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The Search for Joyful: Mrs. Mike Series, Book 2
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In this long-awaited sequel to the “unforgettable” (Boston Herald) bestseller Mrs. Mike, Benedict and Nancy Freedman paint a portrait of the World War II era—as seen through the eyes of a young Cree woman on her own for the very first time…

 

When her dear friend O Be Joyful died in a flu epidemic, Mrs. Mike Flanigan opened her home—and heart—to her orphaned child, Kathy Forquet. Over the years, young Kathy delighted in the Flanigans’ love—and suffered the pain of her schoolmates’ prejudice. But as the terrors of World War II drew closer to home, Kathy decided to leave her familiar home and do her part by going to a nursing school in Montreal. There her life fills with drama and excitement as she meets two very different men—a Native American who helps her understand her lost heritage, and a wounded Austrian soldier who shares fascinating stories of his exotic, embattled homeland. And as she learns about herself and the world beyond her hometown, she tries to find the elusive prize she has sought for so long: the meaning of true joy…

 

Richly detailed and emotionally powerful, The Search for Joyful is the inspiring story of a young woman’s courageous search for fulfillment—and the long-awaited new novel by the authors of the beloved Mrs. Mike, praised by Library Journal as “a book the reader will be unable to put down until the last page is read.”

 

 

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Benedict Freedman. (2003). The Search for Joyful: Mrs. Mike Series, Book 2. Penguin Publishing Group.

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When her dear friend O Be Joyful died in a flu epidemic, Mrs. Mike Flanigan opened her home—and heart—to her orphaned child, Kathy Forquet. Over the years, young Kathy delighted in the Flanigans’ love—and suffered the pain of her schoolmates’ prejudice. But as the terrors of World War II drew closer to home, Kathy decided to leave her familiar home and do her part by going to a nursing school in Montreal. There her life fills with drama and excitement as she meets two very different men—a Native American who helps her understand her lost heritage, and a wounded Austrian soldier who shares fascinating stories of his exotic, embattled homeland. And as she learns about herself and the world beyond her hometown, she tries to find the elusive prize she has sought for so long: the meaning of true joy…

 

Richly detailed and emotionally powerful, The Search for Joyful is the inspiring story of a young woman’s courageous search for fulfillment—and the long-awaited new novel by the authors of the beloved Mrs. Mike, praised by Library Journal as “a book the reader will be unable to put down until the last page is read.”

 

 

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        Apparently some sequels take longer to appear than others: more than 50 years after the publication of the popular Mrs. Mike, which told of Mary O'Fallon's journey from Boston to Alberta and her marriage to RCMP Sgt. Mike Flanagan, the story continues during WWII with one of Mary's adopted children, Kathy Forquet. Mike has been dead for six years and Kathy, whose background is Cree, decides to learn more about the heritage of her late mother, Oh-Be-Joyful. She is also determined to find out the difference between joy and mere happiness, so she leaves her small Canadian town to train as a nurse in Montreal, which Mary refers to as "sin city." There, Kathy begins to stand up for herself and explores romance with two men, one of whom shares her heritage, the other an Austrian soldier whose wounds she tends. The Mrs. Mike who presumably made the original so charming to generations of readers is hardly present here, merely framing Kathy's tale. As for Kathy, her voice never gains any real sophistication and when she does things like chauffeur a general to Naples because she's an "ace" driver, her Zelig-like position at the center of events lacks verisimilitude. Meanwhile, other characters talk as though they're reading from history texts rather than being participants in the world at war around them. Some downright weird sentences ("There's a big wad of undigested feeling stuck in me") should have been edited out, and in the end, Kathy, a small-scale heroine who is more acted upon than acting, isn't allowed to find joy; it is visited upon her.

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When her dear friend O Be Joyful died in a flu epidemic, Mrs. Mike Flanigan opened her home—and heart—to her orphaned child, Kathy Forquet. Over the years, young Kathy delighted in the Flanigans’ love—and suffered the pain of her schoolmates’ prejudice. But as the terrors of World War II drew closer to home, Kathy decided to leave her familiar home and do her part by going to a nursing school in Montreal. There her life fills with drama and excitement as she meets two very different men—a Native American who helps her understand her lost heritage, and a wounded Austrian soldier who shares fascinating stories of his exotic, embattled homeland. And as she learns...

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