The HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS movie is here!!!
Check out the movie adaptation of the Katherine Center novel that hit Netflix’s GLOBAL TOP 10 in 81 countries around the world—and get the book HERE!!
“Katherine Center has single-handedly restored my faith in romantic comedies.”
READER REVIEW • JULIA
“Everything you want out of a well-written, emotion driven, anticipation-building delicious, perfect romance. It was perfect, soul-nourishing magic.”
READER REVIEW • SAMANTHA
“A 24 hour roller coaster of emotions that I would continue to get in line for until the end of time.”
READER REVIEW • BRYANNA
“Why can’t every romance be this good?”
READER REVIEW • HANNAH
Order HELLO STRANGER now!!!
The feel-good, unabashedly romantic, deliciously witty binge-read of Summer 2022!
An instant New York Times bestseller!
A USA Today bestseller!
An Amazon Editors’ Pick for Best Books of the Year 2022 – Romance Category!
Recommended by #1 NYT bestselling author EMILY HENRY at the back of her blockbuster summer 2023 novel, Happy Place!
Named one of the funniest romance novels of the year in the Washington Post!
Nominated for Goodreads’ Best Books of the Year 2022!
Nominated for 2022 Book of the Year at Book of the Month Club!
A People Best New Books pick!
#2 on the Indie Next Great Reads List for August 2022!
Book of the Month’s most popular read for July!
Nominated for SheReads’ Best of 2022 Awards!
The Lost Husband movie hit #1 on Netflix in August of 2020, wound up in their Top 25 movies of the year, and landed in the Top 10 movies of 2020 in 30 different countries around the world.
Read all about it HERE!
BookPage calls Katherine Center “the reigning queen of comfort reads.”
She is the New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, including The Bodyguard, How to Walk Away, and Things You Save in a Fire. Her newest, HELLO STRANGER, was an instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller.
Katherine’s 2015 novel, Happiness for Beginners, is now a movie starring Ellie Kemper and Luke Grimes that hit the Netflix’s Global Top 10 in 81 countries around the world in the summer of 2023. The movie adaptation of her novel The Lost Husband (starring Josh Duhamel) hit #1 on Netflix in 2020, made their Top 25 movies of the year, and was a Top 10 movie in over 30 countries.
Katherine writes laugh-and-cry books about how life knocks us down and how we get back up—deep rom-coms that are, as she puts it, “half struggle and growth, and half love story.” She’s been compared to both Jane Austen and Nora Ephron, and the Dallas Morning News calls her stories, “satisfying in the most soul-nourishing way.”
Her work has appeared in O Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, Redbook, InStyle, People, and many others—and has made countless Best-Of lists, including RealSimple’s Best Books of 2020, Amazon’s Top 100 Books of 2019, Goodreads’ Best Books of the Year, and more.
Katherine holds degrees from Vassar College and the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program and lives in her hometown of Houston, Texas with her kind-hearted husband, two fun teenagers, and their fluffy-but-fierce dog.
For more about Katherine, click HERE!
HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS has a new cover!!!
READER REVIEWJ.G. / WHAT YOU WISH FOR
"A beautiful and wise story, and a book I already know I will read again. Katherine Center has now become one of my favorite authors. Read them all!"
READER REVIEWANGIE / HOW TO WALK AWAY
"Wow! I don't know how to describe reading How to Walk Away by Katherine Center without sounding like a major fangirl. This is one of those novels that will become a part of my "desert island library"—books I read and reread over the years because they are comfort food to my soul. I HIGHLY recommend this one."
READER REVIEWRACHEL / THE LOST HUSBAND
"Katherine Center is my new favorite author. She draws you into the story, makes you feel like you are part of the family, and leaves you feeling better about life in general. I cannot recommend her work enough to my family and friends, she is truly one of the most amazing authors I have read."
READER REVIEWBRENNA / HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS
"This book completely owned me. I picked it up to read one chapter before bed to see if I was into it and it's less than 24 hours later and I cannot wipe the grin off my face."
READER REVIEWCRYSTAL / THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE
"LOVED this one! It was a quick read, but it was filled with love, humor, heartbreak, while being uplifting and empowering! It was a whole lot of feels in one book tied up in a perfect ribbon. So glad I read this one!"
READER REVIEWKate / Get Lucky
"The experience of reading her work makes you more optimistic about what the world is capable of."
READER REVIEWSTEPHANIE / WHAT YOU WISH FOR
"What You Wish For is storytelling at its finest: a perfect blend of hardships and joy, full of characters that you can not only root for, but deeply relate to . . . Katherine is truly making the world a better place, one book at a time, and I am here for it!"
READER REVIEWJENNIFER / HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS
"It is like a sigh of pleasure to read, and I was completely absorbed in the book like I was hearing a story about my possible self or my best friend."
READER REVIEWSTACY / HOW TO WALK AWAY
"This story is tender and bittersweet most of all hopeful. I devoured it in one sitting and I can't wait to tell all of my friends to read it!"
READER REVIEWSUSAN / THE LOST HUSBAND
"Katherine Center has the extraordinary ability to place her characters in the most difficult situations, and then weave a tale that is filled with heart and humor, turning a sad story into one that is incredibly uplifting."
READER REVIEWMARYANN / WHAT YOU WISH FOR
"This book is simply stunning. Devour it, turn yourself over to it and strap in for the ride because it is a heartrending journey that will give you all the feels. Every single feel."
READER REVIEWSTACY / HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS
"I read this book in one sitting because I just couldn’t put it down! I’m paying for the marathon reading session this morning though. Totally worth it!"
READER REVIEWMIRNA / THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE
"Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center is what I call—from beginning to end—a beautifully crafted novel.I love every single thing about this book. It has an amazing heroine, a great storyline, and a fantastic ending."
READER REVIEWTRISH / HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS
"I do believe I love each new release by this author more than the last, but at the same time love them all. Read this book, it is wonderful!"
READER REVIEWMARIA / HOW TO WALK AWAY
"Prepare to be blown away by How to Walk Away, just one of Katherine Center's beautifully, often comically written, bittersweet novels of overcoming tragedy and persevering. I was hooked on the first page, and everything else had to wait while I delved, completely absorbed, into this fantastic book."
READ the bridge story between How to Walk Away and Things You Save in a Fire!
READ the bridge story between Happiness for Beginners and What You Wish For!
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FUN FOR YOUR INBOX
Three Good Things is a quarterly(ish) newsletter full of amazing stories, podcasts, songs, movies, TED talks, and other goodness that Katherine has found and can’t wait to share.
HOW WE TELL OUR STORIES
Katherine is also a speaker abouts storytelling, resilience, and how we can tell the best stories of our lives.
See Katherine’s page at MACMILLAN SPEAKERS.