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.
Beautifully crafted novel, where words flow out like poetry, unexpected connections are made, and destinies changed while life happens.
Despite the a bit slow start of the book, the stories of the characters soon enticed my mind, and I was hooked. What seems like separate stories of different people in the town of Ransom Canyon, Texas, are tangled together like only in a small rural town life can.
They all come from different walks of life, a widowed senator's son, a rancher, who thought everything worth loving was lost in life, an ex-convict who for the first time in his life finds a place to belong, a young man ready to face the life and its challenges.
There is a bundle of people introduced in this lively small town, loyalties formed, friendships developed, and love found with unexpected people.
And when a crime happens in town, a crime that puts lives in danger, they all come together as one, to protect their own.
It is a refreshingly different kind of novel, a bit dramatic and dark toned at times, filled with fascinating characters, both friends and lovers. There's danger, passion, humor and secrets. And as many of the journeys are just beginning in this first book of the series, it surely creates an interest and engage the reader's mind. Looking forward to find out more about the people in Ransom Canyon in future installments
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me