Title: Somewhere Along The Way
Author: Jodi Thomas
About: (Book blurb) In the two years since she claimed Harmony, Texas, as her home, eighteen-year-old Reagan Truman has found herself drawn to others who have made their way there, too. Gabe Leary, for instance, whose plan to hide out in Harmony is dashed when he becomes the town hero. Then there’s Liz Matheson: Vulnerable and fresh out of law school, Liz has never been needed by anyone—until an unsettling encounter with Gabe changes everything. And there’s Liz’s brother, volunteer fire chief Hank Matheson, who’s starting to wonder where the town’s sheriff, Alex McAllen, will ever set the date to marry him.
As for Reagan, who’s been shaped by the loneliness she’s know most of her life, she’s finally found a place she belongs—and doesn’t want anything to get in her way. But when her life is put in jeopardy and the whole town comes together to save her, she’ll discover that trusting the love that’s come into our hearts is the greatest gift of all…
Thoughts: Jodi Thomas takes us back to the small Texas town of Harmony. Three families established Harmony in the 1880s: the Trumans, Mathesons and the McAllens. Jeremiah and his “long lost” niece Reagan are all that’s left of the Trumans. Uncle Jeremiah is getting on in years and his health is not the best. Reagan is almost 18 and can’t wait to be finished with high school. She and her beau Noah have decided to just be friends but that’s not as easy as it should be. Rea gets more than she bargained for when she fills in for a downtrodden waitress at the local diner.
Liz Matheson is trying to prove to everyone that she can make it on her own – as a new lawyer and as a young woman. Gabe Leary just wants to be left alone, to not be found. For some reason the two of them can’t leave each other alone.
Fire chief Hank Matheson is still waiting for sheriff Alex McAllen to marry him. She seems happy with the way things are between them until she realizes that things could change.
One of my favorite characters from the first book is Tyler Wright, the funeral home director. His heartache is palpable as he writes a daily email to the woman he can’t forget but also knows better than to expect a reply.
There are many more characters in this latest Harmony novel. Some we met in the first book and some are new. Jodi Thomas fills her books with characters I think about long after turning the last page. They are well-drawn, regular people with everyday problems (well, most of them anyway). I love the dialogue which is honest, funny, and emotional but never corny or unbelievable. There is suspense, drama, and romance. All make for a good story that ended way before I was ready for it to be over.
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Recommend: Yes, to fans of Jodi Thomas, the Harmony Series, a good story. Although you could read this novel without reading the first book, I recommend you read Welcome To Harmony and then Somewhere Along The Way.
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