New Release Books by Jodi Thomas

Jodi Thomas is the author of Sunday at the Sunflower Inn (2023), The Wishing Quilt (2022), Picnic in Someday Valley (2022), Dinner on Primrose Hill (2022) and other 167 books.

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Sunday at the Sunflower Inn

release date: Mar 28, 2023
Sunday at the Sunflower Inn
In New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas's tender and heartfelt novel set in the charming small town of Honey Creek, Texas, spring is in the air--and love is blooming too, as paths cross and hearts meet between residents old and new . . . Jessica Ann MacKenzie--"Jam" to everyone in Honey Creek--has fulfilled her dream of owning the best restaurant for miles around. Serving romantic candlelit dinners on Valentine's Day is a reminder of another dream, one she's just about given up on. Until, that very night, Sergeant Tucson Smith clambers out of the muddy river and onto her land, bringing the promise of something they've both been searching for. When McCoy Mason crashes on Interstate 45, he doesn't just bust up his Mustang, his leg, and his relationship. He also loses his prospects of a job and apartment in Houston. Honey Creek, home to his estranged grandfather, offers a temporary respite. After all, what permanent use could a town so picture-perfect have for a man like him? At sixty-seven, Charles H. Winston III lives by order and routine. One of his cherished rituals is a regular lunch date with three lovely ladies at the Honey Creek Café, including the very proper Miss Lilly Lambert. But it's not too late to surprise the whole town--or himself--by seizing a chance for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. And there's no better season than spring, a time of renewed hope and second chances . . .

The Wishing Quilt

release date: Aug 30, 2022
The Wishing Quilt
Three wishes—for love, second chances, and brand-new beginnings—come true, Texas-style, in this uplifting anthology from a talented trio of acclaimed authors . . . THE SECRET WISH * Jodi Thomas The little town of While-a-Way, Texas, may as well be named Last Chance as far as Avery Cleveland is concerned. Running her late great-grandmother’s quilt shop is the only way to build back her life after losing her dancing career. But local sheriff Daniel Solis is stunned by Avery’s beauty and spirit—and hopes to show her how to stitch brand-new dreams together . . . WISH UPON A WEDDING * Lori Wilde Ellie Winter’s sister is holding a quilting bee as her bachelorette party, creating a memory quilt for their grandmother. If only the event weren’t happening at the ranch where Ellie spent childhood summers, now owned by the man she can’t forget. Four days surely isn’t enough time to fall in love again . . . but what about four long, hot, summer nights? WHEN YOU WISH UPON A QUILT * Patience Griffin Paige Holiday’s last visit to the International Quilt Festival in Houston ended in heartbreak. It seems like all the women in her family are unlucky in love. So at this year’s festival, Paige is focused solely on business, until a gorgeous cowboy crosses her path, ready to turn her life—and her luck—around . . .

Picnic in Someday Valley

release date: Mar 01, 2022
Picnic in Someday Valley
New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas continues her charming and heartwarming series set in Honey Creek, Texas, a little town nestled in the rolling hills bordering the Brazos River, where friendship and love are always close at hand, ties run deep, and lives intersect in unexpected ways...Filled with Jodi's characteristic warmth, endearing characters, and authentic Texan flair, this story about a quiet cowboy and the local outcast adds layers of complexity and pathos to the continuing saga of this little town. New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas welcomes readers back to the picturesque Texas valley that cradles the town of Honey Creek... Benjamin Monroe is pretty sure how his life will play out. He'll continue teaching chemistry in his small college, and spend his free time biking through the valley. Eventually, he'll retire to putter around in his garden and greenhouse. His colleague, Virginia Clark, is not one for routines. She's chatty, spontaneous, and bubbly, and before Benjamin realizes what happened, she's talked him into collaborating on a research project--studying the mating habits of college students. Ketch Kincaid, one of Benjamin's star students, returned to college after serving in the army. He needs something to get his mind off his recent breakup and collecting research data might do it. And there's another distraction on the horizon--a woman who looks like she, too, knows about heartache. Soon enough, their project, "The Chemistry of Mating," is gaining notoriety. Friends, neighbors...the whole town has become involved. But no matter what the data determines, one conclusion seems inescapable: love follows its own rules...

Dinner on Primrose Hill

release date: Oct 25, 2022
Dinner on Primrose Hill
Includes an excerpt of Sunday at the Sunflower Inn.

