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Jodi Thomas | Going Home ...


When I began writing WILD TEXAS ROSE, I felt like I was going home. My footprints were already molded into the foundation of this Historical Romance. Iíd been thinking about these characters for years and finally it was time for their story. All four men in this story were damaged by the Civil War but all were going on with their lives believing theyíd always be alone. This book is about friendship that always stands fast and how the love of a few women, good or bad, can change a manís life for the better.

This is my 25th Historical Romance, my 35th book and Iím still having a ball. I think what I love most about writing is discovering the characters and letting them tell me their stories. Like breathing , no two people are alike.

When I sat down in my study and traveled back to Texas in the 1800ís, I began with Rose McMurray. As a child she drove everyone crazy organizing her world and as an adult nothing has changed. Sheís twenty-six and traveled from Whispering Mountain to Fort Worth to help a friend with her wedding plans.

From the first, Rose knows something is very wrong and of course, she sets out to correct the problem. The adopted son of her uncle, Duncan McMurray, has his hands full with a gang of killers in Dallas, but he rides over to help Rose.

As Rose builds her forces, not only the brideís life falls in dangers but so does Rose and Duncanís.

I had great fun mixing up the stories of people in this book. So often when people think they are all alone in the world they find they are surrounded by friends when trouble rides in. The love stories were also fun to write, for with the exception of one lady who took her clothes off for a living, most of the people were new to loving. On August 7th when this book hits, Iíll be like a proud parent standing outside the nursery windows looking at a newborn.

Hope all of you enjoy WILD TEXAS ROSE. One person to comment will win a copy!

Jodi Thomas | Facebook | Twitter




48 comments posted.

Re: Jodi Thomas | Going Home ...

I love Texas. Im a Lonestar teen, born and raised. Yourbook sounds
fabulous and I hope I get the opportunity to read it. ^_^
(Samantha King 10:19am August 6, 2012)

I have never been, but adore reading books about Texas. I think I had a prior life being a Texan :)
(Allie Motherway 10:22am August 6, 2012)

Texas is a beautiful state...we've been there several times and love it! Thanks for a chance to win this book...
(Bonnie Capuano 10:30am August 6, 2012)

I can't wait to read this book. I love this genre and era and can just lose myself in the pages and lives of the characters as I read. Books are my mini vacation when I am stuck at home!! LOL Thanks so much for all your books!
(Teresa Sullivan 11:06am August 6, 2012)

I'm a "Texan by choice" and I love your Harmony series. Thanks for the column and giveaway.
(G S Moch 11:08am August 6, 2012)

I love historical western romance, something about wild west
always gives me a thrill ;D
(Iis Yuniar 11:47am August 6, 2012)

I love reading anything about Texas and Cowboy. Always caught
my eyes faster than any. Couldn't wait to meet these
characters of yours. Thank you for giving a chance to win this
(Diah Didi 12:00pm August 6, 2012)

Have never been to Texas. Would love to read your book,
though. :)
(Leslie Davis 12:21pm August 6, 2012)

I'm delighted you are giving someone a chance to win Wild Texas Rose. I've enjoyed other books you have written and expect this one to be just as interesting.
(Anna Speed 1:16pm August 6, 2012)

(Yemi Onafowora 1:36pm August 6, 2012)

You can't go wrong with a Historical Romance set in Texas!! I can't wait to read this one!
(Michele Hayes 1:43pm August 6, 2012)

(Pamela Faye Howell 1:59pm August 6, 2012)

Love Jodi's books and I can't wait to read this one. I love books set in Texas, they are my favorite read.
(Gail Hurt 2:01pm August 6, 2012)

Congrats on the release of your 35th book! Love the sound of it and I already wrote it down on my want list! :)
(Colleen Conklin 2:40pm August 6, 2012)

(Shelly Caggiano 3:23pm August 6, 2012)


I love historical westerns. Great post about the story.

Thanks for the chance
(Pam Brewer 3:55pm August 6, 2012)

Thank you so much for the chance to win your wonderful book. I love historical westerns
(Debra Guyette 4:02pm August 6, 2012)

thanks for a fun post and congrats on the new release!
(Erin Fender 4:23pm August 6, 2012)

I am so anxious to read the next installment of the Whispering Mountain Saga.Thank you for the chance to win a copy of "Wild Texas Rose".
(Anita Brown 4:26pm August 6, 2012)

I absolutely love every book of yours I've ever read. You are my favorite author! Your books are so well written, that they're difficult to put down. You write the best historical western romances with great detail. I WOULD MORE THAN LOVE AND CHERISH YOUR NEW BOOK, WILD TEXAS ROSE, if I could WIN this fabulous giveaway. I hope everyone will read your books to find out what they've been missing!!!!!
(Linda Luinstra 4:30pm August 6, 2012)

