"Comfort and Joy" is, in a word, Magical. There's no better way of describing it. The main character, Joy, embarks on a new adventure not realizing that through tragedy, it will take her to a whole new world. When I first read this book, I was disappointed because I found it to be unbelievable. However, when I read it a second time I just fell in love with this magical storyline. Once you realize that the underlying tone of this story is magical and not "realistic", you should find it thoroughly enjoyable.