GUEST BLOGGER~ JODY THOMAS~ ONE TRUE HEART….COMING APRIL 7, 2015

 IT IS ALWAYS A DELIGHT TO WELCOME, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR….

JODY THOMAS

{ONE TRUE HEART}

{COMING APRIL 7, 2015}

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jodi thomasWhen I began ONE TRUE HEART I knew I wanted to write a story about a man, Drew Cunningham, who was afraid to live because he believed a terrible tragedy was he fault. One night in the Amarillo airport he meets a woman, Millanie McAllen, who has never been afraid of anything in her life.  She’s crippled up and broken and thinks the last person who can help her is a shy man who looks like he might be a professor.

Millanie has taken care of herself all her life and is touched that this guy thinks he can help her.  She decides to play the helpless role if only long enough to catch a ride to her home town, Harmony, Texas.

Though they are attracted to each other, neither believes in love.  And, like most of us in our real lives, Drew and Millanie are surrounded by friends and relatives who complicate their lives.

When you step into ONE TRUE HEART you’ll step into Harmony where the lives of the people in the town blend together.  You’ll meet Millanie McAllen and Drew Cunningham.  Both hiding out from life for different reasons.  In their love story the gentle, loving man wins out.  As they face the truth about real love they also must both face their fears.

Drew, who is always organized and calm has, what he believes, is the craziest sister on the planet.  She dances in the moonlight and tells fortunes.  In her first session with Johnny Wheeler, he’s arrested for killing his ex-wife.  Kare knows Johnny didn’t do it.  She didn’t see murder in his lifeline.  Johnny thinks she’s nuts, but she’s determined to help him even if she has to draft her big brother to help.

Another story threads its way through the book.  Beau Yates comes back to town for a few days.  He’s a successful singer in Nashville, but deep down knows that all his love songs are about one girl.  He doesn’t even know her name, he simply calls her Trouble.  She used to pick him up after work.  She’d every dream he’s ever had about love.

This story has people who will come to life as you read.  You’ll fall in love with a first love and fall in love for the last time with a forever love.  I hope my characters will walk off the pages for you as they have for me.

Now and then I get a letter or e-mail asking me where Harmony, Texas is.  It’s in my mind.  It always has been.  It’s the small town where people care about each other.  It is as alive as any town I’ve ever lived in and I hope it will come alive for you also.

Happy reading,

 

Jodi Thomas

Thank you, Jodi, for visiting with us and our readers today! It is always such a great pleasure to have you visit with us and our readers!

Congratulations on another hit, with ONE TRUE HEART!!



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Meet Jodi Thomas…

A fifth generation Texan, Jodi Thomas chooses to set the majority of her novels in her home state.

With a degree in Family Studies, Thomas is a marriage and family counselor by education, a background that enables her to write about family dynamics. Honored in 2002 as a Distinguished Alumni by Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Thomas enjoys interacting with students on the West Texas A & M University campus, where she currently serves as Writer In Residence.

“My door is usually open to students all morning,” explains Thomas, who talks to the classes at the University and on other campuses during her many speaking engagements when not writing in her spacious office in WTAMU’s Cornette Library. “They come by to visit and ask questions about being a writer. When I was a child, being a writer wasn’t an option. All the people I knew had regular jobs. I’m hoping that students will see that being a writer is a possibility. This is particularly important in these days when programs in the arts are being cut in the public schools.”

Commenting on her contribution to the arts, Thomas said, “When I was teaching classes full time, I thought I was making the world a better place. Now I think of a teacher, or nurse, or mother settling back and relaxing with one of my books. I want to take her away on an adventure that will entertain her. Maybe, in a small way, I’m still making the world a better place.”

While the author toured the country speaking to Desk and Derrick clubs about her 2003 novel, THE WIDOWS OF WICHITA COUNTY, the members of various chapters formed a Jodi Thomas Fan Club. The group enthusiastically promotes her novels and public appearances and even volunteers to provide drivers for her out-of-town engagements.

When not working on a novel or inspiring students to pursue a writing career, Thomas enjoys traveling with her husband, Tom, renovating a historic home they bought in Amarillo, and “checking up” on their two grown sons.

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  • Series: Harmony (Book 8)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (April 7, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425268411
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425268414

 

One True Heart

Millanie McAllen is always logical. But after returning to her childhood home, she learns that some things are beyond explanation—like her undeniable passion for Drew Cunningham…

After finding success as a singer on the road, Beau Yates returns to Harmony to make peace with his dying father—only to find the woman he’s been dreaming of for years. But the secrets they discover might be too much for him to bear…

When Johnny Wheeler is charged with his wife’s murder, he turns to the only person who believes he’s innocent. Fortune teller Kare Cunningham’s life has always danced around reality—but Johnny is able to ground her like no other…

As their paths cross in new, captivating directions, the townspeople of Harmony need to learn to love and let go in order to live together in their little slice of heaven.

