MORNINGS ON MAIN is about connecting with people and the
symbolism of the story is awe inspiring. My granddaughter
taught me that awesome means big. So I am going to use
awesome as the best descriptive word I can think of for
MORNINGS ON MAIN by Jodi Thomas.
People are important. Having people that care and show it
are necessary to having a good life. No one knows that
better than Jillian, but she does not know that from the
point of experience. No, Jillian's life has been about
having no one who cared about or for her.
Left with her vagabond father since birth, Jillian truly
lived a lonely nomadic life. Her father taught her odd
survival skills, but never taught her how to connect or have
feelings with people. Jillian herself became nomadic,
moving from one place to another, a stranger and visitor to
many places but belonging nowhere.
Then Jillian winds up in Laurel Springs where she is
exposed to an entirely different set of norms. Small town
ones. Everyone knows everyone and is surprisingly accepting
of Jillian, a stranger. Who would ever think that Jillian
would begin to really like this place. So very different
than any other she has visited or traveled through. In
Laurel Springs, Jillian was not anonymous or alone. She was
included even though she kept her carefully constructed
Jillian wasn't the only one whose world was somewhat
tilting on its axis. Life in Laurel Springs was going
through an aging and engaging change. Relationships were
blossoming and maturing. Folks were adjusting to their new
normal. And Connor Larady's world was less dark and
demanding with Jillian filling a void he hadn't really
MORNINGS ON MAIN is a lovely tale that touches your heart
at every moment. Jodi Thomas writes from her heart as any
of her fans would attest to. MORNINGS ON MAIN has
everything you could want in a story and then some.
MORNINGS ON MAIN is about life's journey. Some travel
through life content and settled in one place -- others roam
seemingly searching for what no one really knows. Jillian
is traveling through her life looking for something, some
place, someone. In MORNINGS ON MAIN we aren't really
certain just what her travels accomplish, but certain that
they mean something to her. She is following in her
father's footsteps in many ways, but in this story by Jodi
Thomas we can only hope her travels end with happiness and
love and discovery of what has been missing in her life.
MORNINGS ON MAIN by Jodi Thomas is a gorgeous heartwarming
story that brings these folk to life.
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.