The Comforts of Home (Harmony Series #3)

The Comforts of Home (Harmony Series #3)

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by Jodi Thomas
     
 

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In Harmony, Texas, twenty-year-old Reagan Truman has found her place, and found her family. But with her uncle taken ill and her friend Noah lost and disheartened with his life, Reagan is afraid of ending up alone again, and she's not the only one. When a terrible storms threatens the town, the residents of Harmony are forced to think about what they really want.

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In Harmony, Texas, twenty-year-old Reagan Truman has found her place, and found her family. But with her uncle taken ill and her friend Noah lost and disheartened with his life, Reagan is afraid of ending up alone again, and she's not the only one. When a terrible storms threatens the town, the residents of Harmony are forced to think about what they really want. Because making the connections they so desperately desire means putting their hearts at risk...

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Publishers Weekly
In her third Harmony novel, Thomas (Welcome to Harmony) 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 Brandon 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 between 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 Ronelle and Marty, which inspires both to trust again, is especially touching. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425244487
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Series:
Jodi Thomas's Harmony Series, #3
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
284,257
Product dimensions:
4.26(w) x 6.78(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jodi Thomas is a certified marriage and family counselor, a fifth generation Texan, a Texas Tech graduate, and writer-in-residence at West Texas A&M University. She lives in Amarillo, Texas.

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The Comforts of Home 4.4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 33 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Harmony, Texas, funeral home director Tyler Wright has loved Major Kate Cummings for years but struggles to tell her how he feels for fear his devotion will drive her away like she has done before. Rodeo performer Noah MacAllen loves his BFF Reagan Truman, but she has another beau in firefighter Brandon Biggs while she also knows her foster father "Uncle" Jeremiah is dying; she also fears Noah will get hurt performing at the rodeo. Maternal abuse victim, reticent Ronelle Logan and crippled raging recluse Martin Winslow help each other crawl out of their respective shells. Denver Sims wants Claire Matheson to commit exclusively to him like he will do to her. However, a tornado strikes the town. The frightened survivors reassess what matters in their lives. The third Harmony small-town drama is an engaging tale that focuses on the relationships between several couples and potential parings as a vicious storm hits the Texas community. It behooves fans to have read the previous two tales (Welcome to Harmony and Somewhere Along the Way) to see how far the relations have changed. With a nod to Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove contemporary addresses, fans will enjoy visiting Harmony to see old friends and meet new ones. Harriet Klausner
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Well this rp is dead.
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RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jen Book provided by the author for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book When Jodi Thomas asked me to review The Comforts of Home, I quickly rushed out to get the first two books in the series.  I ended up reading all three over the course of a weekend.  This series reminds me a bit of Debbie Macomber&rsquo;s Cedar Cove series or Robyn Carr&rsquo;s Virgin River series.  The series revolves around Harmony, Texas and it&rsquo;s inhabitants.  This book has several plots threading throughout it&rsquo;s pages.  First is Reagan and Noah&rsquo;s story.  Reagan has been a main character from page one of the first book.  She&rsquo;s finally ready to take the next step in a relationship with her best friend, Noah, but he&rsquo;s too busy on the rodeo circuit.  Then the romance between the funeral director, Noah, and his penpal, Kate, is finally making progress.  We also get to know Ronelle, an extremely shy postal worker, and her budding friendship with Marty, a disabled man.  And last, Denver and Claire&rsquo;s relationship is no longer a secret and is really heating up. I really am enjoying this series.  However, my main problem is that I couldn&rsquo;t pick out a main plot line.  The blurb says it&rsquo;s Reagan and Noah&rsquo;s story.  But I don&rsquo;t feel that they had the pages to claim that honor.  And their story wasn&rsquo;t really resolved in the end (I&rsquo;m sure it will continue in Just Down the Road).  There are so many characters and plots that I don&rsquo;t feel like I&rsquo;m getting those happily ever afters that I look for in my romance novels.  But, I was still interested enough to keep turning the pages and will likely read the next book to see where this series is going to go.
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Really enjoyed the whole series. Very nice story lines and characters. Thanks Ms Thomas' for hours of enjoyment.
Bobbycat More than 1 year ago
Jodi Thomas is an exellant author and this book doesn't disappoint. If you are reading the Harmoney Series you don't want to miss this one. I have really enjoyed the charaters in this book about small town America and community relationships.
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This is a great series! Have enjoyed all the books! Love the characters.
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