Comfort & Joy - Kristin Hannah

Comfort & Joy

By Kristin Hannah

  • Release Date: 2005-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 856 Ratings


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Kristin Hannah is beloved by readers around the world for her unique blend of powerful emotion and exquisite storytelling. In Comfort & Joy, she offers a modern-day fairy tale—the story of a woman who gets a miraculous chance at happiness.

Joy Candellaro once loved Christmas more than any other time of the year. Now, as the holiday approaches, she is at a crossroads in her life; recently divorced and alone, she can’t summon the old enthusiasm for celebrating. So without telling anyone, she buys a ticket and boards a plane bound for the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When an unexpected detour takes her deep into the woods of the Olympic rainforest, Joy makes a bold decision to leave her ordinary life behind—to just walk away—and thus begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined.

In the small town of Rain Valley, six-year-old Bobby O’Shea is facing his first Christmas without a mother. Unable to handle the loss, Bobby has closed himself off from the world, talking only to his invisible best friend. His father Daniel is beside himself, desperate to help his son cope. Yet when the little boy meets Joy, these two unlikely souls form a deep and powerful bond. In helping Bobby and Daniel heal, Joy finds herself again.     

But not everything is as it seems in quiet Rain Valley, and in an instant, Joy’s world is ripped apart, and her heart is broken. On a magical Christmas Eve, a night of impossible dreams and unexpected chances, Joy must find the courage to believe in a love—and a family—that can’t possibly exist, and go in search of what she wants . . . and the new life only she can find.


  • Comfort and Joy

    By Gatrs95
    Nice feel- good book.
  • Hard to believe

    By Kbookie78
    The ending was hard to believe. I was hoping for a better explanation.
  • Excellent!

    By Kbeyer7211
    This book had me from the beginning! I had an ache in my chest and tears in my eyes throughout the book. This was truly a wonderful Christmas read!
  • Foolish

    By Disliker of rip offs
    Super lame
  • Beautifully written

    By doreenjfrostvt
    I absolutely loved this book. It is the first book I’ve read, in a long time, that I did not want to put down nor have end.
  • Comfort and Joy

    By Ramar81
    This book takes you away, and has a lovely ending but kinda bumpy towards the end to get there. Still was a good read.
  • Enjoyed this read!

    By nladanaus
    Not the typical Kristin Hannah novel but I still enjoyed it. Quick, easy read about believing in the magic of Christmas!
  • Comfort and Joy

    By avid reader cz
    I have read most of Kristin Hannah’s books and read them more than once. They call to me. This one though, made me feel like my heart was aching. She is a superb author!
  • What a tear jerker

    By Leahcat123
    Loved Comfort & Joy. Loved the Nightingale. Can’t wait to read her new book.
  • Really....

    By ryryzbeauty
    It sounds like adorable read, then I read a little before I purchase thinking it sounds good & was completely let down when I purchase & got to read it when all sudden the plane crashes & she just completely ignores the fact to seek medical help & walks to town. & to a lodge where a sleeping child helped her checked in & the fact that come morning the adult isn’t fazed at the fact that a stranger came in the middle of night... yeah sorry but extremely disappointed.