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The Comforts of Home

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Table of Contents

 

Title Page

Copyright Page

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22
Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

Chapter 34

Chapter 35

Chapter 36

Chapter 37

Chapter 38

Chapter 39

Chapter 40

Chapter 41

Chapter 42

Chapter 43

Chapter 44

Chapter 45

Chapter 46

Chapter 47

Chapter 48

Chapter 49

Chapter 50

Chapter 51

Chapter 52

Chapter 53

Chapter 54

Chapter 55

Chapter 56

Chapter 57
Titles by Jodi Thomas

 

PRAISE FOR SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY

“Fil ed with amazing people that many of us can relate to . . . I love the characters and I love the caring, sharing, squabbles, and oddbal individuals who live there.”


Romance Reviews Today

 

“A delightful story with as much love and warmth as there is terror and fear . . . This is terrific reading from page one to the end. Jodi Thomas is a passionate writer who puts real feeling into her characters.”


Fresh Fiction

 

“Thomas once again brings to life this fascinating little Texas town and its numerous characters. The reader is expertly drawn into their lives and left eager to know what happens next.”


RT Book Reviews

 

“Extremely powerful and gripping writing. It’s ful of passionate moments, hidden secrets, and likable characters.”


Roundtable Reviews

 

“Distinctive . . . Memorable.”

 


Publishers Weekly
(online review) PRAISE FOR WELCOME TO HARMONY

“The characters are delightful, and a subplot about mysterious fires balances the sweet stories about being and becoming family.”


Publishers Weekly

 

“A fast-moving, engaging tale that keeps you turning pages . . . Thomas’s characters become as familiar as family or friends.”


Fresh Fiction

 

“A heartwarming tale, with plenty of excitement,
Welcome to Harmony
is Jodi Thomas al the way—super characters, lots of riveting subplots, and the background of a realistic Texas town. Don’t miss this terrific novel.”


Romance Reviews Today

 

“A wonderful novel of three interwoven stories, peopled with characters you wil care for deeply.”


RT Book Reviews

 

 

PRAISE FOR REWRITING MONDAY

“Jodi Thomas again delivers a delightful, character-driven tale of modern Texas.... Heartwarming, heart-tugging, and just plain good reading.”


Romance Reviews Today

 

“Thomas seamlessly weaves past and present into a gripping novel of contemporary romantic suspense, as Pepper begins to appreciate the accomplishments of previous generations and to enjoy true friendship and a sense of belonging for the first time in her life.”


Booklist

 

“[Jodi Thomas] paints beautiful pictures with her words, creates characters that are so real you feel as though they’re standing next to you, and she has a deliciously wry sense of humor.... I enjoyed this book from page one until the end—and thoroughly recommend it.”


Romance Novel TV

 

“If reading a new book is like opening a box of chocolates, then I got the one with cherry inside—my favorite—when I read
Rewriting Monday....
This is quite a rich story with touching characters that seem real and behave like real people.... I loved it.”


The Book Smugglers

 

PRAISE FOR TWISTED CREEK


Twisted Creek
wil weave its way around the reader’s heart. Compel ing and beautiful y written, it is exactly the kind of heart-wrenching, emotional story one has come to expect from Jodi Thomas.”

—Debbie Macomber, #1
New York Times
bestsel ing author

 

“Jodi Thomas is a masterful storytel er. She grabs your attention on the first page, captures your heart, and then makes you sad when it is time to bid her wonderful characters farewel . You can count on Jodi Thomas to give you a satisfying and memorable read.
Twisted Creek
is absolutely delightful.”

—Catherine Anderson,
New York Times
bestsel ing author

 

“Thomas sketches a slow, sweet surrender, keeping the tension building to a rewarding resolution in this unsentimental, homespun romance.”


Publishers Weekly

 

 


Twisted Creek
is a wonderful, character-driven tale that tel s just what a family can be, even if it’s made up of a bunch of lonely friends.... Romance blooms slowly, but for two nearly lost souls, it’s rewarding when it does.... As usual, Jodi Thomas kept me up way later than normal!

Twisted Creek
could be anywhere, but Ms. Thomas makes it uniquely Texan with her wonderful characters and great dialogue. This is another thought-provoking novel to add to your Jodi Thomas col ection.”


Romance Reviews Today

 

“Romantic suspense and sweet women’s fiction are an unlikely combination, but in
Twisted Creek
, veteran storytel er Jodi Thomas makes the pairing work quite wel .

Al ie’s love for her aging grandmother is sensitively portrayed, while her blossoming relationship with Luke simmers unforgettably in the background. This is a moving story about overcoming hardship and bitterness and about being brave enough to make a happy ending—no matter what it takes.”


Romance Junkies

 

 

Titles by Jodi Thomas

 

THE COMFORTS OF HOME

SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY

WELCOME TO HARMONY

REWRITING MONDAY

TWISTED CREEK

 

TEXAS BLUE

THE LONE TEXAN

TALL, DARK, AND TEXAN

TEXAS PRINCESS

TEXAS RAIN

THE TEXAN’S REWARD

A TEXAN’S LUCK

WHEN A TEXAN GAMBLES

THE TEXAN’S WAGER

TO WED IN TEXAS

TO KISS A TEXAN

THE TENDER TEXAN

PRAIRIE SONG

THE TEXAN AND THE LADY

TO TAME A TEXAN’S HEART

FOREVER IN TEXAS

TEXAS LOVE SONG

TWO TEXAS HEARTS

 

TWO TEXAS HEARTS

THE TEXAN’S TOUCH

TWILIGHT IN TEXAS

THE TEXAN’S DREAM

 

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THE COMFORTS OF HOME

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Just Down the Road
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There is a legend in the smal town of Harmony, Texas, that one winter, where the rivers once crossed in the center of town, the waters grew muddy. For months winter storms made the waters bubble and rage, and the people of the town grew weary of look-i ng at their distorted and pocmarked reflections.

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