Waiting on Wednesdays: Mornings on Main by Jodi Thomas

From the beloved and bestselling author of the Ransom Canyon and Harmony, Texas series comes a powerful, heartwarming story about generations of family and the ironclad bonds they forge. Jodi Thomas’s MORNINGS ON MAIN releases on April 10, 2018. Pre-order your copy today!


When Jillian James lands in the small town Texas community of Laurel Springs, she’s definitely not planning to stay—except to find a few clues about the father who abandoned her and destroyed her faith in family.

Connor Larady is a single dad, and the only one caring for his grandmother, Eugenia, who has Alzheimer’s. And now he has to close Eugenia’s quilt shop. When Connor meets down-on-her-luck Jillian, he’s out of options. Can he trust the newcomer to do right by his grandmother’s legacy?

Jillian is done with relationships. But as she grows closer to Connor and Eugenia, she must consider giving up her nomadic life for a future with those who need her.

An inspiring family saga that asks us to consider what love and chosen family really mean.

Pre-order MORNINGS ON MAIN here!

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“Compelling and beautifully written.” —Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author on Ransom Canyon

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About Jodi Thomas:

New York Times and USA Today’s bestselling author Jodi Thomas has published over 30 books in both the historical romance and contemporary genres, the majority of which are set in her home state of Texas. Publishers Weekly calls her novels “Distinctive…Memorable,” and that in her stories “[tension] rides high, mixed with humor and kisses more passionate than most full-on love scenes.” In 2006, Romance Writers of America (RITA) inducted Thomas into the RWA Hall of Fame for winning her third RITA for THE TEXAN’S REWARD. She also received the National Readers’ Choice Award in 2009 for TWISTED CREEK (2008) and TALL, DARK, AND TEXAN (2008). While continuing to work as a novelist, Thomas also functions as Writer in Residence at the West Texas A&M University campus, where she inspires students and alumni in their own writing pursuits.


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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Really Liked but Can’t Remember Anything/Much About

This meme is hosted by Jana over at The Artsy Reader Girl.

Some of these books, I’m very disappointed to say I don’t remember much about. Although, I haven’t read some of them in years! I do remember the basic plot and certain accompanying details, and regardless, I know that I enjoyed most all of them immensely!


Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Bookish Resolutions/Goals

This meme has moved from The Broke and the Bookish to The Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic is definitely a tricky one. And quite honestly I know I’m only going to be able to reach these during the first half of the year. I potentially could start Physical Therapy school in the Fall, but if that doesn’t pan out, then I will for sure be starting in the early  Summer. Thus, I have a limited window to really delve into all things bookish. So I will do my best with what I have.


1. Read more:  This kind of goes without saying, but I really plan to this time. My life leading up to my undergrad graduation was absolute insanity, and my reading habits went to SH**. I was sad at how little I was able to read this past year. That will definitely be changing in 2018. And you know what? It already has!


2.Explore more blogs: I can’t wait to dive back into my news feed and actively read more book reviews. I honestly cannot remember the last time I did that on WordPress. I know, I’m ashamed.

3. Post more to my Bookstagram: I am most definitely a mediocre bookstagrammer, but I sure do love taking book pics and seeing everyone else’s creativity shine through the books they love. I have already started to commit to posting to it a few times a week! Give it a follow if you’d like: @escapeinsidethepages

4. Post more on my blog: another one that goes without saying. I’d like to start posting more than just book reviews. Sometimes it’s nice to just talk about life. I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting since graduating college, and I’d love to share some of that with you guys.

5. Read the books I said I was going to read last year: need I say more?

6. Do more Top Ten Tuesday Posts: well look at that, I’m already making good on my word….


7. Finish Rereading Harry Potter….Again: This is waaaaaay over due. I stopped my reread of the HP series back in Spring of 2017. I am on book 5 again. Granted I’ve read each of these books all at least twice, some 4 times, but I needed to finish them in order. I also really enjoyed writing my book vs movie posts as I finished reading them, so I’d really love to get back to them.

8. Be sure not to forget to read while in PT school: I want to make sure that no matter how stressed out I get during PT school, that I always have a book to come back to at the end of the day. A book to escape to (pun intended) when the going gets tough. Cause that’s truly what helps keep my sanity, and I’m going to need it during what is sure to be the most difficult (but gratifying) time of my life.


