Joy after noon

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long-time book discussion leader


Joy after noon


Debra Coleman Jeter


Elk Lake Publishing






214 pages


This is a story of a second marriage and a blended family and most of all, misconceptions. When Joy marries a widowed bank executive, she continually misreads his feelings and actions as well as those of his two teenaged daughters. Feeling she can never live up to their perfect first wife and mother, then finding herself coming short on her attempts at tenure, Joy finds her life falling apart at the seams. Can she find the happiness she so desires in this marriage? Can she be the stepmother she craves to be and these girls need? The answer, of course, is communication, not only with each other but with the Lord as well.


Rating (1 to 5):


Suggested Audience:

Christian fiction fans, teens and adults

Christian Impact:

Readers will see the results of lack of communication, particularly between husband and wife, as well as communication with God.

Joy After Noon (Sugar Sands, #1)

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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