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Breakfast at the Honey Creek Café

(Honey Creek #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  997 ratings  ·  263 reviews
From Jodi Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of Mornings on Main and Indigo Lake, comes this heartwarming new novel set in Honey Creek, Texas--a small town where family bonds and legends run deep, and friendship and love are always close at hand . . .

Piper Jane Mckenzie, mayor of Honey Creek, won't let a major scandal rip her quirky hometown apart, or jeopardize
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published May 1st 2020 by Zebra Books
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Natalia  R
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Breakfast at the Honey Creek Café by Jodi Thomas is a sweet and heartfelt romance with a touch of mystery and a strong sense of community. Set in the charming small town of Honey Creek, Texas, the story follows the perspectives of four characters: Piper Mackenzie, the town's mayor who has found herself in the middle of a media storm due to the disappearance of her wannabe fiancé, Boone Buchanan, Colby McBride, a handsome State Trooper who has been hired by Piper's brothers to discreetly investig ...more
Michele Rene
Loved this heart felt romance. The three love stories were great. A high school nerdy boy and the most beautiful girl, the trooper and the mayor, and the bossy woman with the preacher, fireman, army man. (Wow, that’s a lot of man right there)
And a mystery. What more could you want.

“ I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. Thank you Goodreads.”
Breakfast at the Honey Creek Cafe is a fun, lighthearted read with quirky characters in typical small town fashion. Honey Creek townspeople love their mayor, Piper Mckenzie, who comes from a family of politicians and law enforcement officers. Her granddad was also mayor, her dad is a senator, and two brothers are Texas Rangers. Colby McBride is a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper in town asked by one of the brothers to keep the mayor safe when her so called fiance disappears. He is incognito and play ...more
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
I am never disappointed when I read one of Jodi's books.  They take me on a journey through a small Texas town where the pace is usually a little slower and the folks are friendly.  But don't be fooled, they have their issues too, but in true Texas form, they work through those issues together.

This book felt a little different than Jodi's other books.  I think it is because I felt like there was a little bit of a mystery to solve that paired nicely with the romance.  Piper, or PJ as a certain St
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, mystery, arc
Breakfast at the Honey Creek Cafe by Jodi Thomas was light romance with a touch of mystery that I devoured in one afternoon. Ms. Thomas is a "new to me" author but this book has convinced me to read more of her books. I confess that I am not a big romance reader but a mystery will always attract my attention.

I loved the setting of Honey Creek, TX. The town is full of lovable and quirky characters. Ms. Thomas has included the stories of four characters in this book, Piper Jane McKenzie, Colby McB
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Breakfast at the Honey Creek Cafe" by Jodi Thomas

This is my first book by Jodi Thomas and I really loved it. It had everything I loved in a cozy read, a small town and an amazing cast of characters I really enjoyed reading about. There is a little bit of romance, and a little bit of mystery too, with plots and sub plots that drew my attention and added to the excitement of the read. I could not stop reading this book and devoured it in one lovely afternoon. I highly recommend this book and look
Judy Lesley
Apr 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
The first Jodi Thomas novel I read was in 1988 (Beneath the Texas Sky) and I continued to read her historical romances as each one was released. Then Ms. Thomas decided to abandon the historical line in favor of contemporary romance and I lost interest very quickly. Reading this book was my way of trying to recapture the warmth and depth of feeling I was accustomed to having with the historical novel line. It didn't happen for me. The plot summary is well done on the book jacket and in descripti ...more
Welcome to Honey Creek, Texas, founded by outlaws and misfits, and safe haven for outsiders like former firefighter Sam Cassidy. Sam comes to town like an Old West hero, seeking a quiet and meaningful life, only to find the Mayor in the midst of scandal, with romance and danger lurking around every corner. But this isn’t just Sam’s or Mayor Piper Mackenzie's story, it's about a community of people you can’t help wanting to be a part of. As with most small-town stories, the townsfolk are what mak ...more
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Breakfast at the Honey Creek Cafe by Jodi Thomas is a nice, relaxing romance in small town Texas with a dash of mystery tossed in.

