Joy Fullerton was just an eleven year-old kid. That’s all. Granted, her nose was too long, her face was too narrow, and her extremely tall body was almost stick-thin. And, if that weren’t enough to doom her to merciless teasing by the kids on the school bus, she was painfully, painfully shy.
On his first day at her school, Grant Cooper demanded to know what Joy’s name was. Afraid not to answer, she got as far as “Joy Ful…” when he jumped in with a loud taunt. “Joyful, joyful, she’s got a nose-ful. She don’t look to me so joyful!” Day in and day out, she heard this from Grant, and all the other kids on board who took up the taunt, morning and afternoon.
Now, over twenty years later, and a lot of life gone past, Grant shows up at her medical practice. He doesn’t recognize Dr. Joy Fullerton at all, but before entering the exam room, she reads on the chart that the patient’s name is Grant Cooper. She’d never forgotten that name. When she opens the exam room door… sure enough, it’s him.
She’d never forgiven him. So… what happens now?!
About the Author
I have been in love with the written word since I was old enough to read. After graduating college, I taught high school until I decided I wanted to spend more time "creating". So, twenty years after beginning to teach public school, I "retired myself" and now I write full time. After living half my life on the West Coast, we moved all the way across the country, where we now live on the East Coast. It is just the two of us after our one daughter had the audacity to grow up, marry, and move away. However, that "move away" is only five miles from our home. While writing, I also own and run a website business: http://www.marriage-vow-renewal.com I love to create, whether it is designing marriage vow renewal certificates, marriage certificates, creating romance plans for married couples, or writing books. I'm blessed by the Lord to do exactly what I love. You'll find a more complete introduction (with pictures), plus my other writing endeavors, at my website: www.sheilaholmes.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've never read a novel with a plot like this before. The whole story around a doctor, who as a child, was bullied by a new boy in her school. And, he was more than happy to allow others join in. Twenty years later, she shows up as a patient at her orthopedic practice. Her response is priceless. This is a story of redemption and God's Gracious Love. Wonderful.
I only read this book because my wife asked me to. Then, when I finished it, I struggled how to rate it. I thought 4 would tell that i enjoyed it thoroughly, even though I felt it was more of a chick-lit novel. But, 5 would tell how I felt the story was told. I decided to go with 4 stars, because my REAL rating would be 4.5 stars.