Winter's Camp

Winter's Camp

Jodi Thomas / Dec 11, 2019

Winter s Camp New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas has captivated readers around the world with her sweeping heartfelt family sagas To introduce her brand new series Jodi tells the story behind the unfor

  • Title: Winter's Camp
  • Author: Jodi Thomas
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  • Page: 188
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  • New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas has captivated readers around the world with her sweeping, heartfelt family sagas To introduce her brand new series, Jodi tells the story behind the unforgiving Texas landscape and how one man claims Ransom Canyon and a timid beauty for his legacy A wanderer s life was all James Randall Kirkland had known since he was an orphaNew York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas has captivated readers around the world with her sweeping, heartfelt family sagas To introduce her brand new series, Jodi tells the story behind the unforgiving Texas landscape and how one man claims Ransom Canyon and a timid beauty for his legacy A wanderer s life was all James Randall Kirkland had known since he was an orphaned boy in San Antonio And while years of adventure had 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 slave woman with the startling blue eyes, the course of his journey is changed forever.Ever since the Comanche raided her village and took her for their own, Millie hasn t known any kind of freedom After years of being outcast, beaten and traded from tribe to tribe, she s unprepared for James s patient tone and gentle ways Still, as her handsome savior slowly earns her trust, Millie struggles between desire and fear, sure it s just a matter of time before James tires of her and her burgeoning feelings are nothing but another wasted memory.

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    900 Comments

    1. 4/5; 4 stars; AI really enjoy this author and her specialty niche (in my mind) which is writing stories about people and communities. This short story is only 87 pages long on my e-reader yet its a complete, thoroughly engaging story. Its the intro to a new series by Jodi Thomas. I liked the snapshot look at one possible life story of an early settler family and community.


    2. A good short read.It was a hard life back then. I can't imagine going on a wagon train or trying to create a farm or ranch form open land. I think I was more interested in the feel of the past than the romance. Although the romance was sweet.



    3. Winter's Camp is a Western set in Texas at a time when land was just beginning to be divided up for ranches and towns for the white people. This book is a prequel and kicks off a new series by Jodi Thomas - the Ransom Canyon series.It's a short and gentle story, giving the background to the beginnings of the new town. James is a kind but resolute man. When he spots Millie being mistreated as a slave he buys her for 'nothing', because she is regarded as nothing. Millie is at first reticent and un [...]


    4. The gorgeous cover of Winter’s Camp caught my eye on Netgalley, plus I’m always down for anything historical. The Texas setting was described beautifully and I was drawn to James and Millie’s unconventional romance. This was a super quick novella that I whooshed through on my Kindle app during a day trip for work. As Winter’s Camp stands on it’s own, I really enjoyed it. However, I mistakenly thought it was intended to kick off a historical series. The next book, Ransom Canyon is set i [...]


    5. Was so glad this was included in the newest Ransom Canyon book. Now I know the back story for this series, how it all got started. James and Mille had to learn to trust, and where James didn't want marriage, he didn't want anyone else to have Millie. Love this story.



    6. WINTER’S CAMPJodi ThomasHQNSeptember 2015A Ransom Canyon NovellaThe amazing story of WINTER’S CAMP begins in the year 1872. Twenty-Nine-year old James Randall Kirkland is looking for acreage to purchase near Ransom Canyon in the northwestern part of Texas. Money that he inherited from his parents after their deaths when he was a child has been put in the bank over the years, along with his own earnings from the Army and other sources, will allow him to be able to finally put down roots. He t [...]


    7. I really enjoyed the e-book novella, "Winter Camp," which was set 100 years in the past and gives the background for the story found in Jodi Thomas' newest novel,"Ransom Canyon." Jodi presents the history of the area in West Texas accurately while keeping the story intriguing and fast-moving. It is a well done piece of historical fiction and perfect as the kickoff to this new series. If you enjoy series that include memorable characters, a fascinating storyline, and close relationships, then the [...]


    8. Ranching in TexasThe book tells the story of a man planning to ranch in Texas after Civil War. He buys white slave from natives and their problems getting to know each other and setting up the ranch. They face rustlers and the womans hostile brother who was raised by natives. After awhile they learn to live together and build a huge ranch.


    9. A good western romance that could have been great. I enjoyed reading about Texas before it was settled, and the trials that Millie went through in coming back to her self. I didn't much care for the way James had his fun but refused to marry her. That turned me off what up until that point was a really good story. 3 reluctant stars


    10. A charming novella, about the incredible hardship of a woman who was captured by Apaches at twelve and grew up basically a slave, and the man who couldn't turn his back and leave her there. I grew up in this country, so it was a special treat to escape to the past and see the founding families. A lovely story.


