Comfort and Joy
Young. Handsome. Rich. Doctor. Quite a dream boy, Ford McKinney is the perfect catch. Ford's family wants him home for the holidays. They have picked out a girl for him to marry. But Ford has news, too: he's fallen for an administrator at the hospital, a man by the name of Dan Crell. To... show more
Young. Handsome. Rich. Doctor. Quite a dream boy, Ford McKinney is the perfect catch. Ford's family wants him home for the holidays. They have picked out a girl for him to marry. But Ford has news, too: he's fallen for an administrator at the hospital, a man by the name of Dan Crell. To complicate things further, Dan and Ford come from opposite sides of the tracks. Dan's mother lives in a trailer at the edge of a cemetery where she is the caretaker; Ford's family lives in the best house on the best street of Savannah. Dan's mother knows her son well, knows that he will never marry, and she just wants to see him happy, and loved. To Ford even the idea of telling his family about his relationship seems impossible. Sometimes he can't believe it himself. And wouldn't you know it's Christmas when these two families reveal their true natures. Comfort & Joy proves what we all suspect: going home for the holidays is never easy, whether you go alone or decide to bring a date--especially if that date is your gay lover. Grimsley triumphs in his new novel in which two unlikely lovers must reconcile what is expected of them with what they know in their hearts is right.
Publish date: October 16th 2003
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Literary Fiction
, M M Romance
, M M Contemporary
It is a love story. Wonderful, beautiful, forbidden, honest and very real. This book is very difficult to review for me. I have an impression that everything that I'll say about this novel and about the relationship between Ford McKinney and Dan Crell won't do justice neither the book, nor the MCs. ...
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Soooo good. This is a super romantic m/m novel that deals with real world situations, and is written like a "real book". It had that great literary feel mixed with a love story that I could believe. I highly recommend it.
Original Title: "Comfort and Joy" Ford McKinney is a wealthy doctor from a family of wealthy doctors. Dan Crell's family is living in a trailer park, and Dan is working as a hospital administrative in the same hospital as Ford. Both men are gay, but while Dan has long ago come to terms with his sexu...
Two men in their late twenties meet and try to build a life together. One well off, the other from the other side of the tracks. They are complicated characters that are written with an honest hand. I really felt the end was as good as it gets and leaves me wanting to watch them for the rest of thei...