"I started reading Joy Cometh in the Morning expecting the story of this extraordinary artist. What unfolded was not only the story of Joy Postle Blackstone, her life and her art, but also an historical glimpse into a time when life and people's roles were quite different than today. Thank you, Judy, for taking me on this fascinating journey."
—Joan Goddard Maute, Ed.D.
Singer/Songwriter/Educator,Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
"Judy Madsen Johnson manages to achieve a biographer's trifecta: she so entwines herself into Joy Postle Blackstone's life that she can tell the story in the first person singular. She elegantly and eloquently brings to visibility the highs and lows of Joy's incredible journey. The reader is left with the distinct impression of having encountered a most remarkable woman."
—Dr. Howard Edington
Author, Senior Minister (Retired),First Presbyterian Church, Orlando, Florida.
“Reading Joy Cometh In the Morning is an experience of tender fellowship, enriched by the sentiments of the author herself. Joy's story is a celebration of friendship and a generation detailed with principles that will add delight to the life lived today. I heartily recommend this charming book."
—Jeannette Clift George
Founder/Artistic Director, A.D. Players’ Christian Theater (44 seasons). Played Corrie ten Boom in the film,” The Hiding Place," Toured with NY Shakespeare Company, Houston, Texas.