The Good News Gazette

The Good News Gazette

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 16/03/2023
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A five-star read that will warm your soul…This story shows us there is warmth in the world and it’s just so positive it can’t help but make you smile’

‘Uplifting and empowering…a stpry about friendship, love and finding the bright side of life’ Debbie Johnson Nine years ago, Zoe Taylor returned from London to the quiet hamlet of Westholme with her tail between her legs and a bun in the oven. Where once her job as a journalist saw her tearing off to Paris at a moment’s notice after a lead, now the single mum covers the local news desk. At least, she did…until she’s unceremoniously let go.

When Zoe invites her friends over to commiserate, wine and whining soon turns into something more… and before the night is out she’s plotted her next step: The Good News Gazette.

Now, as a developer threatens to force Westholme into the twenty-first century, Zoe’s good news movement finds her leading a covert campaign as a community crusader. She may have started The Good News Gazette as a way to save herself, but she might just be able to save Westholme in the process…

Readers love The Good News Gazette: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A wonderful, lighthearted novel…I loved it!’

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh my, I needed this book!! This was heart-warming and uplifting, and one of those fun reads where you just don't want to put it down!!’

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A good, hopeful story that I loved reading’

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Really heart-warming and uplifting…I couldn’t stop laughing’

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Absolutely joyous…The sense of community and friendship that runs throughout is just lovely!!!’

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Just the book I needed at the moment…Uplifting, happy,feel good and life-affirming’

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Beautiful, comforting, feel good read!! Real curl up on the sofa stuff!’

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008475840
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm

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The Good News Gazette
Loved it
Zoe Taylor is a single mother and a journalist at the local newspaper in Westholme. When she is made redundant, she doesn’t know what to do with herself. B... READ MORE
Michellle De Alwis
The Good News Gazette
An uplifting read for these depressing times.
A very uplifting book. I really liked Zoe, she is a believable character, definitely not perfect and prone to making mistakes! Great supporting cast. Defin... READ MORE
Sue Stephens
The Good News Gazette
A second chance for Zoe
Journalist and single parent Zoe gets fired, so decides to start The Good News Gazette to cheer local people up. During her investigation she meets handsom... READ MORE
Jenny Hill
The Good News Gazette
Easygoing read
This was a really easygoing read about newly redundant journalist and single mum Zoe who, after a night in commiserating the loss of her job with her good ... READ MORE
Sarah Goldthorpe
The Good News Gazette
Loved it!
If there's one thing that I like doing it's discovering new authors. Jessie Wells is certainly a new author for me. I read the synopsis of 'The Good News... READ MORE
Amanda Oughton
The Good News Gazette
Loved it!
What a lovely read! This was heart-warming and uplifting, and one of those fun reads where you just want to snuggle up and read and read and read till the... READ MORE
Carole Kendal
The Good News Gazette
Great read
I really enjoyed this book especially the community coming together. Zoe, is a single mum to Charlie, and when she is made redundant she decides to start t... READ MORE
Muriel Peace
The Good News Gazette
Light read
I read this book courtesy of NetGalley. A fairly enjoyable light read with a good dollop of humour and some romance in the mix. I didn't really take to t... READ MORE
Grey Lady
The Good News Gazette
Very loveable characters
It is a nice romance with very loveable characters and a community who fight to save their past and future. I was happy to see how Zoe the heroine finds he... READ MORE
Ágnes Mucsiné Palásthy
The Good News Gazette
A True Feel Good Read
Maybe I just really needed something 'feel-good', today, but I read this in one go on a rainy Sunday and absolutely loved it! Zoe is a single mum in her 30... READ MORE
The Good News Gazette
A nice enough feel-good tale.
3.5★s The Good News Gazette is the first novel by British author and former journalist, Jessie Wells. Made redundant after nine years at the Northern News,... READ MORE
Marianne Vincent
The Good News Gazette
Perfectly nice but not really my cup of tea
REVIEW cw: body shaming When single mum Zoe loses her job as a journalist for a local newspaper, she embarks on a new project: The Good News Gazette for th... READ MORE