Joy Express by: Jody Day + GIVEAWAY


About the Book

Book:  Joy Express

Author: Jody Day

Genre:  Christian Women’s Fiction

Release Date: Nov 8, 2019

My Rating: 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

perf5.000x8.000.inddNearly a year has passed since Scott and Bailey’s Christmas wedding. Now they are expecting joy in the form of twins!

The day arrives for the opening of Barkley House, a missionary retreat provided by Bailey’s inheritance, but an unspeakable evil descends upon Bailey as she awaits her ride to the opening ceremony. Scott can’t find her.

Shocking revelations accompany Bailey’s ordeal. Will she ever find joy again?



When I saw the cover of this book and the title, I was expecting a joyous April Christmas story filled all of holiday joy. And it did start and end that way, but in between all of that, was a most horrific read. As a very pregnant Bailey awaits for her ride to an open house, a very different person shows up, and forces her to go with him instead. This started the horrible journey for Bailey and a host of scared and confused friends searching for her.

This is my first book by author Jody Day, and I was quite intrigued. The major characters played strong rolls that developed well throughout the story, as did the other characters we meet in this story. The beginning is really rather scary, and my heart went out to Bailey as she struggled with the situations she was having to deal with. I like her character,  and it was easy for me to see the strong woman she is. There were a lot of twists and turns here, and emotions both good and bad were flying high everywhere. Joy Express turned out to be a pretty face paced read for me, I finished it in a couple of hours, which is good, because I didn’t want to put this book down until I found put what would happen. And as I said in the beginning, the ending was a sweet joyous occasion, full of many memories, and making even more. I encourage you to check out this book and give it a try.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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About the Author

Jody DayJody Bailey Day writes inspirational fiction, poetry, Bible studies, and articles from her home in West Texas. She is a member of, American Christian Fiction Writers, and is the president of Critique Café, West Texas area writers group. She mentors young writers, and is a musician and music teacher. She and her husband love silent and black and white movies, and the chaos that comes with fifteen grandchildren. She crochets blankets for her ministry called Wrapped in Prayer Blanket ministry. Jody considers herself a professional nerd, and loves every minute of it.


More from Jody

I’m so excited about the release of Joy Express. It’s the culmination of a series that began in my heart on the way home from the first writer’s conference I ever attended. The East Texas Writer’s Conference was held at my alma mater, East Texas Baptist College, which is now University. I was incredibly inspired, and on I20 toward Dallas I saw a sign that said Washout Express, Exit 477. Turns out that was giant truck wash. My thought was, “What would it be like to be totally washed out, washed up, and at the end of your rope?” I’d been there and was on the other side, but I wanted to write a story about the process. Bailey Brown was born. Joy Express is Book 3 in the series and follows Bailey and Scott through a series of tremendous obstacles, and how their faith and family got them to the other side. It’s not tied up with a nice little bow, life is rarely like that, but it does come to a redemptive pause in their story. I hope you’ll pick it up and read the message of faith. You can come back from anything.

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, March 27

Inklings and notions, March 28

Texas Book-aholic, March 29

For Him and My Family, March 30

deb’s Book Review, March 31

Spoken from the Heart, April 1

SPLASHES of Joy, April 2

She Lives to Read, April 3

Batya’s Bits, April 4

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 5

Artistic Nobody, April 6 (Author Interview)

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, April 6

Vicky Sluiter, April 7

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, April 8

Simple Harvest Reads, April 9 (Author Interview)


To celebrate her tour, Jody is giving away the grand prize of a print copy of Joy Express!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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