BN.com Gift Guide

Finding My Happy Pace

( 11 )

Overview

If thirty-year-old Megan were any more of a doormat, she'd have footprints on her back. She helps anyone and everyone, no matter the cost to herself, and she's always been that way. Even the thought of withholding her assistance makes her feel sick. Worse, it makes her feel like she's a bad person, selfish and unkind.

She takes up running purely to avoid gaining weight, but as she trains with her cute but heartbroken coach Andrew she becomes ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $2.42   
  • New (3) from $14.01   
  • Used (2) from $2.42   
Finding My Happy Pace (Toronto Series #8)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$3.99
BN.com price

Overview

If thirty-year-old Megan were any more of a doormat, she'd have footprints on her back. She helps anyone and everyone, no matter the cost to herself, and she's always been that way. Even the thought of withholding her assistance makes her feel sick. Worse, it makes her feel like she's a bad person, selfish and unkind.

She takes up running purely to avoid gaining weight, but as she trains with her cute but heartbroken coach Andrew she becomes more able to do things she'd never thought she could, both physically and emotionally.

The day before she runs her first marathon, though, her best friend's demands result in the biggest challenge yet to her developing assertiveness and Megan must decide: cave in as she always has before or stick to her new-found 'happy pace' in running and life.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781475282382
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/14/2012
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 1,287,483
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 11 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(9)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 11 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2012

    Great

    Another great book by an awesome author

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted September 29, 2012

    4.5 Stars!

    Well, no surprise here, but Heather has done it again! I fell in love with Heather's writing when I read Blank Slate Kate. And now I continue to be a huge fan of hers. Her writing is enjoyable, interesting, fun and funny. Finding My Happy Pace is all of those things.

    Megan, who has grown up feeling that her parents love her brother and sister more than her, definitely has a set of insecurities that she battles on a daily basis. She was brought up believing that if she didn't give in to others' demands consistently, she was acting selfish and unkind. What a way to live! She never says no, even if it means she's giving up something important to her, if someone needs her for something. Megan feels lost, and desperately needs someone to save her from herself. Upon her deciding to run to stay in shape, she quickly gets talked into running a marathon by her adorable coach, Andrew. And while training for this marathon, Megan begins to learn she's more than a pushover and she needs to gain the strength to say "no".

    The fast-paced nature of Finding My Happy Pace definitely made it a quick, easy read. It's perfect for those "I need a light, cute read" kind of days. I smiled through most of the novel, and was routing for Megan the entire time. In my opinion, this is another awesome novel from Heather! I'm very eager to read her next novel, All At Sea, which was just released this month.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    All I can say is Awesome book

    I love this story. I am now in training for my first 5k and I always tell my friends that I train with find your happy pace.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted July 27, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Great feel good read.

    Like all Heather Wardell's books, Finding My Happy Pace is a great feel good read. There are always important messages within her stories and this one really fit in with my life as I'm sure most woman would agree.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Not my favorite but still good

    I have read every one of Heathers books and LOVED them - this was my least favorite but it kept my attention and I read it all the way through very quickly.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Another winner!

    I have read all of Heather Wardell's books and look forward to the next one.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted July 17, 2012

    Another great contemporary fiction from Wardell

    I love Heather Wardell's contemporary women's fiction, so I was really excited when she told me that her latest book was out. Finding My Happy Pace is about Megan, who has just turned 30. She decides to do something big to mark the occasion, and chooses running as her new outlet.

    The most remarkable thing about Megan is that she is a total doormat. She is just too nice----nice to the point of letting people have their way over her own wants and needs. Megan lets anyone and everyone walk all over her. From giving up her place in line, to giving her bratty brother her share of dessert, Megan can't say no to anyone. If she even thinks about saying no, she starts feeling so guilty that she gives in and sometimes even apologizes about her indecision!

    I hate to admit it but I really identified with Megan. I find it hard to say no, really hard. I often say yes to things while thinking to myself, "say no...just say no, you know you don't want to do this." So, I totally understood how Megan feels. Sometimes it is easier to keep the peace while pushing down your own wants and needs. But, over time, that is so bad for you. It's not good to keep yourself down, so to speak.

    With running as her new hobby, Megan starts to find some inner confidence. She starts to stand up for herself---much to her friends' and family's annoyance. They expect "pushover Megan" and are surprised and don't really like it when she starts saying no to them. I wanted to stand up and cheer when Megan finally started standing up for herself!

    My favorite thing about Finding My Happy Pace is that it features Andrew from Planning to Live. That's another thing I love about Wardell's books: while they are all stand-alone novels, sometimes characters from previous novels make appearances in future books. I love that! I was so happy to get to know Andrew better, because I really liked him in Planning to Live, and I loved watching him grow and change along with Megan.

    My one complaint about Finding My Happy Pace is that Megan felt a little one-dimensional. Her character growth came too late for me: I wanted to see more of the "strong Megan" earlier in the book. She stayed a doormat too long for my personal taste.

    I loved the ending, especially how Wardell handles Megan's most draining relationship. I loved reading about Megan's marathon, and how she grows closer with her sister. I really enjoyed Finding My Happy Pace and would recommend it to anyone!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    She did it again

    I love Heather Wardells books. This book was grrat and I couldn't put it down. It has a great message.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    Best Author

    I love all of her books they keep me interested and I just cant say enough good things about this book and all her other books.Read it you will not be dissapointed

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 11 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)