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Praise for No Other Choice
"I've read all of Joy Collins books and she never disappoints. She is a wonderful storyteller - the characters are believable and the situations her characters find themselves in are realistic. She takes the time to develop the characters and story lines that draw the reader into her books. Combine this with the twists and turns she weaves into her story and you're hooked. No Other Choice is all of this and more. You won't want to put it down or for the story to end! You'll will enjoy getting to know Charlotte and her friends and families. It's a great read." 5 out of 5 stars
"Great story and great writing. You will fall in love with the characters and enjoy the journey. I couldn’t put the book down." 5 out of 5 stars
Praise for I Will Never Leave You
"I am so appreciative of this lovely book that follows the author's journey to connect with her beloved husband in Spirit. As I, too, have a husband in Spirit, this book contained the most loving and reassuring messages for me. The author's writing style is warm, inviting and totally trustable. I highly recommend this enjoyable book to anyone missing a loved one, especially a romantic soul mate. You are never apart and WILL be fully reunited someday! Thank you, Joy! xo" 5 out of 5 stars
Mary Beth Spann Mank
"If you have lost the love of your life - as I did in 2016 - and you have found that bereavement literature, particularly that aimed at telling widows how to "let go and move on" or "say goodbye" does not resonate with you; if you want to know how it is possible to move not on, but forward, while you hold onto that precious relationship; if you would like to understand that your loved one and his/her love for you continues - not just "in your heart" but in a very real sense, please read this book. Joy's journey post the physical death of her beloved husband John mirrored so much of my own experience, and it boosts me incredibly to know that what she continues to have with John, I can have too. A beautiful, affirming and healing read. Thank you, Mrs. Collins." 5 out of 5 stars
Praise for Second Chance
"Second Chance is a well-constructed story with a solid plot and excellent subplots. All of the characters were incredibly contemporary and real, and the minor characters advanced the plot very well. ... I was hooked from the first page, and I could not wait to see what twist and turn was coming next. Therefore, I highly recommend this book." full review at Wryter's Reviews
Bethann Korsmit, Pennsylvania, author of Darkness Descending
"Wow! I rarely read novels, but was urged by a friend to read this one...and am I ever glad I did! After the first few chapters, I couldn't put it down! I was hooked by the story; laughing at the humor; and identifying with the 'second-wife' issues that Joy Collins so beautifully captured! I recommend this book to anyone wanting an entertaining and accurate 'ride' through one of life's less-than-fun events. I give it 5-Stars!"
Sheila U., Phoenix, Arizona, a reader
"Reading Joy Collins' Second Chance is like riding a whirlwind under dark skies of a desert monsoon. ... Second Chance is deeply insightful into relationships and in the end displays the beauty of that double rainbow we call love. It is a well written and compelling read."
Vivia Giovannini, Hemet, California, author of The Glass Ball
"I actually am a 'second wife,' so from beginning to end I could so easily identify with Sara's thoughts and emotions it actually felt like it was all happening to me - complete with tears, smiles and heart palpitations! I recently lent the book to my best friend, a woman who is a first wife (still married) with a daughter close in age to the protagonist's stepdaughter, and she said it was the best book she's read in ages. Great writing."
K. Weinberger, a reader
"Being a woman who is divorced and remarried, Sara knows a lot about second chances, which is a strong theme through this book. What I liked best about Collins' use of this theme is that she makes it realistic ... I highly recommend this book, especially if you're a woman, and especially if you're in a relationship situation dealing with divorce. This fun and meaningful read will not only help to entertain you but will help you examine your own life."
JM, Australia, author, book reviewer, blogger