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Just Down the Road (Harmony #4)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  1,260 Ratings  ·  130 Reviews
"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 brooding, boozing, and brawling. When one of his escapades lands him in the ER, he finds himself s
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Published April 1st 2012 by Berkley Books
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Anne OK
Nov 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
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
May 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
Heather Felder
Mar 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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 o
Dec 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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!
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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If you've been reading the Harmony series then your very familiar with the main characters in this series. With each novel we get to see a little more of their lives and get involved on a level that makes it seem like you're greeting an old friend when you pick up the next book. As much as I love that I love that we're also, usually, introduced to new characters around the town of Harmony, Texas which always makes each book unique.

This story introduced us to Tinch Turner and Addison Spencer – tw
Gayle Pace
Dec 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Harmony, Texas, is a place where dreams are born. As the townspeople face unexpected endings and new beginnings, the also come face-to face with themselves--and with what's most important in life..."

"Love is definitely in the air in Harmony, whether they liked it or not."

Dr. Addison Spencer wants nothing to do with a man. As she stood between the emergency doors she saw her reflection in the glass. Her tall, slim body dressed in doctor's whites appeared ghostlike. For just a moment she feared sh
Audio narration by Julia Gibson (good!) I didn't read the book, so beware of misspelled names. I haven't read the whole series, selecting only this book because I liked the sound of the plot. Lately I've been trolling for books with children playing strong and credible secondary roles. In this case, a 4-year-old played a strong secondary character, featuring in many scenes. However, he wasn't all that credible, speaking and behaving more like an 8-year-old. (But okay.)

This is heartwarming and sl
Mar 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Romancing the Book
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This is book four of the Harmony series and it brings us in contact with many of the characters we’ve grown to love in the first three books while introducing new ones to us that were easily brought into the fold of Harmony but that were at first difficult to get to know and love. Thomas has a way of effortlessly weaving many story lines together to draw you in more and more to the town and townspeople. Her
Aug 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book four of the Harmony series set in a small, close-knit Texas town continues the romances from previous books, but it’s not necessary to have read any of them to enjoy this one. It will be, however, difficult to go back and pick up the missed books because readers will already know the outcomes of many of the long-standing threads.

Rancher Tinch Turner shows up in the emergency room of Harmony’s hospital with five other guys, having been in a barroom brawl. Still grieving his wife’s death, Tin
Barb in Maryland
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
Linda Broday
May 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In my opinion this is Jodi's best book. It absolutely captivated me from the first page. Her two main characters are Tinch Turner and Dr. Addison Spencer. I loved that Tinch is a little ragged around the edges. I think he's the most alpha hero Jodi's written in a while. He's a bit of a hell raiser but there's a reason for it. He's protecting a broken heart over the death of his wife. He takes in horses that no one else wants anymore. Most are wounded in some way or another whether it's mental or ...more
Lori Twichell
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
With witty dialogue, a heart pounding plotline and quirky characters that are guaranteed to make you smile, you don’t want to miss this latest installment in the Harmony series. I’ve loved these characters from day one and I can say without a doubt that there has never been a stumble, stutter or failure in any of the books. There are none that I would recommend less than any other – but with this one, Jodi has outdone herself. The tense plotline will leave you gasping in places and will most lik ...more
Marcia  Haskell
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read Jodi Thomas books before, but was very pleasantly surprised when I began reading 'Just Down the Road'. The biggest pleasure was the quality of writing in this novel. The characters were varied and interesting to read about. They had distinctive personalities who worried about one another and presented personalities who were not obsessed with excessive sensuality and sex. Instead, each person had their own profession which they cared about, friends who were supportive, and historie ...more
Jun 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 4th book in the Harmony series by Jodi Thomas. I really love Jodi Thomas! This story has Reagan and Noah from the past stories, they have been a constant throughout the series. Tyler, the funeral director and his Kate are back, as well as the sheriff, Alex, and her fire chief husband. The main story is about Tinch, he is a horse whispering kind of rancher that is a widower, and has run out of hope. He meets Addison Spencer when she stitches him up in the emergency room after a bar fi ...more
Laura Beasley
Dec 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mary Ann
I enjoyed this book. It was a love story - in fact several love stories - but there was a plot and more than just fluff to the book. There were several couples that the story dealt with and their relationships and they all affect each other in different ways. It really added to the story and the author does a great job of bringing them all together. The book seemed realistic too. Addison and Tinch meet when he is taken to the hospital after a brawl. Both have a sad past they are trying to overco ...more
Michelle Robinson
I just finished this book. I picked it up on a whim because Jodi Thomas has never disappointed me.

It was a good read, I have not read all of the books in the series and I think that would be helpful but not entirely necessary.

I really enjoyed Addison and Tinch. It would have been nice to get to see more of their relationship develop, I felt the same about Biggs and his tall nurse friend. The drawback of a novel like this is that I end up feeling a little cheated when we readers don't get to rea
My Book Addiction and More MBA
JUST DOWN THE ROAD by Jodi Thomas is an exciting contemporary romance set in small town Harmony Texas. Book #4 in “A Harmony” novel,but can be read as a stand alone. See,” Welcome to Harmony”,”Somewhere Along The Way”,”The Comforts Of Home”. Ms. Thomas not only draws you into the Harmony family,but into the lives of the residents of Harmony,Texas as they go about their day. With a bit of humor,mystery,second changes,and new beginnings how can you go wrong with another Harmony novel. “Just Down T ...more
Apr 13, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This fourth in the Harmony series centers on two new characters, Tinch, who takes care of injured and abandoned horses and whose wife died of cancer three years ago, and Addison, who's run away from a domineering father to be a doctor at Harmony's hospital. The two quickly become involved in caring for a 4-year-old boy whose drug-addicted mother has died and left angry, dangerous druggies in pursuit of the boy to discover the whereabouts of hidden money. There are a few background stories - Reag ...more
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
Linda Langford at Chatting About Cozies
Enjoyable story!! This was the first book I'd read in this Harmony series. It started slow, but quickly picked up pace; it flowed well and was fast paced. It takes place in a small town, and is truly a heart-warming story. There is also some good suspense to the storyline. Interesting characters, and more than one romantic relationship developing. I also enjoyed the humor in the story!!

This is the only book I have read in this Harmony series, but it stands alone, and I did not feel I needed any
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