Jodi Thomas Books

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Jodi Thomas is a bestselling award-winning author that writes historical romance. She was born in Amarillo, Texas. A former student at Texas Tech University where she got her master’s degree (Family Studies), Jodi lived a nomadic life for several years.

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Order of Texas Brothers Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Texan's Touch 1998 Description / Buy
2 To Kiss a Texan 1999 Description / Buy
3 To Wed in Texas 2000 Description / Buy
4 Twilight in Texas 2001 Description / Buy
5 The Texan's Dream 2001 Description / Buy

Order of Wife Lottery Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Texan's Wager 2002 Description / Buy
2 When a Texan Gambles 2003 Description / Buy
3 A Texan's Luck 2004 Description / Buy
4 The Texan's Reward 2005 Description / Buy

Order of Whispering Mountain Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Texas Rain 2006 Description / Buy
2 Texas Princess 2007 Description / Buy
3 Tall, Dark, and Texan 2008 Description / Buy
4 The Lone Texan 2009 Description / Buy
5 Texas Blue 2011 Description / Buy
6 Wild Texas Rose 2012 Description / Buy
7 Promise Me Texas 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Harmony Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Welcome to Harmony 2010 Description / Buy
2 Somewhere Along The Way 2010 Description / Buy
3 The Comforts of Home 2011 Description / Buy
4 Just Down the Road 2012 Description / Buy
5 Chance of a Lifetime 2012 Description / Buy
6 Can't Stop Believing 2013 Description / Buy
7 Betting the Rainbow 2014 Description / Buy
8 A Place Called Harmony 2014 Description / Buy
9 One True Heart 2015 Description / Buy
10 Midnight Bet (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Ransom Canyon Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Winter's Camp (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
2 Ransom Canyon 2015 Description / Buy
3 Rustler's Moon 2016 Description / Buy
4 Lone Heart Pass 2016 Description / Buy
5 Sunrise Crossing 2016 Description / Buy
6 Wild Horse Springs 2017 Description / Buy
7 Indigo Lake 2017 Description / Buy
8 A Christmas Affair (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
9 Mistletoe Miracles 2018 Description / Buy
10 Christmas in Winter Valley 2019 Description / Buy

Order of McCormick (Harvey Girls Series) Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Texan and The Lady 1994 Description / Buy
2 To Tame a Texan's Heart (Short Story) 1994 Description / Buy

Order of McQuillen Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Texas Love Song (Short Story) 1996 Description / Buy
2 Two Texas Hearts 1997 Description / Buy

Order of Honey Creek Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Breakfast at the Honey Creek Café 2020 Description / Buy
2 Picnic in Someday Valley 2021 Description / Buy
3 Dinner on Primrose Hill 2021 Description / Buy
4 Sunday at the Sunflower Inn 2022 Description / Buy

Order of Bitter Springs Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Boots Under Her Bed 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Someday Valley Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Strawberry Lane 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Jodi Thomas Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Beneath The Texas Sky 1988 Description / Buy
2 Northern Star 1990 Description / Buy
3 The Tender Texan 1991 Description / Buy
4 Prairie Song 1992 Description / Buy
5 Cherish the Dream 1993 Description / Buy
6 Forever in Texas 1995 Description / Buy
7 The Widows of Wichita County 2003 Description / Buy
8 The Secrets Of Rosa Lee 2005 Description / Buy
9 Easy on the Heart 2006 Description / Buy
10 Twisted Creek 2008 Description / Buy
11 Rewriting Monday 2009 Description / Buy
12 One Texas Night 2013 Description / Buy
13 Heart on His Sleeve (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
14 Mornings on Main 2018 Description / Buy
15 The Little Teashop on Main 2019 Description / Buy
16 Father Goose 2022 Description / Buy

Order of Jodi Thomas Short Stories/Novellas

# Read Title Published Details
1 In a Heartbeat (Short Story) 2000 Description / Buy
2 A Husband for Holly (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
3 The Valentine's Curse (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy
4 One Wish (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy
5 One Night at the St. Nicholas 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Mira Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Power Play ( By: Penny Jordan) 1988 Description / Buy
2 Eyes of Fire ( By: Heather Graham) 1995 Description / Buy
3 Never Sleep with Strangers ( By: Heather Graham) 1998 Description / Buy
4 Behind the Mask ( By: Metsy Hingle) 2002 Description / Buy
5 Private Lives ( By: Karen Young) 2003 Description / Buy
6 Something Deadly ( By: Rachel Lee) 2004 Description / Buy
7 Dead on the Dance Floor ( By: Heather Graham) 2004 Description / Buy
8 While Others Sleep ( By: Helen R. Myers) 2004 Description / Buy
9 Southern Belle ( By: Fiona Hood-Stewart) 2004 Description / Buy
10 Street Smart ( By: Tara Taylor Quinn) 2004 Description / Buy
11 Finding Mary Blaine 2004 Description / Buy
12 Never Tell ( By: Karen Young) 2005 Description / Buy
13 The Search ( By: Christiane Heggan) 2005 Description / Buy
14 Deadly Impulse ( By: Olga Bicos) 2005 Description / Buy

