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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Book Review - Can't Stop Believing by Jodi Thomas

About The Book:

In New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas’s small town of Harmony, Texas, “there’s always something brewing" (Fallen Angel Reviews). Now, a generations-old feud is about to come to a head—and the stakes couldn’t be higher with two hearts on the line…

Cord McDowell gave up his freedom at eighteen when he went to jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Now, ten years later, he’s about to give it up again for a piece of land. Nevada Britain, his neighbor, has just made him an offer he can’t refuse: If he’ll marry her, she’ll sign over a section of property that their families have been fighting over for a hundred years.

Nevada refuses to explain why, but Cord knows the bargain is in his favor. He just has one condition—she has to sleep in his bed every night for as long as their doomed marriage lasts. Nevada only wants to maintain her family’s legacy—and redeem herself for a wrong she did Cord years ago. But as she spends more time with her husband of necessity, she discovers something unexpected—a love so deep it takes her breath away.

My Thoughts:

I'm a big fan of Jodi Thomas' "Harmony" series, and "Can't Stop Believing" is an excellent continuation of the story of the small Texas town with a big heart.

In addition to the story of Cord and Nevada, there is also the secondary tale of Ronny, the shy post office worker, and the love of her life, Marty - a couple who defy the odds against their love and how their faith in each other overcome obstacles that would keep them apart.

And then there is the crazy Martha Q. Patterson, the busybody owner of the town's B&B, who sticks her nose into everyone's business and keeps life in Harmony lively! She is a hoot to read about and just a delightful character to have pop up in each story!

"Can't Stop Believing" is a charming romance with an exciting mystery twist that will keeps readers enthralled to the very end.  I highly recommend it!

Here's is an amazing interview with Jodi where she talks about the beginning of the Harmony novels and how her characters have developed.

My thanks to Jodi Thomas for the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.


Mary (Bookfan) said...

I love this series and enjoyed this book. I can't imagine what will happen next in Harmony but I hope we don't have to wait long to find out!

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

I enjoyed it too, Mary! And I'm with you, I can't wait for the next one!