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Comfort & Joy: A Novel Mass Market Paperback – October 31, 2006
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Kristin Hannah is beloved by readers around the world for her unique blend of powerful emotion and exquisite storytelling. In Comfort & Joy, she offers a modern-day fairy tale—the story of a woman who gets a miraculous chance at happiness.
Joy Candellaro once loved Christmas more than any other time of the year. Now, as the holiday approaches, she is at a crossroads in her life; recently divorced and alone, she can’t summon the old enthusiasm for celebrating. So without telling anyone, she buys a ticket and boards a plane bound for the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When an unexpected detour takes her deep into the woods of the Olympic rainforest, Joy makes a bold decision to leave her ordinary life behind—to just walk away—and thus begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined.
In the small town of Rain Valley, six-year-old Bobby O’Shea is facing his first Christmas without a mother. Unable to handle the loss, Bobby has closed himself off from the world, talking only to his invisible best friend. His father Daniel is beside himself, desperate to help his son cope. Yet when the little boy meets Joy, these two unlikely souls form a deep and powerful bond. In helping Bobby and Daniel heal, Joy finds herself again.
But not everything is as it seems in quiet Rain Valley, and in an instant, Joy’s world is ripped apart, and her heart is broken. On a magical Christmas Eve, a night of impossible dreams and unexpected chances, Joy must find the courage to believe in a love—and a family—that can’t possibly exist, and go in search of what she wants . . . and the new life only she can find.
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“[Kristin Hannah’s] best book yet.”—The Columbus Dispatch
“Hannah will touch the deepest corner of your heart.”—Rendezvous
“An engaging holiday tale.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“A heartwarming holiday tale [that] resonates with poignancy and deep emotion.”—Romantic Times
About the Author
Kristin Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author of many acclaimed novels, including Winter Garden, Firefly Lane, and Night Road. She and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.
- Publisher : Ballantine Books; Reissue edition (October 31, 2006)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0345483790
- ISBN-13 : 978-0345483799
- Item Weight : 4.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.13 x 0.69 x 6.83 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #185,379 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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However this book left me very unsatisfied.
Frankly it is impossible to accept that Joy was in 2places at the same time for several days.
No explanation is given and no suggestions are made as to what the future holds.
Significantly Joy never tol Daniel and his son about her other life.