Friday, February 22, 2019


Jodi Thomas has woven a beautiful story of enduring friendship in THE LITTLE TEA SHOP ON MAIN. As with her other stories, she takes separate-but-related threads and creates a poignant tale that reminds readers of the good things in life. 

Zoe, Shannon, and Emily meet at Zoe’s first tea party two weeks before they enter kindergarten. The three have very different personalities and plan different careers. Through the years, they continue their friendship ritual that takes them from childhood to mature young women. They have pledged to remain best friends for life even though their lives take different paths.

This vow sustains them through good times and bad. Don't we all long for the enduring friendship they forged? I think this type of relationship is more common among those who grow up in one place, as these three did. This story reminded me I’m grateful for my friend, Iris, with whom I’ve remained good friends throughout my adult life.

Ms Thomas is an expert at creating multi-layer stories. THE LITTLE TEA SHOP ON MAIN is no exception. She does, however, take readers on a slightly different journey in this contemporary novel. I’ve been a fan of her books since her first historical novel in 1988. She has never disappointed me! 

I highly recommend THE LITTLE TEA SHOP ON MAIN. You can preorder it now on Amazon at

Jodi Thomas

About the Author

             A fifth generation Texan who taught family living, 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, Thomas traces the beginning of her storytelling career to the days when her twin sisters were young and impressionable. 
The stories Thomas has committed to paper have earned her an impressive list of distinguished awards and made her a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author. She has won the Romance Writers of America RITA three times and has been inducted into the RWA Hall of Fame.
With a degree in Family Studies, Thomas 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, Thomas enjoys interacting with students on the West Texas A&M University campus in Canyon, where she currently serves as Writer In Residence.
Commenting on her contribution to the arts, Thomas 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."

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