Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ransom Canyon by Jodi Thomas

Contemporary Western Romance

From Goodreads:

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 descendent 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.

Jodi Thomas not only has a new series this one has a different publisher. HQN Books is the publisher of Ransom Canyon.  For all of us who have followed her Harmony series there are some things that are the same but also some very big differences.

Once again the series is set in a small Texas town and follows the families who live there.  Ransom Canyon introduces some interesting characters who help keep the story line lively.  There is also a element of danger in the story.  I loved Yancy Grey and all of the senior citizens who take him in and change his life.  I see a romance in his future.  Lucas Reyes, the sheriff and his daughter liven up the action as well.  Staten Kirkland and Quinn O’Grady are the main characters in Ransom Canyon and they have a very complicated relationship. 

All of this adds up to a great story and a great start to a new series.  Jodi Thomas is on my list of favorite authors and Ransom Canyon keeps her up there at the top.

HQN published Ransom Canyon by Jodi Thomas in 2015.

I received an ARC of Ransom Canyon from Netgalley in return for an honest review.

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