In Pursuit of Happiness by Freya Kennedy (Boldwood Books)

Blog Tour for Freya Kennedy’s new book, In Pursuit of Happiness.

Published December 15th 2020 by Boldwood Books.

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I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for In Pursuit of Happiness by Freya Kennedy.


‘A lovely escape that leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. Just what’s needed at the moment’.  No1 bestselling author, Jane Fallon

The world is waiting…but just outside of your comfort zone.

Jo Campbell is perfectly content in a perfectly structured life.
Nothing ever changes in Jo’s life, and she likes it that way.
Or at least, she tells herself she does.
Most of the time, she manages to push down the tiny voice that tells her to chase her dream and maybe, just maybe, open her battered and bruised heart up to love.
But to chase her dreams she needs to take chances that are way out of her comfort zone and learn to not put other people’s happiness above her own.
Most of all she has to learn to trust her heart, which may just be the biggest challenge of all.


In Pursuit of Happiness follows the story of Jo Campbell, an aspiring writer who is desperate to pursue her dreams but is too afraid to take a chance.

When she finally agrees to let her friend, Libby, read her novel, she begins a journey that changes her life forever. She discovers that to achieve true happiness, she has to allow herself to take risks with her heart and her emotions.

As the story progresses, the reader learns about the joy and sadness that has brought Jo to this point. Everyone around her seems to have their life worked out and she wonders if she will ever find her happy ending.

In Pursuit of Happiness explores the full range of emotions through the experiences of the characters who are all at different stages in their own lives. They support Jo as she deals with the decisions she has to make as she tries to achieve her ambitions.

If you are fan of this genre, I highly recommend reading this book.

Freya Kennedy lives in Derry, Northern Ireland, with her husband, two children, two cats and a mad dog called Izzy. She worked as a journalist for eighteen years before deciding to write full time. When not writing, she can be found reading, hanging out with her nieces and nephews, cleaning up after her children (a lot) and telling her dog that she loves her.

She has met Michael Buble and even kissed him. It was one of her best ever moments.

She believes in happy ever afters.

Freya Kennedy is a pen name for Claire Allan, who also writes psychological thrillers.


Freya Kennedy / Claire Allan

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This novel was provided free of charge as as Advanced Reader Copy by Boldwood Books, Rachel’s Random Resources and Netgalley in return for an honest review.