Monday, December 27, 2010

Comfort and Joy by Kristin Hannah

Front and Back Flap: 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. Recently divorced and estranged from her sister, she can't summon the old enthusiasm for celebrating. So without telling anyone, she buys a ticket and boards a plane bound for the rural Northwest. Yet Joy's best-laid plans go terribly awry. The plane crashes deep in the darkness of a forest. Miraculously, Joy and her fellow passengers walk away from the wreckage as the plane explodes. There, amid the towering trees, Joy makes a bold and desperate decision to leave her ordinary life behind and embark on an adventure... just for the holidays. Following the death of his ex-wife, Daniel O'Shea has returned to the small town of Rain Valley. Now he is a single father facing his son's first Christmas without a mother. Eight-year-old boy Bobby isn't making it easy- the boy has closed himself off from the world, surrounding himself with imaginery friends. When Joy and Bobby meet, they form an instant bond. Thrown together by fate, these wounded souls will be touched by the true spirit of Cristmas and remember what it means to be a family. Then a dramatic turn of events shows Joy the price of starting over. On a magical Christmas Eve she will come face-to-face with a startling truth. Now she must decide: In a time of impossible dreams and unexpected chances, can she find he faith to reach for the love she has found... and the new life only she believes in?

I know this is a really long summay, but right now I don't really feel like writing much. But it was a great book, super surprising that she was ended up being Bobby's imaginery friend since Daniel acted so cold toward her! Weird in some moments and made others make sense. But def shocking when she woke up and they said it didn't happen, I thought it really didn't but guess the magic of Christmas and of Joy made it happen and she found where they were at. But anyways, might have one more book on here before 2010 ends!

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