When Comes The Joy

· A New Start Book 1 · Coastal Lines
170 reviews

About this ebook

Jennifer’s not perfect. Not even close. But she may just capture your heart.

At 27, Jennifer’s out of work, her mom just died, and despite stellar qualifications, every job interview ends in rejection.

Haunted by the teasing, taunts, and fat jokes that defined her childhood, Jennifer blames her unhappiness on her ever-growing waist-band.

And she’s ready for change.

Messy and real.

Beautiful and harsh.

When Comes The Joy (previously titled Skinny Me) explores one woman’s journey along the road of forgiveness, healing, and strength.

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Here’s what readers are saying:

“Exceptionally and intuitively written. Raw, emotional, and witty too!” The Miscellaneous Mom

“This is one of those books that stays with you LONG after you've read it. Truly thought provoking and inspiring.” – K. Brown, Amazon Reviewer

 “This story hit me in the gut. A definite must read!” - Sarah M, Amazon Reviewer

 “I cried and laughed and hated for the story to end…I couldn’t put it down!” - Bre, Amazon Reviewer

 “This book hits the heart deeply. I loved every page.” - Fawn K, Amazon Reviewer

“I binge read chapter after chapter.” MamaBear, Amazon Reviewer

 “It's like the author looked right into my soul.” - Jolie Carter, Google Reviewer

“I loved this book … Sometimes it was heart wrenching, and sometimes I laughed out loud. Carr's writing is solid and the characters were captivating.” – Jennilovesbooks, Amazon Reviewer

“Charlene Carr is the Canadian Jodi Picoult!” - Amazon Reviewer

Book Club discussion questions are available on the author’s website.

Ratings and reviews

170 reviews
Sandra Davis
October 11, 2020
This book will touch your heart in many ways - it is honest, raw, hopeful and inspiring. Jennifer is suffering through so many hurts from her childhood and from her family relationships. She never feels good enough, and she wants that feeling so urgently, so badly, so hopefully. This book will be a blessing to any man, woman or teen who are striving to come to a feeling of satisfaction with themselves and within themselves. A great read!
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Aubrey Szpakowski
July 10, 2017
I love everything about this book! It made me laugh, cry, and feel like I could get through anything when I finished it! As a girl who struggled with an eating disorder in the past, I could so easily relate to Jennifer, and her fire and absolute need to achieve that certain goal, then the sense of defeat when you can't. Read every book in the series and couldn't put them down!
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Leicha Ehlers
July 23, 2016
At last a book with feeling and insight to a very difficult problem. So many face this yet so few will ever understand what one goes through. It's never a quick fix but a life long commitment both physically and emotionally. I will read this book over and over again.
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