Monday, May 27, 2013
When Joy Came To Stay
When Joy Came To Stay by Karen Kingsbury
Description from Good reads:
"Maggie Stovall is trapped inside a person she’s spent years carefully crafting. Now the truth about who she is—and what she’s done—is bursting to the surface and sending Maggie into a spiral of despair. Will she walk away from everything, or can Maggie allow God to take her to a place of ultimate honesty—before it’s too late?
Maggie Stovall. One of the golden people. She has it all together. At least on the surface…
Ben Stovall. Godly husband. Successful attorney. Has no idea of the darkness about to overtake his life…
Amanda Joy. Child of society. Abused, broken, thrown away. But her trust in God is still alive… "
Once again, I am floored by Karen Kingsbury's writing style! This story had you guessing to fill in the missing pieces as she went from character to character. You get to a good point with one character and you are dying to know the rest of the story but it quickly jumps to a different character leaving you desperate for information. I could not put this book down until I finished it.
I will give you this information. There IS a child abuse scene that is VERY hard to read so if you have a hard time with that, beware. I was crying so hard in that scene I had to walk away for a bit to calm down.
Once again, she writes so well that I feel like I am in the room with these people. The emotions coming off the pages is just amazing. Very easy to get caught up in this book!
***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***