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Can't Stop Believing

(Harmony #6)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  1,289 ratings  ·  136 reviews
In New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas’s small town of Harmony, Texas, �there’s always something brewing" (Fallen Angel Reviews). Now, a generations-old feud is about to come to a head—and the stakes couldn’t be higher with two hearts on the line…
Cord McMillan gave up his freedom at eighteen when he went to jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Now, ten years late
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by Berkley
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Anne OK
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-reads
Each time I open another of Jodi Thomas’ books for a return to Harmony, Texas, it’s like I’m sitting beside a cool flowing creek with the wind in my hair and the smell of fresh air all around me. It’s just that comforting. Nobody does small town characters and settings better. I fell in love with this cast of characters and their town the first time I visited, and I’m more than ready to return with each new release. With ongoing series, there’s always the chance that the momentum won’t continue ...more
Jun 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Loved it, but would have been much better if there weren't other non-main characters' povs.

I personally did not like Marty. I thought it was cruel for him to leave Lonny without a word and come back right when he is going to die, knowing that she loves him deeply and would be hurt by seeing him die in front of her. If her cared about her at all, he would have explained why he left her without a word knowing, because it would be absurd if he didn't know, that she was deeply and irrevocably in lov
Ririn Aziz
Jun 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: jodi-thomas, gr-my-15
3.75 stars

Back in Harmony...

It was a good and well written book. But, it lacks some intensity from the earlier stories.
The rating was given by the standard of others in this series, not individually.
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Now THIS was a proper visit to Harmony !!
I have read the entire series, and after the last book left me a bit 'underwhelmed" , I wasn't sure if I should bother reading another in the series, but Jodi Thomas didn't loose any of her magic.
This book has featured my new favorite male character ever- Cord - I have a feeling the local prisons will have single ladies flocking at the doors in hopes of finding a man like him. (not that I would recommend that)
I wish , I wish, I wish, that the next harmon
Lisa Kay
★★★★★ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Harmony, Texas is a joy to revisit, savor and treasure. I loved listening to Cord McDowell and Nevada Britain’s love story, as read by Julia Gibson, who seems to enjoy the return visits as much as I do. It comes across in her soft, steady voice, imbued with gentleness. As perfect for these two opposites as they are for each other.

The relationship of Ronny Logan and Marty Winston is the secondary story here, and there are plenty of tears this go round; h
SOS Aloha
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
You have to believe in yourself. - Sun Tzu

Jodi Thomas believes in Harmony, Texas, the setting for her small town contemporary series of the same name. I joined the series with Book 5, CHANCE OF A LIFETIME, and I was hooked. I was honored to be asked by Jodi Thomas to review Book 6, CAN’T STOP BELIEVING.

CAN’T STOP BELIEVING delivers a heartwarming story of women whose lives intersect - seemingly spoiled Nevada Britain, making it on her own Ronnie, and the landlord turned writer Martha Q. Nevada’
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is book 6 in the series, and I have loved - loved - loved - the ones that I have had the good fortune to read! (Welcome to Harmony, Book 1; Somewhere Along the Way, Book 2; The Comforts of Home, Book 3) and really hope that I can fit the two I missed in my reading schedule! (Just Down the Road, Book 4; Chance of a Lifetime, Book 5)

I think the reason that I like her books so much is that her characters are flawed, which makes them so real. They have things in their pasts that they are ashame
Dawn ♥ romance
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I enjoyed this story with plenty of action and sub-plots. Both hero and heroine's sad histories made me eager to see them overcome the obstacles they faced. I liked seeing favorite characters from the series and some secondary events were very emotional. Rich girl Nevada proposes marriage in a bargain to give her neighbor ex-con Cord acres of her land.
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!
unique read and believable.
Could have had a bit more drama/character development.
Good read!
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Favorite Quote: “One heartbeat past forever, that’s how long I’ll love you.”