One Night at the St. Nicholas

release date: Oct 26, 2021
One Night at the St. Nicholas
A lushly festive Christmas Eve ball is the setting for newfound love in New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas’s novella. At twenty-one, future heiress Jacqueline Hartman needs a husband, or so her father claims. And at tonight’s ball, she must choose one, even though what she longs for is independence and adventure far from the Texas ranch where she was born. Gruff, honorable former Army captain Cody Lamar is just one of the local ranchers who plans to ask for her hand, even if his primary attraction is to the land she will inherit. A down-and-out actor mistaken for a bank robber (and currently impersonating a marshal) and an Irish hotel maid with dreams of her own are only two of the people who will complicate the evening. When it comes to love, this Christmas promises to deliver the most unexpected gifts . . . Previously published in the anthology A Texas Kind of Christmas

The Cowboy Who Saved Christmas

release date: Sep 28, 2021
The Cowboy Who Saved Christmas
In these Texas-set stories of romance and adventure, the Civil War is over, Christmas is coming—and it’s time for three rugged fighters to become lovers . . . FATHER GOOSE New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jodi Thomas Dispirited by war, when Trapper Hawkins accepts a job hauling five little rich girls to Dallas, all he cares about is the money. He doesn’t expect they’ll awaken his spirit—or that their intriguing nursemaid, Emery Adams, will awaken his heart. And when danger strikes as Christmas Eve nears, he definitely doesn’t expect Emery and the girls to risk their lives—for him . . . THE MISTLETOE PROMISE * Sharla Lovelace A catastrophic storm, an ailing herd, and a failing cattle ranch have left Texas rancher Josie Bancroft in danger of losing everything her father worked for. Still, she’d rather die than merge with her neighbor rancher Benjamin Mason, the man who broke her heart years ago, on Christmas Eve. As old sparks fly and secrets are revealed, however, Ben is determined to help Josie—and prove that this time around can be different. That the misunderstandings of Christmas past need not define their future . . . ALMOST CHRISTMAS New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Linda Broday Noelle Blessing owns The Sugar Spoon, a candy shop in Blessing Falls, Texas. But despite her festive name and delicious occupation, Christmas doesn’t promise to be sweet this year—thanks to the curvy confectioner’s resentful ex-fiancé. When he shows up at the town’s holiday dance spoiling for trouble, Noelle grabs the nearest cowboy to partner with. Cord Dalton is more than happy to play the hero—and the new boyfriend too. And by the time Christmas rolls around, what began as pretend might just be the equally unexpected gift of the real thing . . .

Breakfast at the Honey Creek Café

release date: May 26, 2020
Breakfast at the Honey Creek Café
On the rolling hills that border the Brazos River lies Honey Creek, Texas—a small town where family bonds and legends run deep, and friendship and love are always close to hand . . . Piper Kate McKenzie, mayor of Honey Creek, won’t let a major scandal rip her quirky hometown apart, or jeopardize her dream of one day running for higher office. So she calls for reinforcements to find the source of corruption in the sheriff’s office—two men recommended by her Texas Ranger brothers . . . At seventeen, Sam Cassidy left home, heeding the call to be a preacher. Later he found another mission: serving his country. After his one love died, he lost both his faith and his fight. Drifting from one assignment to another, he’s come to Honey Creek intending to earn his pay check and move on. As a Dallas cop, Coby Riddell has grown skeptical and wary. People have a bad habit of disappointing each other, but the job never lets him down. This job in particular—his first undercover—is too intriguing to pass up. Piper, who’s been wondering if Honey Creek might be the only real love of her life, suddenly finds herself drawn to two very different men. And if she can keep her town—and her heart—from going completely off the rails, there may be a sweet, unexpected future in store . . . Visit us at www.kensingtonbooks.com On the rolling hills that border the Brazos River lies Honey Creek, Texas—a small town where family bonds and legends run deep, and friendship and love are always close to hand . . . Piper Kate McKenzie, mayor of Honey Creek, won’t let a major scandal rip her quirky hometown apart, or jeopardize her dream of one day running for higher office. So she calls for reinforcements to find the source of corruption in the sheriff’s office—two men recommended by her Texas Ranger brothers . . . At seventeen, Sam Cassidy left home, heeding the call to be a preacher. Later he found another mission: serving his country. After his one love died, he lost both his faith and his fight. Drifting from one assignment to another, he’s come to Honey Creek intending to earn his pay check and move on. As a Dallas cop, Coby Riddell has grown skeptical and wary. People have a bad habit of disappointing each other, but the job never lets him down. This job in particular—his first undercover—is too intriguing to pass up. Piper, who’s been wondering if Honey Creek might be the only real love of her life, suddenly finds herself drawn to two very different men. And if she can keep her town—and her heart—from going completely off the rails, there may be a sweet, unexpected future in store . . . Visit us at www.kensingtonbooks.com

