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‘An up-lit treasure’ Red magazine

When struggling actress Heidi has a life-changing accident aged 32, her world falls apart. Stuck in hospital and unable to walk, her only companion is Maud, the elderly lady in the bed next to hers. Heidi misses her flatmate, her life, her freedom – surely 32 is too young to be an amputee?

But when Maud’s aloof but attractive grandson Jack pays a visit to the ward, Heidi realises that her life isn’t over just because it’s different. It might not look like the life she dreamed of, but it’s the one she’s got – and there’s a lot she still wants to tick off her bucket list. With Jack at her side, will Heidi take the first step back to happiness? Or is there one more surprise still in store…?

A feel-good read based on the inspiring true story of journalist Ella Dove. Sometimes all it takes is one small step…


An up-lit treasure.
Cyan Turan, RED
A triumphant inspirational story to make you cry - and then cheer.
Jacqueline Wilson
Based on a true story, Ella Dove's debut novel, Five Steps To Happy, will give you all the feels.
Sarra Manning, RED
Lovely writing and engaging characters.
A moving, life-affirming story.
Nina Pottell, PRIMA
An uplifting story.
Deirdre O'Brien, BEST
This is an uplifting story about loss, hope and love. After reading it you'll want to take each new day in your stride.
The inspiring one! A novel about how just one moment can change your life forever. Five Steps To Happy is an uplifting read, all the more so for being based on the author's own life.
Julie Emery, HEAT
Amy Rowland, BELLA
Heartwarming, honest and full of hope.
Natasha Harding, THE SUN
A story about loss, hope and love.