Welcome back. Once again Ms. Thomas takes us back into Harmony, TX and submerges us in the lives and loves of this fictional town. In Can’t Stop Believing, we see the true meaning of forgiveness, second chances, and love.

Cord McDowell lost six years of his life when he went to prison at age eighteen for a crime he didn’t commit. Now, ten years later, he’s being
Mar 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4. 5 Stars

Cord and Nevada discover that together they can defeat any threat that comes against them from sociopathic former spouses to Harmony citizens who can’t let go of the past. While Cord and Nevada’s story is primary, Thomas weaves in threads from the lives of other inhabitants of the small Texas town. Tyler Wright and his Kate are awaiting the birth of their child. First-time parents in their mid-40s, they are filled with joy and terror. Ronny Logan, whose life was transformed by Marty Wi
Jani Brooks
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Cord McDowell has been back in Harmony since being released from prison three years ago. Six years in prison for something he knows he didn’t do. Now his days are spent working hard in Tannon Parker’s trucking business, hollow inside, but determined to keep his family farm, no matter what. Cord just wants to live out his life on his farm, and forget the nightmare years. He’ll keep his head down, ignore the nasty looks and comments around him, and keep busy, saving every penny he can. And then al ...more
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Cord McDowell returned to Harmony after six years in prison. The crime was actually just an accident, but with no one to testify for him, he had to serve out his sentence. Now he works as a mechanic at a local truck company. Its a skill that he learned while serving time in prison. He also works hard on the farm land that his parents left him. His parents both died while he was in prison and he has no friends to speak of. Ronny Logan who works at the local post office is one of the few who will ...more
CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
Jun 01, 2013 rated it really liked it

Since getting out of prison Cord McDowell’s entire existence consists of work and more work just to keep from losing his family’s farm. There is no time for even thinking of anything else, especially the wild woman who runs the ranch next door.

The only constant in Nevada Britain’s life is her love for her horses, but love will not save her ranch if she does not do something to stop her ex-husband. Her plan may be crazy, which fits right in with what the world already thinks of her anyway.

Cord is
May 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Years ago Cord McDowell was sent away to prison. Now that he is out, he is trying to make a new life for himself.

Nevada Britain’s family has had a long time feud with the McDowell’s. So you can imagine Cord’s surprise when Nevada offers him part of her land. There is just one catch…Cord has to marry Nevada. Cord has a condition as well…Nevada has to sleep in his bed every night for as long as they are married.

