Special guest post by New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Jodi Thomas, winner of Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award, Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame, and National Readers’ Choice Award Winner. You can learn more about Jodi and her books by visiting www.jodithomas.com
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With seven generations of my family in Texas, of course I write about the state I love. In this new series I’m going more modern-day western than I ever have. Step into the life of small towns and ranching with me. I promise, you’ll fall in love with the people of Ransom Canyon.
More than anything else I’ve always thought the people make the stories in books. I love characters who walk off the page and the reader falls a little bit in love as they discover not only passion, but a bond as deep as time. I wrote the Ransom Canyon series so that everyone could see what the people of West Texas are like. Step with me into a small town nestled between huge ranches and small farms. A place where people fight and help one another. A place where love runs deep and forever.
I knew I had to open RANSOM CANYON with Staten Kirkland. He is a well-respected rancher who believes he needs to work harder than any hand he hires. He’s strong and honest and broken inside by the death of his only love, his wife. When his son is killed during a storm a few years later, Staten runs to a quiet woman who has been his friend since grade school and his wife’s best friend. Shy Quinn asks nothing up him. She offers understanding amid the storm of his life.
So, saddle up with me and step into Ransom Canyon. Meet the people. The retired teachers who all live together in bungalows in the center of town. The high school kids who break into the local haunted house one night and all come out scarred and changed. The ex-con who lands in town with nothing and finds a home.
Readers will feel, not like they came to visit, Crossroads, Texas, on the edge of Ransom Canyon, the town will start to feel like home. My goal as a writer is to keep you up late reading because you have to know what happens next.
About Ransom Canyon
From New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas comes the first book in a compelling, emotionally resonant series set in a remote west Texas town—where family can be made by blood or by choice
Rancher Staten Kirkland, the last descendant of Ransom Canyon’s founding father, is rugged and practical to the last. No one knows that when his troubling memories threaten to overwhelm him, he runs to lovely, reclusive Quinn O’Grady…or that she has her own secret that no one living knows.
Young Lucas Reyes has his eye on the prize—college, and the chance to become something more than a ranch hand’s son. But one night, one wrong decision, will set his life on a course even he hadn’t imagined.
Yancy Grey is running hard from his troubled past. He doesn’t plan to stick around Ransom Canyon, just long enough to learn the town’s weaknesses and how to use them for personal gain. Only Yancy, a common criminal since he was old enough to reach a car’s pedals, isn’t prepared for what he encounters.
In this dramatic new series, the lives, loves and ambitions of four families will converge, set against a landscape that can be as unforgiving as it is beautiful, where passion, property and pride are worth fighting—and even dying—for.
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