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Publisher's Summary

In Bring the Joy, Jessica Janzen shares her experience in following those nudges of her heart to find true and lasting joy. From the bliss of her dramatic, romantic saga with her now husband, to the trials and triumph of her career journey as a young women, to the devastating loss of her son when he was only six months old, Jessica's commitment to follow the nudges of her heart have seen her through every season. Through her hilarious, inspiring stories and refreshing honesty, Jessica will challenge you start looking for ways to brings more joy to your life and the lives of those around you. Life lived to the fullest can only happen when you bring the joy.

©2020 Jessica Janzen (P)2020 Jessica Janzen

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This book is excellent and worth reading. The author brings us on her own journey through good times and hard times and teaches us how to find joy even in life’s most difficult moments. She inspires her readers to seek out and look for the joy filled moments in everything even in her horrible loss of her child to SMA. I loved listening to the author read her own story as it made me feel as if I was a friend coming along side of her as she reads it with so much emotion and heart.

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Struggling to the end

I feel the same as the many reviews I read... at the exception of the chapters on her devastating loss of her son, I just didn't like this book. The 3 stars are out of respect for her tragedy losing her son and the depth of her grief, which she explains very well, it's gut wrenching and pretty hard to keep a dry eye listening to it. I can relate completely since I have been through a similar experience with my first child (not the same condition).
Apart from these chapters, she comes across as a shallow spoil brat at times. I found her analogy to choose Holt Renfrew versus Value Village insulting especially in the context she introduced it (don't want to give too much details so I don't ruin her stories). The fact that she refers to her friend, then boyfriend then husband as "Hot Ronnie" throughout the book drove me nuts, especially in the chapter describing the death of her son. That she calls him "Hot Ronnie" at the beginning when she first met him, okay, but not to the end!
Then there is the religion... I am a spiritual person but not religious so hearing in almost every paragraph her devotion to God was, in my opinion, a bit much.
Then she refers a lot to Rachel Hollis, that "save her marriage", well their very expensive marriage weekend retreat didn't work on them since she and her husband divorced in 2020.
Anyway, I have a lot more to say but will leave it at that.

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Inspiring and filled with heart

I found this book to be heart warming, heart wrenching, and inspiring. As someone who has walked similar paths I could relate to a lot of the book but I feel like this book had something for anyone looking to find more joy. I felt like I was right there standing with Jessica through her story. Great listen/read!

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Very inspiring book

Amazing book!! Just so uplifting and inspiring. One of the best books that I have listened to.

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Amazing story!

Loved how real you are in this story & your positive perspective! We can all learn a little from this book- will definitely recommend! “Sending love” to your family!

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Thank-you!

Thank-you for sharing your journey! I have laughed with you and cried with you. I learnt of your journey from Dr.Jody Carrington.

Fellow Albertan from Saskatchewan~

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Loved it all the feels!

Love this book and how real Jessica is
Brings all the feels and has urged me even more to follow the nudges abs bring the joy into my life

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A must read!

I just couldn’t put it down. I am not normally a book reader but this audible format made it so easy to listen to in the vehicle. Jessica inspired you to want to keep listening and see what happened next. This story created so many emotions from sadness to laughter to crying to positivity. Life can be tough sometimes but this book inspires you to keep pushing on not matter what is thrown at you. Jessica put her heart and sole into this book and truly is a inspiration and a amazing person.

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Cried my eyes out

What a moving personal story that hit me personally on so many levels. Completely loved it!

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Great story!

This book touched a spot in my heart I didn’t know I needed. It talked of grief in just a way that was so in point for me, I really recommend anyone stuck in grief or a hard time to check this book out. So real and raw, just what I needed.