Guest Review: Somewhere Along the Way by Jodi Thomas

Posted October 25, 2010 by Book Binge Guest Blogger in Reviews | 5 Comments

Tracy’s review of Somewhere Along the Way (Harmony #2) by Jodi Thomas

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.

This books takes up 2 years after Welcome to Harmony ended.

The book pretty much revolves around Gabe Leary. He grew up in Harmony but got out from under his drunken father as soon as he could. He joined the Army and was happy there until he overheard a plot against his life. He fled and is now back in Harmony – hiding out but eking out more than a good living writing and drawing graphic novels. His mail drop at a Harmony building happens to be directly across from Liz Matheson who is hanging out her shingle after becoming a lawyer. The two start a strange but compelling, for them both, relationship.

In the meantime Reagan has been living with her “uncle” Jeremiah and becoming part of his family; something she always longed to do. She’s made friends and her home in Harmony but her life is up in the air. Uncle Jeremiah wants her to head off to college and the only thing that Reagan wants to do is stay by Jeremiah’s side, help him in his orchards, and remain in Harmony for the rest of her life.

Gabe Leary saves Reagan’s life one night and it starts a series of events that “outs” his life to the public of Harmony. However by becoming Reagan’s guardian angel he finds something that he didn’t even know that he was looking for, a home.

This is another wonderful book by Jodi Thomas. She has a way of telling us the story about almost everyone in Harmony but does it in a way that it all coalesces into a beautiful story of home, love and acceptance. I never felt like I wanted to get back to one part of the story or another because they all fed into each other so nicely. The people of Harmony are so very different from each other but whether they all get along or not they find a way to make Harmony a great small town to live in.

A fantastic read that I highly recommend!

Rating: 5 out of 5

The series:
Welcome to HarmonySomewhere Along the Way

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This book is available from Berkley. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

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5 responses to “Guest Review: Somewhere Along the Way by Jodi Thomas

  1. Dev

    I’m excited to read this – I love Jodi Thomas! I still have the first book in the Harmony series that I need to read, but I’m on a historical kick right now.

  2. This book looks really interesting. I have two questions:

    1. Do I have to have read the first one before reading this?

    2. The cover looks kind of Christmasy! I am hosting a Christmas Special in December on my blog ( and thus, I am mostly reading Christmas books at the moment. If it is a Christmas book, does anyone want to become a guest reviewer on my blog for this?

    Looking forward to hearing from you all! 🙂

  3. goddessani

    I keep hearing the name Jodi Thomas but admit I’ve not read anythng yet. (So many authors, so little time!)

    I can see that is about to change. I love series that take place in small towns and seeing how people relate to each other, not only in their books but in subsequent ones also.

    And having read the exerpt, I’m already intrigued!

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