The Publisher / Author/ Book Tour Company has provided this book club with a copy of this book for review or we have purchased the book with our own funds. The opinions shared about the story are those of the book club or the individual reviewer and not influenced by The Publisher / Author/ Book Tour Company if received for review.A Place Called Harmony by Jodi Thomas
Series: Harmony #0.5
Published by Berkley on October 7th 2014
Genres: Historical Romance
New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas has captivated America with her novels set in the small town of Harmony, Texas. Now she tells the story of the three hard-luck men who first settled the town, a place where last chances and long-awaited dreams collide…Desperate to escape his overbearing father, Patrick McAllen disappears with his bride, heading north to build a new town—discovering strength, honor and true love along the way.After drinking away the grief from his family’s death, Clint Truman avoids jail by taking a job in North Texas and settling down with a woman he vows to protect but never love—until her quiet compassion slowly breaks his hardened heart wide open…All Gillian Matheson has ever known is Army life, leaving his true love to be a part-time spouse. But when a wounded Gillian returns home to find her desperately fighting to save their marriage, he’s determined to become the husband she deserves.Amidst storms, outlaws, and unwelcome relatives, the three couples band together to build a town—and form a bond that breathes life into the place that will forever be called Harmony.
A Place Called Harmony was different as it was four different stories in a single story. Having not read any of the other books in the series, the assumption is each of the couples were introduced in the other books. Because of that it was harder to get involved with the stories even though they each were good – but the experience could be better if the other stories were read first to avoid feeling like there was a lack of attention to detail. Recommended a 4. It’s Jofi Thomas so naturally she is a well loved and recommended writer for future reads.