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Just Down the Road

(Harmony #4)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  1,560 ratings  ·  145 reviews
From the New York Times bestselling author of Chance of a Lifetime and The Comforts of Home...

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 broodi
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Berkley
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Anne OK
Nov 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-reads
Another perfect visit to Harmony! The series gets better with each new release. So good to reconnect with old friends and meet some new ones as well. JDtR is full of warmth, some sadness, tension, and lots of hope and new birth for future books. I'm certainly looking forward to seeing more of Dr. Addison, Tinch and Jamie. Their emotional story kept me glued to my chair. Jodi Thomas has created a cast of outstanding characters who draw you in and hold you close. Each visit is so good that I never ...more
Laura (Kyahgirl)
4.5/5; 5 stars; A

Whenever I read a novel set in Harmony, Texas, I just want to stop everything and go there for a visit.

I love this series. Its not fast moving, and you have to wait a while for each book, but its worth it. Over the years Thomas has been telling the stories of several people in the town and building a community out of all the 'extras' in the cast. This was a sweet story of a little boy who has has a horrendous childhood so far, a grieving man who fixes injured and traumatized ho
Finally! Closure for *** and ***. I was waiting for them to recognize how important they were to each other.
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen seems like everyones' story is complete...sort of!

I do have to say that the bombshell Kate dropped on Ty had my mouth dropping to the floor and me squealing with happiness. This is what I was waiting for!

I fell in love with Truman and his story...such a sweet and loving man.

Noah again pissing me off but kind of redeemed himself along the way.

I'm loving Beau especially him trying to follow advice from Martha Q.

Damn ..can you tell how wrapped up I am with these residents of Harmony,
Virginia Campbell
"Just Down the Road" is my first visit to Jodi Thomas' charming fictional community of Harmony, TX. Where have I been? I was missing something really good--heartwarming romance with a touch of pathos and mystery-suspense. I have read other works by Jodi Thomas, and she always writes heart with humor, and that is a very good thing! Let me just say this about the character of Tinch Turner--the lonesome cowboy with a loving, true heart--where is my very own Tinch? When Tinch married his high school ...more
Ririn Aziz
May 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars

Maybe because I have read the series back-to-back so the magic was a little bit lost with this one. The story focus entirely to Tinch, Addison and Jamie. Even if the others were still around, it felt a bit crowded. I do want to know more about the relationships of Reagan-Noah and Tyler-Kate but this time there is the feeling of forcefulness. And the others were like thrown together casually, just to remind us they were still there, but the feeling of harmony in Harmony was not there, n
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Favorite Quote: “Your right, Sheriff, Noah’s got loose lips. It goes with his shifty eyes. “

Tinch Turner’s wife died after a long battle with cancer. Unable to handle her leaving him, he unconsciously begins a campaign to kill himself with alcohol and fighting. He meets the new ER doctor, Addison Spencer, when one particular bar fight leaves him lands him in the hospital. A beautiful woman who leaves Tinch cold with her brittle prickly
Mar 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Tinch Turner has been a loner, ever since the death of his wife.

Dr. Addison Spencer was hoping for a quiet evening in the hospital, so that maybe she could get off early. Yeah right, Addison should have expected that she would not get her wish. It was a Saturday night.

The first time that Addison saw Tinch, it was in the ER. He had been in a bar fight. Let’s say that Tinch did not make a good first impression on Addison. No matter what Addison may think of Tinch, she and he will have to band toge
Feb 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Jodi Thomas is one of the best storytellers in genre fiction, and in the Harmony books she has created a town that fits the small-town trend and yet remains a distinctive place with characters who are refreshingly different. One of the reasons I love this series is that Thomas takes the characters who would be limited to secondary roles in more conventional books and moves them front and center to feature their lives and their romances. Tinch Turner is no more a typical hero than is Harmony’s un ...more
Barb in Maryland
Jun 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Well, this one was barely a 3 star read for me. In a way I hope this is the end of this series, because I think it had really lost steam by the time this book was over.
I really had trouble with the pacing in this one--and that soured my whole experience.
Our hero, Tinch, is a grieving widower who wants nothing more than to die and be reunited with his beloved Lori Anne. He is reluctant to do the deed himself, but if someone else manages to kill him--well, that would be okay. And yet we are suppos
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Heather M
Mar 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 befo
Mar 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
This one's just as good as the rest. I'm pretty sure Jodi didn't actually model Harmony after the Panhandle town I lived in--but there's not much difference. (I think she used the town 30 miles down the road from the one where we lived.) (Delbert & Patsy who ran the funeral home didn't live upstairs and were happily married for years and years...and their grandson and grandson-in-law are taking over for them. There's no upstairs to the funeral home, now I think on it...)

