Picking up two years after the conclusion to Welcome to Harmony, Thomas once again brings to life this fascinating little Texas town and its numerous characters. The reader is expertly drawn into their lives and left eager to know what happens next with all of them.

Seventeen-year-old Reagan Trent has been living in Harmony for two years now. She’s discovered that there is something about the town that makes her care about others. Others like reclusive Gabe Leary, who, unbeknownst to everyone in the town, has a job under an alias and becomes Reagan’s hero when he saves her life. Then there’s Liz Matheson, newly minted lawyer, who finds herself falling for Gabe, and the two young men, Noah and Brandon, who Reagan considers friends, but who think of her as something more. But it’s Reagan’s co-worker, Edith, and her abusive husband who once again put Reagan’s life in danger at a time when her great- uncle Jeremiah needs her the most. (BERKLEY, Nov., 368 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley