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Sunrise Crossing

(Ransom Canyon #4)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  748 ratings  ·  94 reviews
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-hair
Mass Market Paperback, 378 pages
Published August 30th 2016 by Hqn
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Jacqueline J
Fairly certain this is my first try at this author. I liked it well enough but I'm thinking this author won't become a favorite. There were too many characters with POV to suit me. There were 3 couples with three different romances going on. I would have been interested in any one of them as a couple in a romance dedicated to them. Here though they just seemed smushed in and no one got a complete story. The suspense element was unbelievable. There was no reason for example for the police to be s ...more
4.5 stars. I always eagerly look forward to the next in any series by Jodi Thomas. Sunrise Crossing was no exception to that, as I knew it was going to contain further development of Yancy, the young guy who arrived in Crossroads in the first book. I loved him then and it was such fun to see him develop through the series until this book where he pretty much has star billing. He has had it rough, but he has made it through and is a kind and caring kind of person. And of course as we moved along ...more
Laura (Kyahgirl)
3.5/5; 4 stars; B+

We met Yancy in the first book in the series and I enjoyed getting a chance to see him a few years later when he has settled in to Crossroads. I like to go back and visit characters from other books in the series.

However, I hope Thomas isn't planning to try and drag this series out for several more books. There just isn't that much there and some of the drama feels a bit contrived.

That being said, I really enjoy the various characters she sprinkles throughout her stories.
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Favorite Quote:

“I have so many dead relatives floating around upstairs, I may have the Baptist preacher do an exorcism.”
“Don’t you mean a priest?”
“No, I asked him. He said if he cast out all the ghosts in this county, he’d lose half his congregation.”

Yancy Gray ran away from home at 14 years old and after a stint in prison and an unexpected inheritance, he has found a home in Crossroads, TX. He spends his days helping out at
My Book Addiction and More MBA
Sunrise Crossing by Jodi Thomas is Book 4, in her amazing "Ransom Canyon" series. But can be read as a stand alone. Although, I would suggest reading the other three in this amazing series, but definitely not needed to follow "Sunrise Crossing".

Once again, Ms. Thomas returns her readers to Ransom Canyon, for another exciting visit to small town, USA, the people, and the goings on of a small town. Set in Crossroads, Texas. Where love thrives, the community works together, and looks after each oth
This is the story I have been waiting for in this series. One of my absolute favourite characters, Yancy. We first met Yancy in the first book in this series, Ransom Canyon. He had wound up in the town having been in trouble in his past and wanting to escape. He ended up being a 'care taker' for the older community.

In this story, we follow him after he had found out something really important about his history (and he still has a lot to learn in this story). He is renovating a house that he wan
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Yancy Grey has been a character in the Ransom Canyon from the time he stepped off of the bus after getting out of prison and became the caretaker for a group of senior citizens. Now in book four he gets his HEA. There a mystery person who comes into his life. It is interesting how he reacts to having someone who loves him and he loves in return. It is a very nice sweet relationship that has no guarantee for either one. There are two mysteries in the book. Yancy is the only main character from pr ...more
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: print
This was a heartfelt tale full of hope & second chances. Thomas spins suspense, romance, and small town life together perfectly in this one of a kind tale. The intricate manner in which she told her tale allowed me to see everything in a much bigger picture. At the same time, the focus remained on the characters at hand. The way that the lives of everyday yet out of the ordinary characters intertwine creates a story that’s well worth reading. Thomas builds her world intricately, creating a quain ...more
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
I am a fan of author, Jodi Thomas and her Harmony series. I would put Jodi's Harmony series in the same league as Robyn Carr's Virgin River series. I just loved the town of Harmony and the characters. I have been having some trouble getting into this new series by Jodi. Although, I must say that for me I felt that this book was the weakest. Try as I might I just could not really connect with any of the characters or their storylines. Yet, the town of Crossroads, Texas is nice. There was nothing ...more
Donna Was A Scandal
Sep 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
TJ found a new to her author and she couldn't be happier! 4.5 stars to book 4 in this series that can absolutely be read as a stand alone.

Here's the complete review:
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Aug 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As far as I can tell, Jodi Thomas is one of the few authors making a go of the romances that tell the stories of not one couple at a time, but several couples living within the same town/county/area, and she does it well. The writing in Sunrise Crossing was excellent.