Jodi Thomas has done it again. She made me fall in love with her and all the people o
Missy Jane
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
There really need to be more than five stars available just for books like this. Jodi Thomas has given us another fabulous peek into the lives of the citizens of Harmony, TX. I've grown to really care about this cast of characters, so much so that I was sobbing through a couple of the chapters as I shared one's heartache. This is a beautifully written story of love, loss, and moving on. The title is perfect.
This is mainly the story of Cord McDowell and Nevada Britain, two characters I don't reme
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to UberApril by: Amy Ikari
May 28, 2014: I actually liked this book despite it being a clean romance. I want my own Cord McDowell. He's such a sweet silent strong man that loves his wife so much. The only story plot that didn't make sense was why she married him. I felt the marriage benefited her way more than it did for him, initially. I mean she needed him more than he needed her and at the end they both needed their marriage. I didn't care for the secondary characters, I liked them but I wasn't invested in them like I ...more
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
By far one of the best books I've read this year! I love this series. I love how she weaves two or three storylines throughout one book. This one had me crying and laughing throughout. I loved so many things about this town of Harmony. Ronny Logan and Marty come back together in a heartwrenching ending but so sweet at the same time. That girl deserves some happiness in her life. Tyler and Kate bring another generation into the world and the baby received some wonderful baby gifts. Leave it to Re ...more
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
Usually in a series the second or third book is the high point for me.That is not the case in Can't Stop Believing (Harmony #6) It might be my favorite. My daughter started reading it to me as we made a seven hour trip home. We laughed out loud and I made her read some of them over again. It was my daughters first trip to Harmony and she loved it as much as I did. I got the pleasure of visiting old friends and meeting new ones. I think Jodi Thomas has found the secret to a long lived series. I k ...more
Jul 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
I loved the first book of the Harmony series. I always adore little towns and beautiful covers that make me dream about being in the book. This is the 6th book in the series and it was a good read. It took me longer to get into than the first one. I didn't fall in love with Cord right but after a while he grew on me and I was rooting for him and Nevada to fall in love. I loved Marty! His and Ronny's story was one for the books. He was a romantic who made my heart swoon especially with his very t ...more
Miss Rail
Sep 25, 2016 rated it liked it
I loved Cord and Nevada's story but this book is definitely NOT meant to be read as a standalone.
All the secondary characters are not secondary at all because their PoV are as long as the supposedly MC's.
Each book in the series introduces a new couple but their story is just one of many the author focuses on in the same installment.
I really enjoyed Jodi Thomas's writing but all the POV made it a bit hard for me to truly connect with every "MC", mostly because I don't know all the stories behin
Jan 02, 2013 rated it liked it
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Amanda Ainge
Jun 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit-series
I don't remember how I stumbled across this series, but I love it. This author tells a sweet story, without making the book trashy, in more of a real time setting. Nothing in this series feels rushed. And I like the characters! Hallelujah! I get my happy ending without smut. Or over the top angst. Or a ridiculous premise (for the most part). I hope this series continues for a long, long time. ...more
Jan 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, texas
This series is just not doing it for me anymore. I did not connect at all with the new characters and have been finding the premise of each story more and more unlikely. I really only finished this book because I generally love Jodi Thomas, but I won't be picking up the next in the Harmony series. ...more
Jacqueline J
Really enjoyed this convenient marriage story. Lots of believable emotions. Lots of different storylines. Some real sad stuff and some beautiful romance. I might have to look up the rest of the series.
Harmony. Texas 2012
Cord McDowell worked as a mechanic for Tannon Parker who owned Parker Trucking Company but Old Man Whitaker was the boss. He watched Cord like a hawk waiting for him to make a mistake so he could fire the ex-con. Cord had been in Huntsville Prison for nine years. Cord's neighbor, Nevada Britain brought her Jeep in to get worked on and asked specifically for Cord. Cord fixed her Jeep and the next day Nevada drove over to his house and told him she need to marry him. He would ge
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
4.5 Stars

Another winning installment in this series. A few of the old characters make appearances which leads me to believe that we may just be getting closer to the end.

Cord's story was good but I think what won my heart was Ronny and Marty's story. Another book that Ms Thomas had me smiling while the tears ran. I just hope Ronny will get her happily ever after!
May 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jodi-thomas-read

I loved this series, only sad now since the next book is not avail on audio yet. Thanks to Good Reads for recommending her books since I read Debbie Macombers and Susan Wiggs books. :-)

Cord McDowell returned to Harmony after six years in prison. The crime was actually just an accident, but with no one to testify
Virginia Campbell
Jun 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Every time author Jodi Thomas takes me to Harmony, TX, she shows me something new. Ms. Thomas is a superb storyteller, and my admiration of her grows with each book. The sixth book in the "Harmony Series" is "Can't Stop Believing", and it will make a believer out of you. Cord McDowell was imprisoned at age eighteen for a crime of which he was innocent. A decade later, having been free for several years, Cord works as a mechanic to keep from losing his family farm. Both of his parents died while ...more
May 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Rating: A

I love coming back to Harmony, Texas. There is always a warm welcome waiting for readers. The hero and heroine of book six are new characters which I thought worked well. We still get to see plenty of familiar characters but Cord and Nevada are the couple working on their happily ever after.

You can't help but feel for Cord McMillan. He has no choice but to put up with unfair treatment because of his past. And if that's not bad enough, he feels like he has no friends, no one there for h
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