!!> BOOKS ✯ Happy and You Know It ⚡ Author Laura Hankin – Z55z.co

A Dark, Witty Page Turner Set Around A Group Of Wealthy Mothers And The Young Musician Who Takes A Job Singing To Their Babies And Finds Herself Pulled Into Their Glamorous Lives And Dangerous SecretsAfter Her Former Band Shot To Superstardom Without Her, Claire Reluctantly Agrees To A Gig As A Playgroup Musician For Overprivileged Infants On New York S Park Avenue Claire Is Surprised To Discover That She Is Smitten With Her New Employers, A Welcoming Clique Of Wellness Addicts With Impossibly Shiny Hair, Who Whirl From Juice Cleanse To Overpriced Miracle Vitamins To Spin Class With Limitless EnergyThere Is Perfect Hostess Whitney Who Is On The Brink Of Social Media Stardom And Just Needs To Find A Way To Keep Her Perfect Life From Falling Apart Caustically Funny, Recent Stay At Home Mom Amara Who Is Struggling To Embrace Her New Identity And Old Money, Veteran Mom Gwen Who Never Misses An Opportunity To Dole Out Parenting Advice But As Claire Grows Closer To The Cool Women Who Pay Her Bills, She Uncovers Secrets And Betrayals That No Amount Of Activated Charcoal Can FixFilled With Humor And Shocking Twists, Happy And You Know It Is A Brilliant Take On Motherhood Exposing It As Yet Another Way For Society To Pass Judgment On Women While Also Exploring The Baffling Magnetism Of Curated Social Media Lives That Are Designed To Make Us Feel Unworthy But, Ultimately, This Dazzling Novel Celebrates The Unlikely Bonds That Form, And The Power That Can Be Unlocked, When A Group Of Very Different Women Is Thrown Together When Each Is At Her Most Vulnerable


10 thoughts on “Happy and You Know It

  1. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Welcome to the universe of Super powered trust fund Manhattan penthouse moms They can t be defined as regular stay at home moms They are full of energy with their shiny, beautiful hairs, wearing their designer clothes especially blouses or casually Lululemon yoga pants, drinking wines, already lost their pregnancy weights, running around from different activities to another social gatherings Now they created a play group for their children but instead of their babies, they all play no work and of course that situation makes them not dull but so entertaining group of people The group leader Whitney, once upon a time white trash girl, now a sophisticated, beautiful mom played her cards right and charmed a handsome, rich husband Grant She is now an instagram star sharing the group photos and telling how she is having an amazing life.Now they need a musician play songs to entertain their babies and we re introduced Claire, replaced by another singer from her old band, jobless, penniless, rejected, ex church singer and ex rock star, welcomes into those mothers world to sing their babies If you re happy and you know it, clap your hands where the book s title coming from.Slowly Claire feels motivated by those mothers positive energy Even she stands still after seeing the hostility of Amara, one of the mothers resigned from her job on popular late show, raising her problem child, caught by Claire at the bathroom of Whitney in inappropriate position She gets used to quirkiness of Meredith and Ellie, the arrogance and know it all attitude of Gwen and silent, peaceful antics of Vicki Those women turned into her best friends and she starts to enjoy her time spending with them which helps her to forget her regretful past and her failed carrier attempts She befriends Amara and shared her secrets about her wounded past But one day she also finds out the biggest secret which will turn her world upside down and helps her see from a different angle of those shiny mothers world Nothing as it seems, everything she knew about them is bucket of lies So what is going to happen Will she face with those mothers Is one of them conducting a master plan Are they both liars, cheaters Which one she could really trust Did she put her life in danger for trusting them so much This book is getting darker at each page and full of surprises and twists that you never see it coming The final revelation connects with prologue perfectly I liked the dark humor of the story and author s sarcastic approach to the rich young penthouse s mothers lives It was enjoyable than any Real housewives series.The character development is fantastic I mostly liked Amara and her relationship dynamics with her husband, her failures and her fears about being a bad mother, her efforts and natural way of dealing with her problems earned a place in my heart Of course I also loved Claire, her efforts to be better version of herself and chasing her dreams.I liked the chapters, the stories of these different women and conclusion of their stories It s a fresh break to read dark humor, women s fiction genre which I really enjoyed the intelligence and writing style of the author.Special thanks to NetGalley and Berkley Publishing to share this amazing ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest review.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter


  2. Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill says:

    Yayy This is a BOTM option this month Well hello.mommy club book What a refreshing book this was I flew through this entertaining read in less than 24 hours Not being a mommy myself except for my adorable dogs I wasn t sure if this would be a book I would click with No worries here If you have a sense of humor, like some entertainment and like a little mystery and frenemy type behaviorthis is it This book was a snarky adorable look at motherhood struggles, life struggles and fricking funny all wrapped into one Get thisit opens with a rich looking woman running down the streets of NYC in a fur coat in the middle of August..with vomit all down the front of herwith a group of women chasing herin their heelswth right Don t worry no spoilers here, that is literally from Chapter one.Whitney created a mommy club for NYC mommies to share and bond with their daily struggles The club is a great support but often turns into a bit of a competition between the mommies Whitney has made the club famous by splashing their picture perfect mommy moments all over Instagram Enter Clairethe hip musician the mommies hire to entertain their babies Hold updo people really do this Claire has secrets of her own..why does she flip her you know what when she hears the ever so popular song Idaho Eyes Can she bond with these mommies My favorite character was Amara Real to life, often questioning how she got herself classified a mom I loved her snarky behavior and my heart went out to her as she struggled in her new role.Surprise I didn t expect a bit of a mystery rolled up in this one There is a mastermind behind the mommy club..yep you heard me Some twists and turns that completely caught me off guard.This book was so entertaining I often felt like I was reading about The Real Housewives of NYC mommy edition BTW I would watch that show guiltypleasure Rich, poor you all get pooped on the same Thank you so much to Berkley for this ARC via Edelweiss I highly enjoyed it


