Not too long ago, Kimba at the Caffenated Book Reviewer (http://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/), did a daily post on favorite romance novels. I have too many favorites to count, but I remember my first. Joy in the Morning by Betty Smith was given to me by my grandmother. I still have have my yellow-paged, tattered, falling apart paperback from the 1960s.
Although the book cover has changed, I was excited, to find a re-issued 2010 copy on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and stunned to find someone had set up a Facebook page for the book! This book cover photo is courtesy of that FB page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joy-in-the-Morning-1963/168933889823825?sk=info&tab=page_info)
In 1927 Brooklyn, teenagers Carl Brown and Annie McGairy meet and fall in love. Through hardship and poverty, their commitment perseveres, and soon they realize that their greatest sources of strength, loyalty, and love will help them make it through, together. Joy in the Morning is, in the words of Best Sellers, “a human-hearted song of joy” from the immortal Betty Smith.
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Editorial Reviews (Reviews posts c/o Barnes & Noble)
"A glad affirmation that love can accomplish the impossible."
New York Times Book Review
"A more dauntless heroine or a more appealing one has not turned up in a current novel in years."
I just loved this book and read and reread many times.
Do you remember the first romance novel you read?
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