Easy on the Heart
by Jodi Thomas
Berkley Pub Group (A Penguin Special from Berkley)
October 1, 2013
Available in: e-Book
There’s nothing like a cowboy to stir a lady’s imagination—and nobody can do it better than New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas.
AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME
It’s Cooper Adams’s thirtieth birthday and his three older sisters have arrived at his Dallas ranch stanchly determined to find their rough-hewn cowboy brother a wife. Cooper isn’t necessarily opposed to marriage, he just figures he’s old enough to make his own decisions. There’s just one problem. He doesn’t know much about the ways of women, seeming a heck of lot more complicated than tending to a ranch.
Then one day at the general store, his spots Mary Woodburn. At first sight, she’s the nicest gift he could have received. She’s shy and gentle, sweetly receptive, and darn near irresistible. But she’s also a damn Yankee, the kind of woman Cooper never dreamed he’d find himself falling for. Now he can’t stop thinking about her. And differences aside, with proper tending, theirs could be a love story as big as Texas itself.
Includes a preview of Jodi Thomas’s latest Whispering Mountain novel, PROMISE ME TEXAS, coming November 5, 2013.
EASY ON THE HEART was originally published June 2004 in the mass market paperback anthology, HOW TO LASSO A COWBOY and then as a stand alone in September 2006 by Jove.
A fifth-generation Texan, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jodi Thomas chooses to set the majority of her novels in her home state, where her grandmother was born in a covered wagon. A former teacher, Thomas traces the beginning of her storytelling career to the days when her twin sisters were young and impressionable.
With a degree in family studies, Thomas is a marriage and family counselor by education, a background that enables her to write about family dynamics. Honored in 2002 as a Distinguished Alumni by Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Thomas enjoys interacting with students on the West Texas A&M University campus, where she served as Writer in Residence.
Commenting on her contribution to the arts, Thomas said, "When I was teaching classes full-time, I thought I was making the world a better place. Now I think of a teacher or nurse or mother settling back and relaxing with one of my books. I want to take her away on an adventure that will entertain her. Maybe, in a small way, I'm still making the world a better place."
When not working on a novel, Thomas enjoys traveling with her husband, renovating a historic home they bought in Amarillo and checking up on their two grown sons.