolate, PIECES OF HAPPINESS will reaffirm your faith in friendship, second chances, and the importance of indulging one's sweet tooth.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jilly Bond

Length:

9h 31m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:41


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:42


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:15


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:30


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:37


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:20


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:47


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:19


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:33


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:39


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:46


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:21


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:55


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:11


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:41


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:19


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:11


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:11


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:43


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:29


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:40


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:49


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:57


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:21


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:16


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:41


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:05


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:58


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:15


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:24


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:15


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:58


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:33


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:09


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:43


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:59


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

01:54


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:15


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:27


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:30


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:13


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:18


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:30


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:01


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:14


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:50


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:38


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:08


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:44


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:43


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:44


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:28


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:24


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:09


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:00


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

01:36


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:59


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:38


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:31


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:13


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:56


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:29


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:33


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

00:39