Can’t Stop Believing by Jodi Thomas

can't stop believing

  • Title:  Can’t Stop Believing  – Harmony series, #6
  • Author:

    Jodi Thomas

  • Genre:  Contemporary Fiction, Series
  • Published:  June 2013 – Berkley

  • Source:  Publisher


Cord McDowell gave up his freedom at eighteen when he went to jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Now, ten years later, he’s about to give it up again for a piece of land. Nevada Britain, his neighbor, has just made him an offer he can’t refuse: If he’ll marry her, she’ll sign over a section of property that their families have been fighting over for a hundred years. Nevada refuses to explain why, but Cord knows the bargain is in his favor. He just has one condition—she has to sleep in his bed every night for as long as their doomed marriage lasts. Nevada only wants to maintain her family’s legacy—and redeem herself for a wrong she did Cord years ago. But as she spends more time with her husband by necessity, she discovers something unexpected—a love so deep it takes her breath away.

My take:  I wasn’t sure what to expect when I read the synopsis of the newest book in the Harmony series. Not to worry though. This story of two broken people coming together in hopes of gaining what they thought was all they’d need in life is just what I’ve come to expect from Jodi Thomas – a book I didn’t want to put down.

There’s heartbreak, drama, mystery, humor, and a sweet love story. I should point out that reading the series from the first book is highly recommended but, if that’s not possible, Can’t Stop Believing can stand on its own. That said, we do catch up on characters from previous books in the series. Those story lines made the book even more enjoyable.

I loved the theme of the possibility of second chances that ran through the novel. From Cord and Nevada to Ronny and Marty to  innkeeper Martha Q and a new man in town – they all found that second chances were within reach if they were willing to take a chance and never stop believing.

If you’re a fan of the Harmony series or any of Jodi Thomas’s books I think you’ll love Can’t Stop Believing. And if you haven’t read a Jodi Thomas book I suggest you start with the first in this series – Welcome to Harmony – and enjoy getting to know the people of Harmony, Texas.