When Joy Came to Stay
Maggie Stovall is trapped inside a person she's spent years carefully crafting. Now the truth about who she is-and what she's done-is bursting to the surface and sending Maggie into a spiral of despair. Will Maggie walk away from her ten-year marriage and her responsibility as a foster mother in her desperate desire to escape the mantle of depression that is cloaking her? Or will she allow God to take her to a place of ultimate honesty-before it's too late? When Joy Came to Stay is the heart-wrenching story of one woman's escape from the shadows of clinical depression. Bestselling author Karen Kingsbury offers this moving tale of the quest for a simple, transparent life lived in the sunlight of God's favor and forgiveness.
Review by Rynette McGee, March 9, 2013
I recieved my copy of this book through the Multnomah-Blogging for Books- program. I really love the suspense of this story. This is the second book of Karen Kingsbury that I have read and already I'm hooked. The protagonist in this story represents so many people plagued by depression and forced to live behind a mask. Thanks Karen for taking on this subject in hopes of helping others understand this disease.