Review: Indigo Lake by Jodi Thomas

Indigo Lake by Jodi Thomas
Series:  Ransom Canyon (# 6)
Release Date:  July 18, 2017
Publisher:  Harlequin Books
Pages:  432
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review



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?


Review:   Wonderful continuation of the Ransom Canyon series by one of my favorite western authors, Jodi Thomas.  Indigo Lake picks up where the last book in the series, Wild Horse Springs, left off.  My only disappointment is that there wasn’t the depth to Blade as to some of the other characters and the storyline was a little more predictable.

Dakota has her life planned out and it doesn’t include a man – especially not Blade, who is a Hamilton and the family her family has had a feud with for several generations.  He fits right into the town even though he just planned to pass through and gets more than he bargained for but so does she or does she?.  Many of the characters we’ve met before are back front and center and gave me a feeling of returning home.

There are family and friends – some estranged, enemies, good guys and bad, horses, ranches, businesses, small town happenings, vivid descriptions of the land, secrets, injuries, reminisces, laughter, humor and love.  There are a few happily ever afters in the offing and some closure with enough loose ends to bring us to the next book in the series or so I’m hoping.

Thomas’ stories always take me to small town America and creates characters that I get to know on several different levels.  I look forward to reading many more books that she pens whether in this series or others.

Favorite Quote:  Elf size.  No one had ever called her that.