Based on a true story, Ella Dove's debut novel, Five Steps To Happy, will give you all the feels. After recovering from a life-changing accident, actor Heidi finds her way back to happiness with the help of her new 90-something-year-old pal Maud and Maud's handsome grandson, Jack.
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"It would be a crime to give away anything more, but the end of this beautiful novel made me cry. Jones writes with intelligence and a lively wit, but there’s more — a warmth that forces you to care about these people as if you had met them...."
— The Times
3 out of 5
This brilliant debut novel comes from our commissioning editor, Ella Dove. It's a moving, life-affirming story based on her own experience. Three years ago, Ella lost her leg after a running accident. The book follows aspiring actor Heidi Jackson as she comes to terms with becoming an amputee. A story that will make you cry and then cheer. We couldn't be more proud of Ella.