Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The Little Teashop on Main

I’m always thrilled to have author Jodi Thomas visit Thoughts in Progress because I know it means she has a new story to share with us. I may be a coffee lover, but Jodi’s newest release, THE LITTLE TEASHOP ON MAIN, is a delightful read and could bring back memories of your childhood.  

The Little Teashop Main
by Jodi Thomas
May 7, 2019
Trade paperback original
HQN • 384 pages
ISBN 978-1-335-00581-6
$15.99 U.S./$19.99 CAN


A rainy-day ritual—a tea party between three little girls—becomes the framework of not only their friendship, but their lives.
          Blonde, curly-haired Zoe is openhearted, kind and free-spirited, and dreams of becoming a famous actor in New York City. Shy Emily struggles with mental health but has the heart and soul of a writer. And Shannon—tall, athletic, strong—has a deep sense of loyalty that will serve her well when she heads off to military college.
          As Zoe, Emily and Shannon grow into women— forging careers, following dreams and finding love—they’ll learn that life doesn’t always unfold the way they want it to, but through it all, the one constant is each other, and their regular tea parties. And when the unthinkable happens, the girls must come together to face the greatest test of all.

A deeply moving novel about the family that raises us, the hearts that nurture us and the great friendships that define our lives.

Jodi’s earlier book, MORNINGS ON MAIN, (which was released last April) has been nominated for a RITA award, and Jodi will know the results in July. That is exciting because Laurel Springs is the location of both books, and the teashop in her new book is located down the street from the quilt shop in MORNINGS ON MAIN

You will love Jodi's latest story about friendships that develop between three girls who grow into young women and their regular tea parties. Jodi said that this book is a story of friendship so deep it lasts a lifetime, and a man strong enough to care profoundly about three women...loving one, befriending one, and protecting one.

So, walk with Jodi through Laurel Springs and get to know her people. She promises if you stay a while, when you close the book and leave her little town in Texas, you'll smile!

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Jodi or her writing, here’s a bit of background on her.

Author 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, Jodi traces the beginning of her storytelling career to the days when her twin sisters were young and impressionable.  

With a degree in family studies, Jodi 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, Jodi 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, Jodi 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, Jodi enjoys traveling with her husband, renovating a historic home they bought in Amarillo and checking up on their two grown sons.  For more information, please visit Jodi’s website at www.jodithomas.com.

Thanks for stopping by today. Did you enjoy having tea parties when you were young? Are you still in touch with those you had tea parties with?


  1. Friends are the families we choose and sometimes they offer at least as much support as our blood relatives. Echoing Lady Fi, this does sound warm, and comforting.

  2. Oh, this does sound lovely, Mason. I can see why it appeals to you so much. Thanks for sharing.

  3. It sounds like she has a heartwarming series in the make.

  4. This sounds like a great book! I'm looking forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing it here, Mason.


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