posted on May 25, 2020 by Jodi Thomas

PEOPLE ARE RARELY WHAT THEY SEEM

When I began to write BREAKFAST AT THE HONEY CREEK CAFE, I wanted to look deeper into people.

As many of you know, I don’t make up my characters. I meet them in my mind. When I’m all alone in my office it’s very much like a character walks in, sits down and begins to tell me his story.

The first kid I met was Pecos Smith. We’ve all known him. That kid that everyone knows, but no one hangs around with. He fits into no gang or club. He’s tall and thin with pimply skin. Doesn’t know how to dress or talk to girls.

When his story opens, he’s just become the town’s only Uber driver. Only he drives an old pickup. The night of the prom he hopes to make some money since he doesn’t have a date. At midnight he picks up one lift, the prettiest girl in school. Miss Perfect is shattered and crying…and she sees him.

Trust me, you are going to love this kid as the whole town watches him grow into a man.

So come along with me to BREAKFAST AT THE HONEY CREEK CAFE.

Enjoy,

Jodi

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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 Mackenzie, mayor of Honey Creek, won’t let a major scandal rip her quirky hometown apart, or jeopardize her dream of one day running for higher office. So she’s willing to welcome undercover detective Colby McBride, hired to help solve the mystery behind her wannabe fiancé’s disappearance. Colby’s cover? That he is an old boyfriend now begging Piper for a second chance—always when there are plenty of townsfolk around to witness his shenanigans.

Piper hardly knows whether to laugh or cry, especially when she finds herself drawn to the handsome rascal. He’s not the only newcomer she has to deal with. There’s a new interim preacher in town, Sam Cassidy. Drifting from one assignment to another since his one love died, Sam isn’t sure he’s the right fit for Honey Creek. But as Piper knows, this is a place chock-full of surprises. And if she can keep her town—and her heart—from going completely off the rails, there may be a sweet, unexpected future in store . . .

 

Jodi Thomas

Jodi Thomas

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.

https://www.jodithomas.com/

2 thoughts on “PEOPLE ARE RARELY WHAT THEY SEEM”

  1. Avatar flchen1 says:

    Ooh, I’m intrigued, Jodi–love when stories give us a chance to see what happens when people grow and change!

  2. I had so much fun writing these characters and I know that you will love their small Texas town of Honey Creek. It’s going to be a great series!

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