MORNINGS ON MAIN:
A Small-Town Texas Novel
Genre: Mainstream Romance
Number of Pages: 320 pages
AVAILABLE APRIL 10, 2018!
Jillian James has never had a place to call home. Desperate to make some quick cash before moving on again, she agrees to help an elderly woman close her beloved quilt shop.
Michael Larady’s grandmother has owned the shop all her life, but lately she has struggled with Alzheimer’s. Michael’s seventeen-year-old daughter has spent her whole life in Laurel Springs, Texas, and she feels restless. When Jillian moves to town, she represents travel, adventure and excitement.
Weaving together the story of three generations of women looking for a place to belong, Mornings on Main asks us to consider how we make our memories—what we remember, what we forget, what becomes part of our story—and remind us that it’s not where we live, but how we live that counts.
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Once I got into this story, there was no escaping it. And…I admit I cried through the last few chapters. Which is a great thing as far as books are concerned.
Here is the sleepy little town of Laurel Springs, filled to the brim with the characters that bring it to life. Drifter Jillian finds herself for the first time surrounded by people that care about her–and that she cares about. Mayor Michael Larady feels he’s floundering his multiple roles, but finds strength with Jillian. There’s more going on than just a spark of interest between these two–there’s a whole town that needs looking after, especially Gram.
Sure, this book is listed as a romance. But it’s not only that. It tells the story of how the people of a small town are woven together. And maybe, how people in general are woven together, each a thread of the other’s life, if only for a minute. It’s also a tale of the heartbreak of losing someone close to you one little memory at a time with nothing that can be done about it. Also, I especially loved watching Sunnie’s growth as a young woman.
This is certainly a book I’m glad I’ve read. Thank you, Jodi Thomas, for that lovely walk along Main street.
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
With millions of books in print, Jodi Thomas is both a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 45 novels and 14 short story collections. Her stories travel through the past and present days of Texas and draw readers from around the world.
In July 2006, Jodi was the 11th writer to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. With five RITA’s to her credit, along with National Readers’ Choice Awards and Booksellers’ Best Awards, Thomas has proven her skill as a master storyteller.
Honored in 2002 as a Distinguished Alumni by Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, Thomas enjoys interacting with students at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, where she currently serves as Writer in Residence.
When not working on a novel, or inspiring students to pursue writing careers, Thomas enjoys traveling with her husband, renovating an historic home, and “checking up” on their grown sons and four grandchildren.
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