“A heartwarming story of faith, hope & love.”

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To Call My Own

Hoping for a fresh start, Dr. Karis Henry accepts a position in Harbor, Missouri, a small, underserved town by Feather Lake. The long hours and demands of the community clinic are just what she needs – a way to bury the memories and control the pain. But the moment Clay Montes shows up, her plans fall to pieces.

Clay is a changed man who wants to right the wrongs of his past; at least, that’s what he says. Why else would he work for a nonprofit and live in a camper? But he’ll have to do a whole lot more than open his mouth because Karis isn’t listening.

Her wounds are deep. Will the truth provide healing or just cause more pain?

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A heartwarming story about love and faith. To Call My Own is a realistic novel that is an easy read and heartwarming stories within a story about a broken family, romance, and faith. Ms. Cleveland captured her own unique style and depth in each character, places, and things. Her style and technique in writing is right up there next to the very best of writers. I will look forward to her next novel.

Alma H.

A reminder that no matter our journey in this path in life, redemption is always available. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Joy Cleveland wrote of real characters living real lives with real struggles and the love, mercy and redemption offered by a real God!

Bruce S.

Superb! To Call My Own was a gentle, heart warming, page turner, that I quickly became immersed in! The story, the characters, and the personal touches of the author, were sensational from beginning to end. I'm ready for her next book! Highly recommended.

Ashly M.
Well, hello there!

Meet the author,
Joy Cleveland

I’m a writer, histotechnologist, wife, mother of four, and shameless grandmother of three adorable granddaughters. I live in Iowa where there are few distractions and tons of glorious cornfields, and where I’ve spent twenty-one years in the medical field. I’ve written short stories, plays for children, and quirky newsletters. This is my first novel.

A few of my favorite things:
  • Tea
  • Flowers
  • Chocolate
  • Grandbabies
  • Sunsets
  • Museums
  • Mountains
  • Dogs
  • Kids
  • Humor
  • All things whimsical
  • And (of course) a good book

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Author Visit at The Library

I spent two delightful hours with these ladies on Friday, July 19, at The Library in Danville, Iowa. This ‘gem among the cornfields’ is also home to the Anne Frank Pen Pal Museum: https://www.traveliowa.com/destina…/anne-frank-connection/…/. A special thanks to Nancy and the gals who volunteer to make this such a special place!


The Library
102 N. Main Street
Danville, IA 52623

Date & Time

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 1 p.m.

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