Comfort & Joy – Kristin HannahSince her life is in upheaval, she decides to step away from it all, at least for the holidays. She boards a plane for Hope, which inexplicably crashes and blows up, right after she walks away from it. Finding herself in an unknown town, she stumbles across an old fishing lodge where she meets Bobby, a young boy who believes in magic, and his father Daniel, a recently widowed man. While her and Bobby instantly connect, Daniel seems aloof and disinterested at best. My Thoughts: Though this was categorized as a Christmas book, I think it could really be enjoyed any time of the year.
Comfort And Joy
Comfort and Joy
Sign up for our newsletters! Kristin Hannah has presented us with a delightful gift that is sure to give your emotions a thorough workout. This unusual story begins in an all-too usual way. Joy Candellaro comes home unexpectedly to find her husband Thom in bed with her sister Stacey; they were not taking a nap. Needless to say, the orderly world of Joy Candellaro, school librarian, is quickly turned upside down.
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 herself at loose ends. So without telling anyone, she buys a ticket and boards a plane bound for the rural Northwest. The plane crashes deep in the darkness of a forest.
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I f you're allergic to tinsel, come out in hives at the idea of spending each 25 December in the company of your nearest and not-so-dearest, and think Ebenezer Scrooge had a point, then you should probably look away now. Comfort and Joy , the third novel by India Knight, is in love with Christmas, and all its glorious Technicolor traditions of overeating, over-imbibing and over-exposure to an endless stream of friends, relatives and hangers-on. The action takes place over three consecutive festive seasons. In part one, set in , we meet our heroine, twice-married mother-of-three Clara Dunphy, cutting short some last-minute Christmas shopping on London's Oxford Street for the wild, solitary abandon of a champagne cocktail at the Connaught hotel, where she meets a handsome stranger, known thenceforth only as "the man from the Connaught". Part two segues to Christmas Day , where we find Clara entertaining disturbingly sexual thoughts about her turkey as she prepares dinner for a motley set of friends and relations, the seating arrangements for whom would give Nigella Lawson a headache among them are Clara's now-estranged husband and his mother, and her first husband and his mother.
Although divorced nearly three months—and urged by everyone to move on with her life—Joy just isn't joyful. She's trying, though: she buys a Christmas tree and plans to get herself something spectacular to put under it. Too bad that Stacey's waiting in her driveway with a wedding invitation and the news that she's pregnant with Thom's child. Enraged and betrayed, Joy drives off—and ends up at the airport, holding a ticket to Hope, Canada. What will she do when she gets there? Who cares?