Just Down the Road (Harmony Series #4)

Just Down the Road (Harmony Series #4)

by Jodi Thomas

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Overview

Harmony, Texas, is a small town where dreams are born. As the residents face unexpected endings and new beginnings, they also come face to face with themselves—and what’s most important in life...

When Tinch Turner lost his wife, he gave up on living. Now he spends his nights brooding, boozing, and brawling. When one of his escapades lands him in the ER, he finds himself staring up at the beautiful new doctor in town. For the first time in years, he feels a spark, but Addison Spencer wants nothing to do with the unruly rancher—or any man for that matter. She’s only in Harmony four months, long enough for the trouble she left behind to be over. But then a vulnerable little boy barrels into both their lives, forcing them out of the past—and into a future where love is just down the road...

In the meantime, as Reagan Truman grieves for her beloved uncle, she finds comfort in the makeshift family she’s made in Harmony—and in a new baby, the first born in the Wright Funeral Home in 45 years, proving to everyone that life does go on...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425246924
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/03/2012
Series: Jodi Thomas's Harmony Series , #4
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 265,166
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas is a fifth-generation Texan who sets many of her stories in her home state, where her grandmother was born in a covered wagon. She is a certified marriage and family counselor, a Texas Tech graduate and writer-in-residence at West Texas A&M University. She lives with her husband in Amarillo, Texas.

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"Jodi Thomas is one of the best storytellers in genre fiction, and in the Harmony books she has created a town that fits the small-town trend and yet remains a distinctive place with characters who are refreshingly different. One of the reasons I love this series is that Thomas takes the characters who would be limited to secondary roles in more conventional books and moves them front and center to feature their lives and their romances. Tinch Turner is no more a typical hero than is Harmony’s undertaker Tyler Wright, but Thomas reveals both as men with a wealth of courage, tenderness, and romanticism." —The Romance Dish

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Just down the Road 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Posted on Romancing the Book's blog Reveiwed by JoAnne Review Copy Provided by the Publisher 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.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jodi has once again hit a homerun with this wonderful story in her Harmony series. It's always a pleasure to relax and curl up with a good story and Just Down the Road does not disappoint. Well worth the read!!
Anonymous 7 months ago
This was a very interesting book! I loved the book!
gincam on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"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
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Having grown up in Texas, I have loved how Jodi Thomas incorporates some Texas history in many of her novels. I have thoroughly enjoyed the Harmony, Texas, series as so many of the characters could be living in my own small town. Ms. Thomas has given many enjoyable hours of relaxation to my mother, sister & myself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just all her books, she makes you fall in love with her characters, laugh, cry, and cheer on for them!
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Momwholovesbooks0 More than 1 year ago
The Harmony books are a terrific feel good read. Couldn't put it down, but wanted to ready slowly and enjoy until there are more.
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I absolutely love this series...I hope there is another book in thi series...i want to see reagan and noah get married
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cats-books More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite in this series, it reminds me of the Virgin River series by Robyn Carr. Small town, love story, characters feel like friends.
MargieLou More than 1 year ago
I love Jodi Thomas books!
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I love this series! Cant wait for the next book.
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