BookHounds has moved!

11/16/09

The Secret of Joy by Melissa Senate (Book Review #205)



The Secret of Joy by Melissa Senate
 
LOVED IT
 
This is just the perfect book to pick up with a cup of hot chocolate and just read.  It just makes you feel good.  There are two main themes here at work: finding yourself and the meaning of family.  The Scret of Joy also combines those themes in how your family contribute to your personality and relationships. 

Melissa Senate does a wonderful job with this type of novel.  If you are looking for a quick and easy book to take your mind off things, try this one.  I really enjoyed it.

ENTER TO WIN THIS BOOK FROM POCKET BOOKS!

+1 Leave a comment here
+2 New Follower
+1 Follower
+1 Blog about this giveaway (leave a link here)
+1 Tweet about this giveaway (leave a link here)
+1 just stop by and say hello (one extra entry every day of the contest!)

This giveaway starts 11.17.09 and ends 11.30.09

IMPORTANT NOTE:  This is coming straight from the publisher, so only US and Canadian residents.  Sorry, NO PO BOXES.


 
Product Description
As 28 year old New York paralegal Rebecca Strand's widowed father lays dying, he confesses a secret: he had an affair 26 years earlier when Rebecca was just a toddler. Now he wants Rebecca to deliver the secret stash of letters he wrote, but never mailed, to the daughter he fathered. Rebecca's lawyer boyfriend, Michael, is adamant that she forget the woman exists. He's sure the woman will be an opportunist who will demand half of Rebecca's father's million-dollar estate. But Rebecca, now without any family in the world, can't help but wonder about her one living relative. With her relationship with Michael in tatters, Rebecca drives from New York City to Maine to find Joy Jayhawk, who operates a Weekend Singles Tour service out of an orange mini-van that her regulars dub "The Love Bus." Enter a cast of lovable, colorful characters, from Joy's eccentric mother to the singles on The Love Bus, and a sexy carpenter for whom Rebecca finds herself unexpectedly falling in love...


About the Author
Melissa Senate is the author of eight novels, including the bestselling See Jane Date, which was made into an ABC Family TV movie and has sold over 200,000 copies worldwide. She's published short pieces in Everything I've Always Wanted to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume, It's a Wonderful Lie, Flirting with Pride and Prejudice, and American Girls About Town. A former romance and young adult editor from New York, she now lives on the southern coast of Maine with her son.
 
Product Details

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Downtown Press (November 17, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1439107173
ISBN-13: 978-1439107171

OBTAINED FROM: Publisher

42 comments:

  1. The Secret of Joy by Melissa Senate sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sounds like a good book.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'm a new follower of your blog.

    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  4. #2 I'm a new follower to your blog.

    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  5. That sounds like a fun book to read!

    tiggeria@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi! I just blogged about this on Win A Book. Don't enter me, though.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Please count me in.

    +2 new follower

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'd love a chance to read this thanks!

    unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Would love to read this. The cover caught my eye on FR this morning ... or was it yesterday?? :-)

    Jen/Nettr

    ReplyDelete
  10. Sounds like a wonderful book...please count me in...thanks.

    karen k
    kmkuka(at)yahoo(Dot)Com

    ReplyDelete
  11. +1 Hmm...a book and cup of hot chocolate sounds wonderful to me!
    +1 Follower

    Natalie @ Mindful Musings

    ReplyDelete
  12. +1 This is on my TBR list. I'd love to win a copy!

    +2 I'm a new follower : )

    +1 Blogged in my sidebar giveaways:
    http://bookfan-mary.blogspot.com

    meah56 (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  13. New follower. Thank you.
    joannereynolds@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  14. I guess I'm as ready for a romance book as I'll ever be...

    Am already a follower.

    harvee44@yahoo.com

    Check out my latest post - Here's My tease.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'd like to be entered. This story sounds very good.

    +1 for following.

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thanks for the review Mary. Please enter me to win.

    JustJanet @ FR

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi! I am a follower of your blog. Please enter me in your awesome book giveaway. :)

    Keep having fun!!!

    ConnieJ at FR

    ReplyDelete
  18. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
    wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I am an old follower of your blog.
    wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  20. This book sounds like a great read. Please enter me in the giveaway.

    alongtheway(at)telus(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  21. a new follower

    alongtheway(at)telus(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  22. "The Secret of Joy" by Melissa Senate sounds great not just a happily ever after book. This is described as a up story and involves unusual family ties.
    Please enter me in your draw.
    SuzyQ1955 (at) aol (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  23. Sounds like an interesting book.
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  24. I am a follower and would love to win a copy of this book.
    pk4290@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  25. +1 Sounds good!
    +1 Follower

    Not sure if I was a new follower by the time this entry was up, but no matter. This sounds like a great read. Thanks for the opportunity!

    - Nikki
    nikkinizzle@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. You are welcome.-did I mention I am just south of you on PCH.

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo dot ocm

    ReplyDelete
  27. I follow

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo dot ocm

    ReplyDelete
  28. cococroissants

    The secret of joy giveaway http://maryinhb.blogspot.co...

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  29. Madwoman-doing-cartwheelsNovember 25, 2009 at 5:37 AM

    This book has been getting astonishing reviews. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  30. Madwoman-doing-cartwheelsNovember 25, 2009 at 5:38 AM

    New follower

    1/2


    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  31. Madwoman-doing-cartwheelsNovember 25, 2009 at 5:39 AM

    New follower

    2/2


    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  32. I would like to be entered!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  33. +2 New follower!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  34. Sounds good! Please enter me in the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  35. Count me in! I totally would love a copy of this to give to my sister! :-)

    zedster.tbb(at)gmail(DOT)com

    ReplyDelete
  36. Oh, and I'm an old follower

    zedster.tbb(at)gmail(DOT)com

    ReplyDelete
  37. This sounds like a wonderful book! I hope I win!! :)

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

    ReplyDelete
  38. New Follower

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

    #1

    ReplyDelete
  39. New Follower

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

    #2

    ReplyDelete
  40. Follower

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

    ReplyDelete
  41. Hello!!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for leaving a note! I try to reply to all conversations!