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Kristen McKanagh | Author-Reader Match: THE GIFT OF JOY

The Gift of Joy
Kristen McKanagh




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May 2022
On Sale: April 26, 2022
Featuring: Joy; Joshua
304 pages
ISBN: 059319988X
EAN: 9780593199886
Kindle: B09B9QVZSJ
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
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Also by Kristen McKanagh:
The Gift of Joy, May 2022
The Twelve Days of Snowball, October 2021
The Gift of Hope, May 2021
Snowball's Christmas, September 2020


Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match" where we introduce you to authors you may fall in love with. It's our great pleasure to present Kristen McKanagh!


Kristen McKanagh writes sweet contemporary romance & Amish romance that is filled with home, heart, and humor…and best of all, love.



Loves plots that make you sigh, feisty heroines with sass, heroes with heart, a dash of humor, and oodles of HEAs! Other titles include wife, mother, Star Wars geek, ex-competitive skydiver, spreadsheet lover, eMBA, organizational guru, Texan, Aggie, and chocoholic.


What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match:

My ideal reader match for my latest book, THE GIFT OF JOY, must love…

  • Sunshine heroines with a heart for others
  • Best friend heroes who won’t know what hit him
  • Proposals to marry for convenience
  • A cast of family and friends who you’ll want to have their own HEAs
  • Swoon worthy moments of a friendship that turns to love
  • A sweet escape into a world of kindness, hope, love, and faith…


What to expect if we're compatible:

If we are compatible, you’ll want to go back and read ALL my other sweet contemporary and Amish romance books, and then read them again. And then you’ll want to join my newsletter at to make sure hear about all my upcoming releases and fun and games!

THE GIFT OF JOY by Kristen McKanagh

The Gift of Joy

Joshua Kanagy’s older brother has left the family gift shop business, which is wonderful gute for Aaron, but not for Joshua. Horses are his talent—raising and training them. But how can Joshua step away from the shop when his parents have already had to give up the dream of leaving their legacy to all three of their sons?

Enter Joy Yoder, a determined, if sometimes misguided, helper who always manages to drag Joshua into her schemes and promises. Only now her focus turns to finding a solution to his problem, partly to distract from her own. Her mamm has her heart set on Joy marrying the minister’s son, and she’s not sure she wants to.

Joy gets the grand idea to propose to Joshua, offering a partnership of convenience rather than love. But as the wedding approaches, Joy starts to develop feelings for Joshua. Is it possible Gotte’s plan for Joy includes faith, friendship, and love?


Romance Small Town | Amish [Berkley, On Sale: April 26, 2022, Mass Market Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780593199886 / eISBN: 9780593199893]

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About Kristen McKanagh

Kristen McKanagh

Kristen grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

No matter the genre, she loves to write witty heroines, worthy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters to surround them (and maybe get their own stories). Kristen currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero (who she totally married!) and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.

Kristen also writes award-winning steamy contemporary romance under the name Kadie Scott, and paranormal romance under the name Abigail Owen.

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