Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Finding Joy Kick-Off Package and #giveaway!!!

About the Book

Book:  Finding Joy
Author: J.C. Lafler
Genre: Christian Fiction, Generational Fiction
Release Date: November, 2019
“No matter what complications life throws your way, search until you find something to be joyful for.”
Elisabeth Davis has lived by these words for most of her eighty years. Through good times and bad, this mindset has served her well, and she hopes and prays that her grandchildren will carry this sentiment forward when she is gone.
But Max has heard his grandmother say this so many times, he is almost oblivious. And while he understands her point, putting it into action is not always easy.
When his girlfriend demands he make a choice between her and his best friend—in the same week his grandmother has a stroke!—Max struggles to find joy anywhere. He is forced to reexamine his life, his relationships, and even his faith in this heartwarming story of coming of age and leaving a lasting legacy.
My thoughts  (Reviewed by Marilyn):  

”Life is life and it will annoy, but you can always find a bit of joy.”

Finding Joy is an uplifting heartwarming story with 80 year old Elizabeth Davis (Gram) that chose early in life to find joy no matter the circumstances. Jenna and Max adored their grandmother and would do anything to make life easier. Max was faced with a serious decision with Elizabeth being his confidant while listening, praying and sharing her earlier years with Grandpa Hank. There were unexpected twists and turns in the story that brought tears, laughter, anguish from a secondary character and smiles when Max finally knew his heart. The characters became family members with their compassion, love, faith and victories in life even during struggles. This story is filled with scriptural references that Gram shared with family and friends on joy, realistic life struggles, faith, romance and a warm feeling with a smile when the last page was read.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. I was under no obligation to write a positive review but have expressed my own sincere thoughts.

Click here to get your copy.

About the Author

J.C. Lafler has always enjoyed writing and dreamed of being published, but it wasn’t until she retired in 2015 that she realized her dream. J. C. and her husband, David, live in Battle Creek, Michigan—except in winter, when they escape to sunny Texas. Along with writing, she enjoys public speaking, reading, puzzles, traveling, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Finding Joy is J. C.’s fifth novel to date. Her other books, also released through Redemption Press, include Lost and FoundAmazing GraceHope Everlasting, and Leap of Faith.

More from J.C.

“Finding Joy” by J.C. Lafler is a story about the challenge of finding joy in life’s most trying circumstances, and corresponding verses in the Bible that lead us to choose joy. This story came about because of a comment made by one of my children, who’s middle name just happens to be Joy. She (Lynsey) made the comment to me one day that her middle name reminded her that every day it is up to her to choose joy. Jokingly telling her that “Choosing Joy” would be a great title for my next novel, I let it go for a couple of months. While preparing to began said novel, I wrote “Choose Joy” at the top of the page and started writing. During editing I changed the title to “Finding Joy,” but the whole story developed around the idea of choosing to find a bit of joy every day, no matter what is happening in your life.

Blog Stops

Inklings and notions, December 10
A Reader’s Brain, December 11
janicesbookreviews, December 13
Texas Book-aholic, December 14
Artistic Nobody, December 15 (Author Interview)
For Him and My Family, December 15
Lighthouse Academy, December 17 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)
CarpeDiem, December 21
Simple Harvest Reads, December 22 (Author Interview)
Mary Hake, December 22


To celebrate her tour, J.C. is giving away the grand prize package of a signed copy of her book with a matching mug!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


Jennifer Hibdon said...

Thanx for the review! I love this concept, chose to be joyful! JC, I also am from Michigan (30 miles from BC), living in my husband's beloved West Texas year round. Thanx for the giveaway.

Caryl Kane said...

Wonderful review! Thank you for sharing this timely book.

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