Finding Joy

Finding Joy

by Jenni Moen


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ISBN-13: 9781494454364
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/10/2013
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Jenni Moen lives in her hometown in Oklahoma with her husband and three crazy, exuberant kids that have the potential to burn the house down at any moment.

When she's not chauffeuring kids around town, performing her mom duties as a short order cook and maid, or vacuuming for her fastidious husband, she hammers away at her keyboard at her big girl job as a patent attorney. While vodka and exercise have provided some relief from the daily grind, it is reading ... and now writing ... that are her true escapes.

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Finding Joy 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
TheAutumnReview More than 1 year ago
Where do I begin? Not long ago, my BFF told demanded, that I read Remembering Joy. Well, I fell in love with the story just like she did. So, to say I was anxious for the sequel would be an understatement. Finding Joy was everything I had wanted for Adam and Allie and more!  This is the kind of series that you need to experience as a reader and I feel like I would be doing a disservice to you by telling you all about the story in detail. But, here's what I can tell you. Watching Adam and Allie begin their life together took me on an emotional ride. If I thought the first book gave me the feels...this book was even more emotional for me. I think it's because the secret is out and now they have to actually live with it. And it isn't easy. Adam and Allie have a lot of obstacles in their way. Namely, how their families are going to except their relationship.  Finding a way to live their life together long term was challenging. Adam really needed to figure out how to handle his mom. Plus, I feel like Adam really had to decide if he could move forward with Allie. He loves her. There is no doubt about it. There's still a constant reminder of their past though.  I was really proud of Allie in this book. I've always liked her, but I really felt like she handled their challenges well. She wanted to fight for them and what they were building. She knew it wasn't going be easy, but she felt like Adam was worth it. Don't get me wrong, they both have doubts that everything will work out, but I felt like Allie left it in Adam's hands. He was the one that really needed to figure out how they could move forward. That said, he was the one that was always telling Allie that they would make it. See what I mean about emotional turbulence??? The ending though...was PERFECT! I loved it.  Overall, I adored this book. Almost a little more than the first book. Well...I don't know. They're both pretty freaking awesome! I can tell you that these two books will either be in or mentioned in my top books of this year. If that doesn't encourage you to read them, I'm not sure what else I can say. GO GET THIS SERIES!  Quotes: ~"Don't let your past dictate your future, Adam. Don't miss out on life because you're too afraid to take part in it. Sometimes life kicks us in the balls, but you can't just lie down and die. You have to get back up soon as you're done vomiting, that is."-Loc 3538 ~"Loving her has been the hardest thing I've ever done. And it's been the best thing that ever happened to me. When I'm with her, I feel healed from the inside out."-Loc 3793
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read both books very close together as i did not want lose any of the emotions i had for either Allie or Adam. I sincerely recommend these books as they are not typical. You will like Allie, feel sorry for Allie, but you will love Adam.
SoutherenGirl More than 1 year ago
In Aww Where to begin Its outstanding love Adam shirts they still crack me up. I love how strong Allie was in this book. I cracked up when she told Malibu Barbie and what Adam did after just HOT. I was shocked to find out about her ex Bff from back home Brittney that was sad. The bet had to be the funniest thing ever when ever between Adam and Burke. Reading about what happened to the dog im was crying omg just hilarious. Im couldnt believe how selfish adam mother is I was so mad he thought he did that to her. I was surprised he parents came around they I ended up actually liking them. The movie quotes are the best I think its so cute when they do that. I really hated for there story to end but all good things must
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was not as good as the first one and sometimes I felt the book was not necessary. But I love Adams character so much that I could not stop reading it. So overall, it was just good enough.
xxBianca More than 1 year ago
Beautiful. Emotional. Powerful. If you’ve read the first in the series, Remembering Joy, you know that Allie and Adam loved through the pain, hurt, lies and betrayal. Their all-consuming love rocked them to the core, and they survived. In Finding Joy they learn that loving each other is easy, it’s explaining their love to their family that is hard. “His fierce love, his ability to dismiss years of well-deserved hatred, his desire to protect me from myself and anyone who might hurt me…it all left me breathless” I took a day to collect my thoughts as I was very affected by this story. How can two people with such a hurtful past find love and solace in each other? Adam loves Allie deeply and recklessly despite her actions. Allie loves Adam despite what he did to tear her down. Two people that were never supposed to meet fell hopelessly in love. The story centers on them explaining their relationship to their families which was difficult to read. How do you explain to your mom that the person you love is the reason for her years of mourning? How do you explain to your dad that the man you love is the reason he’s kept you away from everyone? Love. With a love as fierce as what they have, it is undeniable. “It’s not that I believed that I couldn’t live without him. I could. But I didn’t want to.” Adam and Allie also faced challenges with in themselves as a couple. Could their love survive their past as well as their different views in their future? While Adam doesn’t want children, Allie sees children in her future. She longs to be a mother. This story broke my heart into tiny pieces and then it was put back together. They internally battled many things, but they both always came back to the truth. Living without each other is not an option. “Living and being alive were two entirely different things. I’d only been alive before he’d come in my life. Now I was living” Finding Joy solidified that Jenni Moen is now on my ‘buy anything she writes shelf’. For someone to write about love in such a raw and consuming way is beyond words. She took the most broken love story and made it beautiful. The writing? Flawless. The flow of the story made for a read where I felt as if I was experiencing every emotion of all the characters. I laughed, I cried. If you are looking for a romance story where love is tested and goes where no other authors goes… Read. This. Book. Finding Joy goes beyond true love. It is deeply rooted in that love knows no boundaries. You cannot choose who you love. Love heals. Love forgives. In all things, choose love.