"Angela Fordice Jordan's frankly astonishing book about her family's odyssey in Mississippi politics is at the core an honest portrait of a complicated family. The book offers keen insights into former Governor Kirk Fordice's driven, outsized personal and political style, but it is the focus on Pat Fordice's pivotal role as matriarch of the Fordice clan that is most rewarding and intriguing. Angela makes the reader share her hard walk through the valley of humiliation and anguish, yet that sad journey ends at a curious destination of redemption and hope."
"I highly recommend We End In Joy by Angela Fordice Jordan, who is the daughter of former Governor Kirk Fordice. Anyone who has an interest in the Fordice family will find this book very informative and entertaining. It is filled with insight into Kirk and Pat Fordice that you will never get anywhere else. Angela is an excellent writer who shares her experiences in the governor's mansion during Kirk's two terms. She also takes the reader through the deaths of both her mother and father in a very warm way. I know there are many Mississippians who want to know more about this popular family. She shares such intimate details as the fact that her parents liked to swim in the nude. Angela's inside story of her father's affair with another woman which led to his divorce is fascinating. She even mentions me, in informing her readers about my famous confrontation with her father. I predict We End In Joy, will hard for you to put down."
--Bert Case, WLBT-TV anchor/reporter
"We End in Joy is a deeply personal and beautifully written memoir--a thoroughly engaging glimpse into a fascinating first family of Mississippi."
--Jill Conner Browne, THE Sweet Potato Queen and Multiple #1 NY Times Bestselling Author--from Mississippi
From the Inside Flap
The astonishing, uplifting, and hilarious account of maverick Mississippi governor Kirk Fordice and his family