When Comes The Joy

When Comes The Joy

A New Start Series – Book One

“Rarely has a book seemed so indulgent, but then in a single paragraph captured my own emotions and reflected my own feelings. Feelings I didn’t even realise I’d had for most of my life. … An epiphany.” Amazon Reviewer


Jennifer Carpenter dreams of being a different person – A person with confidence, a person with beauty, a person who weighs a heck of a lot less.

At twenty-seven, her world falls apart. She’s out of work, her mother has died, her estranged brother is in a coma and, despite good qualifications, each and every job interview ends in another rejection. Marked by the teasing, taunts, and fat jokes that defined her childhood, Jennifer blames her current lack of success on her ever-growing waist band.

In need of a change, Jennifer puts her dream of ‘skinny’ above all else. Obsessed with this mission, she devotes her life to becoming the ideal version of herself even if it means becoming alienated from the only people who love her. Determined to lose the weight she believes is ruining her life, Jennifer finds herself in danger of losing so much more.

This novel is beautiful, harsh, and truthful in its characterization of a woman who is flawed, yet inspirational.

Download When Comes The Joy (previously titled Skinny Me)and join Jennifer on her journey toward self-discovery today!

Chapter 1


Genre: Women’s Fiction

About When Comes The Joy

When Comes The Joy is a fast paced, in depth look at the complicated scenarios and emotional highs and lows we, as humans, find ourselves in. Jennifer deals with the loss of her mother, the pain of coming from a broken family, and, most pressing, the difficulty of existing in a society that so often judges people by their outward appearance.

When Comes The Joy challenges the reader to focus on the aspects of herself that are beautiful and worthy and to question the way she may treat and view women who either do, or do not, fit society’s ideal.



What would you do to fulfill the greatest desire of your heart?

Thought-provoking, heartbreaking, and full of the beauty of second chances.

Dive into the enduring story of a woman who fights for her dreams, even when everyone she loves is against her.