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Publisher's Summary

When Joy Came to Stay illustrates the miraculous power of faith to overcome even the most debilitating suffering. Maggie Stovall has a successful career and a happy marriage, but she also bears the crippling weight of a secret from her past. As she slips farther and farther into depression, her only hope lies in God's loving forgiveness.Best-selling author and former Los Angeles Times reporter Karen Kingsbury has enriched the lives of countless readers with her spiritually uplifting tales.
©2000 Karen Kingsbury; (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC
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By Christine on 09-01-07

Hopeful inspirational novel

This book is an inspiration for the down hearted who have found themselves in an unexpected, sometimes undeserving circumstance. It also deals with breaking unhealthy chains and patterns in families, forgiveness and hope.

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By T. McCauley on 06-21-07

slow but picks up

I had a hard time getting into the book however once the main people were developed it got better. It was a little predictable but it was enjoyable.

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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