Anyway, this is the one w
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tinch: widow, loner, bar-fighter, rancher, and new uncle
Addison: doctor, loner, in town for 1 year

Raegan, Noah, and Brandon get a lot of pages in this one. Noah has not been there for Reagan a few times lately but Biggs always seems to step up and be there for her. Relationships are defined in this story.

Ty and Catherine get some time also and seem to be on the right track.

after patching Tinch up, Addison drives him home since he is her only neighbor. Tinch's deceased wife's sister dies and leav
DJ Sakata
I was surprised how much I enjoyed this story. I don't usually read this type of book and don't live in a rural area, but could relate to the characters and found that I like them and cared about them. She writes well and I could almost see and smell the dust in the air and feel the cars hitting the ruts in the dirt roads. Other than the totally unrealistic dialog for the 4 year old child (no four year old is that articulate or insightful - must less one raised by a neglectful drug-addled junky) ...more
Dec 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Jodi Thomas returns to Harmony, Texas with the story of Tinch and Addison. Tinch lost his wife to cancer and since then has been a shell of a man. After a bar-room brawl he is taken to hospital to be stitched up where he meets Addison, a doctor who has escaped to Texas to get away from her demanding father.

This series is about home and family. It's about finding love and a place to belong. Characters reappear from book to book with updates on their story and some stories don't find a conclusion
Apr 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This is on my favorite shelves now. My favorite of the series, and what a wonderful series. I love the "new" characters as much as the "returning" characters so very much. Even in getting to know them in one book it seems the characters were so developed and engaging. This is a fantastic read...I just hope this one does not end the series. It is true I do love all of Jodi Thomas's books, I do....but this series ranks up there with my Virgin River Series as one of the best of all times!
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: never-read-again
There were too many things going on...hard to follow.
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommended to UberApril by: Amy Ikari
I was wrong!! Tyler had a glimpse of his HEA in book 3 but damn in book 4 my heart was bursting for his happiness!!! Such a great read. I enjoyed Addison's coming of age and her new relationship with Tinch. I can't stand his name but his love for the nephew more than makes up for the horrible designation!!!! And I need Noah to stay in town lol for my sake and Reagan's too. The book was a wild ride started with a funeral, bar fights, another funeral, birth, confirmed relationships, police stand o ...more
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Challenges: RRRC September 2019 (belated) - Cannot put down (5); and, Steeped in Books/Stacking the Series - Level 6a/Book 4. This series has everything - romance with just the right amount of spice with a bit of a thriller built into each plot. Every chapter is a gem centered around the life of characters that the reader grows to love. Family and community building are at the heart of this series such that we want to look at what is 'just down the road' in the next book.
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it. I was wondering when the wandering rodeo junkie was going to recognize the jewel he was constantly leaving at home. I was sort of hoping Reagan would become romantically connected to "Biggs." The drama involving the abused child, Jamie, wouldn't allow me to turn off the audio book. I'm really loving this series.
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book. When I began reading it, I didn't realize it was part of a series. It stands alone very well but also leaves you with wanting more. I would encourage other readers to start at the beginning of the series.
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
The town of Harmony continues to delight with this 4th book. A ever expanding but intertwined cast of characters fill these stories. The different age groups are equally rendered and the details of life well explained.
Mar 19, 2020 rated it did not like it
No more 'Harmony' books for me. Trite language, predictable story line, flat, lifeless characters. Even the so called 'romantic' scenes are so wooden. Within the first couple of chapters, I could predict all the pairings and the hurdles. The mystery angle seemed too forced. Waste of time.
Phylisha Stone
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved Tinch and Addison's story!
Lynn Speer
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still liking the series. There are new people adding to the population, and they are interesting; but the previous residents of the town are getting attention, too.

All in all, an enjoyable read.
Alice Jaynes
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed it very much!
Elizabeth Meadows
I'm still loving this series. Great new characters were introduced in this volume and some good drama and suspense accompanied them.
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Been obsessed with this author for years. The way she builds up the community in her stories and lets the "extras" build the series is what keeps me interested
Debbie Dodd
Nov 01, 2019 rated it liked it
I have enjoyed reading the series.
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