A Texas Kind of Christmas

release date: Oct 29, 2019
A Texas Kind of Christmas
"One night at the St. Nicholas" It's Christmas Eve, 1859, St. Nickolas Hotel is hosting the most talked about ball of the season. Texas heiress Jacqueline Hartman spends Christmas Eve sharing a hideout with an accused bank robber to escape her stepmother's plot to marry her off.

A Ransom Canyon Christmas 2in1

release date: Oct 14, 2019
A Ransom Canyon Christmas 2in1
Two popular Ransom Canyon novellas by New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas, collected here in one volume! 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.

One Wish

release date: Sep 24, 2019
One Wish
New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas takes you back deep into the Texas Panhandle, where the winters are long, the storms fierce—and the Yuletide nights are unforgettable . . . It’s the week before Christmas in Kasota Springs and Maggie Allison is sweeping the floors before closing her shop for the night. But out in the cold darkness three men are keeping a close watch on her movements. Local farmer Sam Thompson is also there in the shadows, ready to step in if need be. Sure enough, when Maggie finds herself cornered by Boss Adler and his men demanding her money and more if she doesn’t cooperate, Sam comes to the rescue. Trouble is, Boss Adler gets away and everyone in town expects he’ll be back for revenge. Forced into hiding on Sam’s ranch, Maggie and Sam discover their distant memories of a childhood friendship promise something more in the present. But the Thompsons are famous for keeping to themselves, and Maggie knows it’ll take more than a moment under the mistletoe to bring Sam to his senses . . .

Christmas in Winter Valley

release date: Sep 24, 2019
Christmas in Winter Valley
Ransom Canyon welcomes you back for a Christmas that has everything you’re looking for: romance, family and a whole lot of Texas. Cooper Holloway would take nature over people any day—especially visiting relatives. That’s why he’s headed for a rustic cabin in remote Winter Valley, where he’ll care for a herd of wild mustangs. But Cooper’s plans are quickly thwarted by the arrival of two unexpected guests: one, a stranger in desperate need of his help, and the other, a very attractive young veterinarian. Elliott is busy trying to keep Maverick Ranch running smoothly with Cooper gone, which is no easy task with family visiting. And when a long-lost love suddenly reappears in his life, Elliott knows he’ll have more than just books to balance this season. With a big, chaotic family Christmas around the corner and love blooming in surprising ways, the Holloway men will have to make big choices about the future—just in time for the holidays.

Mistletoe Miracles

release date: Dec 01, 2021
Mistletoe Miracles
A small-town Texas Christmas story, where hearts are lost, love is found, and family always brings you back home. 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 for Christmas.

The Little Teashop on Main

release date: May 07, 2019
The Little Teashop on Main
A rainy-day ritual—a tea party between three little girls—becomes the framework of not only their friendship, but their lives. Redheaded, curly-haired Zoe is openhearted, kind and free-spirited, and dreams of becoming a famous actor in New York City. Shy Emily struggles with mental health but has the heart and soul of a writer. And Shannon—tall, athletic, strong—has a deep sense of loyalty that will serve her well when she heads off to military college. As Zoe, Emily and Shannon grow into women—forging careers, following dreams and finding love—they’ll learn that life doesn’t always unfold the way they want it to, but through it all, the one constant is each other, and their regular tea parties. And when the unthinkable happens, the girls must come together to face the greatest test of all. A deeply moving novel about the family that raises us, the hearts that nurture us and the great friendships that define our lives.

Midnight Bet

release date: Mar 19, 2019
Midnight Bet
When cousins Rick and Lizzy Matheson of Harmony, Texas, wind up on the wrong side of an attempted shooting, they know they’re in deep. Still, the biggest danger is losing their hearts—Rick to an old flame and Lizzy to an old friend she’d never noticed before… PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN THE ANTHOLOGY ASK ME WHY?

