At 3:29 a.m. on May 22, a telephone rings in Orange Beach, Alabama. Breaking the sleepy silence, a hastily whispered message heralds the news that readers have been waiting on for seven years: Jones is back in town. Apparently, however, he is also in jail.
The old man is tight-lipped about the circumstances surrounding his brief incarceration. After arriving to bail him out, Andy is shocked to discover that his trusted friend has already opened an unusual business in one of the resort town’s most high-profile shopping districts. As the town moves from spring to summer, a practical joker is becoming bolder and more inventive with every prank that is pulled. Could Jones be behind some of it? Why? What’s the truth about that four-hundred-pound table in his store? And why does it look as if every person Jones meets has a secret they will reveal only to him?
With melodic writing and a whimsical, authentic voice, Andy and Jones take you on a sometimes hilarious journey to discover the heart of people and learn a few valuable lessons along the way, including:
- the importance of perspective
- the power of connection to create peace in a community
- and the ability you have to make the impossible come true
Just Jones is book #3 in The Noticer series, following The Noticer and The Noticer Returns. Each book is a standalone fictional novel based on true events, following the character of Jones, a mysterious elderly man with endless wisdom who always appears to show up exactly when he’s needed most.Thomas Nelson