Guest: Jodi Thomas

BETTING THE RAINBOW began when a character walked into my office (figuratively speaking), sat down and told me her story.  That’s how I met Ronny Logan. I knew I wanted to write about Ronny Logan since she’d been with me in Harmony for several books.  I felt like I’d grown up with her from the shy postal worker who wouldn’t talk to anyone in town to a world traveler trying to run away from her grief.

Only I didn’t know Dusti Delaney when I started.  She and her sister had put their lives on hold to come home and take care of a dying mother.  By the time she finally passed they’d lost everything except the small farm on Rainbow Lane.  They were barely holding on with no hope of reclaiming their former lives. Then, Dusti heard about a charity poker game.  If she won she might be able to afford to make their dreams come true.  Only problem was, the one man who could teach her to play had flown in to win the game.

Reagan Truman runs the whole event while in the middle of her own crisis.  The one man she’s ever loved has come home, but she’s not sure she can accept him and all the baggage he brings.  Noah has to do something far braver than riding bulls if he wants to win her back.

I am betting that this touching story of deep love between family, friends and lovers will leave you feeling good all over.  Enjoy BETTING THE RAINBOW!



Jodi Thomas is the NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of 39 novels and 12 short story collections. A four-time RITA winner, Jodi currently serves as the Writer in Residence at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.

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One thought on “Guest: Jodi Thomas

  1. Maria D. says:

    Thanks for the back story on Ronny and Dusti….I’m always curious about how authors come up with the characters in their books and I love the cover for Betting the Rainbow…

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