I enjoyed meeting everyone in Honey Creek, Texas and enjoyed the nice vacation from the current-day stresses and troubles. I enjoyed Piper and Colby and also enjoyed reading through the eyes of alternating characters. The descriptions of the town landmarks and landscapes were depicted in such a way that it really felt as if I was there. I also enjoyed the ending.

A ni
Jun 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thomas-jodi
Slow start to one crazy story, in a town with a bunch of quirky, crazy people that had me laughing out loud. Yeah, I will most likely read the next one. ;)
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
E-galley from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
Breakfast At The Honey Creek Café is book one in the new Honey Creek series by Jodi Thomas. I’ve been a fan since reading Rewriting Monday ten years ago. I’ve grown to love the small town settings, quirky characters and charming plots that are hallmarks of her novels. This book is no exception and was just the book I wanted to read when I picked it up. I find them a comfort no matter what’s going on in my life but especia
Chris Conley
Aug 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Honey Creek is a quirky little town. I hope we keep seeing more of these folks as we follow other stories. Fun people and places.
Jun 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first Jodi Thomas novel, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The story is told from 4 character's perspectives and takes place over the course of a week. I liked that we got glimpses into the different character's minds rather than it being told from one perspective as we got to understand their backstory and motivations while also seeing how they interacted with each other.
The mystery element of the book is important, but the story was more focused on the character's lives and how they fit
Sydney Adin
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Breakfast At The Honey Creek Cafè is one of those enticing novels that draws you in with a catchy prologue. Having read the first handful of chapters, I was already eager to learn more about the main character and play sleuth as I progressed further into the novel. There’s a little bit of everything in here- quirky characters, a plot that hooks you, and a promised blend of romance and intrigue.

Presently, there’s a strong demand for novels that help us escape as we navigate through these unknow
Tonya Lucas
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Only a few authors have a way of telling a story with enhanced dedication and exquisite charm.
Jodi Thomas’s wit and dry sense of humor shines with each turn of the page.
If you only read one book this summer, make it BREAKFAST AT HONEY CREEK CAFE. You’ll be forever grateful you strolled through this beautiful journey.
Cathy Geha
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Breakfast at the Honey Creek Café by Jodi Thomas
Honey Creek #1

When the news is filled with protests, political shenanigans, and the fear of catching a killer virus causing a pandemic there is nothing better than escaping into a small-town romance that has it all. In this book there are, in fact, THRE…or was if four… romances, some soul searching, a mystery, a bad guy, interesting local characters and the introduction to a series I know I will thoroughly enjoy.

What I liked:
* Meeting the two men
Virginia Campbell
No one tells Texas tales better than author Jodi Thomas--she's a true Texan who has stayed true to her Texas roots. A master storyteller, she builds her characterizations and story lines with layers, and there are always elements of surprise for the reader. Her latest release, "Breakfast at the Honey Creek Cafe" is a compelling contemporary romance filled with characters you'll want to get to know, plus small-town politics and a touch of mystery. The heroes are sigh-worthy, the heroines are smar ...more
Jenn Z at That's What She's Reading

It's always a treat to pick up a new Jodi Thomas book and return to small town Texas. As a fan of mysteries and thrillers, I was immediately intrigued by the potential of a scandal, yet I always return to the author's works because they are filled with relatable and highly likable characters.

Told over the course of about a week, the story follows multiple main characters from their perspectives as they face defining moments in their lives. While the synopsis suggests that the focal point is on
Ruthie Jones
“Because I want to always be the one you run to when you need help. The one you go through wild times with. I want to hold you when you cry, and laugh with you.”

Breakfast at the Honey Creek Café by Jodi Thomas is a 3-in-1 romance that will warm you all the way down to your toes. While all three romances develop at lightning speed, they are believable, sappy in all the right places, and downright entertaining. But this story is not all about love and romance.