Available April 7, 2015

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One True Heart (Harmony, #8)

MY THOUGHTS:

ONE TRUE HEART by Jodi Thomas is another awesome Contemporary Romance set in small town of Harmony, Texas. #8 in “A Harmony” novel, but can be read as a stand alone. Please visit the author’s website for a full listing of this amazing series!

Harmony, Texas just keeps getting better and better, in my opinion. In this one we meet Captain Millanie McAllen, Drew Cunningham, Beau Yates, Johnny Wheeler, and Kare Cunningham.

Filled with secrets, hidden secrets, buried pasts, passion, and romance. Love blooms, as does the promise of secrets buried coming to life. A captivating and intriguing tale of small town life and the people who live in them.

Once again, Ms. Thomas has brought together a cast of characters that are charming, yet some are destructive, passionate, romance and love. A well thought out tale, with realistic characters who have realistic problems. I have enjoyed this series, but I believe “One True Heart” is the best yet, but than we will have to see what comes next in this fast paced, small town story filled with secrets and blooming love. Well done, once again, Ms. Thomas! Highly recommend for fans of small town life, Cozy Mystery, Romance and just a well developed story. Another keeper by Jodi Thomas!

*Received for an honest review from the publisher*

RATING: 5

HEAT RATING: MILD

REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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#VISIT AND #GIVEAWAY WITH HARMONY AUTHOR,JODI THOMAS…

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JODI THOMAS AND “CHANCE OF A LIFETIME”….

Welcome, JODI!

It is always such a pleasure to have you visit with us and our readers….

Welcome to my town, Harmony, Texas.  I thought readers might like to start the new year with a book set in a small town called CHANCE OF A LIFETIME.  Once in a while everything comes together in a story that makes it fun to write. I think you’ll love the visit where secrets whisper of old love affairs and kindness to others warms your heart.

 

In this visit to Harmony, you’ll see people from the town that you’ve met in other books, but the plot begins with a quiet librarian, Emily and her former childhood friend, Tannon Parker.  While he’s grown cold and hard over the years, she’s become afraid of the world.  He comes to the library every Friday night because he knows she’s afraid of the dark and though they barely speak as he walks her out, he thinks his heart only beats when she’s near.  For Tannon and Emily this may be their last CHANCE OF A LIFETIME.

 

Writing the story of Harmony in CHANCE OF A LIFETIME has been a pure joy for me.  I grew up in a small town and understand how the people’s life stories blend together and how everyone bands together when trouble comes.  So come along with me this cold night in January on an adventure that will make you smile and keep you reading long into the  night.

 

Jodi Thomas

 

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As always, thanks Jodi for visiting with us and our readers today!

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CHANCE OF A LIFETIME

JODI THOMAS

  • Reading level: Ages 18 and up
  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (December 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425250520
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425250525

 

Book Description(From Amazon)

Release Date: December 31, 2012 | Series: Harmony

The Harmony novels are “Jodi Thomas all the way—super characters [and] lots of riveting subplots.”* Now the New York Times bestselling author takes us back to Harmony, Texas, where big dreams are brewing—and anything and everything is possible…

Emily, the local librarian, has started a writing group, but as the group stumbles through both the fiction and reality of their lives, they’re learning much more than how to write. But Emily suddenly has other things on her mind when a friend from her past shows up in Harmony’s library. Now she must deal with a secret she’s kept for fifteen years—a secret that changed her life and threatens to shatter her future.

Meanwhile, new lawyer Rick Matheson thinks he’s in charge of his world until accidents start happening all around him. Just when he realizes someone is trying to kill him, he meets a beautiful U.S. Marshal named Trace Adam. Now that the marshal has given him an even stronger reason to go on living, he must learn to take a chance on life to dream bigger—and love better—than he ever has before…

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Review of CHANCE OF A LIFETIME

From December 2012 LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

Adding another chapter to her ongoing series set in idyllic Harmony, TX, Thomas sensitively details the lives of more of the townsfolk and the part that chance often plays in these stories that feature not only romance but a mystery. New characters are introduced and old ones are reprised in this well-crafted novel that seamlessly interweaves the various tales. Once again Harmony spring to life as the town librarian reconnects with an estranged friend when he asks her to visit his ailing mother; a criminal defense lawyer aligns with a lively Harley-riding U.S. marshal when he figures out that someone is out to kill him; and a young musician wants a girl who will live him for himself. VERDICT: Tender, realistic, and insightful, Thomas’s latest title deals with issues that will strike an emotional chord with many readers and will appeal to fans of Debbie Macomber and Sherryl Woods. Thomas (Just Down the Road) lives in Texas.

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We are offering 1 e-book copy(gifted copy) of  “Chance of a Lifetime” by Jodi Thomas to 1 lucky commenter. **Please tell us your favorite Jodi Thomas read or if this is a new author to you* Giveaway will run from today January 4 until January 11, 2013.

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