Book Reviews of Comfort and Joy

Comfort and Joy
Comfort and Joy
Author: Jim Grimsley
ISBN-13: 9781565123960
ISBN-10: 1565123964
Publication Date: 9/2003
Pages: 304
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
This is the story of Danny Crell, a lonely young man from a harsh and difficult background, and the story of Ford McKinney, a rich and pedigreed young doctor who is also lonely and tired of being pigeon-holed into the life his family has created for him. They find each other and a romance develops. But can they each overcome their background and hangups to let this new love work? This story of men finding love and happiness, and searching together to make a foundation for a long-lasting relationship is not so filled with angst but rather hits quite a few poignant and touching moments.

A bonus is that this story continues the life story of Danny Crell, whose early years were chronicled in the Grimsley novel Winter Birds. But that book is not in any way a prerequisite to enjoying this book; the events in Winter Birds are hardly even referenced in Comfort and Joy. But, if you did happen to read Winter Birds, it's nice to see what's become of Danny.
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I enjoyed this story and writing, however, the ending was very abrupt and left me wondering if there was a sequel...very frustrating.