Happy New Year And Happy New Release! — For The Love of Joy

1 Jan

Happy New Year! I know many of you have been anxious to write 2021. Me too. 2020 could not be over quick enough for me. So today we have a brand new year, and Janet Ferguson has a brand new release! Woo hoo! For The Love of Joy is now available on Kindle. I can’t wait to read this newest contemporary romance in the Coastal Hearts series. In fact, it will be the first book I will begin in 2021. I all the details are below.

And because it is also Friday, here is the first line:


Weddings — the best of times, the worst of times, depending on one’s vantage point. 


Is he married or isn’t he?

Years ago, a Dear John letter and then an IED explosion overseas rocked Davis Donnelly’s world and left him unclear about his marital status. He’d signed divorce papers, but broken mentally and physically, he’d never bothered to find out if his marriage actually ended. Now that he’s about to start a new position as an outreach minister, it’s time to settle things once and for all. At the moment he tracks down his wife — or former wife? — she takes a tumble while chasing a little boy. Her son. And that’s when life flips upside down.

Joy Jennings Donnelly made her share of mistakes. But one thing she never considered a mistake was her child, and she’ll do anything to protect him. Even keep his paternity a secret.

When she’s suddenly injured with not a soul to help her or her son, Joy is forced to rely on the man who has the most reasons to hate her.

Janet W. Ferguson is a Grace Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She grew up in Mississippi and received a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi. She has served as a children’s minister and a church youth volunteer. An avid reader, she worked as a librarian at a large public high school. She writes humorous inspirational fiction for people with real lives and real problems. Janet and her husband have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a cat that allows them to share the space.


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8 Responses to “Happy New Year And Happy New Release! — For The Love of Joy”

  1. Colletta January 1, 2021 at 6:00 pm #

    This looks like a really good read! Enjoy 🙂 Stop by if you get a chance:



  2. Janet W. Ferguson January 1, 2021 at 6:02 pm #

    Thank you!! Honored to be here!!!

    • rbclibrary January 1, 2021 at 7:40 pm #


  3. Nicole Santana January 1, 2021 at 6:33 pm #

    Happy New Year!!! 🎉🎉🎉
    Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from The Thief of Blackfriars Lane by Michelle Griep:
    https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2021/01/01/first-line-friday-168/. It’s a great story! Currently, I’m reading The Twelve Holidates by Emma St. Clair, so I’ll share from there:
    “I have to wonder if the blogger who suggested waiting inside a giant stocking for your significant other actually tried it first.”
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend full of fun reading time! 🙂❤📚

  4. Paula Shreckhise January 1, 2021 at 8:36 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to read more by Janet Ferguson.

    My first line comes from Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz
    James Towne, Virginia Colony. Spring 1634
    Alas, she was not a tobacco bride but she had been given charge of them.

    • rbclibrary January 3, 2021 at 7:29 am #

      Tidewater Bride is on this month’s TBR list.

  5. thebeccafiles January 1, 2021 at 10:36 pm #

    Happy New Year!
    The first line I shared this week is from The Dress Shop on King Street by Ashley Clark. I’m currently reading it too so I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (33) here: “The air was thick with humidity and the smells of birth as Millie came in and out of consciousness.” This book is amazing so far and is not very easy to put down at all. I have a pretty good feeling it’ll get finished tonight. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and happy reading!

    • rbclibrary January 3, 2021 at 7:30 am #

      My house is empty again, so I am hoping to have it finished today or tomorrow.

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