Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tomorrow Blossoms by Joyce DeBarco

When Kate’s husband, Ward, locates the son she put up for adoption as an unwed teen, she’s understandably wary. What if he looks like his father instead of Ward?

The boy, now a man, is also wary. Who are these people who suddenly want him to be a part of their lives? Where were they when he was growing up, when he needed to feel a part of something bigger? After meeting each other, everyone’s fears dissipate.

When Ward passes away unexpectedly, Kate is devastated but thankful he never knew the truth. Facing the rest of her life alone, she returns to work in the company he founded. She’s still coming to grips with life as a single when she learns her son was adopted into the family of Jesse, the boy who turned her away as a pregnant teen.


The description pretty much tells you what the whole book is about, but what it doesn't do is give you the emotions and the feel of Joyce's spectacular writing.  Joyce's writing brings you into her story of a family and their trials and tribulations.  My heart wept for Kate's loss but I also empathized with her as she deals with other issues within her family.  I prayed she would find peace and joy in her life, and I know after reading Joyce's other book, When Dreams are Born, that I would find a place in my heart for her new tale.  If you haven't read any of her writing, you should  treat yourself.  She covers many issues that people deal with daily and her characters strengths far outshine their weaknesses.  Another stellar read!

*I received a complimentary copy of Tomorrow Blossoms in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are expressly my own.


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