Three neighbors have a unique lead up to the Christmas holiday when
their lives come in contact with the loves of each of their lives. Will a
marriage of convenience turn into the real thing? Can a lie become your
truth when a stranger stays with you for a couple of weeks? Will you
heal while helping to keep a stranger safe? These questions and more
are answered in Jodi Thomas' book MISTLETOE MIRACLES, the latest book in the Ransom Canyon series.
Griffin Holloway and his two brothers need money to keep the
generations-old Maverick Ranch in the family. All their former ideas
either only made enough for the next payment or didn't work. Since it's
Griffin's idea for one of them to find a rich wife, his brothers think it
should be him. Set up by the old maid Franklin sisters, Griffin meets
Sunlan Crown, a woman who needs a husband fast for her own
reasons. They make arrangements to get to know each other and
surprisingly, agree to a marriage of convenience. Sunlan travels to and
from her own ranch in Colorado, making arrangements for her
upcoming wedding. When a fire keeps her from visiting for
Thanksgiving, Griff decides to go to Sunlan. Getting the opportunity to
see Sunlan in her own home makes Griff realize that maybe this
marriage of convenience could be the real deal...
Jaxson O'Grady has become the local hermit after an incident in his
past. He moves to the piece of land the family owns adjacent to the
Maverick Ranch. One night while out for a walk, Jax sees a car accident
and rushes to help, but when he sees other people get there first, he
decides to go home. On his way, he sees an injured collie puppy and
takes the dog home to nurse it back to health. Eventually, Jax finds out
the dog belongs to Mallory, a woman who was in the accident. When
Mallory's dangerous ex-boyfriend comes looking for her, Jax offers to
let Mallory stay with him - he doesn't get many visitors, and no one in
town would expect her and her dog to be there. After years of being on
his own, Jax starts to enjoy having Mallory around, but is she ready to
start a relationship?
Captain Wyatt Johnson has just come back from an overseas mission.
After a minor car accident, the local sheriff sees his last name and
assumes he's Jamie Johnson's absent husband, and he's taken to
Jamie's house. Going along with the policeman's assumptions, Wyatt
stays at the house, and after being away from modern luxuries for so
long, makes himself at home. When Jamie comes home, she's alarmed
to find a stranger getting out of her shower! Wyatt talks Jamie into
letting him stay the night, promising to leave the next day. But, after
spending the evening getting to know one another, Jamie wonders if
maybe Wyatt is the answer to her own problems...
Another book in Jodi Thomas's Ransom Canyon series brings readers back to Crossroads,
Texas, where we meet and fall in love with three couples who get their
MISTLETOE MIRACLES during the
holiday season. MISTLETOE
MIRACLES shows how love can find you unexpectedly and at first
sight. These neighbors are given the chance to find the loves of their
lives in unexpected ways. Thomas shows that a marriage of
convenience can become true love, and a lie can become truth, and an
injured dog can bring people together. I'm looking forward to reading
more of the Ransom Canyon
series. More please, Ms. Thomas!
A small-town Texas Christmas story, where hearts
are lost, love is found, and family always brings you back
Griffin Holloway is desperate: the Maverick Ranch has been
in his family for generations, but lately, it’s a money pit.
He’d sooner marry one of his horses than sell the ranch.
Marriage, though, could be a solution. If he can
woo a wealthy bride, he might save the ranch—just in time
Jaxon O’Grady likes his solitude just fine, thank you very
much. But when a car accident brings the unexpected to his
door, he realizes just how much one person can need another.
Crossroads is the perfect place for Jamie Johnson: avoiding
nosy questions about why she’s single, she’s happy to keep
to her lakeside home. So she’s baffled when she gets the
strangest Christmas present of all, in the form of a Mr.
Johnson, asleep on her sofa. Who is he, and why does
everyone think he’s her husband?
In this uplifting novel, three unlikely couples discover
just what Crossroads, Texas, can offer: romance, belonging,
and plenty of Christmas spirit.