Please join me in welcoming Jodi Thomas, author of One True Heart – part of the Harmony series. I just finished reading the book and it had me turning pages, fascinated to find out what happened next. One of my favorite characters turned out to be a supporting character – Martha Q. The ol’ gal is full of wit and wisdom and a little sarcasm. A comment she made about mosquito repellent and men had me laughing out loud. You can pick up your copy when the book releases April 7!
Welcome to ONE TRUE HEART. Like waiting for fine chocolate, this book is one you will not want to miss. For me the story is always about the people and I loved writing this story.
This one started at a real place I know well, the Amarillo airport where one night a man and a woman meet by accident. She’s exhausted and on crutches. He offers her a ride to Harmony. She’s a trained soldier and sees this professor type in glasses as no threat. Only, while she sleeps, he steals a kiss. When he drops her off at Winter’s Inn, the bed and breakfast, the inn keeper thinks he’s staying the night. For the first time in years, Drew is tempted to get involved.
As books often do, this story didn’t come to me as a thread; it came to me as a ball of multi-color yarn. All of us live lives that are intertwined with those we love or fear or even hate. All of us are looking for one true heart. Some of us settle for less or even give up on finding what we’re looking for, but the people we meet and love all add a depth to us. In ONE TRUE HEART I wanted to show that sometimes loving can win out.
I have three heroes in my story. Drew has risked his life once and almost lost it, shattering his dreams. Johnny thinks his dreams are small and is shattered and angry that even his simple dreams can’t come true. Beau, on the other hand, has always dreamed big, but somewhere in climbing the ladder to success he’s lost sight of love.
As the story opens, all three are about to find a kind of love they never dreamed could happen. The only hard part is going to be hanging onto it.
This story has people who will come to life as you read. You’ll fall in love with a first love and fall in love for the last time with a forever love. I hope my characters will walk off the pages for you as they have for me.
Now and then I get a letter or e-mail asking me where Harmony, Texas is. It’s in my mind. It always has been. It’s the small town where people care about each other. It is as alive as any town I’ve ever lived in and I hope it will come alive for you also.
Here’s a little blurb about the book:
Jodi Thomas takes us back to Harmony, Texas—a small town where love blooms and secrets of the past threaten to alter the future…
Millanie McAllen is always logical. But after returning to her childhood home, she learns that some things are beyond explanation—like her undeniable passion for Drew Cunningham… After finding success as a singer on the road, Beau Yates returns to Harmony to make peace with his dying father—only to find the woman he’s been dreaming of for years. But the secrets they discover might be too much for him to bear… When Johnny Wheeler is charged with his wife’s murder, he turns to the only person who believes he’s innocent. Fortune teller Kare Cunningham’s life has always danced around reality—but Johnny is able to ground her like no other… As their paths cross in new, captivating directions, the townspeople of Harmony need to learn to love and let go in order to live together in their little slice of heaven.
“Filled with amazing people..”—Romance Reviews Today
ONE TRUE HEART
Release date: April 7, 2015
Retail price: USA $7.99
Jodi Thomas is the NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of 41 novels and 13 short story collections. A five-time RITA winner, Jodi currently serves as the Writer in Residence at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.