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Return of Joy (Starting Over, Book #2)

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Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Starting Over Book Two: The Return of Joy

When Joy Huffman's recurring dreams of the husband she lost become urgent she is convinced to go to the cabin, their project of love, in New Mexico. With her daughter and mother-in-law, they set out to learn what Steve wants them to know - that his death was no accident, but murder. Their investigation
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ebook, 192 pages
Published October 15th 2012 by Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc.
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Lynette Endicott
Oct 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: written-by-me
This is second of three in a series, but stands alone as a starting over love story with some suspense thrown into the mix. Because this was my first book it took a LOT more editing than I anticipated -- but I am so glad to share Joy's story. I don't think the author is supposed to rate it though!
Barbara
Dec 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
At first glance, Joy Huffman seems to have the perfect life: a loving husband, a baby on the way, a beautiful cabin designed and built for the life they'd soon share. Fate had other plans. On the night she gave birth to her daughter, her husband Steve is killed in a car accident. Joy plunges into a two year tailspin saved only by the need to take care of her child and the support of her grieving mother-in-law. It is only the recurring dreams she has when Steve returns trying to tell her somethin ...more
Debora Monroe
Sep 07, 2012 marked it as to-read
Anxious for this one to go on sale! I LOVED the first in the series!!
Wendy
Sep 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Wendy by: Goodreads Giveaways
Shelves: romance, murder
"The Return of Joy" which I won through Goodreads Giveaways is a poignant contemporary romance set against a backdrop of devastating loss intermingled with a tinge of a murder-mystery. Lynette Endicott sets the stage at a cabin Joy Huffman and her husband lovingly designed in the foothills of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Although she abandoned it after an accident took her husband Steve's life she feels compelled to return with her daughter Charity and mother-in-law Evelyn. What she doesn't expect is t ...more
Emily
Sep 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the setting and the chactors. it was a fast read and i never wanted to put the book down and read it one day. fall in love with Joy and her daughter and Marks.
Wanda Porter
Aug 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the sweet romance, and would have rated the book 5 stars, except the mystery and problems were solved without enough suspense.
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