Synopses & Reviews
From the New York Times bestselling Jodi Thomas comes this captivating tale about a headstrong beauty and the Texas Ranger who protects her without her knowledge.
Twenty-five-year-old Rose McMurray may be beautiful, smart, and capable of running her family's ranch at Whispering Mountain, but she's backed away from marriage three times without giving anyone reasons. Everyone thinks she is a coward, afraid of any adventure, including falling in love. She's never done a single wild or reckless thing in her life...until now.
Duncan McMurray, like Rose, was adopted into the family. As a Texas Ranger, he swears he'll never settle down and marry. He's been Rose's guardian angel since they were kids but for the first time in their lives he's the one who has caused her to be in danger. Somehow, he has to protect her from an outlaw gang determined to kill her without letting Rose know of the danger she's in. He's convinced that her heart can't take the stress if she knows...the only question is can his heart take the nearness of her.
When opposites collide the adventure begins...
"One of my favorites." --Debbie Macomber
"A masterful storyteller." --Catherine Anderson, New York Times bestselling author
and#8220;Thomas knocks it out of the park again
and#8230;.Ronny Logan and Austin Hawk are looking for peace out by Rainbow Lane. They both have reasons to crave solitudeand#8212;heand#8217;s recovering from injury, she from grief and a yearand#8217;s traveland#8212;so theyand#8217;re surprised to enjoy each otherand#8217;s company. Ronny also becomes friends with neighbors Dusti and Abby Delaney, sisters who are counting on a poker tournament to make their dreams come true. As Dusti gets poker lessons from flirtatious Kieran Oand#8217;Toole, tournament organizer Reagan Truman waits for rodeo rider Noah McAllen, her longtime love interest, to and#8220;grow up and man up.and#8221; Thomas is a master at creating damaged yet appealing characters, and their expressions of loveand#8212;as siblings, as friends, as partnersand#8212;are intense and beautiful. Their paths to happiness are interwoven in an intricate tapestry with the tournament as backdrop, combining in an epic tale of the kind of love that lasts foreverand#8221; and#8211;Publishers Weekly
(starred review) on Betting the Rainbow
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and#8220;You can count on Jodi Thomas to give you a satisfying and memorable read.and#8221;and#8212;Catherine Anderson, New York Times bestselling authorand#160;
and#8220;Thomas sketches a slow, sweet surrender.and#8221;and#8212;Publishers Weeklyand#160;
and#8220;Tender, realistic, and insightful.and#8221;and#8212;Library Journaland#160;
and#8220;Iand#8217;ve never met a Jodi Thomas book that wasnand#8217;t absolutely dog eared from being read many times.and#8221;and#8212;Fresh Fictionand#160;
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~"Thomas knocks it out of the park again" --Publishers Weekly (starred review) and#160; New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas returns to the town of Harmony, Texas, where life has a way of making better plans than anyone ever imaginedand#133;and#160;
Sisters Abby and Dusti Delaney have spent their entire lives on Rainbow Lane, but they dream of something bigger. So when a poker tournament comes to town, Dusti is determined to win enough money to leave. Enlisting expert Kieron Oand#8217;Brian to teach her the game, sparks begin to fly as they play their hands. But Kieron refuses to stand in the way of her dream, even if it means losing her forever...
After a year of traveling, Ronny Logan is settling into a home on Rainbow Lane, but thatand#8217;s all the settling sheand#8217;ll be doing. Ronny refuses to fall for anyone, regardless of the chemistry she has with her neighbor Austin Hawk. Yet something undeniable begins to grow between the two lonersand#151;if only they can let their barriers fall and open their hearts...
About the Author
Jodi Thomas is a certified marriage and family counselor, a fifth generation Texan, a Texas Tech graduate, and writer-in-residence at West Texas AandM University. She lives in Amarillo, Texas. Her recent novels includeand#160;Can't Stop Believing, Chance of a Lifetime, Wild Texas Rose and Just Down the Road.