Saturday, November 26, 2022

Review: Picnic in Someday Valley by Jodi Thomas


Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: April 27, 2021
Pages: 336

Marcie Latimer longs to run away from Someday Valley—especially since her ex-boyfriend spun a web of lies that almost led to tragedy in neighboring Honey Creek. Little wonder so many locals have turned their backs on her. But not Brand Rodgers. The quiet cowboy comes to listen every time she sings at Bandit’s Bar, offering a glimpse of safety and calm that Marcie’s rarely known.

After Texas Ranger Colby McBride saved Honey Creek’s mayor, Piper Mackenzie, from a fire, she claimed him with a kiss. That was five months ago, and Colby still isn’t sure where they’re headed. Piper loves her town—but does she love Colby? And is he even ready for what comes next?

Pecos Smith, Honey Creek’s emergency dispatcher, is grateful to have a new bride he adores and a baby on the way—even if one vital piece of the puzzle is missing. But as trouble comes stalking through the valley, lives will cross surprising paths. And Marcie, who’s always felt that a forever love was out of reach, might discover that Someday is the perfect place to find it . . .

I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads First Reads giveaway program. This is my honest review.

Reading Picnic in Someday Valley was like reading a soap opera. The story rotated  through perspectives and relationships, always leaving me hanging wanting just a little bit more from the current perspective. A part of me would have preferred fewer perspectives and relationships so I could get more in depth with them, but the lives are so intertwined in this small valley that I would've been missing information had the story been told that way.

I felt more strongly about some of the relationships than others, and one of them ended very up in the air when the book was over. That upsets me a bit, but I'm sure I'll be able to see more of them in the next book, at least I hope so.

Overall I give this book 3.79 out of 5 stars. - Katie 

Jodi Thomas is a certified marriage and family counselor, a fifth generation Texan, a Texas Tech graduate, and writer-in-residence at West Texas A&M University. She lives in Amarillo, Texas.

No comments:

Post a Comment