Leah Anderle is trying to get on with her life now that both of her parents are deceased. She occupies her days working as a paralegal in a prestigious Chicago law firm and spends her nights attempting to dissect flashbacks about her mother that continually haunt her. On the same day she seeks assistance from a private investigator, a junior partner in the law firm asks her out to dinner to discuss a case.
Alan Parkin is the handsome nephew of one of the founders of Marsden, Willett, and Desmond. Although attracted to him, Leah has no expectations for their dinner date other than to hash out legal strategies. As one date turns into several, their friendship transforms into love, dismaying Horace Marsden who is determined to prevent his nephew, Alan, from making a mistake. But everything changes when a surprising discovery forces Leah to make difficult decisions, and a series of events causes Alan to question his commitment to the legal profession and his ability to function in the so-called real world.
Finding Joy is a poignant story of love, loss, disappointment, and failure as a young woman and her soul mate search for forgiveness, happiness, and themselves.