Monday, October 17, 2011

Book Review and Giveaway: The Comforts of Home

In her third Harmony novel, Thomas takes readers back to that Texas town where a number of romances come to a head after a tornado strikes. Funeral director Tyler Wright struggles to profess his love to Maj. Kate Cummings. Aspiring rodeo star Noah MacAllen keeps returning to Harmony and his best friend (and beloved) Reagan Truman. Reagan, whose “uncle” Jeremiah (he’s her foster father) is dying, wrestles with her feelings for Noah and local firefighter Bran-don Biggs. Meanwhile, shy Ronelle Logan meets angry, lonely Martin Winslow, who helps her emerge from her shell. Despite their passion, Claire Matheson has trouble committing to Denver Sims. The tornado leaves each character wondering if loved ones have survived, and this uncertainty forces them to action. Even for readers new to the series, the intricate relationships be-tween these affable men and eccentric women are easy to follow and even easier to love. Thomas skillfully juggles the many subplots, and the relationship between Ro-nelle and Marty, which inspires both to trust again, is especially touching.

About the Author:
Jodi Thomas is the NY Times and USA Today best-selling author of 34 novels and 11 short storycollections. In June 2011, WELCOME TO HARMONY won a RITA, the highest award for contemporary fiction. Jodi currently serves as the Writer in Residence at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.

My review:
I was glad to get back to people of Texas that I have come to feel are a part of my life, or rather that I am a part of theirs as I read about their world and become enmeshed in it once again. Jodi Thomas has written this third novel in the Harmony series and I have a hard time waiting on eah installment as I want to continue with the characters upon reaching the last pages. Thomas has once again gone above and beyond expectations in this story line and keeps her writing fresh and the reader engaged. You must go out and buy this series!

I have one copy of this book to giveaway. Please leave a comment below with a way for me to contact you. The winner will be chosen on October 23.


  1. I have enjoyed Jodi Thomas' stories before and this looks like another good one.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  2. THE COMFORTS OF HOME looks wonderful. I would love to read this thank you.


  3. thank you for the chance! Sounds like another book I'd enjoy.
    junegirl26 at hotmail dot com

  4. I love this type of book. With the cold weather coming, this is great time to curl up with a mug of cocoa and great read! Thanks for the chance.
    primabee at hotmail dot com

  5. Book sounds v.g. Thanks for offering it.

    patoct @

  6. I would love to win this book. Thanks for offering it.

  7. Comment did not show, so will try again.
    Would love to win this book. Maybe still waiting for approval??? LOL.

    Pat L.