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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Lone Star Book Bloggers' Tour: Mornings on Main: Guest Post by Author Jodi Thomas

MORNINGS ON MAIN:
A Small-Town Texas Novel
by
Jodi Thomas
Genre: Mainstream Romance Publisher: HQN
Number of Pages: 320 pages

AVAILABLE APRIL 10, 2018!


Jillian James has never had a place to call home. Desperate to make some quick cash before moving on again, she agrees to help an elderly woman close her beloved quilt shop.
Connor Larady’s grandmother has owned the shop all her life, but lately she has struggled with Alzheimer’s. Connor’s seventeen-year-old daughter has spent her whole life in Laurel Springs, Texas, and she feels restless. When Jillian moves to town, she represents travel, adventure and excitement.
Weaving together the story of three generations of women looking for a place to belong, Mornings on Main asks us to consider how we make our memories—what we remember, what we forget, what becomes part of our story—and remind us that it’s not where we live, but how we live that counts.



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“Which Character is Me?
Guest Post by Jodi Thomas

I love wandering into a small town and discovering its history and beauty… and most of all its people.

With MORNINGS ON MAIN I did just that in my mind.

People often ask me which character is me in a book.  I always say, “Them all.”

In this story I was a young woman driving through town looking for a place to stop for a few months.  Looking for a piece of her life that is missing.  She traveled light from town to town, not even packing a memory when she moved on.

I was an old woman losing her memory after a lifetime of collecting the history of the town she loved.

I was a teenager, wild and afraid.  Fighting to break free and make a few memories before life made her settled down.

MORNINGS ON MAIN weaves these three women’s stories together as the stories of the town’s history are displayed in quilts.  Quilts have always fascinated me.  I remember lying under my grandmother’s quilt from that drifted down from the ceiling.  I remember my mother quilting long after her mind had had been invaded by Alzheimer’s.  I loved seeing my sisters’ quilts displayed on their bedroom walls. 

But, I don’t quilt. 

My mother only read my first book before she stopped reading completely.  I’ll never forget what she said about my patchwork stories that blend together.  She said, “Jodi, you quilt with words.”

Stories dance in my head all the time, but now and then one lives on after I turn the book in.  MORNINGS ON MAIN is still waltzing in my thoughts.  I hope that people come as alive to you as they did to me.

Come visit my town and I hope you’ll stay for a while,

Jodi Thomas




With millions of books in print, Jodi Thomas is both a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 45 novels and 14 short story collections. Her stories travel through the past and present days of Texas and draw readers from around the world.
In July 2006, Jodi was the 11th writer to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. With five RITA’s to her credit, along with National Readers’ Choice Awards and Booksellers’ Best Awards, Thomas has proven her skill as a master storyteller.
Honored in 2002 as a Distinguished Alumni by Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, Thomas enjoys interacting with students at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, where she currently serves as Writer in Residence.
When not working on a novel, or inspiring students to pursue writing careers, Thomas enjoys traveling with her husband, renovating an historic home, and “checking up” on their grown sons and four grandchildren.


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CHECK OUT JODI’S VIDEO, WALK THE LAND!




VISIT THE OTHER GREAT BLOGS ON THE TOUR:

4/3/18
Excerpt 1
4/3/18
Bonus Post
4/4/18
Review
4/5/18
Author Interview
4/6/18
Review
4/7/18
Excerpt 2
4/8/18
Guest Post
4/9/18
Review
4/10/18
Sneak Peek
4/11/18
Excerpt 3
4/12/18
Review


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post! This book sounds like it will be really heartwarming.

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