Jodi Thomas ð 9 eadThis is a series that I thoroughly enjoying the and I Read Of It You read of it You Ransom Canyon is where all of the novels in this series are based but this series is following different characters who live in the Canyon in each novel Sometimes there are some crossovers and sometimes not You might get cameos of other characters from previous novels crop up at some point
THIS IS A SERIES THAT YOUis a series that you dip in and out of as and when you chooseIn this story we follow Blake Hamilton as he A Kangaroo's Life returns to town to inspect the land and house that he has inherited His family has a past here in Ransom Canyon that he is now about to figure out There is a long standing fued between his family next door that started decades previously Even though we are following Blake s side of the story we are following the story on the other side of the fence also with Dakota who meets Blake for the first time when he comes to inspect his land What I loved the most was theomance and conflict between the Hamiltons and the family on the other side of the feuding fence Clearly there is a past between the two families but also clearly there is a lot of chemistry between Blake and Dakota that only time will tell This is not a story that I could binge ead from book 1 to the very end I find the stories can be very samey when you get to this book in the series That doesn t mean that it isn t good It is I have found that I need to pick up the next novel in the series ead that and then leave the series a bit before I dip into the next one For Filosofía e inmanencia reviews please check out the link belowDebra s Book CafeDebs It took me days to finish this book because I kept putting it down I need to admit after attempting four of them that these books are not for me and stop trying The only characters I like are the sheriff and Brandi The storylines areather The Monacan Indian Nation of Virginia: The Drums of Life ridiculous and full of problems and the pacing is uneven I know these are popular books and I m glad so manyeaders enjoy them I won t be eading any from this author anytime soon This entertained me nicely and I eally liked the setting 45 stars Indigo Lake by Jodi Thomas is 6 in the Ransom Canyon series and what can I say but that I loved this visit to Crossroads Texas Its another one of those places I d love to live or at least visitWe have ourselves a bit of feud between the Hamilton and Davis family it seems there has been some bad blood in the past and if Grandmother is to be believed its best that they don t approach each other However Blade Murder in Gutenthal really likes the pint sized Dakota and if anything he is about to put that feud to bedWe also catch up with Lauren and Lucas and Tim and that other one Ryan all linked together by a happening when they were teens We ve watched the attraction between Lucas and Lauren wax and wane and wondered whether they will ever find their way together Plus Tim and Lauren are best friends and might even enjoy sleeping with each other I ask you Where is all this goingSomething very fishy is going on at Ryan sanch there a few bodies and something that just does not seem One of Our Thursdays Is Missing right Dan Brigman is sheriff and he wants to find out just what it is So before we know it Blade is sworn in as a deputy with little pay and an eighteen hour day or This is a place where you can expect shootings and danger Wee talking a good cowboy story Where people are locked up in the local jail for their own safety and the town looks after them I loved the humor and the turn of phrase that makes this series so fun to On the Field of Glory: an Historical Novel of the Time of King John Sobieski read All that I expected was there I was just sorry I couldn t get to visit with all the beloved people of the town but I hope to make the acuaintance of some of them next time There sure needs to be a 7 and And delighted to see that Jodi says she is going to have a story for Dakota s sister who happens to be blind Yay Going to be an October happyead The Hamilton Collins feud is settled. Two families long divided by an ancient feud Can a powerful love finally unite them Blade Hamilton is the last of his line He's never even heard of Crossroads Texas until he inherits land there Riding in on his vintage Harley Davidson Blade finds a weathered Lassie Come-Home ranch house an empty prairie and a darkiver that cuts a decisive. .
As we meet several new characters in the series At the same time two of the original characters in the series finally get their HEA In typical Jodi Thomas fashion a large group of characters fill the pages with danger tension and omance I loved seeing the new characters as I also got to visit with some old friends a to visit with some old friends A addition to the Ransom Canyon series It can stand alone but is fun if you start at the beginningI eceived a free copy of the book in St Lucy's Home For Girls Raised By Wolves return for an honesteview Gpod story Sonetimes i got
CONFUSED WITH WHO WAS WHO NOTwith who was who Not bad but hardly satisfyingSpoilersTo my astonishment the leftover sense of disappointment I had from the last installment in the Ransom Canyon series Wild Horse Springs tempted me to not only skip eviewing this one but to skip eading it at all But my curiosity a small sense of duty and years of loving Thomas work combined into a force I couldn t deny so I Mr. Majeika and the Dinner Lady and Mr. Majeika and the Music Teacher read itMy overall impression mehOh a uick word of advice don tead this book immediately after Twilight of the Idols reading a dark gritty thriller like Sandra Brown s work Give yourself some distance between the two because while bothomances they have vastly different tones I Ninth City Burning (War of the Realms, read Seeing Red the day before Iead this and going from Brown s unapologetic bluntness to Thomas fanciful purple prose is seriously jarringThat said it could be just the jarring change of tones but at times this book seemed almost like it wanted to be poetry instead of a novel I suppose it could just be a Der Ritter und die Bastardtochter romance being aomance but there was a lot of cheese and characters said things I can t imagine a person in Chinaberries and Crows real life saying without laughing In those moments it felt fake and cheapThe book carried a sense of finality as though it was the last full length Ransom Canyon book There s a Ransom Canyon holiday novella due out in October I believe but the next project after that seems to be something new I m not sure if it s a new series or a stand alone novel But I didn t notice any mention of this