Books by Jodi Thomas

B+
The Widows of Wichita County

It's not often that I finish a story with multiple primary characters and feel satisfied that I know each of them as well as I'd like, but Jodi Thomas more than delivers the goods in The Widows of Wichita County. When an oil rig explosion in Clifton Creek, Texas, leaves only one survivor, too bad ...

B-
When a Texan Gambles

I haven't read all that many books by Jodi Thomas, but she seems to do a couple of things admirably. Her romances have a sweet, touching feel to them, and she conveys loneliness and longing very well. When a Texan Gambles ably illustrates both of these strengths. Sarah Andrews has ...

C+
The Texan's Wager

When this book started out, I liked it so much I planned to grant it Desert Isle Keeper status. It had everything I like: a moderately tortured hero and a heroine who appears to have some intelligence; an interesting and unique storyline; and good secondary characters. That makes it all the more dis ...

C
The Texan's Dream

Everything about The Texan's Dream was average. The hero and heroine were acceptable but not remarkable. The same was true of the plot, the secondary characters, and the pacing of the story. It certainly wasn't hard to read stylewise, but nothing about the book stayed with me once I put it down. ...

C+
Twilight in Texas

While I've not read Jodi Thomas before, I have read reviews of her other books, including those in the related McClain series. All the reviews have been good (some have been great), giving me a pleasant sense of anticipation for Twilight in Texas. So it's with no small amount of confusion that as I ...

B+
To Kiss a Texan

To Kiss a Texan is the kind of pleasant surprise I just love. I tried a book by Jodi Thomas a couple of years ago and found it to be merely average, and when I read the back of this one, it didn't sound all that interesting either. So my expectations were fairly low. But once I started reading, I wa ...