Can't Stop Believing
By Diana S
Jun 1, 2013 - 8:00:00 AM

Nevada Britain is a spoiled rich woman whose ranch is about to go under with the help of her ex-husband. Nevada devises a way to get her ranch back in the black. Nevada doesn’t have any family to help her, nor anyone she can trust, so she asks her neighbor Cord McDowell to marry her.

Cord McDowell went to prison when he was eighteen for a crime he didn’t commit. Now he is back on his home property and neighbor to the Boxed B Ranch. He just wants to be left alone and work his land.


Nevada decides that Cord is the only person she can trust to bring her Boxed B Ranch back to a working ranch. Nevada figures marrying Cord will help dissuade her abusive ex-husband from bothering her. Nevada takes Cord’s last name, something she has never done with her former husband, to prove that her marriage is for real. Cord can’t figure out why Nevada is doing all this for him instead of hiring a ranch manager. Their life together is combative at times and at other times very easy. They learn to trust and depend on each other. Will Cord and Nevada come together as a couple or will their agreement end in eight months as planned?


The town of Harmony is a diverse group of people who come together to help each other when needed. Harmony reminds me of the “Island of Misfit Toys” in a Christmas movie. All the characters have some flaws and peculiarities in their lives but they make it work as a community.


 A young girl who lived through some unspeakable wrongs ,a paraplegic who wants a quiet place to die and some widows who have decided to become detectives are just a few of the quirky characters that Jodi Thomas has brought to us in her latest HARMONY series book CAN’T STOP BELIEVING. I laughed out loud and cried real tears. A book you don’t want to put down until the last page.

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