Ransom Canyon

Jodi Thomas
Ransom Canyon
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Release Date
August 2015
Book 1 of Ransom Canyon
Western Romance

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

Book Review by Rachel's Willful Thoughts (reviewer)
Oct 30, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
253 people found the following review helpful
Within the first pages of RANSOM CANYON, author Jodi Thomas provides a glimpse into the newest saga set in Texas.

If there's one thing I've learned about a Jodi Thomas book, it's that it is a complete reading experience. From right characters to settings guaranteed to come to life, her stories consistently hit high marks for top quality.

The Ransom Canyon Series is no exception. There's an e-prequel titled Winter's Camp that provides the historical background. With this series, the author introduces a cast of characters, guaranteed to find a place in the reader's heart.

The story unfolds a chapter at a time; it's not clear in the beginning how the different story angles will be tied together. That is the beauty of the series, though. There's a lot of work going on in the background to create a seamless story.

I was especially interested in Yancy Grey's angle because of the incredible redemption theme. All of the characters are well-developed, playing a specific role in the new series.
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