Thursday, March 19, 2020



Although our temperatures and scenery doesn't depict it yet here in Michigan, I've seen pictures on Facebook that show daffodils and crocus just bursting with blooms.


I want to gift SOMEONE with a free copy of MEANT FOR HER          

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If you already own a copy of the book ~             I will gift you one of my very unique bookmarks

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My Story Title:   Meant For Her

My Story Genre:  Christian Contemporary Women's Fiction with Romance 

My Story Released:   November 14, 2019

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Author of my Story: Joy Avery Melville

Joy Avery Melville’s heart’s desire is to be the author God has called her to be by sharing Him with readers in such a way they long to have a deeply committed personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord.

Fully intending to write Historical Romance—had in fact— she didn’t want to deviate from that. God had different plans for that ‘call’ He’d made on her life back in 1967. A mere eighth grader at the time, she had no clue about the topics she’d be drawn to write about.

Surrendering to the genre God placed on her heart has given Joy new insight into the hearts and lives of those who too often hurt in silence.

The settings of Joy’s books are near where she lives in Schoolcraft, Michigan with her husband of 46 years and their 18 month-old Yorkie, Is-A-Bella Bindi, (Is-a-beautiful little girl) who thinks she’s a much larger breed with tomboy tendencies.

Joy loves to hear from readers.

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Get Connected:

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WHERE can the ebook and paperback be purchased?

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I look forward to gifting one of you a free signed copy of
One of my very unique BOOK MARKS

Be sure to leave a comment with an email address where you can be reached should you win.



Greta Picklesimer said...

I would love to win. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity.

Greta Picklesimer said...

Oh and happy birthday said...

Good morning, Greta Picklesimer!

So happy to see you here at journeystojoy.

I've entered your name in the drawing for the book - be sure to be watching next WED evening March 25th to see if you're the winner!

Have a BLESSED week! said...


Thank you so much for the birthday wishes - it's been a wild start this am!

Huge hugs for that!

Kitty Nottoli said...

Always love to support local authors! My son is one also and I am actively working on a book, so many blessings to you and your commitment. If I dont win a book I will be sure to purchase one!
God bless! said...

Kathy Nottoli;

Thank you for commenting! Would love to know what you think of the book, whether you win it or buy it.

Friend me on FB personal page and you can pose a pic of your book there with or without you in it and there's another chance to win the bookmark there as well.


Congratulations to your son for his writing!

BTW - I'm supposed to be holding a book signing at the Constantine, MI Township Library May 21st at 6pm! Would LOVE to see you there.

IF we can still hold it by then.... time will tell.

Blessings galore

Unknown said...

I've been wanting to read this, Joy! Have a happy and healthy birthday! said...

I hope you get the opportunity to read it SOON!

Thank you for the birthday greetings - I'm at home - staying there for the duration! Thanks!


Trudy said...

It's still at the very top of my TBR stack!! I love the bookmark!! said...

Oh, Trudy;
Don't wait too long to read it - I am waiting to hear your thoughts on the story!

Huge hugs!

Barbara Raymond said...

Would love to win. HAPPY birthday to you! said...

Barbara Raymond, I hope you get a chance to read MEANT FOR HER soon!

Thank you for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

I just now heard about your book, for the first time.
It sounds very interesting and I would love to have my name entered into your drawing for a free copy.
In the meantime I will search our library (online) to see if they have a copy, if they do not
I will request them to add it to their collection. said...

I'd LOVE to have libraries all over the country carry MEANT FOR HER.
I've seen to it it's in the local ones in our area.

If you don't win the book here, and if you can't find it in your library - I DO sell signed copies and ship them to people living in the United States.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST - Your name is in the drawing now.

Marilyn R. said...

Joy, belated happy birthday! Your birthday is the same day as a life long friend of mine, plus 6 days after mine. : )

The winner of Meant for Her will enjoy this inspiring and touching
story. It would be wonderful if all women who has been in similiar situations could read it.

Blessings to you. Believing even greater works will come from you following God with your writing.

Anonymous said...

Okay, Joy...So I *think* this might be the first time I've commented on a blogsite. You have coaxed me out of my normal "non-social media" life to comment, for a chance to have your wonderful book! I would be honored to win your book. Stay safe and keep writing! Julissa :-) said...

Hi, Julie!


Wowser - I am so honored to have a comment here from you!

Please come back - feel free to sign up for my newsletter in the space provided on right hand side of blog.

Then be sure to watch for it the 19th of each month - check to be sure it isn't in SPAM though. LOL

Your name is in the "Hat" for tonight's drawing!


Barbara Raymond said...

This is me, Joy.