Heart on His Sleeve
by Jodi Thomas
Berkley Pub Group (A Penguin Special from Berkley)
Historical Romance, Old West
May 7, 2013
Available in: e-Book (reprint)
“Masterful storyteller”* Jodi Thomas brings you the story of unlikely love between two very different people.
AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME
Hired gun Clint Matthews can’t think of anything worse than spending a night protecting his boss at Miss Peach’s annual Valentine’s Day dance. Used to keeping his distance, Clint isn’t about to be social—until Miss Peach forces him into being some young spinster’s escort for the evening.
Headstrong Amanda Hamilton has gotten used to being the least popular girl in town, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t a little hurt when her paper heart is the last one picked—and a gunslinger winds up as her Valentine. Amanda has no more interest in socializing than Clint does, but after one unexpected kiss, she starts to rethink her dedication to spinsterhood...
Includes a preview of Jodi Thomas’s latest Harmony novel, CAN’T STOP BELIEVING.
Heart on His Sleeve previously appeared in LOVING HEARTS anthology, February 1993.
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.