Comfort & Joy

Comfort & Joy

A Novel

Book - 2005
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New York Times bestselling author 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.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2005.
ISBN: 9780345483676
Characteristics: 237, [24] pages ;,21 cm.
Alternative Title: Comfort and joy : a novel


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Apr 13, 2019

Reads more like a short story. Not her best work.

Mar 22, 2018

One of the worst books I have ever read.
So far fetched and ridiculous. Odd and strange.
Very disappointing.

Dec 12, 2013

This was a beautiful, highly addictive book, I wept, it was so moving... I would highly recommend it! I plan on reading more of this author for sure!

Icicle Jan 13, 2011

Possibly the worst book I've ever read - I finished it out of a sense of incredulity that anything so bad could ever have been published.

Jan 03, 2008

I quick easy read. Enjoyable.

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