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A timeless classic is reborn! From Betty Smith—author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, one of the most beloved novels of the past century—comes an unsentimental yet radiant and powerfully uplifting tale of young hearts and marriage.
In 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, Carl Brown and Annie McGairy meet and fall in love. Though only eighteen, Annie travels alone halfway across the country to the Midwestern university where Carl is studying law—and there they marry. But their first year together is much more difficult than they anticipated, in a faraway place with little money and few friends. With hardship and poverty weighing heavily upon them, Annie and Carl come to realize that their greatest sources of strength, loyalty and love, will help them make it through.
I purchased this fun book because my wife found it and made me read it 43 years ago when we were engaged and this couple seemed to be facing some of the same challenge of an... Read morePublished 6 months ago by dennis
This is a book which follows the young couple thru the most difficult part of setting up their newlywed life.
And the birth of their first child. Read more
The first time I read Betty Smith's "Joy In The Morning" was in the late 80's...and I haven't been able to put it down since. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I first read this as a Readers Digest condensed book when I was a young teen. Then I read it again several years later. I was so happy to find it still in print! Read morePublished 7 months ago by Brenda Wilson
An uplifting read, beautifully and movingly written without being cloyingly sentimental. Strongly recommended for those who prefer realistic and intelligent romance.Published 8 months ago by Figmentmom
This was sent as a gift for my daughter along with other Betty Smith books. It would be difficult for me to rate this other than it did arrive in time.Published 9 months ago by Pauline Morton
I've recently discovered Betty Smith. That is, I idly picked up an old copy of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and could not put it down. Read morePublished 9 months ago by E. Smith