9. Write more: I have a side-project book that I’ve been gradually adding to over the past four years. Unfortunately, it’s rare that I get inspired to add more to it. I would love to finally sit down and add more to the story.

10. Share more of my daily bookishness with social media: I figure, while I have the time to, might as well share more bookish shenanigans with the world. I’m really terrible about actively tweeting or posting to my insta-story, so here’s hoping I can find more reasons to share. I want to be more active with my fellow readers overall.


Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Meant to Read in 2017 but Didn’t Get to

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This is my first Top Ten Tuesday in FOREVER!!!! I have been so incredibly busy with life that I just haven’t had the chance, hence why this week’s theme is very easy for me to talk about, because there were sooo many books I didn’t get to this past year! Here they are in no particular order!


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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Characters I’d Name A Child/Dog/Cat After

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Yay for having time to do another Top Ten Tuesday!! I love this topic! Some of these I’d love to name my future children after, others are definitely pet worthy! For the record, I have no children but of course as a girl I’ve thought about names for a while.  Here they are in no particular order (except my first which is my top).


1. Alice (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland): I am so in love with this story and I love the name Alice because of it, and of course I LOVE Alice in The White Rabbit Chronicles! It also helps that the name of the main character in Resident Evil is Alice too! I would love to name my future daughter after the classic character!


2. Rowan (Rowan Hood: Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest): this name is just so simple yet so unique; it would make such a cute little girl’s name! I wouldn’t mind using it in personal writing either.


3.Jared (The Host): I loved this name from the get-go! And then it was made all the better when I fell in love with Supernatural starring Jared ! The name is just hot! I would so not be opposed to naming a son Jared.


4.Avelyn (Avelyn): This name is so elegant and beautiful! I’m really not sure what I would use it for, but probably in personal writing.


5. Archer (Opposition (Lux #5)): Super badass name that would also make a great name for my future german shepherd that I am determined to get as soon as I have a house with a yard!


6. Matthew ( The Named): One of the best Christian names,it’s strong and comforting. I would love to name my future son Matthew!


7. Feyre (A Court of Thorns and Roses): Pronounced Fay-ruh, this name is gorgeous! It’s such a fairy tale name and would make a beautiful name for a little girl, or even a cute kitty name if I’m being honest!


8. Jack or Jackson (Arcana Chronicles): Great name for a dog or cat! Super cute and brings all the feels.


9. Riven (The Almost Girl): Badass name! I would love to name my kid this or a pet, sad that either one would work.


10.Westley (The Princess Bride): This name is adorable and all I see is Carrie Elwes every time but that would not stop me from naming a pet after this character! In fact my best friend and I named a puppy she was fostering after Westley!

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR List

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

So I haven’t participated in this meme in a long time, so I’m going to do a Top Ten Tuesday from a couple weeks ago! Here’s hoping I can get through all of these! Knowing me they will probably carry over into winter. Here they are in a somewhat chronological order.



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Has anyone read these?? I would love to know what you thought!

Musical Mondays 9/19/16


How to Participate In Musical Mondays:

  1. Link your Musical Mondays post back to Escape Inside the Pages

  2. Include the instructions in your post

  3. Share anywhere from 1-3 songs that either:

    • remind you of a book you’ve read or are currently reading
    • you’ve been listening to or have discovered in the past week
    • you feel you must absolutely share with the world
  4. Link your shared songs to their Youtube video (even if it’s a lyrics video)

  5.  Paste the link to your Musical Mondays post in the Comments of my Musical Mondays post each week

  6. Have the greatest time discovering new music and artists!


Song That Reminds me of a Book


Renegades by X Ambassadors vs Blood Promise (Vampire Academy #4) by Richelle Meadthis song is so applicable to Rose’s journey to kill Dimitri and literally becoming a “renegade” of the academy as she sets off to do what everyone else would say is is crazy!

Song That I’ve Been Listening to this Week


Simple Man (ft. Jensen Ackles) from Jason Manns Covers with Friendsif you know me, then you know I am OBSESSED with Jensen Ackles and Supernatural!! I also absolutely love Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd so when I first heard Jensen sing it, I about died!! I’m so glad he has an official version of it on iTunes/youtube now! I’m so in love, though he also has a version from a convention that is more of the real rock version where you can see how powerful his vocals are!