Where is My Happy Ending?

A Journey of No Regrets

Non-Fiction - Memoir
378 Pages
Reviewed on 11/11/2020
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Author Biography

Hello, my name is Karen Harmon, and I live in North Vancouver, British Columbia. I am the mother of three adult children, and I am somewhat happily married. Where is My Happy Ending? - A Journey of No Regrets is my second book and was inspired by the Me Too Movement. It came to my attention that every woman I know has had experiences with some unsavoury characters in their lifetime. Some mild and some severe. This inspired my writing and makes Where is My Happy Ending, engaging and empathetic. My story takes place during the 1970s to the 1990s and follows my life from leaving home at the age of 17 and falling face-first into Vancouver's big city, with minimal experience in making it on my own. Here I encounter the disco scene, dead-end jobs and perpetually looking for Mr. Right. My sometimes humorous story takes the reader on a relatable, heartbreaking, heartwarming journey, filled with bad decisions and lessons learned. I feel there is something for every person in Where is My Happy Ending? - A Journey of No Regrets.

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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Where Is My Happy Ending? A Journey of No Regrets by Karen Harmon is the poignant and heartbreaking story of living in a family plagued by mental illness and how she leaves home at the age of seventeen and goes to Vancouver to embrace a new life filled with dreams. The memoir chronicles her story of hard knocks, the highs and lows of her life, the adversities and challenges she faced while living alone in Vancouver, and also getting involved with different men, drugs, and alcohol. It is a story of courage, hope, heartbreaks, love, and healing as readers get glimpses of her life filled with hardships and the difficulties she endures being a single parent.

Where Is My Happy Ending? is raw and honest and is also an inspiration for readers to look at life with a positive perspective, just like the author did with hers. What makes Karen Harmon's story appealing is her honesty when it comes to sharing her life with readers. She speaks about it in detail and it is heartbreaking to note her vulnerability, sadness, and pain as the memoir progresses. What has to be admired is her attitude of taking life in her stride, not complaining, and not having any regrets over what she suffered. Her story is real and relatable, and many readers will be able to connect with her experiences and stories and be inspired to look at the hardships and adversities in their lives from a different perspective. More than her story, what impresses readers is the determination to take control of her life and deal with it without complaining.

Mary Pearson

I loved both of Karen’s books and highly recommend giving them a read. Karen is a true story teller and her ability to see the good in people is one of her gifts. She is able to model what is possible in overcoming obstacles. I am looking forward to her next addition!!!

Sandy Mason

Karen's books are a must read and hard to put down once started. An interesting walk through this amazing woman's life and memoirs. We are truly blessed Karen shared her life's trials and tribulations with the world.

Jim C. Otar

Heartfelt stories, well written...

Elizabeth McIntyre

I have known Karen for over 45 years. I have never read a book that covers such emotional issues that so many of us deal with on a daily basis. I am so proud of you for bearing your soul with such raw honesty and emotion and even throwing humour into the mix. I honestly could not put it down. I’m so thankful to call you my friend. I am eagerly anticipating your next book you truly are a remarkable person .