It doesn't take much to draw me in to a novel but when you add in a Christmas back-drop and my favourite author, voila... it becomes a MUST-read!
Being an absolute nut for the holiday season, I always try to fit in as many books about the season as possible so Comfort and Joy will be on my list for this year!!
Due Out: November 1, 2011
Summary (from chapters.ca):
Joy Candellaro once loved Christmas more than any other time of the year. Now, as the holiday approaches, she is at a crossroads in her life; recently divorced and alone, she can't summon the old enthusiasm for celebrating. So without telling anyone, she buys a ticket and boards a plane bound for the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When an unexpected detour takes her deep into the woods of the Olympic rainforest, Joy makes a bold decision to leave her ordinary life behind-to just walk away-and thus begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined.
In the small town of Rain Valley, six-year-old Bobby O'Shea is facing his first Christmas without a mother. Unable to handle the loss, Bobby has closed himself off from the world, talking only to his invisible best friend. His father Daniel is beside himself, desperate to help his son cope. Yet when the little boy meets Joy, these two unlikely souls form a deep and powerful bond. In helping Bobby and Daniel heal, Joy finds herself again.
But not everything is as it seems in quiet Rain Valley, and in an instant, Joy's world is ripped apart, and her heart is broken. On a magical Christmas Eve, a night of impossible dreams and unexpected chances, Joy must find the courage to believe in a love-and a family-that can't possibly exist, and go in search of what she wants . . . and the new life only she can find.
While I believe that this is a re-release, as the Trade version is available online, I will be eagerly awaiting this edition as I just LOVE the cover! Thank you, Kristin Hannah, for making my holiday season just a little bit brighter!!