I cannot tell you how excited I am to welcome Jodi Thomas to the blog today. She creates some of the best romance stories I have ever read. The Harmony Series is outstanding and this new story knocks the previous books out of the ballpark. I hope you will come back for my review of the story tomorrow. I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you. Welcome Jodi!
On April 3, 2012, my new story JUST DOWN THE ROAD will be released. I’m walking the floor waiting for the birth of this book because I fell like it’s the best I’ve ever written. A friend of mine commented that, over the last 36 books, I’ve said that a few times before, and I probably have, but I work to make each one better and this one shines. For those readers who love stories that wrap around your heart, you’ll love this one. It’s about the people of a small town who, though they think they live private lives also interact and change those around them. I’ve really never thought of the people in my books as characters, for me they are people, as real in my mind as my neighbors. They are wise and foolish, and loving…and unforgettable.
Tinch Turner was one of those rare characters who came to me fully developed. When I met him he was sitting outside the emergency room in Harmony, Texas, counting the roughnecks piling out of a pick-up and heading in for treatment. He was hurt and bleeding, but he’d wait until they were treated before he went in. After all, it was the least he could do, he was the one who sent them to the hospital.
As soon as I had Tinch down on paper I knew he’d have to meet a woman who could be his match. For a while I looked for another fighter, but the doctor who stepped in his path was a frightened woman who’d been broken once and only thought of running when trouble came. She’d have to give him a reason to live and he’d have to show her how to be strong.
Tinch and Addison were born, then in my mind, they took the story and made it their own.
I like to write my stories like life, with people’s worlds circling around one another and sometimes colliding. The stories that happen in Harmony are like that. Some ending as others begin but all richer for being together.
JUST DOWN THE ROAD is my fourth stop off in Harmony, Texas. Though the books are related they don’t have to be read in order. However, for those readers who love series, you might want to start with the first, WELCOME TO HARMONY. Though the stories are different, you might have fun watching the way a few of the people grow through the books.
Step into my stories. You’ll find a home in Harmony.
About the Author:
Jodi Thomas is the NY Times and USA Today best-selling author of 31 novels and 9 short story collections. As of July 2006, she was the 11th woman to be inducted in to RWA Hall of Fame. She is also currently serving as the Writer in Residence at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.
Please welcome USA Today and New York Times Best-selling author Jodi Thomas.
I hope that you will all check this story out! Preorder it now! And don’t forget to come back tomorrow for my review!