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Andrea Thome

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Thome currently lives in Chicago with her family. Andrea is a member of the Woman's Board for Children's Home and Aid in Chicago and is involved with several other organizations including Misericordia and West Suburban Community Pantry. Her husband, Jim Thome, played for the Chicago White Sox from 2006-2009 and currently works in their offices.

Biography: Andrea Thome is a former broadcast journalist, having covered both sports and news during her career. In her novels, she explores some of her favorite travel destinations, from the foothills of the Smoky Mountains to the Colorado Rockies, painting rich backdrops that become characters themselves. Thome lives in Chicago with her husband (a retired Hall of Fame baseball player) and their two children. She spends her spare time traveling and pursuing her other passion - photography. See a sampling of her photography and learn more about her books at her website. 'House of Belonging' follows 'Seeds of Intention' and 'Walland' in her award-winning Hesse Creek Series.

  • """Walland"""
  • -- National Indie Excellence Award,
  • """Seeds of Intention"""
  • -- Benjamin Franklin Award, IBPA, 2018

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Twitter: http://www.twitter.comAndreaThome

Selected Titles

House of belonging /
ISBN: 0997850442 OCLC: 1039081462

Chef Laina Ming comes to the Aspen, Colorado area to start afresh in both her career and her personal life, so she isn't sure what to make of her feelings when last summer's casual meet-up--horse rancher Logan Matthews--reappears in her life when he too relocates to Aspen.

Seeds of intention /
ISBN: 0997850426 OCLC: 1005933260

Coworkers Willow Armstrong and Garrett Oliver--she returning home and he, a newcomer to the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee--find their feelings for one another begin to dictate their plans for the future.

Walland /
ISBN: 099785040X OCLC: 956986225

India comes to Blackberry Farm in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee to recover after calling off her wedding, never expecting to meet Wyatt and perhaps have a chance at happiness.