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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR JODI THOMAS
Mornings on Main
Jillian James has been a wanderer as long as she can remember, traveling from town to town, never staying too long in any one place. Not running to or from anything, or hiding out. Just drifting…the way she was taught as a child by her nomadic single father, a man who liked to travel and went wherever the jobs took him, never putting down roots or getting involved for too long with anyone. And Jillian is the same way—no strings anywhere, no place to call home. And no one to call family, not since she last saw her father the day he dropped her off at college—before disappearing from her life completely. But now, twelve years later, Jillian is hoping to find some trace of him in the only place she believes he ever had a special connection—the small, welcoming town of Laurel Springs, Texas.
Soon after arriving, Jillian lands a temporary job courtesy of Connor Larady, a man of many
hats—town mayor, land owner, newspaper publisher, unpublished novelist and, most important, devoted single dad to his rebellious teenaged daughter, Sunnie, and doting grandson to Eugenia Larady, better known to everyone as Gram. Connor hires Jillian to help out in aging Gram’s quilt shop, cataloguing and preserving each quilt’s history, just as Gram starts struggling with her own slipping memory.
Despite her better judgment, Jillian soon finds herself growing closer to each of the Laradys: helping Sunnie cope with a tragic past while struggling to figure out what she wants from her future; spending time with the shy, handsome Connor while knowing that any romance between them will only end in sadness when she eventually leaves; and connecting with the lovely Gram, a woman who is the heart of the entire town, building literal and invisible threads throughout the community–and whose fading memories and occasional flashbacks, a shocked Jillian realizes, contain clues to her own family history.
Jillian has spent her life avoiding attachments. According to her father’s rules, it hurts too much to care. But for the first time in her life, she’s starting to wonder if his rules are wrong, if it’s better to be part of something greater than just herself—part of a community, of a family, of loving someone.
Q & A with Jodi Thomas
1. What genre(s) do you write?
2. Coffee or tea lover?
3. Name one thing on your bucket list.
5. When I wake up every morning I… look out my window.
6. Weirdest or unique thing you own.
9. What inspired you to write Mornings on Main?
people around you shape your life. No matter how old I get, I’ll still
be Cliff and Sally’s daughter. I’ve always loved wandering the main
streets in small towns.
Stepping into the shops. Talking to the people. Sometimes all you
have to say is, “How are things going?” and an hour later you’re still
listening. In MORNINGS ON MAIN, I wrote about the people of Laurel Springs.
About Jodi Thomas
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A fifth-generation Texan, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jodi Thomas chooses to set the majority of her novels in her home state, where her grandmother was born in a covered wagon.
When not working on a novel or inspiring students to pursue a writing career, Thomas enjoys traveling with her husband, renovating a historic home they bought in Amarillo and checking up on their two grown sons.
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