Joe Kelsey is twelve years old before she discovers that her father is alive. She has always believed him dead.
Life with her controlling grandmother-who dominates her existence as well as that of her mother-is a miserable experience for Joy. She is allowed no joys and no self-expression.
But many questions plague the young girl. What happened to separate her parents? Why does not her mother live on the faraway island with her father? Can anything be done to bring about healing to this broken family?
Many and varied are Joy's joys and sorrows as she navigates the path to triumph.
PS: Even Puzzles, the cat, and Happy, the dog, like the outcome of this book-and we trust you will, too!