The Valentine's Curse

release date: Dec 18, 2018
The Valentine's Curse
A Yankee cowboy and a Texas widow find an unlikely lovein this story by the New York Times-bestselling “western romance legend” (Library Journal). As a Yankee in Texas two years after the Civil War, cowboy Broderick Monroe is given the jobs no one else wants to do—including keeping company with the cursed Widow Allen at the annual Valentine’s Day dance thrown by his boss’s wife. After losing two husbands to the war, Valerie Allen has become a local pariah. Rumor has it that if a man touches her, he’ll be dead by morning. But Brody believes in curses about as much as he believes in love. Then one secret embrace in the moonlight leads Valerie to think she has found a kindred spirit, but fate—and the curse—aren’t done with her yet… Originally published in Be My Texas Valentine

Western Hearts

release date: Nov 27, 2018
Western Hearts
Two emotional stories of finding home in the West Montana by Debbie Macomber When Molly learns that her grandfather is ill, she packs up her sons without a second thought and makes the long drive home to Sweetgrass, Montana. But she immediately has questions about the stranger working on her grandfather’s ranch. Just who is Sam Dakota? Why doesn’t the sheriff trust him? Despite everything, Molly can’t deny her attraction to Sam—until her ailing grandfather tries to push them into marriage. Some borders aren’t so easy to cross… Ransom Canyon by Jodi Thomas Rancher Staten Kirkland is rugged and practical to the last. But when his troubling memories threaten to overwhelm him, the lovely, reclusive Quinn O’Grady is there to catch him. Young Lucas Reyes has his eye on the prize—college. But one night, one wrong decision will set his life on a course even he hadn’t imagined. Yancy Grey is running hard from his troubled past. But Yancy isn’t prepared for what he encounters in the good people of Ransom Canyon…

Destination: Romance

release date: Sep 01, 2018
Destination: Romance
Discover four fan-favorite stories from bestselling HQN authors, in this collection of cozy reads! You Say It First by Susan Mallery Sculptor Nick Mitchell grew up in a family of artists and learned from his volatile father that passion only leads to pain. As he waits on a new commission, he takes a day job as a humble carpenter at a theme wedding venue. The job has its perks—mainly the venue’s captivating owner, Pallas Saunders. Originally published in 2017. Riverbend Road by RaeAnne Thayne Protecting the streets of Haven Point isn’t just a job for police officer Wyn Bailey, it’s a family tradition. But lately she’s found herself wanting more, especially from her boss—and overprotective brother’s best friend—sexy chief of police, Cade Emmett. Originally published in 2016. New York, Actually by Sarah Morgan Molly and Daniel both think they know everything about relationships. But as they try—and fail—to resist their undeniable chemistry, they’ll soon discover they just might have a lot left to learn… Originally published in 2017. Ransom Canyon by Jodi Thomas Rancher Staten Kirkland, the last descendant of Ransom Canyon’s founding father, is rugged and practical to the last. No one knows that when his troubling memories threaten to overwhelm him, he runs to lovely, reclusive Quinn O’Grady…or that she has her own secret that no one living knows. Originally published in 2015.

Mornings on Main

release date: Apr 01, 2018
Mornings on Main
“Compelling and beautifully written.” —Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author on Ransom Canyon From the beloved and bestselling author of the Ransom Canyon and Harmony, Texas series comes a powerful, heartwarming story about generations of family and the ironclad bonds they forge When Jillian James lands in the small town Texas community of Laurel Springs, she’s definitely not planning to stay—except to find a few clues about the father who abandoned her and destroyed her faith in family. Connor Larady is a single dad, and the only one caring for his grandmother, Eugenia, who has Alzheimer’s. And now he has to close Eugenia’s quilt shop. When Connor meets down-on-her-luck Jillian, he’s out of options. Can he trust the newcomer to do right by his grandmother’s legacy? Jillian is done with relationships. But as she grows closer to Connor and Eugenia, she must consider giving up her nomadic life for a future with those who need her. An inspiring family saga that asks us to consider what love and chosen family really mean.

