Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Sunday at the Sunflower Inn

It is always a delight to share the news of a new release by author Jodi Thomas. Today the fourth installment in her Honey Creek series, SUNDAY AT THE SUNFLOWER INN, is released.

Sunday at the Sunflower Inn

By Jodi Thomas
Series: A Honey Creek Novel, Book 4
Publisher: Zebra (April 26, 2022)
Language: English
Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 1420151371
ISBN-13: 978-1420151374

I couldn’t agree more with this description from Amazon, “A slice of Americana delivered with her characteristic warmth, endearing characters, and authentic Texan flair, the fourth Honey Creek novel by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jodi Thomas brings a sense of nostalgia to the town as some its older residents set out on a quest to realize dreams they long ago gave up on. Soon it seems the idea of chasing second chances is contagious as the rest of Honey Creek joins their journey…”

          Jessica Ann McKenzie — “Jam” to everyone in Honey Creek — has fulfilled her dream of owning the best restaurant for miles around. Serving candlelit dinners to every couple in town on Valentine’s Day is a reminder of another dream, one she’s just about given up on. Until, that very night, Sergeant Tucson Smith clambers out of the muddy river and onto her land, bringing the promise of something they’ve both been searching for.
          When McCoy Mason crashes on Interstate 45, he doesn’t just bust up his Mustang, his leg, and his relationship. He also loses his prospects of a job and apartment in Houston. Honey Creek, home to his estranged grandfather, offers a temporary respite, a place to recover before moving on again. After all, what permanent use could a town so picture-perfect have for a man like him?
          At sixty-seven, Charles H. Winston III lives by order and routine. One of his most cherished rituals is a regular lunch date with three lovely ladies at the Honey Creek Café, including the very proper Miss Lilly Lambert. But it’s not too late to surprise the whole town—or himself—by seizing a chance for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. And there’s no better season than spring, when the warm breeze blowing in from the Brazos River brings fresh hope and second chances to those who need them most . . .

"[Jodi Thomas] captures the charm of a small Texas town as its residents discover love...Thomas illuminates the ways ordinary lives can be transformed by the simple kindness of others."— Publishers Weekly

Doesn’t this sound like the perfect summer read? You can’t help but enjoy a story that has such lovable characters.

Now for those of you who aren’t familiar with Jodi, here’s a bit of background on her.

With millions of books in print, Jodi Thomas is both a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 50 novels and countless short story collections. Her stories travel through the past and present days of Texas and draw readers from around the world.

In July 2006, Jodi was the 11th writer to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. With five RITA’s to her credit, along with National Readers’ Choice Awards and Booksellers’ Best Awards, Thomas has proven her skill as a master storyteller.

Honored in 2002 as a Distinguished Alumni by Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, Thomas also served as Writer in Residence at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.

When not working on a novel or inspiring students to pursue a writing career, Thomas enjoys traveling, renovating a historic home, and “checking on” two grown sons and four grandchildren.

For more information on Jodi and her writing, visit her website at www.jodithomas.com

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Do you enjoy books where you get more than one “main” character to fall in love with?


  1. These sound like very interesting characters! And I can see the appeal of a book that explores their lives and the way they interact. Thanks for sharing, Mason.

  2. It reminds me of the small town in the movie Doc Hollywood.

  3. I just love writing about love and this book has 3 different generational love stories I had to tell. I hope you enjoy falling in love again!


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