Mornings on Main
When Jillian James lands in the small town Texas community of Laurel Springs, she's definitely not planning to stay--except to find a few clues about the father who abandoned her and destro ...more
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There something about a small town romance that draws me in every. single. time.... throw in a bunch of fabulously develop characters and I am hooked.... major props to Jodi Thomas not only were the main characters Connor and Jillian well developed and likable..... so were all the many secondary characters.... I felt as though I spent the hours I did reading this book immersed in this lovely small town in Texas.....
Neither Connor or Jillian are looking for love, neit ...more
Mornings on Main is a heartwarming novel that immerses you in a story about love, old love, new love, and young love and highlights the importance of having a place to call home.
The prose is fluid and warm. The characters are affable, genuine, supportive, and lovable. And the plot is an absorbing tale about life, love, family, friendship, community, coming-of-age, single parenthood, romance, the difficulties and struggles of Alzheimer's, and the beautif ...more
I adore well-written stories about small towns. One hallmark of a well-written small town story is when you get ...more
But wait... there's more! I hadn't realised that one of the shops on Main is a quilting shop and that Gram, the darling old lady is a wealth of knowledge and has such a love for the many quilts that h ...more
Author: Jodi Thomas
Publisher: J. T.
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Mornings on Main" by Jodi Thomas
This was a rather interesting read that I found rather sad in some ways. I felt rather sorry for the heroine Jillian James who had lost faith in family due to what had happened to her. I was so glad when she was able to finally meets someone that seemed to care for her. As Jillian slowly comes into this town where she was looking her father and luck ...more
What can Jillian a nomad all her life learn from a bunch of little old ladies that love to gather at a small town quilt shop? A lot she can and does learn a lot especially about true friendships and maybe putting some ro ...more
Mornings on Main is more than just a small-town romance, though. There are so many elements packed into this book, like exploring familial bonds and obligations, a lifelong mystery being investigated, and other funny ha ...more
Jillian James is a drifter who wanders the world staying in places a short time without putting down roots or carrying more than she needs from one place to another. She is living the life shown to her by her father – a man who disappeared from her life a decade before the story begins. In some ways she is strong but the strength is also one that keeps her isolated rather than part of those around her.
When Jillian arrives in Laurel, Texas she is hoping to learn mo ...more
Contemporary Romance; small town romance.
For those that follow my reviews I know this is not my usual type of romance. I still don't remember what made me choose this story, but I'm glad I did. Even being different from my usual cup of tea, I have enjoyed!
Addictiveness: Addictive enough. Ye ...more
The characters were like people you would want to be friends with and the story draws you in so quickly.
As sweet and romantic as this book could be at times, it was also heartbreaking.
Connor is taking care of his grandmother, Eugenia's quilt shop, but being the only person around to help take care of Eugenia. He is also a single dad on top of all of his other responsibilities.
Jillian James is a newcomer to town and she accepts Connor's work proposal and as she ...more
Slowly, nomadic Jillian James is sewn into the lives of the townsfolk and the family of Connor Larady. Each character has a depth and story to tell. The town has its own story that leaves you with a sense of birth, life, lingering to death, to a rebirth. Get out the box of tissues. The emotional ride will have you breathless, laughing, thrilled and weeping. Jodi Thomas has put it all in here. A good straight through read. 5 Stars are not enoug ...more
warmth, love, and concern for one another. Jillian comes to town and
finds a job in running a quilt shop for the mayors grandmother. Connor is
A single dad and town mayor who needs help. The book is beautifully written
With a lot of emotion and memories depicting life in a small town. Both
Main characters have something the other needs that brings out the best
In them. I recommend this book .
Jodi Thomas is a master of a storyteller. Her words are so well put together, the poetic-kind of strings of tales entwined between the covers of the book, binding the lives of generations together with a gentle yet in a real, and at times ...more
Jodi Thomas is one of my favorite western authors. In fact, some of her books are on my keeper shelf. For the last few years, her books have been set in West Texas, which is where she lives. MORNINGS ON MAIN is set in East Texas, in the small town of Laurel Springs.
Jillian James is a wanderer. Except for two years at university, she has never lived in one place long enough to belong. Her father, who disappeared when he left her at university, would never reveal anything about h ...more
MORNINGS ON MAIN is a pow ...more
A Stitch In Time not only embraces the quilting circle women have set around for decade’s enjoying, while solving all life’s dilemmas, but a place where bonds are created, one stitch at a time.
It’s often been said that you can read a person’s soul by the mark they leave behind. Some are created through adventure, some through their daily lives ...more
But the best part of the story was the quilt shop and the descriptions of the stories behind all of the quilts. This is a must read for people who love quilting and quilt-themed fiction.
this one is not part of one of her established series. I do hope we visit Lauren Springs again soon.
A small town, interesting characters, hope and love.
Ms. Thomas writes from the heart and this one did not disappoint. The first few chapters were slow, but I knew it would be worth continuing and I was correct.
waiting for the next book!
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Originally posted at Romancing the Book
Jodi Thomas is one of my favorite authors and I enjoyed Mornings on Main, her latest book which is also a stand alone. I love how she weaves her stories with multiple generations and that they always care for each other and listen to the wisdom of their elders. They learn from each other but you can also feel how much they care. This is Connor and Jillian’s story but it is also the story of Eugenia, also known as ...more