Piper Mackenzie is the mayor of Honey
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great characters from the start - loved it!

The book starts out with the viewpoint of three main characters: Piper (mayor of Honey Creek), Sam, and Colby. The author skillfully draws you into all these characters with her excellent character development and realism. It's truly a gift when an author has the ability to make you care about their characters as soon as you meet them. The book is set in a small town, which appeals to me greatly having come from a very small town myself. I understand ho
May 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Zany, funny small town romance with a touch of mystery and quirky characters. Full review is at
Apr 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I have always enjoyed Jodi Thomas's books and this one was no different. I loved the town of Honey Creek and all of it's quirky characters. There are three main characters in this book but it is written so it is easy to keep up with all of them. This is an easy to read book. I look forward to reading more books set in Honey Creek. ...more
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this wonderful read I got lost in that was hard to put down. This was such a beautiful writing - small town, great characters and pacing, and an enjoyable read overall.

Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First book I've read by this author
What a wonderful Story..
I'll Definitely be reading her Next Book that Comes out in
April 2021.

So many wonderful Characters in this book. Piper Jane, Now she's the mayor.. Of Honey Creek what a sweet town.. I felt like I was in this town with all of these awesome people this is a well written book. Piper is not going to let a scandal tear her town apart. One that is fabricated well when you read the story it will all make sense this is a great book..

Colby he
Apr 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, read-2020
*received from netgalley for honest review* Normally wouldn't have read this book by choice but I saw it on bookishfirst, and I just fell in love with the cover. I love that house its so beautiful and I want to paint it :0 !!!!!!! read the first look and tho I don't care for the romance I stayed for the mystery!!

lol no fro real tho I did, luckily It wasn't really sexual (sex was mentioned but there wasn't like drawn out annoying sex scenes) just a bunch of drawn out annoying cheesy (SUPER chee
Jun 13, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, read-2020
~ 2.5 Stars ~ Very slow and surprisingly boring in several areas.
Jenn Belden
May 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I was provided an advance copy of the book via NetGalley; all opinions are my own.*

I am a big fan of Jodi Thomas, particularly her contemporary romantic fiction stories. Set in charming small Texas towns that I want to spend time in, filled with interesting, relatable, and sometimes quirky characters, her stories bring a cozy comfort with a dash of intrigue.

Breakfast at the Honey Creek Café reminded me of her Laurel Springs series (The Little Teashop on Main and Mornings on Main) but with more
Lorilei Gonzales
I adore Jodi Thomas books so, of course, I jumped at the opportunity to read Breakfast at the Honey Creek Cafe. I was pleasantly surprised to be greeted by a mystery when I read the prologue. Who could possibly be threatening the beloved mayor, Piper Jane Mackenzie, in such a cute little town like Honey Creek?

Cut scene and we are introduced to the intriguing Sam Cassidy whose name perfectly matches the outdoorsy manly man who is attempting to step into his father’s shoes. As he is peeling away o
joyce w. laudon
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book that I have read by Ms. Thomas.  It is the start of a new series for the author.  I think that this title will be enjoyed by those who read books by writers including Debbie Macomber, Brenda Novak and Robyn Carr.  It is an enjoyable women's fiction title.

The three main male characters are Colby, Sam and Pecos.  The three women are Piper, Anna and Kerrie.  Their respective relationships form the basis for the romances of the novel.  There is an additional relationship that
Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Breakfast at the Honey Creek Cafe is the 1st book in the Honey Creek Series. The story is set in a small town with a whole slew of characters that I really enjoyed getting to know. The story is told in 4 different POV's, which I loved! Piper the Mayor, Colby the Trooper, Sam the Preacher and Pecos the teenager. All 4 of these characters have so many things going on in their lives.

The Mayor's boyfriend is missing and some people are thinking foul play. Colby was asked by Piper's brother to head
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