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

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, Thomas traces the beginning of her storytelling career to the days when her twin sisters were young and impressionable.

With a degree in family studies, Thomas 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, Thomas 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, Thomas 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, Thomas enjoys traveling with her husband, renovating a historic home they bought in Amarillo and checking up on their two grown sons.

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