Joy in the Morning Author:Betty Smith In Brooklyn, New York, in 1927, Carl Brown and Annie McGairy meet and fall in love. Though only eighteen, Annie travels alone to the Midwestern university where Carl is studying law to marry him. Little did they know how difficult their first year of marriage would be, in a faraway place with little money and few friends. But Carl and Annie come... more » to realize that the struggles and uncertainty of poverty and hardship can be overcome by the strength of a loving, loyal relationship. An unsentimental yet uplifting story, Joy in the Morning is a timeless and radiant novel of marriage and young love.« less
Wonderful, absolutely charming book.... This book is written by the same author as A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and is just as good...
The story follows a very young couple and their first year of married life in the late 1920's.
He at university attempting to get a law degree and she as a very young wife learning the ways of the world..
If you've read Betty Smith you know that she's one of the best female authors of her time, hands down. This book set in 1927 in Brooklyn and then the mid-west gives great insight into life at the time and the hardships of young love and little money.