Count It All Joy
Goldson, Ashea S.
Although Alex Benning is newly married to her dream man, soon-to-be Minister Joshua Benning, this sweet romance quickly turns sour. Alex, still suffering from the physical consequences of a botched abortion, feels pressured to have Joshua's baby.
Although Joshua already has a daughter from his deceased wife, his longing for the perfect family becomes an obsession. He attempts to develop a secret relationship with a surrogate mother, but when Alex discovers what Joshua is planning, she decides that enough is enough. In the midst of a controversial offer to pastor his parents' mega church, a relentless plan to father Alex's child, an international adoption disaster, a church scandal, and the everyday woes of trying to make an instant family work, their world is beginning to fall apart.
Sometimes up and sometimes down, when marriage and ministry are put to the test, will love be enough to make them count it all joy?