Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Guest Post and Giveaway: Somewhere Along The Way by Jodi Thomas

Please join me in welcoming author, Jodi Thomas to My Reading Room this morning.  Jodi has visited in the past and I am thrilled to have her here again.  Thank you Jodi!

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Good morning everyone.  Thanks for inviting me to drop by and visit.  I’d like to welcome you to step into my second book in the Harmony Series.  SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY.  This is my 30th book and what I believe will be one you’ll keep and read again and again.
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My story begins with Reagan, a runaway who found her home in Harmony two years ago.  An old man took her in as his niece and gave her the first home she ever had.  The story opens with her working a shift in the town’s diner for a friend.  The last thing she has to do is take a take-out out the back door to the town hermit.  He speaks to her and as the weeks pass they form a friendship.
Gabe Leary wants nothing but to be left alone.  After five years of living on his land he’s managed to earn a living as a graphic artist without speaking to anyone in town.  He’s shattered from the war and sees himself as a man without friends.  About the time he’s comfortable with his life, he meets Liz.

With a mixture of characters you’ll fall in love with and a treat that gets everyone involved, I think you’ll love this story.

Thanks for letting me drop by and thank you for reading.  Writing is a fascinating journey, but if it wasn’t for readers coming along with me it wouldn’t be any fun.


About Jodi
Jodi Thomas is the NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of 31 novels and 8 short story collections.
As of July 2006, she was the 11th woman to be inducted in to RWA Hall of Fame. She is also currently serving as the Writer in Residence at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. 

Jodi’s 30th Novel
NY Times and USA Today best-selling author Jodi Thomas is pleased to present her 30th novel, SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY. Thomas proves once again that she is one of mainstream romance genre’s most compelling writers with her highly anticipated sequel to WELCOME TO HARMONY, which captured America’s heart.
Jodi’s website
 
My review of the first book in the series, Welcome to Harmony is here.

My review of Somewhere Along the Way will be coming later this afternoon.

Giveaway:
Jodi has sent me along a second copy of Somewhere Along The Way to give to one of my readers.  Open to the US/Canada only, and it ends on 10/26.  How to enter?  Simply comment and leave a way for me to reach you.  Additional entries for following (rss, email, GFC Friend, Twitter, Goodreads, Facebook, etc.).  Other entries for tweeting and sidebar or blog posts (+2, 1/day).  You can place all your entries in one post if you like.  5 extra entries for posting a comment on the review that posts later this afternoon.  Just post on the review and I'll add your entries. 

For today, 10/19, you can get a bonus 10 entries if you ask Jodi a question on the blog, she'll be around, I won't guarantee she'll answer, since hopefully she's busy writing more books :)  

84 comments:

Alejandra D.L.F said...

Thanks for the giveaway :D
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J. L. Jackson said...

GFC Follower. Sounds like a great book. Would really like to read it.

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WulfLuva said...

Sounds cute!

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Marjorie said...

Sounds like a super book by Jodi
Thomas.
I would like a chance to win this book.

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Marjorie said...

I follow by email.
I follow by google reader.

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apple blossom said...

oh, thanks I love Christmas

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I'm gfc follower

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apple blossom said...

WoW 30 novels that's a lot. Congrats.

Question for Jodi:
What does if feel like to actually see your books once they are physically in your hands?

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Benita said...

I'd love to read this book. Thanks for the possibility.

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vhubler said...

What a wonderful giveaway!
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rubynreba said...

I'd love to read this. Thanks!
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justpeachy36 said...

I love the cover on this one... As an author did you get any input on how the cover was chosen or was that left strictly up to the publisher?

Please enter me in the giveaway.

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Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

This book sounds like a great one to cuddle up on a couch with a blanket and mug of hot chocolate.

Please enter me in this contest.

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I am an e-mail Subscriber.
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cheryl c said...

I have enjoyed many of Jodi's books in the past, but I haven't started this Harmony series yet.

My question is...Is it best to read the first book in the series before reading this one?

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chey said...

I can't wait to read this book!
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Cathy W said...

Thanks, looks like a great read.
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PoCoKat said...

Would love to win!

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Anonymous said...

please count me in...thanks :)

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Karen said...

Ooh, GFC following! (:

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Linda Kish said...

Count me in, please.
Thanks for the chance to win.

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Cindy W. said...

What a beautiful and charming cover. I love it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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Cindy W. said...

I am a GFC follower.

Smiles,
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Cindy W. said...

I am an email subscriber.

Smiles,
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L. Diane Wolfe said...

Sounds great! I'm a follower.

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Alexa said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Michele said...

I love Jodi Thomas' books!
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Linda Henderson said...

I'd like to ask Jodi, do you enjoy writing series books or anthologies?

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Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Andrea I said...

Thanks for the interview and giveaway.

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debbie said...

I would love to read it.
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Heather said...

I would love to be entered!
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Scoot said...

This book sounds great! Thanks. seescootread[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

sounds like a good holiday read, thanks sonflower277 at gmail dotcom

Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a wonderful book. I would love to read it. I really like the character Gabe. Please enter me. Thanks!

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I follow on GFC!

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hendy said...

Thanks for the book, it looks great
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Terri said...

+1 Sounds great Ziggywag@yahoo.com
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Mary said...

I love Jodi Thomas's books.

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I follow on GFC. (mamie316)

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Miss Badia said...

Brilliant idea.
Keep up the GOOD work!

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Sounds like an interesting book!

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Looks like a good book.

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Anonymous said...

Sounds really good! Id enjoy reading it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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McKim said...

I've read Welcome to Harmony and loved it. Would like to read the next one!

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I would like to read this!

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Nicole C. said...

I would love to read this book.

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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - This looks like such a wonderful book!

Jennifer said...

This sounds like a really good book.
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Laura H. said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! But I have one question: Is the pic at the top of your blog really your "reading room"? I'm jealous if it is!! What a cozy environ.

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DarcyO said...

Sounds like a great read. Please include me.

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lknott said...

Looks like a good read for the coming winter. I'm surprised i have never read any of this author! Thanks for the giveaway!!


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Betty C said...

This sounds like the kind of book I love to read.
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Amber Y said...

I would love to be entered! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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Anonymous said...

Enjoyed the review and would love to read the book
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Anonymous said...

Now that fall is here and winter is approaching, it's time to start reading againg. I think this would be a good book for my winter bookshelf.
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nhmoose99 said...

sounds like a great book. appreciate the giveaway!! nhmoose99@yahoo.com

Also a GFC follower

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Nancy S. said...

Sounds like a good book.
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Nancy S. said...

I follow with gfc.

Janet S. said...

Based on your review this sounds like a book I woild like. I am very interested in the ambiance of Harmoney Texas which you describe.

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