REVIEW by Heather: Just Down the Road by Jodi Thomas (@JodiThomas , @_shoe_girl_)

Harmony, Texas, is a place where dreams are born. As the townspeople face unexpected endings and new beginnings, they also come face to face with themselves—and what’s most important in life…

When Tinch Turner lost his wife, he gave up on living. Now he spends his nights brooding, boozing, and brawling. When one of his escapades lands him in the ER, he finds himself staring up at the beautiful new doctor in town. For the first time in years, he feels a spark, but Addison Spencer wants nothing to do with the unruly rancher—or any man for that matter. She’s only in Harmony four months, long enough for the trouble she left behind to be over. But then a vulnerable little boy barrels into both their lives, forcing them out of the past—and into a future where love is just down the road…

In the meantime, as Reagan Truman grieves for her beloved uncle, she finds comfort in the makeshift family she’s made in Harmony—and in a new baby, the first born in the Wright Funeral Home in 45 years, proving to everyone that life does go on…


Jodi makes you feel like you’re right there with the characters, and if you’re like me, you may just wish you lived there!  I’m not sure why, but I love books set in small towns.  Perhaps because I grew up in one, and didn’t fully appreciate that until recently.  Whatever the reason, Just Down the Road, book 4 in the Harmony series is just as good as the first.

Addison is only in Harmony for one year; long enough to distance herself from her overbearing father and to give herself time to think before marrying the man that her father picked out as a good match.  Tinch meets Addison at the ER when she stitches him up after a bar brawl, and shortly after they discover that they are neighbors.

Tinch is unexpectedly made guardian of a his late wife’s 4 year old nephew.  Added to that unexpected situation, is what comes along with the boy….dangerous, thuggish, drug dealers who are after the boy because they think the he knows his mothers secrets.  The boy is rightfully scared of men, and quickly takes to Addison, forcing Addison and Tinch to get along for the sake of the boy.

We also catch up with Reagan, Tyler, and the other townspeople which is always nice.  I love catching up with characters from past books!  🙂

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I give Just Down the Road 4 Heels!

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