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Joy Harding

Woman, Wife, Daughter, Author, Blessed!

Ephesians 3:20-21: Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,  to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

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A Life in Words

For most of my long life I've been a reader. Along with my faith, family, and friends, the written word has been and will always be one of my great joys.

As a Christian, a wordsmith and a lover of books, I am committed to bringing you, my readers, exciting journeys and uplifting love stories that will touch your hearts. Together with my husband of almost 40 years, I am a passionate believer in the centrality of God in our covenant relationship. My  characters reflect this passion though good times and bad.

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Reviews for Boundary Waters  Search and Rescue: Beyond Belief

Dwight E. 

5.0 out of 5 stars Can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

Not the kind of book I usually read. But it was given to me by a good friend and I read it in record time. I found the authors careful use of scripture and music to be inspiring.
Weaving a story of romance, spiritual journey, action and the natural beauty of northern Minnesota the author did a great job of creating a page turner. I can’t wait for the next one.

Mrs. McGregor

5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book

This book is engaging, romantic, spiritual, mysterious and suspenseful all in one. It grabs your interest right away, with surprising plot twists and likeable characters. I found it was hard to put down. The faith aspects of the story are deep and true, so thoughtfully written. The crime mystery elements keep you hooked. I feel it would be a wonderful read for book groups. The north country setting in itself is wild and romantic, and nature becomes a huge part of the action. The love story that unfolds will touch your heart and leave you wanting more. But don't worry! Book 2 is coming soon! And ladies, it's not just for you. My hubby loved it too!

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So good that I want more!

5 out of 5 stars

Would recommend

DE - 2 days ago

Action, mystery and romance set in northern Minnesota, the author creates a page turner that is hard to put down. And being a coming to faith journey, the book can be enjoyed by a wide audience who want to avoid excessive bad language. This book is only the first in the series and I can’t wait for the next one.

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Beyond Belief-Book 1 in the Boundary Waters Search and Rescue Saga.

Summer 2021

Advance Reviews for Boundary Waters Search and Rescue: Beyond Belief:

'The characters felt like old friends by the end of the novel and I was rooting for them to triumph from the opening pages. The message of hope and strength in times of adversity--so appropriate for these times--stays with you long after you finish the last chapter.' 

~D. Morgan-manager and avid reader

'Boundary Waters Search and Rescue: Beyond Belief is a fast paced adventure full of love, faith and  enough suspense that I could not put it down! The characters are new friends I hope to visit again soon as their adventures continue.'

Carol K.-educator and consultant

'I was surprised by how much I liked this book. It pulls you in from the get-go with action, mystery, and a potential love story - all set in the glorious nature of the Minnesota Boundary Waters. It's filled with human joy and human foibles, heart, and love. A very enjoyable read!' ~DKBB-professional editor

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Boundary Waters Search and Rescue: Beyond Belief

Trauma surgeon and co-founder of the Boundary Waters Search and Rescue Unit, Jack Lockwood, was beyond frustrated...

A century blizzard, impassable roads, and gale force winds start Jack's Monday off the wrong way long before daybreak. To make matters worse, his friend and colleague---the police chief of Ely, Minnesota---orders him to stay home on a morning when the weather virtually guarantees injuries requiring Jack's skills. Little did he realize that he wouldn't need to go anywhere to save a life that morning. His next rescue would be in his own front yard, where he finds a half-frozen, gravely injured woman buried in a snowdrift. A woman who needs his help to stay alive long enough to tell her story---why she was out in this kind of weather---bound, battered, and bleeding.

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Joy Harding

Joy lives in the beautiful state of Minnesota. Her first series, Boundary Waters Search and Rescue  is set in the north woods of her home state.

The first book in the series: Boundary Waters Search and Rescue-Beyond Belief is in stores now, and available for purchase in both hard cover and paperback versions. The digital version (Amazon, B & N, and Apple platforms) will be out in about a week's time. The second book in the series, Boundary Waters Search and Rescue: Beyond Imagination has been accepted for publication and  should be out in autumn 2021. 


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