New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas makes
her original trade paperback debut with this heartfelt piece
of commercial women\'s fiction, perfect for fans of Debbie
Macomber and Barbara Delinsky.
Jillian James has
always been a nomad; she’s never had a place she could call
home. So when she lands in Lauralee, Texas—broke,
friendless, alone—she’s definitely not expecting to stay.
Desperate to make some quick cash before she moves on again,
she uses her last dollar to place a notice in the local
paper, advertising herself as a literal “Jill of All
Michael Larady\'s elderly mother has owned a
quilting shop all her life, but lately she has struggled
increasingly with Alzheimer’s. He faces the overwhelming
task of closing her shop and cataloguing her inventory,
which ultimately represents her life’s work. When he sees
Jillian’s ad, he seizes the opportunity for some help. As
Jillian learns more about the stories behind each quilt, she
grows close to Michael’s mother, and a tender friendship
between Jillian and Michael begins to blossom into something
Michael\'s seventeen-year-old daughter has spent her
whole life in Lauralee, Texas, and she feels restless. When
Jillian moves to town and begins helping to close the
quilting shop, she represents travel, adventure,
excitement--a fascinating alternative to life in Lauralee.
Michael\'s daughter has to ask herself: Is it possible to
build a meaningful life in your hometown, or do you need to
go farther afield to find yourself?
the powerful story of three generations of women looking for
a place to belong, Mornings on Main asks us to
consider how we make our memories—what we remember, what we
forget, what becomes part of our story—and reminds us that
it’s not where we live, it’s how we live that counts.
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