Hi Jodi! Congrats on your 35th book! I think Texas is beautiful and I love Historical Romances. Wild Texas Rose sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the giveaway!
(Cathy Phillips 4:32pm August 6, 2012)

I'm so excited I can't wait to start reading. I know. I wont be a le to put
the book down until the very e.d...then look forward to another Jodi
Thomas. Thanks for the opportunity to win one. Jodi and I are book from
Lubbock TX so we are Texans through and through!
(Soila Bermejo 4:39pm August 6, 2012)

WOW!! What an accomplishment--CONGRATULATIONS on your 35th book! The cover for WILD TEXAS ROSE is very attractive and probably one of the nicest I've ever seen!! Thanks for the opportunity to win this great book (which will be another memorable good story)! THANKS for your great writing, Jodi.
(Rich Cook 4:51pm August 6, 2012)

I have never been to Texas either but I do hope to get there one day soon. I love
the sweet romances of Texas and especially those written by Jodi Thomas.

I'm eager to learn how Rose fares in this novel. I know I can count on it being a
great story!
(Connie Fischer 4:54pm August 6, 2012)

I've only been to Texas once--but I sure do enjoy Texas romances.
(Sue Farrell 4:56pm August 6, 2012)

I have enjoyed every one of your books! And even though I live on the NORTH side of the Red River, I'll be looking forward to reading this one!
(Marguerite Guinn 4:59pm August 6, 2012)

Thank you for giving us a chance to enter, I only had a stopover in Texas, but from the plane, I could see forever.
(Nancy Luebke 5:04pm August 6, 2012)

I think I'm in love!! I love the background of the book - that meaning Texas. I love stories set in that time era, and most of all, I love romances. That means that I will be spending the juiciest time of the Summer reading a book that I can sink my teeth into. The cover of the book is breathtaking as well!! It literally took my breath away!! Congratulations on your 25th book!! I'm sure it's going to take off like wildfire!!
(Peggy Roberson 5:22pm August 6, 2012)

OH I know I'm going to like this book. Historical Western's are my favorite.
(Pam Alderson 5:45pm August 6, 2012)

35 books. Amazing! Congrats on the book. Sounds wonderful and I really
like the cover. Just beautiful!
(Vicki Hancock 5:51pm August 6, 2012)

Jodi, I am to read your latest & I know you won't
disappoint. Congrats on 35 & hope you have that many
(Maude Allen 6:17pm August 6, 2012)

Love Texas..love romance....Love your characters and plots.
And my middle name is ROSE!!!! Congrats on 35 and keep chuggin'.
Patricia R. Pascale
(Patricia (Pat) Pascale 7:23pm August 6, 2012)

I haven't read a historical romance set in Texas in a while,
and I do love a series.
(Diane Sallans 7:28pm August 6, 2012)

I love reading your books-don't live in Texas but have alot of friends who do and have been to see them and love the state...this sounds like another good one!I think its awesome that you've written 35 books, I love you authors for yur hard work and your books and all the others i read take me on an adventure and fall in love with some good looking guy just for awhile for the real world can get me down at times...keep writing!
(Carole Fiore 7:38pm August 6, 2012)

I love stories about Texas, I'd love to win this.
(Wilma Frana 8:20pm August 6, 2012)

I love reading your books I have all of them. Looking forward to Roses's story. I've been waiting to read her story. You are a terrific writer. Cant wait to see Rose finds out that her adopted parents are better then her real father.
(Emma Metz 8:23pm August 6, 2012)

I love your books. Can not wait to read this one.
(Roseann Moss 8:50pm August 6, 2012)

I hope I win this..I love all your books.
(Norma Todd 9:00pm August 6, 2012)

Hi Jodi! I bought my first book of yours about 10 years ago. Been hooked ever since!
(Molly Wilsbacher 9:14pm August 6, 2012)

Congratulations on your 35th novel!
(Jan D 9:59pm August 6, 2012)

sounds like a very good read. thanks for the draw!!
(Barbara Studer 11:04pm August 6, 2012)

I love Texas,have been there several times. Also love reading stories about Texas. Thanks for giving me a chance to win your book.
(Linda Hall 11:31pm August 6, 2012)

I love stories set in Texas.
(Roxana Perez 9:54am August 7, 2012)

I love Historical Romance. I can't wait to read Wild Texas Rose.
(Rita Wray 10:45am August 7, 2012)

Congrats on your newest baby!! As a born and raised Texan I
look forward to it!
(Brandy Bosquez 10:48am August 7, 2012)

Have never been to Texas, but I do love reading about it in both historical and contemporary books. Would love to win a copy of your book.
(Carol Woodruff 7:42pm August 7, 2012)

WILD TEXAS ROSE looks wonderful.
(Mary Preston 11:21pm August 7, 2012)

35 books - what an accomplishment! Well done and do keep giving your readers such enjoyment.
(Clare O'Beara 6:44am August 8, 2012)

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