Not too long ago, there was an article about the Freedmans in O, The Oprah Magazine that I skimmed and later read in detail. I was surprised that the Freedmans were still alive as Mrs. Mike was published in 1947! Apparently, they have written two more novels continuing the story of Kathy Flannigan’s adopted daughter and granddaughter (along with many other books). The first of these was the book I happened to spot at the bookstore and is entitled The Search for Joyful. Written 62 years after Mrs. Mike, I was thrilled to revisit the characters. The story of the Flannigan’s adopted Indian daughter and her experiences as a nurse during World War II in Montreal was the perfect book for me to find on my birthday.