Finding Mary Blaine

release date: Mar 01, 2018
Finding Mary Blaine
Prominent Attorney’s Wife Killed In Bombing The morning’s newspaper headline leaves Blaine Anderson reeling. Only a few hours ago she’d dragged herself, dazed and bleeding, from the smoking rubble, but it might as well have been a lifetime ago—because now the world believes she is dead. Before Blaine can reach her husband, the bomber strikes again. With terrifying clarity, she realizes he’s bent on wiping out the witnesses to his crime—and she’s one of them. Without money and ID, she becomes Mary Blaine, hiding in a homeless shelter, knowing it’s too dangerous to go home. Meanwhile, her husband, Mark, realizes his carefully managed life is beginning to crumble. After years of taking Blaine for granted, he finally grasps how nothing—not even a promising career in politics—is worth it without her by his side. Desperately, he searches for anyone who was with Blaine just prior to the blast. But instead, he finds something—someone—much more important.

The Widows of Wichita County

release date: Dec 01, 2017
The Widows of Wichita County
A fan-favorite story of heartbreak, hope and the incredible power of female friendship from New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas, originally published in 2003. Randi Howard, Anna Montano, Meredith Allen, Helena Whitworth and Crystal Howard have absolutely nothing in common apart from their husbands’ work. They are all married to men who live to search for "black gold," men who are willing to exchange backbreaking work and long days for danger and excitement—and money. But on a blistering day in early autumn, a fiery explosion on a West Texas oil rig changes everything. In one brief moment, tragedy binds Randi, Anna, Meredith, Helena and Crystal closer together than they ever thought possible. As they gather at the hospital, waiting to learn who among them will have to bury her husband, they turn to one another for support. And so begins a journey of faith, of strength, of courage and of love.

A Christmas Affair

release date: Oct 01, 2017
A Christmas Affair
Look for A Christmas Affair, the exciting new novel from Jodi Thomas, available from HQN books Oct 1, 2017. Pre-order your copy today!

Indigo Lake

release date: Aug 01, 2017
Indigo Lake
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 ranch house, an empty prairie and a dark river that cuts a decisive path between the Hamiltons’ land and that of their estranged neighbors. When Dakota helps a stranger on the roadside, 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, representing all she’s been raised to loathe. The problem is, it looks like Blade is in town to stay, and there’s something about his wolf-gray eyes she just can’t ignore. Lauren Brigman feels adrift. Unhappy in work and unlucky in love, she knows she ought to be striving for more, 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 is? Free bonus story included in this book! Don’t miss Winter’s Camp, the gripping Ransom Canyon prequel novella!

Once Upon a Valentine's Day: A Romance Sampler

release date: Feb 01, 2017
Once Upon a Valentine's Day: A Romance Sampler
FREE DIGITAL SAMPLER FEATURING EXTENDED EXCERPTS FROM TODAY'S BESTSELLING ROMANCE AUTHORS Find your perfect hero just in time for Valentine's Day with a sneak peek at nine sizzling romances! Whether you're looking for an office romance with gorgeous Mr. Right, to be whisked away on a passionate island escape with a billionaire, or awaiting a full Texan ranch experience (complete with your very own cowboy), these alpha males are sure to make you swoon! So settle in for a wild ride with this free Valentine's Day sampler featuring excerpts from nine new novels written by today's hottest authors. Featuring extended excerpts from: • Under Pressure by Lori Foster • Her Sweetest Fortunes by Stella Bagwell • Wild Horse Springs by Jodi Thomas • The Last Di Sione Claims His Prize by Maisey Yates • Rough & Tumble by Rhenna Morgan • Renegade's Pride by B.J. Daniel • Two-Week Texas Seduction by Cat Schield • Dominate Me by Stacey Lynn • Red Clover Inn by Carla Neggers

Wild Horse Springs

release date: Feb 01, 2017
Wild Horse Springs
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, 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?

Sunrise Crossing

release date: Aug 30, 2016
Sunrise Crossing
Return to peaceful Crossroads, Texas, where community comes first and love thrives in the unlikeliest places… Yancy Grey is slowly putting his life back together after serving time for petty theft. As he rebuilds an old house, he finally has a sense of stability, but he can't stop thinking of himself as just an ex-con. Until one night, he finds a mysterious dark-haired beauty hiding in his loft. But who is she, and what secret is she protecting? The art gallery Parker Lacey manages is her life—she has no time for friends, and certainly not lovers. But when her star artist begs Parker for help, she finds herself in a pickup truck, headed for the sleepy town of Crossroads. A truck driven by a strong, silent cowboy… Gabe Snow has been a drifter since he left Crossroads at seventeen after a violent incident. When he accepts a job in his hometown, he'll have to decide whether he can put the worst night of his life behind him and build a future in the community that raised him.
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