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“I love this series. Can't wait for the next one”christine s wrote this review Saturday, November 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The book reads as vivadly as watching a movie.”Sharpie wrote this review Sunday, August 19, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
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Reviewed by JoAnne
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This is book four of the Harmony series and it brings us in contact with many of the characters we’ve grown to love in the first three books while introducing new ones to us that were easily brought into the fold of Harmony but that were at first difficult to get to know and love. Thomas has a way of effortlessly weaving many story lines together to draw you in more and more to the town and townspeople. Her descriptions are vivid that you feel you are there on the ranches, in the orchard, in town. She adds a depth to her characters that brings you face to face with them while they are trying to figure out if they will let others in. There was darkness, mystery, sadness, romance, family and friends, laughter and some tears. There were several happily ever afters, some unexpected, but oh so much more story to tell since we are far from seeing closure. I loved the sweetness of Noah and Reagan’s romance once they both realized they were more than friends and hope we can read more about them in the next book in the series. It was also heartwarming to see how loner Tinch Turner was able to let others help him when necessary and to realize that he could love again. I hope there will be a book five in the series and looking forward to reading it if there is.
Favorite Quote: “Apparently every Matheson in town knew what was going on. Which translated to almost half the town knowing he was hiding the boy from the drug dealers who might have killed his mother. The upside to every Matheson relative knowing was that they’d be watching for strangers. The downside was that they were in his business.”
“JUST DOWN THE ROAD by Jodi Thomas is an exciting contemporary romance set in small town Harmony Texas. Book #4 in “A Harmony” novel,but can be read as a stand alone. See,” Welcome to Harmony”,”Somewhere Along The Way”,”The Comforts Of Home”. Ms. Thomas not only draws you into the Harmony family,but into the lives of the residents of Harmony,Texas as they go about their day. With a bit of humor,mystery,second changes,and new beginnings how can you go wrong with another Harmony novel. “Just Down The Road” has characters who will capture your heart with romance,a bit of humor,secrets revealed and small town life. Ms. Thomas is a powerful storyteller with emotional characters and storylines. Another must read from this author. Pick up “Just Down The Road” you will not be sorry you did. Received for an honest review from the author. Details can be found at Berkley Books,the author’s website and My Book Addiction and More.
HEAT RATING: SWEET
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More”
“Another great Harmony book. My only quibble is the adult-talking 4 year old. Jamie thinks, talks, and acts a lot older than 4.”Carol L wrote this review Friday, April 27, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wonderful continuation of Harmony series”Marty H wrote this review Monday, April 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“newest in the Harmony series, it's like coming home again”Connie W wrote this review Saturday, April 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Harmony series has had me up and down on the emotional scale since book one. This one wasn't disappointing as a whole, I was just a bit miffed at one or two characters. Overall it's another great example of JT's wonderful story telling, but it felt like a final chapter. I certainly hope not since not everyone has gotten their happy ending and a couple of the endings only seem happy for now. So, though I loved the book it left me a little unsatisfied, something I'm not used to from JT.”Missy Jane wrote this review Monday, April 9, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“"Just Down the Road" is my first visit to Jodi Thomas' charming fictional community of Harmony, TX. Where have I been? I was missing something really good--heartwarming romance with a touch of pathos and mystery-suspense. I have read other works by Jodi Thomas, and she always writes heart with humor, and that is a very good thing! Let me just say this about the character of Tinch Turner--the lonesome cowboy with a loving, true heart--where is my very own Tinch? When Tinch married his high school sweetheart and best friend, Lori Anne, he never dreamed that cancer would claim her at a young age. He acts out his grief by boozing, brawling, and brooding about what he'll never have again. A frequent visitor to the ER for after-fight medical care, Tinch sits up and takes notice when he meets the new ER doctor, Addison Spencer. Something about the pale, uptight, lovely woman makes Tinch want to clean up his act. When he discovers that Addison is his closest neighbor, "just down the road" from his place, things really get interesting. Often prickly, and always intriguing, Addison is far from indifferent to Tinch. She only plans to be in Harmony for a few months, and she left her former home to be free from her father and her almost-fiance. Meeting a gorgeous man unlike anyone she's ever known was definitely not on her agenda. Tinch's life takes another dramatic turn when he is suddenly given the care of his orphaned nephew, whose mother was Lori Anne's sister. Jamie is a dear little boy in need of much TLC. His drug-addicted mother's involvement with drug dealers left her dead and Jamie beaten and bruised. Tinch and Addison both feel the need to care for the child, and Addison begins staying at Tinch's house to help with Jamie. The three of them become close, and each has hopes and dreams of what a future together could mean. When the drug dealers return, searching for a fortune in cash, the very real danger they present may bring those dreams to an end. Will two lost hearts, who didn't even know they were looking for love, come together with one small boy and find real happiness as a family? There are wonderful supporting characters in "Just Down the Road"--old friends from the Harmony community who also seek resolution and a happy ending. Part of the pleasure of this book was getting a feel for the town, its people, and a glimpse of down-home Texas living. Even though I have lived in a very small town for most of my life, I never tire of “small town” romances. Small towns sometimes hold big secrets! People are very interconnected. What happens to one person affects someone else, and the ripple effect is started. However, there is an essential sweetness to small towns. Memories of earlier days, some bittersweet, are held dear. People aren’t just faces, they’re family and friends. There’s always a second chance for first loves in small towns.
Review Copy Gratis Berkley Books”