Monday, December 1, 2014

Book Review: Waking Up Joy

By Sara Steven

When Spavinaw County’s beloved town spinster, Joy Talley, finds herself in a coma after falling from her roof, the whole town is put into a tizzy. Was it an accident? It’s no secret that Joy has been hopelessly in love with Jimmy, the town mayor, for close to two decades. High school sweethearts, Joy and Jimmy were meant to be together- that is, until Jimmy found love in the arms of another. Joy has been pining for Jimmy ever since. Is it any wonder she may have catapulted herself off that roof?

When Joy wakes up, she finds she’s waking up from a lot more than just the coma. A lot of buried secrets lie within the past, weaving an intricate tale around her heart, and Jimmy’s. When Kyle, the hunky young doctor who has saved Joy’s life takes a personal interest in her welfare beyond the doctor/patient relationship, Joy doesn’t know if she should let the past go and move on, or if it’s time to dig up what has been hidden in order to set herself free. Can the past be forgiven?

Not to sound silly, but Waking Up Joy is truly a joy of a book. I had a hard time putting it down, mostly because of the love triangle that Joy finds herself in. At times I was rooting for Kyle, still others I was hoping she would find her way back to Jimmy. I love how the characters are engaging and down to earth, and it’s obvious why everyone loves Joy. Secondary to the love triangle are the secrets buried within the Talley family. There is a definite twist towards the end of the book, and you’ll have a better understanding as to why Jimmy chose the path he did so many years ago, and why Joy has to choose hers. I highly recommend giving Joy a read!

Thanks to BookSparks for the book in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

Janine said...

I read this one and it really is good. I wouldn't mind another book with some of the other characters.