Once in a while in my career of forty books, there comes a story I know I have
to write. It waits like an impatient child in the back of my mind for its time
to shine. A PLACE CALLED
HARMONY was one of those stories. As I moved through the Harmony
series, getting to know the people of Harmony, Texas, better with each book I
knew that someday I’d tell the beginning of their town.
From the day I started writing, the characters came through clear. I had to find
men strong enough to influence the generations of Mathesons, Trumans and
McAllens. Many times during the writing of this story I felt all three men
standing behind me telling me their lives.
All three men were prepared for the challenge of building a town but unprepared
for the depth of love they found as they build their families.
I loved writing these men and I hope the readers will follow me into this
historical romance. I felt close to all of them, because my great-grandparents
settled this same country over a hundred years ago. My grandmother was even born
in a covered wagon.
Patrick McAllen, young and full of dreams, thought of it as an adventure and
believed love came easy. Clint Truman felt old at thirty and didn’t believe in
love. When he heard he had to have a wife to get the job, he went to the prison
gate and picked the first woman walking out. And then there was Captain Gillian
Matheson who loved his wife but also loved adventure.
When Truman, Matheson and McAllen’s stories began to dance in my mind, I found
myself staying up later every night to write more. I love the way the three men
interacted and the way all three loves storied grew. I have a feeling that
readers will be staying up a little later to read one more chapter.
If you’ve read a Harmony book, you’ll feel like you already know the characters.
If you’ve never read one this book would be a great place to start. So, step
into Harmony for the first time as the three families build a town while they
form bonds and loves that last a lifetime.
I hope you enjoy the adventure,
About A PLACE CALLED HARMONY
New York Times
and USA Today
bestselling author Jodi Thomas
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
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.
Jodi Thomas is the
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 40 novels
and 12 short story collections.
A four-time RITA winner, Jodi currently serves as the Writer in Residence at
West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. Visit her online at her website, Twitter, and Facebook.
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