Friday, September 27, 2019

Christmas in Winter Valley

I know with temperatures still in the upper 80s and 90s in a lot of places, it’s hard to think that Christmas is not that far off. To help get you in the holiday mood check out CHRISTMAS IN WINTER VALLEY by Jodi Thomas, the eighth installment in her Ransom Canyon series.

Author: Jodi Thomas
Imprint: HQN
On-Sale: September 24, 2019
ISBN: 9781335505019

Cooper Holloway would take nature over people any day—especially visiting relatives. That’s why he’s headed for a rustic cabin in remote Winter Valley, where he’ll care for a herd of wild mustangs. But Cooper’s plans are quickly thwarted by the arrival of two unexpected guests: one, a stranger in desperate need of his help, and the other, a very attractive young veterinarian.
          Elliott is busy trying to keep Maverick Ranch running smoothly with Cooper gone, which is no easy task with family visiting. And when a long-lost love suddenly reappears in his life, Elliott knows he’ll have more than just books to balance this season.
          With a big, chaotic family Christmas around the corner and love blooming in surprising ways, the Holloway men will have to make big choices about the future—just in time for the holidays.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Jodi or her writing, here’s a bit of background on her.

Author Jodi Thomas
A fifth-generation Texan, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jodi Thomas chooses to set the majority of her novels in her home state, where her grandmother was born in a covered wagon. A former teacher, Jodi traces the beginning of her storytelling career to the days when her twin sisters were young and impressionable.  

With a degree in family studies, Jodi is a marriage and family counselor by education, a background that enables her to write about family dynamics. Honored in 2002 as a Distinguished Alumni by Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Jodi enjoys interacting with students on the West Texas A&M University campus, where she served as Writer in Residence.

Commenting on her contribution to the arts, Jodi said, “When I was teaching classes full-time, I thought I was making the world a better place. Now I think of a teacher or nurse or mother settling back and relaxing with one of my books. I want to take her away on an adventure that will entertain her. Maybe, in a small way, I’m still making the world a better place.”

When not working on a novel, Jodi enjoys traveling with her husband, renovating a historic home they bought in Amarillo and checking up on their two grown sons.  For more information, please visit Jodi’s website at

Thanks for stopping by today. Are you already reading or at least picking out Christmas themed books?


  1. Writers DO make the world a better place. Thank you Jodi - and congratulations.
    By the time Christmas reaches us we will be experiencing temperatures in the high 90s and beyond.
    Shudder. And I am so not ready for the heat OR the season.

  2. Writers do make the world a better place - we make people happy and teach them something about themselves.

  3. This is one of things I love being a writer, Mason. Thanks for sharing this book!

  4. I love being a writer, Thanks for sharing this book


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