“Written in the late ’40s but not taken on by L’Engle’s agent, this posthumously published novel is more artifact than timeless story. As such, it will primarily interest readers who want to know more about the author of the groundbreaking A Wrinkle in Time, especially because an introduction by L’Engle’s granddaughter Léna Roy identifies it as semi-autobiographical… [A]lthough the conflicts are dated, the heroine’s yearnings often transcend the ’40s setting.”
-Publishers Weekly, 2008
“The Joys of Love is a story about love, self-image, and coming of age. It is a delicately woven drama that I enjoyed immensely and would suggest to any reader!
-Zoe Sims (age 12), Stone Soup, 2009