Carolyn, who drove the car that took Tonya's mother's life, is a fifty-four-year-old devoted wife, ministry leader, and self-proclaimed 'woman of integrity.' Though she believes in holding folk-especially church folk-accountable for their actions, she refuses to live under the black cloud of that terrible day. She is now strong in the Lord and the power of His might. But her well-built spiritual wall begins to crumble when she winds up the subject of scandal at the Straighter Way Baptist Church and has to answer for her actions.
This uplifting debut novel from a fresh, new voice in the growing field of Christian fiction is the story of faith, friendship, and forgiveness. Korika L. Johnson's Joy Comes in the Mourning presents real characters with real issues and challenges even non-Christians to lift up their eyes to the Father in heaven.
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I have read many of books in my time, but this book here stands along.The two main characters, Tonya and Carolyn keeps the pages turning at a high speed. Tonya is a misunderstood lady just because of her outer layers. The only person that knows her the best is Carolyn. Now Carolyn is Tonya mother BFF until one tragic night with a turn of events when a car accident takes Tonya's mother away from her at the age of fourteen. From that point forward Carolyn or Tonya hasn't seen life the same since and the relationship that once was there was washed down the drain. All the faith that Tonya had for God disappeared and reappeared for Carolyn, now Tonya is having the most difficult time understanding Carolyn the holy, can't do wrong and sitting back judging people. But what Carolyn neglects to remember once upon a time she was on that side of the wall. In between all of the madness that's going on in the world of these two ladies will tragic of Tonya health and God bring it together?