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South of Happily by GA Anderson

Stay tuned for my first audiobook review. I am currently listening the G.A. Anderson's South of Happily. I am enjoying it so much that I think I'm going to start doing reviews again. Happy day.

About the Book:

In the coastal town of Dufferin Beach, Katy Kiss is searching for the hope she had as a child, when her immigrant grandmother pinched her cheeks and promised a lifetime of “Happily”.

At twenty-six, that Happily is nowhere to be found. Katy is stuck working in her family’s Hungarian restaurant, and her marriage feels like it’s been churned through the business end of a meat grinder.

Taking her best friend’s advice, Katy tries therapy where she scores zero for effort, eight for avoidance, and ten out of ten for having the attention span of a small rodent. But she’s about to get a divorce, her life is unraveling, and she’s forced to explore the one topic her family won’t go near.


As the stress of her situation builds, Katy longs for the support of her parents, but her dad is misbehaving in a foreign country, and her indignant mother is holed up in Paris. All they’ve left behind is a mysterious document she wasn’t meant to find.

When a late-night call wakes her from a haunting dream, the secrets about that document begin coming out. She’ll need her passport, her closest friends, and her annoying therapist to see her through the calamities, both domestic and international.

If candor and snark can save her from herself, Katy might discover the truth hiding between the lies, and find the Happily she’s been searching for.

About the Author:

Gaby Anderson is a first-generation Hungarian-Canadian, born in Montreal, Quebec. When she was a year old, her family moved to New Jersey, then Paris, back to Canada, and finally to the U.S. where she's lived ever since.

She's married to one of her best friends from college, has two amazing daughters, and many (many) animals from the local shelters.

Her first memory of writing is from elementary school. After getting into a fight with a friend, she composed a story about turning her into a potato. Eventually, the two made up, but the spark was lit, and a writer was born.

Gaby has worked in the restaurant industry, commercial and group travel, private aviation, and pharmaceutical instrumentation. She currently works in behavioral health management.

Her husband calls her a Renaissance Woman with mad skills.

This means she can catch a softball with one hand while holding a giant turkey leg with the other.

Visit Gaby's website to learn more.


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