Jodi Thomas Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 How to Lasso a Cowboy 2004 Description / Buy
2 Give Me a Texan 2008 Description / Buy
3 Give Me a Cowboy 2009 Description / Buy
4 Give Me A Texas Ranger 2010 Description / Buy
5 A Texas Christmas 2011 Description / Buy
6 Give Me a Texas Outlaw 2011 Description / Buy
7 Be My Texas Valentine 2012 Description / Buy
8 Ask Me Why 2015 Description / Buy
9 Western Hearts 2018 Description / Buy
10 The Cowboy Who Saved Christmas 2020 Description / Buy
11 The Wishing Quilt 2022 Description / Buy
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Her husband, Tom, was in the army. As such, they kept moving. By the time their two sons came along, the couple had returned to Amarillo. They became teachers, plying their trade for the next few years.

Eventually, Jodi realized that they had to save for their children’s college education, and their salaries were not enough to achieve that particular objective. So, she turned her attention to publishing.

Initially, Jodi wrote short stories and articles. However, she was an avid fan of historical fiction, and like many authors, Jodi was frustrated by the quality of storytelling she encountered in the novels she read. They had too many historical errors, not to mention implausible relationships.

She was convinced that she could do better. It took thousands of hours of writing (and five years) for the author to finish and sell her first book. ‘Beneath the Texas Sky’ was a critical hit that earned the author a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice award.

If Jodie had any doubts about her publishing career, they disappeared when she entered the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. By that point in her career, she had abandoned her teaching position to write full-time.

Since those early days, the author has written dozens of novels. But writing is not her only passion. She also lends her talents to the West Texas A&M University as a Writer in Residence.

Jodi enjoys giving back to the writing community. She encourages students to approach her with questions about her craft. When she was young, writing and publishing were not viable career options.

Every adult Jodi knew worked a practical job, which is why it took her a while to discover her purpose in life. Jodi doesn’t want young people to struggle with the same challenges. She wants to show them that they can succeed critically and financially as writers.

The author doesn’t regret abandoning her teaching career. Jodie agrees that she was making the world a better place by shaping the hearts and minds of impressionable children. But her impact on the world as a published author is just as strong.

She knows that her fans are hard-working people that have to overcome numerous obstacles to earn a living every day. Jodi’s goal is to give them an avenue of escape, a tool they can use to relax at the end of the day.

Jodi Thomas Awards

Jodi’s accolades include the National Press Women’s Novel of the Year, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and several Rita Awards.

Best Jodi Thomas Books

The author’s real name is Jodi Koumalats (Koumalats is her husband, Thomas’ name). Her publisher told her to change the surname because it was too ethnic. She chose her husband’s first name as a replacement. Jodi’s best books include:

The Texan’s Wager: Bailee Moore thought her life was over. She had been ejected from a wagon train along with two other women. And now, she was facing an uncertain future because of the murder she had committed. But the Cedar Point sheriff had other plans.

The men of his town needed wives, and Bailee was the perfect addition to his so-called ‘Wife Lottery.’ Bailee did not agree. She had no interest in marrying Carter Mckoy. But she did not have a choice in the matter.

Bailee was determined to perceive their marriage as a miserable life sentence she would have to endure. But she was intrigued by Carter, who hadn’t said a word to her.

When A Texan Gambles: Sarah Andrews owed Sam Gatlin. They met under complicated circumstances. Sarah was thrown off a wagon train following a murder. For her crimes, she was forced to participate in a wife lottery.

The last thing she expected was to find her new groom half dead with a knife in his back. Someone was determined to end Sam’s life, and Sarah was his only hope.

She was indebted to him. But that was not the only factor that drove her to protect him. The Texan had stolen her heart.

When Does The Next Jodi Thomas book come out?

Jodi Thomas doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Strawberry Lane and was released on April, 25th 2023. It is the newest book in the Someday Valley Series.

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