I will be releasing my next book, The Book of Joy, on August 8, and I am so excited. For whatever reason, this book was the most difficult for me to write. I wrote and rewrote the first chapter enough times to fill a book. And when that process didn’t yield the results I wanted, I gave up writing it altogether. I was inspired to try again when the NaNoWriMo Challenge came around last November and was finally able to put to paper the story that I saw in my head. I hope you guys enjoy it. I’ll be posting more information as well excerpts in the next few days and weeks. Stay tuned!
Shannon wants for nothing except the love of a good woman. However, he is so focused on his career and caring for his elderly mother Evelyn, he doesn’t realize he’s missing anything. Until he meets Joya, the widowed daughter-in-law of a family friend. She is a loving, generous woman who brings a much-needed spark into his life; but because she is younger than him and still dealing with the loss of her husband, he is hesitant to approach her.
Joya, for her part, maintains a good attitude about her situation and is appreciative of the people around her—especially Shannon, whose friendship fills the gaps in her life that would otherwise remain empty. But after burying her husband, she isn’t sure she has it in her to fall in love again.
This, of course, will not do for Evelyn, who sees the potential for love (and grandchildren) in them. Nor for Gail, the family friend, who has her own reasons for wanting to match the two. They go to great lengths to bring Shannon and Joya together. But as the four contend with the directions their lives are moving, they soon discover that sometimes life is more about letting yourself be loved than it is about falling into it.
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