Someday Valley Book 1
by Jodi Thomas
April 25, 2023
Available in: Paperback, Audio, e-Book
From beloved New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas the first in a heartwarming new series that's the epitome of comfort reading. In a small Texas town where most families go back generations, four strangers meet and unite as they bury a father none of them has ever seen and begin slowly to piece together a bond that will not only change them, but the community for the better. Perfect for fans of Robyn Carr and Susan Mallery.
Starri Knight is a big believer in fate. How else to explain the compelling connection she feels to the stranger she pulls out of a wrecked car on the very same road where her parents died twenty years earlier? Alongside Auntie Ona-May, the only mother she's ever known, Starri saves Rusty O'Sullivan's life---just as Ona-May once did when Starri was an orphaned babe. But convincing Rusty he has something to live for is going to take all of Starri's faith in miracles . . .
Like a wish he hadn't even known to make, Starri landed in Rusty's life, filling him with a longing for a family. . . . Then Jackson Landry, a new lawyer, turns up to present a surprise that will change the direction of his life: An inheritance from the father Rusty never knew---and the promise of the family he'd never had. It's a lot for the hard-bitten loner to accept as love rushes into his life . . .
A sense of duty has Rusty heading to Honey Creek to deal with his father's estate---and find his lost siblings. But having family is one thing, learning to love them is another. Good thing new friends are by his side to help him along the way.
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.