Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Review - Comfort and Joy by Kristin Hannah

Book Summary from Steph the Bookworms blog and her review

Joy's life has turned upside down. She found her husband and sister in bed together, and now they're getting married and having a baby. Since 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. Soon, Joy realizes things aren't what they seem, and that maybe she should believe in magic too.

My Review - 4 Great to the last Drop
Kristin Hannah has quickly became my favourite adult fiction author so I was happy to read her Christmas book.  The story was around Christmas time but I think it can be read anytime of year, it is a great story about dealing with grief and starting over.
I have to say the first half of the book I only enjoyed because I love Kristin Hannah's characters but I thought almost everything was totally unbelievable and I was totally thinking oh goodness this is going to be a lame romance.  I was highly satisfied with the shocker she threw at us, wow, caught me off guard, I was pleasantly surprised. 
The Christmas feel was the magical times, fate that Bobby, Daniel and her shared.  This was the little boy and father that was dealing with their own heartbreaking loss. 
It is a sweet book about dealing with divorce, family betrayal, death and wishing on a star so to speak.  And of course it was wrapped up nicely in a bow.
A favourite quote
You can run away from your life and your past, but there's no way to distance yourself from your own heart. 


  1. Yay! I'm glad you liked it too! I loved the magic feel of it!

  2. I just discovered Kristin Hannah this year and I love her ... not quite chick-lit, not quite adult contemporary, which is perfect for me! Glad you liked the book -- I can't wait to read it!

  3. Glad you liked the book. I want to read it soon.

  4. Knowing myself, I probably wouldn't like it lol. But now I am curious what the twist is!

  5. I have had this on my wish list. I love Kristin Hannah so this sounds like a perfect read for me. I am very curious to see what the twist is! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it!

  6. sounds like another nice book from a beloved author! she sells like crazy at the store where i work.

  7. Sounds like a sweet story. I've actually never read anything by Kristin Hannah.

  8. I didn't love this one. Thought the whole relationship with her sister was so unrealistic. Loved little Bobby though.


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