Please join me in welcoming author and guest blogger Jodi Thomas. I’m a fan of the Harmony Series and am happy to tell you that the second book, Somewhere Along The Way, will be in stores on November 2 – that’s next Tuesday!
Good morning everyone. Thanks for inviting me to drop by and visit. I’d like to welcome you to step into my second book in the Harmony Series. SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY. This is my 30th book and what I believe will be one you’ll keep and read again and again.
In this book I had a great time writing about love at different ages and how we all fall in love different ways. Sometime it comes softly after growing up with someone and until you realize there was never a time you didn’t love them and sometimes it slams into you all at once with a kiss.
Liz and Gabe’s story from SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY
“I’ll take it in the living room,” she said. Liz walked across the hall, picked up the phone, and waited for the click from the kitchen before speaking.
“Elizabeth Matheson,” she said in her most professional voice.
“I need your help.”
He hadn’t said his name; he hadn’t needed to. She’d know Gabriel’s voice anywhere.
“Where are you?”
“County sheriff’s office,” he said. “They’re about to take me up to a holding cell. Ask for Gabe Leary, Elizabeth, not Smith, and get here as fast as you can.”
She’s already figured out that Smith probably wasn’t his real name. “What did you do?”
“Nothing,” he answered. “But they think I may have killed someone.”
Liz told herself she was a lawyer. Whether he did or didn’t commit the crime, he had a right to counsel. Only she wasn’t sure she could go through with it if he had. She wasn’t sure which bothered her most: that he might be lying, or that if he was, she’d kissed a murderer.
She gripped the phone for a minute, trying to think.
“Elizabeth,” he whispered again. “Are you still there? I’m no good around people. I seem to be causing more trouble for myself than helping.” He was quiet as if listening to her breathe, and then he added, “I need you.”
She straightened. “I’ll be right there.”
She hung up and walked back into the dining room, where everyone was having dessert. “I have to go. I’m needed over at the jail.”
“A client,” Claire said. “Oh, how exciting. Little sister has a real client.”
Liz grabbed her coat and purse. As she walked out the door, she yelled back, “No. A date.”
Come along with me on this journey. I’ll make you laugh and cry and smile at the ending. I promise you’ll care about the people of Harmony.
Jodi Thomas is the NY Times and USA Today best-selling author of 31 novels and 8 short story collections. As of July 2006, she was the 11th woman to be inducted into the RWA Hall of Fame. She is also currently serving as the Writer in Residence at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.