Title: Somewhere Along the Way
Author: Jodi Thomas
Publication Date: November 2, 2010
Paperback: 368 pages
Second in the trilogy that’s captured America’s heart.
Ever since she claimed Harmony, Texas, as her home, eighteen-year-old Reagan Truman finds herself drawn to other who have made their way here. Shaped by the loneliness she’s known most of her life, Reagan has finally found a place she belongs-and doesn’t want anything to get in her way. But when her life is put in jeopardy and the whole town comes together to save her, she’ll discover that learning to trust the love that’s come into our hearts is the greatest gift of all.
In Jodi Thomas’ first Harmony series book, Welcome To Harmony, she stole readers’ hearts with her story of the small town of Harmony, its founding families and young Reagan Truman’s new found home and family. In the second book in the series, Somewhere Along the Way, Jodi Thomas takes her readers on an emotional roller-coaster ride proving once again that friends and neighbours can be just as loving, if not more so than family. Thomas does not disappoint the reader in her second book; rather she raises the bar higher with the addition of some intriguing new characters in Harmony as well as the beloved characters from the first book. My all time favourite character is still Reagan’s cantankerous “Uncle” Truman. In Somewhere Along the Way, Reagan is now 18 and growing into her own and discovering life can be so much more than she ever thought. Reagan befriends a kindred heart, Gabe Leary. Not to fear, the story is not all about Reagan and Gabe, since Harmony would not be Harmony with just the Truman family and Thomas makes certain the McAllen and Matheson families are well represented. I cannot pinpoint what exactly I find so endearing about this series, yet I was unable to put Somewhere Along the Way down, with my only complaint being that I must wait until autumn 2011 for the next Harmony novel. I highly recommend both books; my review of Welcome To Harmony may be read here and I strongly recommend reading it prior to Somewhere Along the Way even though it can stand on its own merits, the series is such a charming and endearing one; the reader will want to know everything from the beginning. Somewhere Along the Way will make for a delightful book to read over the holidays and the first two would make excellent stocking stuffers for book lovers who enjoy cozy, heart-warming novels.
Jodi Thomas is a certified marriage and family counselor, a fifth generation Texan, a Texas Tech graduate, and writer-in-residence at West Texas A&M University. She lives in Amarillo, Texas. To learn more about Jodi Thomas and the other books she has written, please visit her website.
I received a complimentary copy of Somewhere Along the Way by Jodi Thomas from Jodi Thomas to review. Receiving a copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.