  3. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* Shelby *trains flying monkeys* says:

    Claire lost her gig with a band right as they hit it big She is down on her luck and in need of a job So when a upper class mommy group needs a singer She is on it Once she gets into these women s lives she realizes that maybe they aren t just the upper class housewives that she originally thought view spoiler I so want to call them the house ho s like I do in real life but I can feel the trolls fingers just a burning hide spoiler


  4. Theresa Alan Theresa Alan says:

    This is a WONDERFUL novel For the first part of it, I couldn t figure out why I was turning the pages too fast to take notes, which I usually do when there are this many characters involved There s Claire, who was unceremoniously dumped by her band for another singer who was curvier and sexier, which would have been rough on its own, but what s worse is that shortly after they made the change, they catapulted to fame and have the number one song in the country, while she s taking on unglamorous jobs like being the cheery singer for the playgroup of babies of six excessively wealthy New York stay at home moms who spend an extravagant amount of money on things like health supplements The novel is told from some of the moms, too I had sympathy for some of them than others Missing having their day jobs while maintaining their skinny physiques and pretending there are no challenges with being a mom, even to a child with a behavior disorder because, of course, they are perfect in every way The novel gets to be even of twist and turns page turner with a supremely satisfying ending.Highly recommend Thanks so much to Netgalley for the opportunity to review this novel, which RELEASES MAY 19, 2020.


  5. Katie B Katie B says:

    It took me a few chapters to really get into this one but soon after I was hooked And I don t think you necessarily have to be a parent and or active on social media to find this to be a worthwhile read.Claire is a musician who is struggling to make ends meet so she takes a job as a playgroup entertainer for a group of privileged mothers and their babies Not the most exciting gig especially considering her former band is experiencing fame and fortune without her The longer Claire hangs around the moms, the she realizes this group is just full of secrets.The story follows Claire and some of the mothers in the group so you end up with quite a few perspectives While there is some humor in the book, I actually was surprised that it was a thought provoking novel With social media such a part of everyday life for so many, there seems to be this added pressure to present a picture perfect life when most of us aren t living that reality at all The story explores some of the messed up consequences of trying to uphold a certain lifestyle for appearance sake And of course the criticism that mothers seem to face no matter what they do is something the author also touches on in the book.I do recommend this book if you enjoy reading women s fiction It s entertaining, but not a fluffy read as there truly is some substance The author also manages to throw in a few twists which was an added bonus.Thank you to Berkley for sending me an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


  6. Melanie (mells_view) Melanie (mells_view) says:

    Happy You Know It was extremely refreshing Not only is it well written, but it was blessing me with unexpected content throughout the entire story From the blurb I expected a young musician doing a job that she didn t want by running a children s music play group What I got was the rich Manhattan mommy experience that could translate perfectly into a television show I swear, there are laughs, tears, and even a bit of mystery There are a few instances in this one that I found extremely relatable as a stay at home mom There are also things that happen that had me shaking my head thinking, what the heck is wrong with these people And I sort of think that was the point I don t want to spoil the book, but what I can t leave without saying is that this book is very entertaining It took me awhile to read it, because I had life things going on, but trust me I did not want to put it down I can see this one ending up having quite the buzz once it arrives.Available May 19th ARC


  7. Aga Durka Aga Durka says:

    Happy You Know It is definitely an entertaining read It s perfect for anyone that loves some privileged mom baby playgroup drama, social media influencer problems, humor, and a twist of mystery added into the mix This was a page turner for me, and I am still unable to pinpoint what made me turn those pages so fast, but I read this book in 24 hours It was simply addictive Witty, scandalous, and a little dark at times, this book is a perfect brain pleaser if you re looking for a fast and amusing read.Thank you Edelweiss, Berkley, and the author for providing me with an ARC copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.


  8. TL TL says:

    I received this via goodreads giveaways ,thanks All my opinions are my own Couldn t resist haha. wish I could make cute gifs sometimes Ended liking this one than I thought I would Sometimes I was snorting and rolling my eyes at some of the things the ladies did but not in a took away from the story type of of way Kind of like hanging out with friends who do some crazy things and you roll your eyes but don t say anything most of the time my closest friends can read my face pretty easily.I did want to smack Whitney a few times throughout though.Amara was my favorite of the group. I do wish we had gotten to know Vicki better but that s my only complaint.This was a crazy and fun ride, and would recommend Not super deep and not shallow a nice read to escape the world for awhile Definite re read for the future for this girl.


  9. Emily Emily says:

    3.5 review coming soon