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The Secret of Joy
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Coming November 2009!  Is the half sister that Rebecca Strand has never met short? Tall? Rich? Poor? Pretty? Funny? Married? Lonely? Happy? Rebecca is about to find out. The New York City paralegal thought nothing could shake her life off its fast track--which includes her handsome lawyer boyfriend and their extravagant condo. The shocking revelation that she even has a half-sister comes from her dying father, in a hospital bed confession of a long-past summer afair . . . and now the dad she adores has one last wish: Would Rebecca deliver a cache of letters never sent to his other daughter, Joy Jayhawk, in a tiny coastal Maine town? But when Rebecca arrives in Wiscasset, with the life-changing letters stashed in a leather box, nothing goes as she imagined--and Joy Jayhawk is less than thrilled to meet her. Joy already has her own life, her own family, and her own...
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Coming November 2009!

 Is the half sister that Rebecca Strand has never met short? Tall? Rich? Poor? Pretty? Funny? Married? Lonely? Happy?

Rebecca is about to find out. The New York City paralegal thought nothing could shake her life off its fast track--which includes her handsome lawyer boyfriend and their extravagant condo. The shocking revelation that she even has a half-sister comes from her dying father, in a hospital bed confession of a long-past summer afair . . . and now the dad she adores has one last wish: Would Rebecca deliver a cache of letters never sent to his other daughter, Joy Jayhawk, in a tiny coastal Maine town?

But when Rebecca arrives in Wiscasset, with the life-changing letters stashed in a leather box, nothing goes as she imagined--and Joy Jayhawk is less than thrilled to meet her. Joy already has her own life, her own family, and her own business: she runs a bus tour for singles, a matchmaking excursion that's brought lovers together, healed broken hearts, and changed lives. Rebecca's about to join the singles tour in the hopes of unlocking a door into Joy's life and forming a relationship with the only family she has left. But as she spends more and more time with Joy and the women who dub themselves the Divorced Ladies Club of Wiscasset--and starts a flirtation with a seriously hunky local carpenter--Rebecca realizes it's her life and heart that are ready for healing and change . . . and that sometimes, you just have to go along for the ride. 

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About Melissa

A summer baby born in a Catskills bungalow colony, I lived in New York City as a kid, New Jersey as a teenager, Connecticut for college, Brooklyn for those first few post-college years, then the Upper East Side of Manhattan for 14 very interesting years until five years ago,...

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