What happens when you get in the way of your happiness?
If you enjoy drama, intrigue, exploring human nature and conflict - all delivered with a generous dollop of humour - then you'll love Clare Josa's compelling debut novel of hope against the odds.
Discover for yourself why readers describe You Take Yourself With You as 'unputdownable'.
I practically inhaled this book because I was getting up early and staying awake later at night to read just a few more chapters! I enjoyed the flow of the story and how the chapters were in small bite-sized chunks making it easy to squeeze in a few more chapters.
Sophie is hungry for promotion, but when she rejects her new boss's advances, he sets out to destroy more than her career. As her life falls apart, she tries to escape the black cloud that threatens to overwhelm her - with disastrous results.
Will she wake up in time to find the happiness, success and love she secretly craves?
When Christof survives a car crash that kills his father, he inherits more than guilt. A mountain of hidden debt risks destroying the cherry farm his family has called home for generations.
But Christof's work in Milan wants him to dig up dirt on the mafia - and distractions could be deadly. Can he save the farm, beat the mafia and learn one of life's most important lessons, before it's too late?
You Take Yourself With You is a journey of courage, hope, humour, love and realising we're not alone.
Superb first novel from Josa, with a very interesting blend of storylines. Easy-to-read, entertaining ... and being part of an Italian family, some parts were hilarious to read.
Author of You Take Yourself With You
Clare Josa is the author of five life-changing non-fiction books and You Take Yourself With You is her first novel.
She spent 30 years dreaming of writing a novel, but a throwaway comment from an English teacher, back in her teens, meant she convinced herself she couldn’t think of a good story. And she was right. Then, one morning, she did some inner block-clearing work - the kind she does with her clients - and 2 days later a series of 7 novels had been drafted. Less than six months later, You Take Yourself With You was in the shops.
In You Take Yourself With You Clare wanted to explore what happens when life gets tough and how we subconsciously get in the way of our own happiness and fulfilment, which is how Sophie’s and Christof’s journeys were born. Unafraid to tackle challenging topics like PTSD, guilt, obligation, self-doubt, abuse and depression, You Take Yourself With You is a journey of growth and hope and realising that you’re not alone in life - deep-acting insights into the human condition, served up with a generous dollop of humour.
When not writing or running workshops for Passionate World Changers, Clare's secret addictions are experimenting with fermented food in her kitchen, hanging out somewhere sunny with her family, and hiding in her hammock under a willow tree, losing herself in a great book.
I sat down at 8pm, not expecting much, but wanting to have a bit of peace in the middle of the pre-Christmas craziness of 22nd December. Well, who would have thought it? I was oblivious to anything outside of me and the book for the next three hours. Clare's story drew me in completely! I'm an author so I'm quite fussy about books and tend to find all the issues. Not this time! Recommended.
You can order You Take Yourself With You from Amazon or your favourite book store.
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The ISBN is: 9781908854889
You Take Yourself With You is available on Amazon Kindle or via the Kindle app. It will soon be available via Kobo.
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