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Wild Horse Springs (Ransom Canyon Series #5)

Wild Horse Springs (Ransom Canyon Series #5)

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by Jodi Thomas

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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


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?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Thomas's talent shines." –Publishers Weekly

"Compelling and beautifully written, it is exactly the kind of heart-wrenching, emotional story one has come to expect from Jodi Thomas." -Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author on the RANSOM CANYON series

"Jodi Thomas is a masterful storyteller. She grabs your attention on the first page, captures your heart, and then makes you sad when it's time to bid her wonderful characters farewell. You can count on Jodi Thomas to give you a satisfying and memorable read."
-Catherine Anderson, New York Times bestselling author on the RANSOM CANYON series

"Thomas sketches a slow, sweet surrender." -Publishers Weekly on the RANSOM CANYON series

"Thomas is a wonderful storyteller." -RT Book Reviews on Rustler's Moon

"Western romance legend Thomas's Ransom Canyon will warm readers with its huge heart and gentle souls." -Library Journal

"A pure joy to read."
-RT Book Reviews on the RANSOM CANYON series

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Publication date:
Ransom Canyon Series , #5
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Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

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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Wild Horse Springs 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Honolulubelle 4 days ago
Favorite Quotes: You shouldn’t cuss, mister. We heard you way back in the canyon yelling out words I’ve seen written but never knew how to pronounce. The manager said once that drunks were like fish – they smelled if left out overnight. You do have a death wish, don’t you? I’ve already told you I’m not the kind of girl who does well on dates… All right, but it’s been my experience that I am terrible when it comes to men. My prom date brought me home at nine, then went back to the dance. I’m not sure the two losers who broke into my cell had a clear plan. They might have been hired killers, but they looked like they were paid in quarters. ‘About our marriage.’ Her smile was so sweet he knew it was poison. ‘ I don’t believe in divorce, Ranger Winslow, so I guess I’ll have to make myself a widow.’ He tried to smile, but he wasn’t sure she was kidding. My Review: Wild Horse Springs was packed with a cavalcade of odd and quirky characters. Written from a third person POV, I frequently smirked at Ms. Thomas’s use of wry humor and amusing observational details. I enjoyed this entertaining and eventful tale with several active storylines and unsolved crimes. The small town was unusually bustling with activity and appeared to have suddenly become a hotbed of crime, and unfortunately for the sheriff, just when he’d finally found a possible love interest with a feisty singer who was passing through. The writing was entertaining, enjoyable, and easy to follow.
BooksAndSpoons 7 days ago
From the opening sentence of the book, you walk into the small town life, the slower pace, the caring, and nosy neighbors, the community that will always back you up. And it is so easy to get lost on the pages, the drama, trouble, and life of the characters as they are trying to find their way forward. It is like visiting old friends for those who are following series, as things pick up from where it was left off in the last installment. I'm sure you could read this story as a stand-alone, but to get the nuances and the past that has molded their lives to come to this point they are now in, I would recommend reading the series from the start. There are several main characters in the book, they all get their chance to tell the events from their point of view, giving vivid and rich images of the fall and winter in the Crossroads, Texas. Dan Brigman, the lovable sheriff of the town has been in the previous stories of the series and has always been one of my favorite characters. With his smart, caring, solid character he has kept the town safe, and in my opinion, no one deserves a chance of love as much as he does. And Brandi Malone was the perfect match for him. I enjoyed their story and the attraction and adoration they have for each other. The thought of the sheriff having a wild affair made me smile, and root for them to make it work. His daughter, Lauren Brigman, with the love triangle that has been developing since high school between her, Tim, and Lucas gets more fire again. Young Thatcher is in a middle of all the drama and trouble developing in town, one of the characters that always brought a smile to my face with the witty dialog and observations. One of my favorite storylines in the book was the two rangers, park ranger Tess and Texas ranger Cody. The humorous undertones, the sparks flying as they bicker and quarrel, yet the obvious connection bringing them to each other's arms again and again. I truly felt I had had a lovely and lively visit with good friends as I finished the book. The action, turmoil, crimes giving more spice to the story and bringing the characters together, while the romance and attractions building the relationships moving the plot forward. The stories always leave me wanting more and looking forward to visiting the Ransom Canyon again, finding out how life is treating the good folks of Crossroads, Texas. An epic saga of life, loving and living. ~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
More_Than_A_Review 24 days ago
The Ransom Canyon series continues with Wild Horse Springs. Even if you have not read the series, you will love the stories woven throughout the book. Jody has the ability to capture my attention in the first chapter and I am hanging on the edge of my seat wanting to know what will happen next. I read the book in two days. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a captivating story, romance and characters that you fall in love with. Sexual content: 2-3, There are physical scenes but most of the action is behind closed doors. Definitely chemistry between the characters that sizzles on the page Violence: some physical fighting, gun fight, and one beating (although not described in detail, it was heartbreaking) Alcohol: some of the scenes were in a bar where Brandi was the singer I received this book from NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. You can see my full review at More Than a Review dot com where I rate the level of sex, violence, language and drug/alcohol use in books.
Anonymous 25 days ago
Story moves right along , enjoyed
Lashea677 3 months ago
ARC Review: Wild Horse Springs (Ransom Canyon) by Jodi Thomas Finding the strength to pick up and keep going when the road of life takes a detour. Never an easy task, but through the bumps and bruises is how we learn lessons and find courage. Through the eyes of three people, Ms. Thomas takes readers on an inspirational tale of love, tragedy and the surprising twists that keep us guessing throughout the years. For Dan, Brandi, Lauren and Lucas, the journey is one of second chances, faith, healing and finding happiness. A beautiful message in a breathtaking story. Wild Horse Springs is a must have.
Anonymous 22 days ago
This is and Rp but you are humans and you have a horse of your kind.....you will name them what you want! <p> Res 2: is where you ride andractice with your horses. <p> Res 3: are there stalls and you may go in only to talk or groom them. <p> Res 4-whatever: are dorms but you have to have a roomate! <p> Rules: 1) if you are gonna do 'that' go to your dorm or find a book. <p> 2) this is a proper school so the uniform is <p> Boys: a polo a sweater a tie and dress pants and shoes of there choice. <p> Girls: a polo a sweater, a tie and a skirt, and either flats or high heels. <p> 3) don't really use that much of foul language <p> 4) everyone has tl be nice to each other! <p> Please be nice to this and we all must talk british!
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