(100)Comfort and Joy by Kristin Hannah

Monday, December 9, 2013

Comfort and Joy

Pages: 272
Publication Date: October 31, 2006

Joy Candellaro is struggling to make it through each day as it is, but the holidays adds a whole new level of pain,  Her world was shattered when she discovered her sister was having an affair with her husband.  With divorce looming Joy would rather just hide away from the world and all things holiday related.  And then she arrives home from work to find her sister waiting for her only to shatter her heart further.  She is pregnant and will soon be marrying Joy's husband.  She decides to run away and catches a last minute flight to a destination far away from her heartache.  But when the flight crashes, Joy finds herself a guest of a young boy and his father also recovering from a broken heart.  Will the magic of Christmas mend broken hearts or will the reality of the situation further break Joy's heart?

I am so thrilled for Christmas season that my house has been a non-stop source of Christmas music, Christmas movies, and this weekend I did some Christmas reading.  During the commercials of cheesy Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel. I have had Comfort & Joy for sometime and this year I decided to dust it off and give it a read. As always with Kristin Hannah novels, I really enjoyed Comfort and Joy. I felt so bad for Joy when she has her encounter with her sister, I found myself angry on her behalf.  I wanted her to stand there and yell, but instead she ran away.   When Joy stumbles upon Daniel and Bobby I thought I figured out how the rest of the book would play out, but I was wrong.  I don't want to say too much and spoil it for anyone who hasn't read the book, but let's just say it takes an interesting twist.

Bottom line, I know I am about seven years late with Comfort & Joy, but it was well worth the wait. As always, Kristin Hannah has written a beautiful novel with characters full of heart and love.   If you are looking a good read to put you in the holiday mood, you will enjoy Comfort and Joy!
Cindy said...

Great review! Thanks for sharing!

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