by Kay Helms Pethel



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/27/2011

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781449725761
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781449725785
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781449725778

About the Book

Joy Comes in the Mourning is the story of one woman's journey toward forgiveness—hers, as well as others. It is a love story and a story of hatred. It has a dark element of bitterness and fear running throughout, but also a healthy dose of humor. Jane Houston, an RN who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, was raised by relatives after her parents died in an accident. She suffers from depression and bitterness brought about by abuse and sin. As she contrives to help herself, she comes face to face with her fears and her need of a Savior. A brief vacation visit to her former home in Mount Tarry, a small mountain town in North Carolina, turns into a long one, and she becomes involved with many different characters as her life winds and turns, much like Mount Tarry's narrow roads. She has plans for herself and her husband, Jake, but she'll find out that plans can be divinely interrupted.

About the Author

Kay Helms Pethel has been writing poetry, songs, and short stories for many years. It's the pure joy she receives from expressing her love of Jesus Christ, and her deep faith in God, that feeds her desire to write.

Kay makes her home in Kannapolis, North Carolina. She is a member of Landis Baptist Church, where she has been privileged to serve in different areas of speaking and teaching. She is a widow who shares her home with her mother, Emma. She is the mother of four children, Eva, Martha, Tammy, and Darvin, and has four grandchildren, Talitha, Tenille, Adam, and Chase.