Comfort Joy Author:Kristin Hannah In this modern-day fairy tale, New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah gives us a very special gift: the heartwarming story of a woman at a crossroads, caught between two lives, who finds a second chance at happiness. — Joy Candellaro used to love Christmas more than any other time of the year. Now, as the holiday approaches, she finds h... more »erself at loose ends. Recently divorced and estranged from her sister, she can?t summon the old enthusiasm for celebrating. So without telling anyone, she buys a ticket and boards a plane bound for the rural Northwest.
Yet Joy?s best-laid plans go terribly awry. The plane crashes deep in the darkness of a forest. Miraculously, Joy and her fellow passengers walk away from the wreckage as the plane explodes. There, amid the towering trees, Joy makes a bold and desperate decision to leave her ordinary life behind and embark on an adventure . . . just for the holidays.
Daniel O?Shea has returned to the small town of Rain Valley, following the death of his ex-wife. Now he is a single father facing his son?s first Christmas without a mother. Six-year-old Bobby isn?t making it easy?the boy has closed himself off from the world, surrounding himself with imaginary friends.
When Joy and Bobby meet, they form an instant bond. Thrown together by fate, these wounded souls will be touched by the true spirit of Christmas and remember what it means to be a family.
Then a dramatic turn of events shows Joy the price of starting over. On a magical Christmas Eve she will come face-to-face with a startling truth. Now she must decide: In a time of impossible dreams and unexpected chances, can she find the faith to reach for the love she has found . . . and the new life only she believes in?« less
I liked Comfort and Joy but not near as much as the other books by Kristin Hannah I've read. I read my first book written by her over a year ago & loved it; made me want to read more. I would have to say that if this would have been the first book I read by this author, I don't know that I would have read any others.
This book was really very enjoyable and different from your everyday romance. There was quite a twist in it and a very surprising ending, which totally took me by surprise and caught me off guard. I had to go back and reread parts - it was fun and easy to read and I thouroughly enjoyed this book, would definitely recommend it to anyone! loved it.
This was a great short read! I couldn't wait to see what happened next. I found myself laughing and crying with the story and it was so easy to imagine it all. This is the first Kristin Hannah book I have read and I will be looking for more.