Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Review: The Secret of Joy by Melissa Senate

IS THE HALF SISTER THAT REBECCA STRANDHAS NEVER MET SHORT? TALL? RICH? POOR? PRETTY?
FUNNY? MARRIED? LONELY? HAPPY?...


Rebecca is about to find out. The New York City paralegal thought nothing could shake her life off its fast track — which includes her handsome lawyer boyfriend and their extravagant condo. The shocking revelation that she even has a half sister comes from her dying father, in a hospital bed confession of a long-past summer affair...and now the dad she adores has one last wish: would Rebecca deliver a cache of letters he never sent to his other daughter, Joy Jayhawk, in a tiny coastal Maine town?

But when Rebecca arrives in Wiscasset, with the life-changing letters stashed in a leather box, nothing goes as she imagined — and Joy Jayhawk is less than thrilled to meet her. Joy already has her own life, her own family, and her own business: she runs a bus tour for singles, a matchmaking excursion that's brought lovers together, healed broken hearts, and changed lives. Rebecca joins the singles tour in the hopes of unlocking a door into Joy's life and forming a relationship with the only family she has left. But as she spends more and more time with Joy and the women who dub themselves The Divorced Ladies Club of Wiscasset — and starts a flirtation with a seriously hunky local carpenter — Rebecca realizes it's her life and heart that are ready for healing and change...and that sometimes, you just have to go along for the ride.


Received from the publisher for review.

This one gets four stars. It was a bit lengthy, but still worth the time investment and it does move along rather quickly. It had a warm, friendly feel that makes it an equally good read for both winter and on the beach in summer. This would be great for Debbie Macomber fans.

★★★★ = Really Liked It



3 comments:

Mary said...

This is on my wish list - so many good reviews, including yours!

Marilu said...

Sounds like a good book. Thanks for the review. I am adding this to my "to read" list!

Suzi Katz said...

With so many books available in bookstores, I probably never would have come across this one. Thanks for the review. It's now on my reading list.

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