This is just the perfect book to pick up with a cup of hot chocolate and just read. It just makes you feel good. There are two main themes here at work: finding yourself and the meaning of family. The Scret of Joy also combines those themes in how your family contribute to your personality and relationships. Melissa Senate does a wonderful job with this type of novel. If you are looking for a quick and easy book to take your mind off things, try this one. I really enjoyed it.