    11. Jodi Thomas knows how to paint the beautiful landscapes of Texas. This novella of Winters Camp and the love that James and Millie create is a testimony of the true settlers of our great West Texas country. I'm excited to read on into the 1st book of Jodi Thomas's newest series Ransom's Canyon. It's sure to be an exciting adventure!!!!


    12. I loved the hero up until the point where he didn't want to marry her. Have your cake and eat it. Kinda disliked him after that.



    13. Normally don't like Western's but Jodi is an exception:-)THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLYWinter's Camp is a Western set in Texas at a time when land was just beginning to be divided up for ranches and towns for the white people. This book is a prequel and kicks off a new series by Jodi Thomas - the Ransom Canyon series.It's a short and gentle st [...]


    14. Thank you Jodi Thomas for continuing your excellent Ransom Canyon series. Although a shorter book, it still has the continuity of quality reading. I would call it a prequel because it is the story of the beginnings of the Kirkland empire in the 1800s. It is the story of 2 people, James Kirkland who is trying to put his life together following the civil war, and Millie O'Grady who is an Indian captive. It is a sweet story with a HEA ending. I wished this book had a little more story line, but the [...]


    15. A pioneer settler romance. Early settlers lived as rough as the natives they displaced. In push-back Tribes raided the homesteads of those who intruded on Tribal lands making slaves of desirable women and adopting young boys into the tribe. The protagonist in this novella encounters one such sister and brother. Prequel to a series.


    16. Once again, a terrific book!!! Since I've already read the books that came after this one, it was nice to "see" where the story began. Jodi is quickly becoming one of my "go to" authors and I can't wait for the next installment in Ransom Canyon!!! Write Faster, Jodi!!! :)


    17. Novella packaged with last book of Ransom Canyon series: Indigo Lake.Liked the info about captured whites by Indians (Apache here) so 3.5 stars total for me on this short story of how the first Kirkland settled his land. Also liked the epilogue on Quanah Parker and Palo Duro Canyon fight.




    18. Winter’s Camp is a prequel to Thomas’ new Ransom Canyon series. In the story we meet the two families who first settled near Ransom Canyon. James Randall Kirkland is a survivor but he has tunnel vision. He has always wanted his own spread and now that it is coming true all he cannot think about anything thing else.He rescued Millie O’Grady from the Indian tribe who held her. She gradually comes to love James but knows that she cannot stay unless her feelings are returned. Of course there i [...]


    19. "In some tribes when a woman covers up in mud like that the tribe calls her ‘no one.’ She’s nothing to anyone. She’s no more than part of the dirt.”This novella is a prequel to the Ransom Canyon series. I do wish this could have been a full book, going into much more detail about James and Millie.It is Texas in the early 1870s. James Kirkland finds Millie O'Grady in an Apache camp, covered in mud, and being mistreated. She'd been stolen from her family when she was 12 years old and now [...]


    20. good short story to set us up for the new series. James Kirkland is finally settling down and wants to settle new Ransom Canyon but first he needs supplies. As his guide Two Fingers helps him negotiate he notices a young woman covered in mud but eyes so blue they were breathtaking. He buys her with a broken watch and takes her with him. Slowly he brought her back to life, taking baby steps to get her to talk and trust him. Millie began to trust him and even began to hope things would be differen [...]


    21. This book had a lot of potential. Unfortunately, a lot of the potential was lost by making this a novella rather than a full length book.The beginning was excellent, but it soon went downhill. I found it hard to believe how quickly they rushed into bed (view spoiler)[Especially with Millie initiating it, considering her background of abuse(hide spoiler)]I really didn't feel like their relationship was believable because it progressed so quickly. I've read Jodi Thomas's work before and have almos [...]


    22. So much was packed into this novella at only fifty pages. It's the prequel to the Ransom Canyon series. So far I've read book three, Lone Heart Pass, and next up for me is the fourth book in the series, Sunrise Crossing.Lots of spirit in Millie, her brother Andy, and the man who bartered for her from an Indian tribe that held her captive, James. A few twists and turns and lots of depth to the characters. A happily ever after with nice closure. I can't wait to read more!Thomas is one of my favori [...]



    23. This was a touching western romance set in 1870's Texas. I'm a big fan of Jodi Thomas and she packs a lot of character growth into this short story. I think James was a little "too" focused on his ranch goals at times, but looking at his personality at the start of the book, it made sense. He never planned on Millie crossing his path. If you are looking for a quick, romantic readis is it! I'm looking forward to the series and catching up with the current day Kirkland clan.


    24. Winter's Camp was a short novella that i read in one sitting. This is the beginning of a dream for Civil War Captain James Kirkland. He scouted until he found the perfect place to build his ranch. He also bought a woman who had been stolen by the Apaches. James eventually married Millie, the ex mud woman, and thus began the Kirkland family in Ransom Canyon. This book is the beginning of a new series, which I hope is as good as the Harmony series.


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