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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Guest Blog by Jodi Thomas, author of "Betting The Rainbow: A Harmony Novel"

Please welcome New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas as she talk about her new book, "Betting The Rainbow," the latest book in her wonderful Harmony, Texas series.

The idea for my new book, BETTING THE RAINBOW came from the question, “If you had a chance to change your life, what would you be willing to risk?”
My character Dusti Delaney and her sister were stuck on a small farm , on a little lake, near Harmony, Texas.  They made enough to live but nothing more.  Both had dreams of what could have been if one had been able to finish nursing school and the other had followed her dream of being a professional photographer.
On their once-a-month night out Dusti learns of a charity poker game and sees her one chance to change.  Though she has her goals too, she wants to see her sister follow her dream first. One man knows enough about poker to teach her to win.  Only problem is, if she makes it to the final table, she’ll be playing against him.  As he teaches her about Texas Hold’em and love, she sees the possibility of her dream coming true.
I think I loved this story so much because I once pushed all my chips in on a dream.  I wanted to write but with teaching, going to grad school and raising two boys, there was never any time.  Finally, with the help of my husband, I quit, drew out my retirement and lived on it while I wrote.  Forty books later I’d say the gamble paid off.
You’ll love meeting all the people who live on a little road called Rainbow Lane.  Three love stories will touch your heart and as always the folks of Harmony will welcome you in for a visit. AND, I’m just betting  that BETTING THE RAINBOW will leave you feeling good all over.
Jodi Thomas
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My thanks to Jodi for contributing this guest post. Be sure to check out all her Harmony, Texas books!

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1 comment:

Kathryn T. said...

I am looking forward to reading it, it is somewhere between my house and the Book Depository! Love this series.