A slice of Americana delivered with her characteristic warmth, endearing characters, and authentic Texan flair, the fourth Honey Creek novel by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jodi Thomasbrings a sense of nostalgia to the town as some its older residents set out on a quest to realize dreams they long ago gave up on. Soon it seems the idea of chasing second chances is contagious as the rest of Honey Creek joins their journey. Now in mass market for the first time!
In New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas’s tender and heartfelt novel set in the charming small town of Honey Creek, Texas, spring is in the air—and love is blooming too, as paths cross and hearts meet between residents old and new . . .
Jessica Ann MacKenzie—“Jam” to everyone in Honey Creek—has fulfilled her dream of owning the best restaurant for miles around. Serving romantic candlelit dinners on Valentine’s Day is a reminder of another dream, one she’s just about given up on. Until, that very night, Sergeant Tucson Smith clambers out of the muddy river and onto her land, bringing the promise of something they’ve both been searching for.
When McCoy Mason crashes on Interstate 45, he doesn’t just bust up his Mustang, his leg, and his relationship. He also loses his prospects of a job and apartment in Houston. Honey Creek, home to his estranged grandfather, offers a temporary respite. After all, what permanent use could a town so picture-perfect have for a man like him?
At sixty-seven, Charles H. Winston III lives by order and routine. One of his cherished rituals is a regular lunch date with three lovely ladies at the Honey Creek Café, including the very proper Miss Lilly Lambert. But it’s not too late to surprise the whole town—or himself—by seizing a chance for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. And there’s no better season than spring, a time of renewed hope and second chances . . .
About the Author
Jodi Thomas is a New York Times bestselling author and fifth generation Texan who sets many of her award winning stories in her home state, where her grandmother was born in a covered wagon. A multi RITA® Award winner and member of the prestigious Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame, she’s written over 50 novels with millions of copies in print. Jodi lives in Amarillo, Texas and can be found online at JodiThomas.com.
Praise for the Honey Creek Novels by Jodi Thomas
"Jodi Thomas captures the charm of a small Texas town as its residents discover love...Thomas illuminates the ways ordinary lives can be transformed by the simple kindness of others." —Publishers Weeklyon Sunday at the Sunflower Inn
“It’s the novel’s patchwork of tender, slow-building relationships between quirky, caring characters that keeps the pages turning.” —Publishers Weekly on Picnic in Someday Valley
“An enthralling group of characters you’ll love...It’s no surprise that it has that mesmerizing quality that fans of Jodi Thomas expect. Jodi Thomas writes about lives than are enriched by the deeds that they do.” —Fresh Fiction on Picnic in Someday Valley
“This is an immensely readable novel. The author’s way of developing the characters is impressive and her characters are well drawn and compelling. It is a unique novel in many ways.” —Novel Today on Picnic in Someday Valley
“Six lost souls find true love in the sweet first romance of the Honey Creek series from Thomas…It’s the inviting setting and quirky, good-hearted characters that will draw readers in.”—Publishers Weekly on Breakfast at the Honey Creek Café
"I fell in love with this small town with its secrets, residents who are, for the most part, good-hearted, and characters who came alive on the pages quite easily. The writing is smooth, the plot interesting, and the people we meet are as diverse as can be found in any small town across the country." —Keeper Bookshelf on Breakfast at the Honey Creek Café
"Immediately Jodi Thomas draws the reader in, with intriguing characters in the middle of odd situations right in the middle of a little dusty town in Texas...Two things Jodi Thomas does well. Makes a small town in Texas come alive and she writes characters who are warm and very likable. The plot has some mystery, some romance, and sheer good-heartedness. Perfect for an escape read." —The Book Date on Breakfast at the Honey Creek Café
“Being a Texan myself, her characters ring very true to the Texan spirit.” —Book Club Bites on Breakfast at the Honey Creek Cafe