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Redesigning Happiness

Nita Brooks

ISBN 9781496721921
Publish Date 7/30/2019
Format Trade Paperback
Categories Fiction, Dafina, New Series, Fresh Voices
List Price: $15.95

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Witty, sharply-observed, and warmly wise, Nita Brooks’ debut novel tells the heartfelt story of a suddenly successful single mother who finds her perfectly-designed, fame-bound life upended by a surprise from the past . . .

It wasn’t easy for Yvonne Cable to get over a heartbreaking relationship and revamp her life. But now the once-broke single mom is Atlanta’s most sought-after interior designer—and one-half of the media’s hottest power couple. She and her celebrity fiancé, Nathan, are a perfect, practical match, on—and off—camera. And with their new home improvement reality show the object of a fierce network bidding war, there’s no limit to how far they can go . . .

But Yvonne is stunned when mogul Richard Barrington III unexpectedly makes an offer for their program. He’s the man she thought left her for a more successful woman. And he’s the father of her son—though he didn’t know it until now. Richard wants to get to know their boy, and Yvonne agrees, though she’s wary. Yet little by little, she’s finding it hard to resist the responsible, caring man Richard has become. But when a scandalous leak puts everything Yvonne’s worked for at risk, she’ll have to look beyond surfaces to come to terms with who she is—and discover what she truly wants.

“Brooks entertains with wit and warmth!” —Kate Angell, USA Today bestselling author

“Brooks is a talented storyteller—Redesigning Happiness hits all the right notes.” —ReShonda Tate Billingsley, National Bestselling Author

Redesigning Happiness is about love and second chances—and having the courage to pursue both. Yvonne is a strong, smart woman trying to balance motherhood, romance, and her dreams for herself. I’m sure readers will identify with and root for her.” —Shelly Ellis, author of Know Your Place

“It’s been a long time since I’ve wanted to turn to the last page to see what was going to happen in a novel and with Redesigning Happiness, I had to stop myself. It was a delightful read that made me smile the whole way through. This was a wonderful debut novel.” —Victoria Christopher Murray, NAACP Image Award-winning Author

“This is a delicious story filled with twists and turns that keep the pages moving. I can’t wait to read the next one!” —Cheris Hodges, author of Tempted at Midnight

About Nita Brooks:

A reading addict, self-professed connoisseur of home improvement shows, and a collector of teapots, Nita Brooks resides in South Carolina with her family. You can connect with her on Facebook and Twitter at @AuthorNitaB.

Photo Credit: Kristen Gordon of Lavish Moments Photography

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