posted on January 26, 2017 by Jodi Thomas


Stories come to me in pieces, kind of like a puzzle I find in a box without a picture on the outside of what the finished product will look like.

WILD HORSE SPRINGS came to me like that.  I wasn’t writing one story, but several that would merge at a crossroads that would change all their lives.

I had a sheriff who’d given up hope of ever finding a passionate love.  He’d settled, telling himself he was satisfied with his life.  He did his job, he raised his daughter alone.  That should be enough.

—Only he meets Brandi.  She’s hoping to forget everything and just drift, never getting too close to anyone.  But this small town sheriff is someone she can’t walk away from.

Blend into the story an ex Texas Ranger, Cody, who believes he should have died with his friends and has little care for his safety until he meets  a Park Ranger, Tess, who has never taken a chance in her life.  He’s riding full out with no care through life.  When she finds him broken at the bottom of a canyon, she uses him as a first aide example to her junior park ranger group.

—She becomes his reason to live and he becomes her way to learn how to be alive.

Add a love affair triangle between three friends who grew up together.  A wild teenager who can’t seem to follow the rules and a town watching them all.

That’s a Jodi Thomas novel.  Stories of people who learn what love and life is all about.  When you finish reading WILD HORSE SPRINGS, I want you to smile and think, “When can I go back to Crossroads, Texas?”

Jodi Thomas


$7.99 U.S.
ISBN-13: 9780373799275

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 to pneumonia, 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?

Jodi Thomas

Jodi Thomas

With millions of books in print, Jodi Thomas is both a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 40 novels and 13 short story collections. Her stories travel through the past and present days of Texas and draw readers from around the world.

In July 2006, Jodi was the 11th writer to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. With five RITA's to her credit, along with National Readers' Choice Awards and Booksellers' Best Awards, Thomas has proven her skill as a master storyteller.

Honored in 2002 as a Distinguished Alumni by Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, Thomas enjoys interacting with students at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, where she currently serves as Writer in Residence.

When not working on a novel or inspiring students to pursue a writing career, Thomas enjoys traveling with her husband, renovating a historic home, and "checking up" on their grown sons and four grandchildren.

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