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Praise for Redesigning Happiness:

“Fast-paced and high-intensity, Redesigning Happiness is the perfect book for all those who can’t get enough HGTV.” –Booklist

“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