Somewhere Along the Way (Harmony Series #2)

Somewhere Along the Way (Harmony Series #2)

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by Jodi Thomas
     
 

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Second in the trilogy that's captured America's heart.

Ever since she claimed Harmony, Texas, as her home, eighteen-year-old Reagan Truman finds herself drawn to other who have made their way here. Shaped by the loneliness she's known most of her life, Reagan has finally found a place she belongs-and doesn't want anything to get in her way. But when her

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Second in the trilogy that's captured America's heart.

Ever since she claimed Harmony, Texas, as her home, eighteen-year-old Reagan Truman finds herself drawn to other who have made their way here. Shaped by the loneliness she's known most of her life, Reagan has finally found a place she belongs-and doesn't want anything to get in her way. But when her life is put in jeopardy and the whole town comes together to save her, she'll discover that learning to trust the love that's come into our hearts is the greatest gift of all.

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Publishers Weekly
Thomas's follow-up to Welcome to Harmony is an absorbing return to a colorful cast of characters in a small Texas town. Seventeen-year-old Reagan Truman's life consists of balancing shifts at the local diner with finishing high school and caring for her aging uncle. She forms an unlikely friendship with Gabe Leary, a reclusive war veteran and diner regular. When he saves Reagan's life one snowy night, he is unwittingly thrust into the local spotlight-and the role of Reagan's guardian angel. Gabe's burgeoning attraction to local attorney Liz Matheson is further forcing him to reevaluate his self-imposed exile. Meanwhile, Liz is dead set on proving to her family and friends that she can thrive on her own, yet she can't deny her feelings for Gabe. The residents of Harmony enjoy non-stop action, but Thomas never sacrifices character for plot. From Gabe's boisterous army buddy Denver Sims to Martha Q, the seven-times-married proprietress of the local B&B, the multitude of supporting characters who populate Thomas's tale are not just distinctive but memorable.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425237724
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/02/2010
Series:
Jodi Thomas's Harmony Series, #2
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
435,569
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.10(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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Somewhere Along the Way 4.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 43 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Now almost eighteen years old, Reagan Trent moved to Harmony, Texas two years ago after hearing elderly nursing home resident Beverly Truman's stories about her hometown. There she found a home and a purpose to help other residents; as she was Welcome to Harmony even after her identity was discovered by "Uncle" Jeremiah Truman. Loner Gabe Leary recovering from injuries suffered in an explosion saves Reagan's life so she will do anything for him except leave him alone, which is all the man insists he wants. Lawyer Liz Matheson is attracted to Gabe, who conceals his pre explosion life. Reagan would like to hook up these two deserving souls. Finally there are her two best friends, Noah McAllen and Brandon, who each want more from her than friendship. However, Reagan's co-worker at the Blue Moon Diner Edith and her abusive husband place Reagan in jeopardy as they did when she was first welcomed to town at the same her beloved Uncle Jeremiah needs his great-niece. This is an entertaining sequel to Welcome to Harmony though it behooves the fan to read the previous novel to better understand how far key figures have come. The story line is obviously character driven as once again Jodi Thomas provides a deep look at modern day living (and hiding in the world of the Internet) in small town Texas. Harriet Klausner
AAR More than 1 year ago
SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY by Jodi Thomas is an romantic suspense set in modern day Harmony, Texas. It is the second in A Harmony novel,Book one was Welcome to Harmony but can be read as a stand alone. It is well written with details,depth, turns and twists. It has romance, love in the making, forgiveness, healing, hope, love of family and friends, and a town coming together to help one of there own. The characters are charming, engaging,great dialog and full of life. It is a heart-wrenching story of people moving on from the past toward their future. The hero, Gabe, who is tall, tough, hiding in secret to save his life, been in the military, hurt with scars from his military experience, a written of graphic novels who is living in disguise as a hermit,a loner and his finally coming to trust people, most of all Liz Matheson. Liz, is the town's new attorney, a long time resident of Harmony, the youngest of the Matheson's clan, was a little flighty in the first novel, but has come of her own in this one, even falling in love with the strange, loner, Gabe. And of course, Reagan, the main character in Welcome to Harmony,who is eighteen now, has found someone to belong,trust, someone to love,care for,and a family. She is kidnapped causing the whole town to come together to save her. Also, we are introduced to a new character, Denver, a military buddy of Gabe's. He is beginning to fall in love with the man hater, artist of dead men, Clare. Clare, has been deeply hurt in the past and is the artist of dead men's portrait's. There is several stories going on in the story, but they all are entwined and are beautifully written. Some find new families while others find true love. I would recommend this book especially if you enjoy heart-wretching, emotionally compelling, thought provoking stories this one is for you. This book was received for review from the publisher and details can be found at Berkley, a division of Penquin group and My Book Addiction and More.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoy all of Ms Thomas' books. Nice story lines, good characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read all four books of the series and can't wait for the next one. Jodi Thomas is always a good read.
Snoozy24 More than 1 year ago
Book 2 brought out some characters. Reagan is learning the apple orchards and pulling shifts for Edith at the Blue Moon diner. She got to meat Gabe Leary, a hermit of sorts living in the back woods. He was in service and badly injured, his dad brought him home after Jeremiah fixed his truck; he told Regan to say thanks to Jeremiah, but no story came. Liz Matheson finished law school and returned to put up her shingle. The yougest and air-brained, finally finished something. A Mrs. Biggs shows up in the cemetary staring at the tombstones. Tyler wanting to help left cocoa and blankets, finally it was her son who died 10 years earlier. Martha Q ran the local B&B, supposedly ran through husbands like water, hired Liz on retainer. The interesting part was the meeting of Gabe and Liz, who had offices next to each other. They didn't get off to the best of starts, but it worked out. Mrs. Biggs was taken in at the B&B as a cook, better than the home-ec teacher.Gabe became a hero when he rescued Reagan after a fall behind the diner, but put him in danger. A fiend from the past Denver Sims, They served together, visited and he met Liz and asked if she had a sister. A sister that draws the most unusual paintings, it was a set up for Denver. Dallas and Ronele entered the scene, odd mother- dauhter pair.Another unusual incident occurred, but you'll have to read the book to find out. Jodi Thomas writes so well, drawing all her characters together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thomas's books are so much more than the few words in the Nook Overview. This story is no exception. Lighter in tone than the Thomas historicals I've read. I love the humor that pops out in unexpected places in this contemporary series. More endearing characters so uniquely defined, as well as the continuation of the people from Welcome to Harmony's story. Romance, suspense, a page turner that ended too quickly. The 3rd Harmony story is also out and a 4th to follow soon.
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
somewhere along the way harmony series by Jodi Thomas Mysterious Gabe doesn't like to deal with others so he keeps to himself. He gets a meal from the cafe and pays for it. He's got an office where mail goes to, right next door to the woman lawyer who just moved in. They've exchanged a few talks and kisses til she gets a call from him that he's in jail. The lady who brought him his meal has injuries and they are blaming him. Their pasts are revealed which makes what's happening now a reality. There are other people in town and we are introduced to them and given the updates as they will be playing a part in what's going on very soon. Very colorful people all mixed up with one another. the kidnapping take everyone by surprise and i'm surprised as to who helps to solve it and capture the kidnappers. I rate this book a 4.5, slow getting started but once it did it was nonstop action. characters i hope to meet in other novels by this author. Didn't feel like I knew the characters well, like maybe a previous novel told more of them.
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Haha. Im soooooo sorry i habent been on my mom took away my nook.
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