JOY AFTER NOON A SUGAR SANDS NOVEL BOOK 1 Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.
Joy marries a widowed bank executive caught in an ethical dilemma and misreads his obvious frustration while struggling to integrate into her new family. Inspired in part by Love, Come Softly, this novel explores the challenges of second marriages and dealing with step-children during the crucial years of puberty and teenage angst. A college professor coming up shortly for the huge tenure decision, Joy finds herself falling apart as her career and her home issues deteriorate and collide.
"Jeter’s characters and scenery are so vivid and real that I felt I was right there sharing all their hope and fears. So looking forward to the next installment!" -Jana Little, Reader
"Debra Jeter does a beautiful job creating realistic characters whose lives intertwine in an honest and purposeful way. I found myself still thinking about their stories once the book ended. A novel best enjoyed beachside, pool side or fire side. Once I started it, I couldn’t put it down." -Katy Owen, Reader
"Joy After Noon drew me in and I longed to see Joy make the right decisions and embrace God’s plan for her life. My heart ached along with hers as I followed her struggles. I found myself relating to many characters in the novel--cringing sometimes and laughing at others." -Tracy Wilbanks, Writer, Reader, Editor.
"I have been privileged to be the editor for this book. Jeter weaves a suspenseful plot while tugging at the heartstrings." -Linda Wood Rondeau, Author, A Father’s Prayer