A New Adventure for Jodi Thomas, Mornings on Main a Women's Fiction Novel
Today we have something wonderful to report. Romance author, Jodi Thomas has spread her wings and written a women's fiction novel titled "Mornings on Main". It was highly reviewed by Arlena Dean. She loved it so much she gave it a five star review.
Arlena had this to say, “Mornings on Main” was a rather interesting read. I found it rather sad in some ways. I felt rather sorry for the heroine Jillian James. She had lost faith in her family due to what had happened to her. I was so glad when she was able to finally meet someone that seemed to care for her."
Want to know more about the book. Check it out below and read Jodi's letter to the readers.
Stories dance in my head all the time, but now and then, one lives on after I turn the book in. MORNINGS ON MAIN is still waltzing in my thoughts.
Since people often ask me which character is me in a book, I always say, “Them all.”
In this story, I was a young woman driving through town, looking for a place to stop for a few months. Looking for a piece of life that is missing. Traveling light from town to town, not even packing a memory when moving on. I was an old woman losing memories after a lifetime of collecting the history of the town I love. I was a teenager, wild and afraid. Fighting to break free and make a few memories before life makes me settle down. MORNINGS ON MAIN weaves these three women’s stories together as the stories of the town’s history is displayed in quilts.
Quilts have always fascinated me. I remember lying under my grandmother’s quilt that drifted down from the ceiling. I also remember my mother quilting long after her mind had been invaded by Alzheimer’s. I love seeing my sisters’ quilts displayed on their bedroom walls.
But, I don’t quilt. My mother only read my first book before she stopped reading completely. I’ll never forget what she said about my patchwork stories that blend together. She said, “Jodi, you quilt with words!”
Come visit my town, and I hope you’ll stay for a while,
Mornings on Main
Jillian James has never had a place she could call home. So when she lands in Laurel Springs, Texas—broke, friendless, alone—she’s definitely not expecting to stay. Desperate to make some quick cash before she moves on again, she agrees to help an elderly woman close her beloved quilt shop.
Connor Larady’s mother has owned the shop all her life, but lately she has struggled with Alzheimer’s. He faces the overwhelming task of closing her shop and cataloging her inventory—her life’s work. When he meets Jillian, he seizes the opportunity for some help. As Jillian learns the stories behind each quilt, she grows close to Connor’s mother, and a tender friendship between Jillian and Connor begins to blossom into something deeper.
Connor’s seventeen-year-old daughter, Sunnie, has spent her whole life in Laurel Springs, Texas, and she feels restless. To Sunnie, Jillian represents travel, adventure, excitement. Is it possible to build a meaningful life in your hometown, or do you need to leave to find yourself?
Weaving together the 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, but how we live that counts.
A fifth generation Texan, Jodi Thomas chooses to set the majority of her novels in her home state.
When not working on a novel or inspiring students to pursue a writing career, Thomas enjoys traveling with her husband, Tom, renovating a historic home they bought in Amarillo, and "checking up" on their two grown sons.