Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Just Down The Road-Jodi Thomas

Just Down The Road

Jodi Thomas

Berkley, Apr 3 2012, $7.99

ISBN: 9780425246924

Tinch Turner knows his life ended when his wife Lori Anne died. Now the widower rancher prefers booze and brawls. At the Harmony County Hospital ER after his latest barroom fight, he meets Dr. Addison Spencer who is town for a few months until her troubles end.

Sheriff Alexandra Matheson and Deputy Sheriff Phil Gentry investigate gun firing. Inside they find young Jamie Noble and his overdosed dead mom. Jamie’s aunt was Lori Anne so his only known relative is his Uncle Tinch. Addison offers to help Tinch care for his grieving nephew.

Grieving the death of her beloved “Uncle” Jeremiah, Reagan Truman is the sole proprietor of Truman Apple Orchard. Firefighter Brandon Biggs and others offer her comfort as she mourns her loss while her beloved rodeo performer Noah MacAllen hides his feelings. Countering death is the birth of a baby at the Wright Funeral Home where Tyler Wright prays for the safe return of his beloved deployed Major Kate Cummings.

The latest tender Harmony small-town drama (The Comforts of Home, Welcome to Harmony and Somewhere Along the Way) continues the escapades of the residents with much more than just the above. The subplots are all entertaining and blend well together with the Turner second chance at love tale bringing freshness to the mix of mostly seeing what has happened to recurring characters; which in turn behooves newcomers to read the previous visits to Harmony.

Harriet Klausner

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