Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A CUP OF JOY by Anna Dynowski

Kasia Jacubek looks like she has it all together. She's smart, has good friends and is the owner of her own restaurant. Or at least one of them. She does have a silent partner but doesn't know who he is nor has he shown any interest in the place. That is until he shows up one day and wants to take over. Why does he seem irritated with her and why does he seem so familiar. She's never met him before, right? And why does Cupid Cat always seem to be around, when she and Brodie are together, with that matchmaking gleam in his eye?

Cupid Cat once again has his work cut out for him in A Cup of Joy. And it won't be easy to convince his victims...er, I mean clients, they belong together. I really liked Kasia although there were times I just didn't understand her. But as a reader I was seeing the whole picture and so it's easy to judge. However, I think I would have handled her situation a bit differently. Brodie was really a wonderful guy but had so much anger and resentment built up that he hadn't dealt with, though you can understand why. This is not necessarily an 'easy' read. It's filled with the emotions of two hurting people that dealt with the hurt in very different ways. I appreciated how the author made very clear that Christians aren't promised an easy life or a trouble free existence, but in those troubled times the Lord is right there with us. The author also points out, that true joy comes when we keep our eyes on the Lord, who is unchanging, and that we can have joy even through the difficulties. Great reminders for all of us. Along with the emotion, there are splashes of humor along the way. Which I always like. A Cup of Joy is the last book in the series and you get to see all the ones you've come to know from the previous stories. Harmony Village is a place I've enjoyed visiting with its quaint places and very likeable people. Do watch out for Cupid Cat though, because as you know, he always gets his match!
File Size: 460 KB
Print Length: 304 pages
Publisher: Write Words, Inc (August 20, 2012)

*This complimentary copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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