being the series finale or conclusion in any marketing so perhaps Thomas just needs to clean the palate with something different for a while I guess we ll have to wait and seeI think most of the sense of finality came from Lauren and Lucas getting their HEA at last and all the talk of the gypsy house that started it all Theirelationship if it could be called that began in the first book and emained up in the air throughout the series until now and it in the first book and emained up in the air throughout the series until now and it as if storylines were getting tied up in neat bows Except there are still characters we don t have closure on like Tim O Grady and Thatcher from previous books I could probably live without Tim s HEA I m not attached to him He wasn t as annoying here as in Wild Horse Springs but he still got on my nerves just like he got on the sheriff s I liked Thatcher though and would be very interested to see where and with whom he ended up Oh and I d totally be down for Maria Davis and Wes Whitman s story She s blind and he s so shy he hardly speaks which eminds me of one of my favorite Thomas heroes Carter McKoy from Texan s Wager They d have an interesting journeyIn this installment in addition to Lauren and Lucas we saw newbies Blade Hamilton and Dakota Davis get together We also saw some scenes from Dan Brigman s point of view and I m not sure they were entirely necessary But Blade and Dakota were entertaining and fully developed I thought there d be a little to the feud between their families but what there was served its purpose and made their getting to know each other hilarious Although did we ever find out why there weren t any pictures of Hamilton women If the explanation is there I missed itAs for Lauren and Lucas sigh As a character Lauren was a thorough disappointment and I feel that their journey to love was a mess Thomas kept putting it off and putting it off and now I don t know what I was expecting but. Path between the Hamiltons' land and that of their estranged neighbors When Dakota helps a stranger on the oadside she isn't prepared for the charisma of the man on the motorbike or for the last name he bears Hamilton of her family's sworn enemies epresenting all she's been aised to loathe The problem is it looks like Bl. It wasn t this I m not satisfied
at all it doesn t feelearned for twelveall It doesn t feelearned For twelve Lauren s mooned after Lucas who pushed her so far away that they became strangers as adults Lauren was never content always feeling emotionally lost never finding herself never knowing what she wanted to do with her life and somehow that became Lucas fault She seemed to blame him for not loving her back as if being with him was her only purpose for living I have major problems with that I believe people need to love themselves and be content in who they are as individuals before they can fully apply themselves to loving others and never once did I feel Lauren liked herself at all She was LIKE AN AUTOMATON GOING THROUGH THE an automaton going through the of life doing what she thought she was supposed to do not finding passion in anything except being moderately obsessed with Lucas and could have beens She became a writer because she d been told she was good at it not because she loved doing it or at least that s the impression I got Then Lucus shows up and finally seems esigned to being with her and she acts as though that fixed everything like she s perfectly happy now because he s finally paying attention to her It was such horse doo dooSpeaking of doo doo I don t mean to be at all disrespectful to the Apache language but every time Dakota called her grandmother Shichu all I heard in my head for the est of the page was I shichu not You know cause it sounds like shit you AnywayThe suspense subplot was good except one thing the fires had nothing to do with the drug unning They only started because one of the thugs was poking around where he shouldn t have been and somehow his cigarette started the first fire Then he started the other barn on purpose to make it look likewell that they were started on purpose And the man who died in the fire Just a drifter who d snuck into the barn for a dry place to sleep Completely unrelated and useless I was angry when I Reform, Red Scare, and Ruin read those explanations because they were incredibly cheap and lazy Thomas couldn t think of anything else Anythingelevant It undermines the entire plot Oh those things that seemed super important Yeah didn t matter whatsoever Overall Blade and Dakota s story was cute and fun but Thomas seemed to just want Lauren and Lucas to be together already so she could be done with themCould this be Grauwacht read as a stand alone Not if you want Lauren and Lucas interactions to make any sensenoapologybookreviewscomkeeneyeeditingcom Iemember the 1st book I ever ead by Jodi Thomas Texas Rain that sealed the deal and I ve been eading her books ever since Now fast forward 12 years and I m still amazed by her delivery and talent in telling a storyIndigo Lake is just marvelous This series has stolen my heart just as her other books before have done Dakota and Blade s story is magical spiritual and could very well end a feud generations in the making The gypsy house still haunts 4 individuals who suffered such great loss one night years agouestion is will Lauren Lucas and Tim let it destroy them or will they finally Lies, Damned Lies, and History reveal what actually happened and expose Reid Collins for the lie he told so long agoEven if you ve neveread any of the other Ransom Canyon books this one you could pick up and never be lost Each book could be a standalone because of her elouent way of explaining the past you would never be left in the darkThe mystery incorporated in Indigo Lake is truly addictive with a huge surprise twist The love of the townspeople for one another is infectious So enjoy this trip back to Ransom Canyon or if it s your 1st visit get The New World ready to fall in love with these Texan s who alwaysoll out the welcome mat Loved this book I have always loved Jodi Thomas deft characterizations and engaging plots This book had both Now I need to go back and You Wouldn't Want to Be an Inca Mummy!: A One-way Journey You'd Rather Not Make read theest o I loved the story and characters Could not put the book dow. Ade is in town to stay and there's something about his wolf gray eyes she just can't ignoreLauren Brigman feels adrift Unhappy in work and unlucky in love she knows she ought to be striving for but she's never truly at peace unless she's at home in Crossroads If the wider world can't satisfy her is home truly where her heart.