- Title: Chance of a Lifetime (Harmony series #5)
- Author: Jodi Thomas
- Genre: Contemporary Romance
- Published: December 2012 – Berkley Books
- Source: I received a review copy from the publisher
Synopsis: [Jodi Thomas, 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 Adams. 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…
My take: If you’ve followed my reviews of the Harmony series you probably think they all sound similar. But that’s because they are consistently good! I love the small town setting and characters. I love the stories Jodi Thomas writes for her characters.
Main characters from previous books make appearances in Chance of a Lifetime but in this book the spotlight shines on Emily and Tannon, Rick and Trace, and Beau and his mystery girl. In typical fashion, Jodi Thomas kept me guessing to the end about how things would wrap up for them all. I enjoyed their stories and can’t wait for the next book in the Harmony series. Write fast, Jodi :)
This is a series and I suggest starting from the beginning: