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Newsletter Dated: 7/1/2003 1:10:07 PM
Subject: Jodi Thomas Newsletter --Summer 2003
Texas Love Notes
From Jodi Thomas
Look inside for the latest information on Jodi and her newest book! THE WIDOWS OF WICHITA COUNTY is Jodi's first mainstream fiction novel, and I've had the privilege of reading it and it is WONDERFUL!
Jodi will be heading for a lot of booksignings and speakign dates soon, be sure to watch the website for dates and times.
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Hope you have a great summer!
April Redmon, Editor
Coming into stores July
THE WIDOWS OF WICHITA COUNTY
Apart from sharing the same zip code, Randi Howard, Anna Montano, Meredith Allen, Helena Whitworth, and Crystal Howard have absolutely nothing in common until a fiery explosion on a West Texas oil rig changes everything.
Their husbands are men who live to search for "black gold," men who are willing to exchange backbreaking work and long days for danger and excitement--and money. But on a blistering day in early autumn four of the men pay the ultimate price--leaving behind one man who wishes he had.
In one brief moment, the tragedy binds Randi, Anna, Meredith, Helena and Crystal closer together than a lifetime of friendship. As they gather at the hospital, waiting to learn who among them will not have to bury her husband, they turn to one another for support. And so begins a journey of faith, of strength, of tears, and of love.
The STEEL MAGNOLIAS meet THE ENGLISH PATIENT might be an alternative title for this book. Ms. Thomas' debut modern literature has a warmth and realism that has characterized her past writing, making it accessible to a new audience without abandoning her loyal following. Tears and laughter alike await the reader.
THE WIDOWS OF WICHITA COUNTY marks Jodi Thomas's debut contemporary. Her career as a historical romance author has been unprecedented, but she proves she is capable of even more. Expect to run the full gamut of emotions from tears to laughter within the pages of this wonderful, poignant story.
--Tracy Farnsworth, RoundtableReviews.com
Beneath the Texas Sky
The Tender Texan
Cherish the Dream
The Texan and the Lady
To Tame a Texan's Heart
Forever in Texas
Texas Love Song
Two Texas Hearts
The Texan's Touch
To Kiss a Texan
To Wed in Texas
Twilight in Texas
The Texan's Dream
The Texan's Wager
The Widows of Wichita County
I feel like Iíve joined the rodeo this summer and I donít plan to settle down until Iíve won, or got kicked in the head.
The book Iíve carried around in my imagination for five years will be out July 29, 2003. THE WIDOWS OF WICHITA COUNTY. Iím working with an editor from MIRA for this one and it is a little like dating someone new. Iím very excited about this first novel that takes place in todayís time in a small oil town in Texas.
For those who read my historicals, donít worry; the next one will be out in November. This is Sarahís story, called WHEN A TEXAN GAMBLES. This story was great fun to write.
I would love to hear from you as you read both books. Keep your fingers crossed for the RITA on July 19, 2003. THE TEXANíS WAGER is in the finals for Best Historical of 2002.
Much love, Jodi