One thing I love about blogging about books is hosting authors to tell readers about their new books. Jodi Thomas has been a guest at Bookfan several times over the years. Her Harmony series is a favorite of mine so I’m happy she’s here today to tell us about the newest book in the series.
You can read my review of Can’t Stop Believing here.
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When I began writing CAN’T STOP BELIEVING, I wanted to write a story about second chances. Like they always do, characters began to dance in my head, jumping up and down wanting to tell their stories. Some authors develop characters with long outlines and background studies. I pretty much just wait around for them to drop by, sit down and tell me their stories.
Cord McDowell did just that. He’d completely destroyed his life one night just before he turned eighteen. Seven years later no one in Harmony wanted to talk to him, much less be his friend. If he hadn’t inherited his parents little farm, he’d have had nothing and the farm was in so much trouble he had to work in town to keep from losing it.
Nevada Britain, Cord’s neighbor, has always had the best of everything only now alone, she fears for her life. Using her last chance, she makes Cord an offer he can’t refuse. An offer that will either destroy them both or save all they value, including a love born of need and fired in trust.
I’m over my ‘after the book’ blues that always hits when a book is finished. I’ve moved on to another story, but these characters will always be in the back of my mind like old friends. I hope for all of you they will be that as well.
Enjoy the journey,
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Jodi Thomas is the NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of 37 novels and 11 short story collections. In June 2011 WELCOME TO HARMONY, the first book in the Harmony series, won a RITA, the highest award for women’s fiction. Jodi currently serves as the Writer in Residence at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.