Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: HQN Books (January 24, 2017)
In the heart of Ransom Canyon, sometimes the right match for a lonely soul is the one you least expect.
Dan Brigman may not lead the most exciting life, but he’s proud of what he’s achieved: he’s a respected lawman, and he’s raised a bright, talented daughter on his own. But finding a lone, sparkly blue boot in the middle of a deserted highway gets him thinking maybe the cowgirl who lost it is exactly the shake-up he needs.
After losing her baby girl, Brandi Malone felt like her soul died along with her daughter. Now singing in small-town bars to make ends meet, she’s fine being a drifter—until a handsome sheriff makes her believe that parking her boots under his bed is a better option.
College grad Lauren Brigman has just struck out on her own in downtown Dallas when a troubling phone call leads her back home to Crossroads. Her hometown represents her family, friends and deepest hopes, but also her first love, Lucas Reyes. Will Lauren’s homecoming be another heartbreak, or a second chance for her and Lucas?
About Jodi Thomas
New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas is a fifth-generation Texan who sets many of her stories in her home state, where her grandmother was born in a covered wagon. She is a certified marriage and family counselor, a Texas Tech graduate and writer-in-residence at West Texas A&M University. She lives with her husband in Amarillo, Texas.
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This is the 5th installment in Jodi Thomas' Ransom Canyon series. The fact that the story takes place in Texas is a plus for me, since I live in the State of Texas as well. It's always quite fun reading about the State you reside in.
The book takes us along, as it tells the story of Sheriff Dan, his 25 year old daughter Lauren, and Brandi, the beautiful singer who is trying to run from her own life and more specifically the loss of her child.
I felt a little disconnected at times, because though I think this may work ok as a stand alone, there were many moments where I couldn't quite understand what was going on but merely because I haven't read the previous 4 books in the series. I probably would have understood some of the connections and characters slightly better, if I had.
I also found it a bit distracting to have so many stories going on at once, I was hoping to have more focus on the main characters which I thought were Dan and Brandi, but we also had Dan's daughter Lauren, her love troubles and triangles, and then yet another love story thrown in with two other characters. I personally would have enjoyed it more if the story was about one specific couple.
Nonetheless, it was still an ok read. I just wish I had enjoyed it more because I feel it had so much potential.