The Happiness Pact by Liz Flaherty – Guest Post & Giveaway

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The Happiness Pact
by Liz Flaherty
Contemporary Romance


Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
December 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

The fine line between BFF and happily-ever-after…

Tucker Llewellyn and Libby Worth—strictly platonic!—realize they’re each at a crossroads. Tucker is successful, but he wants a wife and kids: the whole package. Libby knows that small-town life has her set in her ways; the tearoom owner needs to get out more.

So they form a pact: Libby will play matchmaker and Tucker will lead her on the adventure she desperately needs. But the electricity Libby feels when they shake on it should be a warning sign. Soon the matchmaking mishaps pile up, and a personal crisis tests Libby’s limits. Will Tucker be there for her as a best friend…or something more?

About the Author

Liz Flaherty was a little nervous about retiring from her day job, but making quilts, more family time, traveling at the mere mention of “why don’t we go…” and becoming a Harlequin Heartwarming author have made the past years more fun and exciting than she could ever have imagined.



Since the title of my book is The Happiness Pact, my mind has gone to all things happy, including the books I’ve read. Choosing a few is a little like picking a favorite child, but I’m going for ten in no particular order. We’ll see how it works out. Let me know how alike—or how drastically different!—our favorites are.


  1. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin. And I don’t have a reason. I don’t remember how old I was or for that matter, where I was when I read it. But I loved Rebecca and Aunt Jane and Mr. Ladd. And I know reading the book made me happy. With adulthood, I’ve come to admire Aunt Miranda. I think age has given me appreciation for ornery women!
  2. Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. The book introduced me to Vermont, for which I am ever grateful. It is one of the few children’s books I’ve read as an adult that I have enjoyed as much as I did the first time. I even have it on my Kindle and occasionally read parts of it to make me feel…yeah, happy.
  3. Little Women. It still makes me happy. I still want to be Jo. And I want to go to Concord.
  4. The Sue Barton nurse series. Because Sue was an independent spirit before her time. And after her nursing school and New York City adventures, she went back home to New Hampshire. Which I love nearly as much as Vermont. Do
  5. Till the Stars Fall by Kathleen Gilles Seidel. Okay, anything by Seidel, but especially this one. I’m still waiting for Danny French’s HEA.
  6. Once More from the Top by Nan Reinhardt. We’re friends, which makes me happy, and she first introduced me to Michigan’s west coast in this book. It’s the first of a series—another happy thing!
  7. Forgiving by LaVyrle Spencer. Spencer makes a setting into a strong and wonderful secondary character-do you sense a pattern here? I love good settings! My husband and I even went to Deadwood this fall so I could breathe in the texture she painted it with. I was disappointed, but we tried.
  8. The Born In… series by Nora Roberts. I’ve liked a ton of her books, but these not only have great protagonists and Ireland, they are just special.
  9. Always Annie by Liz Flaherty. It was the first time I ever heard an editor say, “I want to buy your book.” Yes, happy.
  10. The Happiness Pact by Liz Flaherty. Because every new book is my    favorite and they all make me happy.


Wow, I talked a long time, didn’t I? So now it’s your turn, and there’s a giveaway involved here for a lucky commenter—a Christmas stocking with…something in it. What books make you happy? US only, although if the name drawn is from outside the country, I’ll be happy to send a download.


Tour Giveaway

5 winners will receive a signed copy of EVERY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE and a Christmas stocking
US only
Ends December 13th


  1. Ireally like the cover and I can’t wait to read the book!

  2. Lynette D says:

    I’m looking forward to reading this book, and I like the cover…I’d like some pie now!