Joy in the Ordinary

Looks nice with flowers!

Joyce “Joy” Barrett thought she had her life all figured out, until one day her hopes and dreams for something extraordinary came crashing to the ground.  Feeling lost without a purpose, she follows her family’s urging and takes a job hundreds of miles from home at an Irish restaurant and pub in small-town Indiana.  Here, amongst new friends and new interests, she must come to terms with her wrecked dreams and choose whether to hold onto the past or learn to find joy in the ordinary.

An everyday story in an ordinary town.

A new work of fiction to warm your heart.

Also available in print on


8 thoughts on “Joy in the Ordinary

  1. This looks lovely. Will stay tuned!

  2. Whoa, I was reading EF’s blog and see this author’s name on the book give a way and knew it had to be YOU, Theresa!!!! Many congrats on your new book, I am in awe. I’ll be getting a copy soon. The kids all look great, hope your family in Indy are all well.

    • Haus Frau

      I can’t tell you how happy I was to hear from you! I immediately sent your blog address to my mom and sister. SO nice to “catch up” a bit! 🙂

  3. Samantha

    Hi Theresa. I tried to get your book on Amazon Kindle but I use as I am in Canada and I cannot find it. Is there somewhere you could suggest that I could get it. Samantha from Suscipio 😉

  4. I’ve read your book and love it so much!
    I’m wondering if there’s a second book?

    • Haus Frau

      Thank you for your kind reply, Marisa. I am pleased you enjoyed the book. I want to say that there is another book coming, soon but I don’t know when yet. I will keep any progress posted!

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