Author: Jodi Thomas
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: November 2011 – Berkley
About: (Pub. synopsis) In Harmony, Texas, twenty-year-old Reagan Truman has found her place, and found her family. But with her uncle taken ill and her friend Noah lost and disheartened with his life, Reagan is afraid of ending up alone again, and she’s not the only one. When a terrible storms threatens the town, the residents of Harmony are forced to think about what they really want. Because making the connections they so desperately desire means putting their hearts at risk…
My take: I love my visits to Harmony, Texas. Jodi Thomas takes us back to see what’s new in The Comforts of Home – the latest novel in her Harmony series. If you’re not familiar with the series I recommend starting with the first book Welcome to Harmony in which you’ll meet the descendants of the three founding families of Harmony. The series involves them and many more citizens of the small Texas panhandle town.
In The Comforts of Home we catch up with Reagan Truman and her uncle as well as Ty Wright and his friend Kate. Ronelle (Ronnie) Logan, a young twenty-something woman who has been in the background in previous books, is front and center this time. Ronnie lives with her mother who has managed to make her feel worthless her entire life. She’s the type of person who doesn’t look anyone in the eye when speaking (which is almost never), dresses so no one will notice her, and has no friends. She works sorting mail at the post office and comes home at the end of each day to verbal attacks from her mother. One day she is sent to deliver mail to someone who will eventually challenge and inspire her to find what life has to offer.
There are a few other story lines in this installment – all enjoyable. Jodi Thomas’s novel is filled with amiable small town folks, romance, drama, and a lot of heart. I recommend this series and especially The Comforts of Home to fans of Jodi Thomas and Contemporary Romance.
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