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Saturday, August 22, 2009

When Joy Came to Stay by Karen Kingsbury

A woman is battling her checkered past, and it's showing in the way she acts. She's going crazy; forgetting and misplacing things, leaving her two foster sons at a bus stop, buying the wrong things at the store. She eventually loses custody of her foster sons and checks herself in to a mental institute.
Her husband, who still has custody of their sons, eventually wonders where in the world his wife went and begins searching for her.
I'm afraid I can't tell you the woman's secret or it would eliminate any point in reading the book. It's very interesting.
Though, I must say, Karen went a little too far with this one, to the point of being far-fetched from reality. She always tries to bring emotion into the plot one way or another.
The only perfect character I can think of is the husband.
All in all, this isn't a bad book, and it definitely warrants a read.
3 stars

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