Monday, October 14, 2019

A Ransom Canyon Christmas

Do you enjoy getting two things for the price of one? Who doesn’t? Then let me tell you about the latest release by Author Jodi Thomas. She has combined two popular Ransom Canyon novellas into one tantalizing volume, A RANSOM CANYON CHRISTMAS.

Author: Jodi Thomas
Imprint: HQN
On-Sale: October 14, 2019

Winter’s Camp

A wanderer’s life was all James Randall Kirkland has known since he was an orphaned boy in San Antonio. And while years of adventure 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 woman with the startling blue eyes, the course of his journey is changed forever.

Originally published in 2015.

A Christmas Affair

Maria Anne Davis has reinvented her life on her own terms after a car accident leaves her blind. She’s started her own business, finding great success selling her wildly popular homemade preserves to the local grocery. But what she didn’t count on was falling for the quiet owner of the store, Wes Whitman. Can a firecracker like Maria find happiness with the shy grocer—just in time for Christmas?

Originally published in 2017.

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. What’s better than getting two stories instead of one? Doesn’t that cover look so cozy?


  1. What's better than getting two stories instead of one? My greedy self says getting THREE stories.
    Congratulations Jodi.

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  3. Smart idea combining the novellas into a single volume! And having them be Christmas-themed. It's a great, cozy cover!

  4. It sounds as though the two original stories work really well together, Mason. And I like the idea of creating something new like that; it's a really clever way to share a story. And it sounds like an interesting story, too, which makes it even better. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I'm getting eager for Christmas stories. I like that two story approach in one book, too.


  6. I love Christmas stories and these sound like they're right up my alley! :)


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