Free Download from NYT Bestselling author, Jodi Thomas

Winter's Camp
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One of our favorite western gals, Jodi Thomas, just rode by to let us know that she’s got a FREE novella up for grabs. Now, I don’t know about you, but I LOVE free! The novella is an historical prequel to Jodi’s new contemporary western series that starts with Ransom Canyon. See below for more details on Jodi’s fabulous new series. I pre-ordered Winter’s Camp already. I hope you do, too.

Here’s the story line:

A wanderer’s life was all James Randall Kirkland had known since he was an orphaned boy in San Antonio. And while years of adventure had satisfied his younger self, now he’s longing to put down roots of his own and is prepared to go it alone. But when he sees the Apache slave woman with the startling blue eyes, the course of his journey is changed forever.

Ever since the Comanche raided her village and took her for their own, Millie hasn’t known any kind of freedom. After years of being outcast, beaten and traded from tribe to tribe, she’s unprepared for James’s patient tone and gentle ways. Still, as her handsome savior slowly earns her trust, Millie struggles between desire and fear, sure it’s just a matter of time before James tires of her and her burgeoning feelings are nothing but another wasted memory.


And here’s a look at what’s coming next – Ransom Canyon.


Ransom Canyon
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“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

Long ago, four families of ranchers settled along the canyon walls of a bleak Western frontier to forge better lives for future generations. Now, well over a hundred years later, on that same treacherous gorge, their scattered descendants are set to converge once more, ready to face the deadliest test of their lives. Welcome to Crossroads, Texas. From New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jodi Thomas comes RANSOM CANYON, the first offering in a six-book series featuring enthralling family dramas, rugged heroes and the beautiful Texan landscape.

Following the deaths of his wife and only child, wealthy and prominent rancher Staten Kirkland swore he would never love again. All that keeps him going are his ranch and the grief he shares with his deceased wife’s best friend, Quinn O’Grady—his rainy-day woman. But after years of shared misery, something suddenly changes with the reclusive Quinn. Wallowing in the past is no longer enough. Now Staten—a man who thought his life was over—must decide if a future exists for him with a woman he’s long known but, until now, never really seen.

To everyone at his high school, Lucas Reyes seems like a regular kid who likes to keep to himself. But after one harrowing night together, his classmate Lauren Brigman realizes there’s much more to the brave, unassuming ranch hand’s son than anyone suspects. For instance, the quiet and mature Lucas has big plans for his future. But when danger threatens the town from nearby Ransom Canyon, the bright future Lucas envisioned with the girl of his dreams is suddenly very much in doubt.

Jodi Thomas Author PicAfter five long years in prison and with nothing left to lose, ex-convict Yancy Grey has come to Crossroads, Texas, looking to take whatever he can by any means necessary. While scoping the community, Yancy takes a job, hoping to blend in with the locals. But before he knows it, he suddenly finds himself caring about the same folks he was planning to rob. So, when Yancy’s crooked past suddenly catches up and presents him with the score of a lifetime, he knows he has a difficult choice to make—between the crook he’s been in order to survive and the man he strives to be in order to truly live…

Against a landscape as deadly as it is beautiful, the lives of these people are about to intersect in a way that none of them ever imagined. And like their ancestors who settled the land long before them—nothing about Ransom Canyon has changed—they must survive together or die alone…the decision is theirs.

RANSOM CANYON is available wherever books are sold and at

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For those who love to smile as they read, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer offers warmhearted historical romance with a flair for humor, feisty heroines, and swoon-worthy Texas heroes. Karen is a firm believer in the power of happy endings. . . and ice cream. She is an avid cross-stitcher, and makes her home in Abilene, TX with her husband and three children. Learn more about Karen and her books at:

8 thoughts on “Free Download from NYT Bestselling author, Jodi Thomas”

  1. This is just the type of historical story I like. The new series has the elements to be another good one by an author who keeps us all happily reading. Can’t wait.

  2. Thanks Karen, for giving us a “heads up” about Jodi’s new series. I’m pre-ordered and waiting. 🙂 “Love the cover designs too.)

  3. I already pre-ordered Winter’s Camp. Now I am waiting for Ransom Canyon. I love Jodi Thomas’ books.

  4. Thanks karen for this good post. It sounds very interesting. I love westerns and especially the ones with an Indian woman or captive rescued by a good-looking cowboy. I would love to win Jodi’s book.. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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