The main pair: Yancy Grey, a character we met way back at the beginning, finally gets his HEA. He grew up with next to nothing, ran away when he was fourteen, and was in prison by eighteen, but despite the stark existence he
Mar 31, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ill, jodi-thomas-read
An another reviewer had mentioned, this may have been the slowest one to really get into that is in this series.
May 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With three sweet romances and a hint of suspense, Sunrise Crossing is another heartwarming and engaging installment in Jodi Thomas's wonderful Ransom Canyon series. Although this latest release is the fourth in the series, it can be read as a standalone (although I highly recommend the previous books as well).

Yancy Grey has pretty much given up on finding a woman who will overlook his past so he is concentrating on renovating the house he inherited from his grandmother. Busy but satisfied with t
Kate Vale
Jodi Thomas has hit a home run with this segment of the Ransom Canyon series. When I was first introduced to Yancy, I liked him. In this story, I loved him! No longer just a guy out of prison and down on his luck, needing the help of the seniors who befriend him. Now Yancy is strong enough to truly help someone else, a young woman running away from a couple who could never be called parents except maybe in hell. She's an artist has has become their meal ticket, but she wants her life back and wh ...more
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3.5 stars

Typically I fall in love easily with most any characters and novels written by Jodi Thomas. Sunrise Crossing felt as if it was missing something. The characters were good, well developed characters, some of whom we’ve met before. The plot was easy to follow and flowed at a nice pace, the suspense happens in the last ten percent of the novel. All of these are items that I know are true to Thomas’ writing style, however, something jus
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
We learn more about Yancy Grey and see what he is doing to the house that he inherited. We are introduced to a mysterious lady; ( Yancy calls her Rabbit; because he doesn't know her real name); that comes around and helps in remodeling his house. You are introduced to Parker Lacey and the cowboy that lives next door to the house that Parker owns but has never been to. And we meet the mysterious man Gabe Snow, that is connected to the town in ways that no ones knows.
You are once again drawn in
Aug 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
4/5 (B)
Sep 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Romancing the Book
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by JoAnne
Book provided by NetGalley

It was nice to be back in Ransom Canyon even if I've only read the novella which is the series prequel, Winter's Camp , plus the third book in the series, Lone Heart Pass .  I need to go back and read the first two books in the series, Ransom Canyon and Rustler's Moon , respectively.  I, for one, hope there are more books in the series since it seems to me there is more story to tell.

The story progressed at a nice pace with lots of twists
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Good read. Jodi Thomas's contemporary novels have a lot of characters in them and she gives them all a POV. But usually there's a focus on a particular one or two. In this one, the story begins with a desperate artist and her gallery owner. The artist needs a place to disappear and decompress, and the art dealer just happens to own a place in the middle of nowhere-- AKA the Texas Panhandle-- where she can go hide out. The art dealer's mom and other relatives leading back into grandparents, etc., ...more
Darlene Wilson
Mar 01, 2020 rated it liked it
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—s ...more
Kayla Bain-Vrba
Sep 06, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a really intriguing way to read a story, like one of those movies where there's a dozen different storylines and then they all intersect at some point. I've never read a book in this fashion, and it was definitely interesting. There were a few challenges for me. The first was the first quarter or so of the story. We're meeting all the characters and they aren't interacting at all, so it felt pretty choppy to me, all these short little scenes jumping between characters. Second, there was ...more
Garth Mailman
Nov 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Book 4 in the Ransom Canyon series. We’re still in Crossroads and we run into people from the community we’ve met in previous books but most of the principal characters are new. Tori, a famous artist running away from her controlling, manipulative family runs into Yancy who is slowly rebuiding the run down ghost house he was born in. Tori’s benefactor Parker shows up and bonds with the taciturn rancher next door who has maintained the hideaway she bought from him next door. Under that matter-of- ...more
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was everything I want to read about in a contemporary western romance novel: memorable characters, page turning suspense, laugh out loud moments, secrets, new discoveries and many facets of both new love and old love. All elements delivered in the masterfully talented way that comes in any work by Jodi Thomas. As I read, I couldn't wait to read the next chapter and at the same time never wanted the story to end.
Another Jodi Thomas addition to my "Favorites" bookcase.
While a part of the Ran
Jennie Seaman
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have been loving this series so much but I was actually a little disappointed in this one. I was missing some of my favorite character from the rest of the series, like the Sheriff and Lauren. But I did love the characters and the answers we got for some of them in this book. I didn't really like Parker though. I felt like she thought that she was better than everyone and let them all know it, it just kinda put me off her after a while. I'm excited to move on to the next book and continue this ...more
Sep 22, 2017 rated it liked it
I like this series because Thomas focuses on the characters' emotions and dreams, and because of this, a romance easily follows. She's also done a nice job of creating the town of Crossroads, full of interesting people. I'm glad that Yancy Gray was finally a main character, after being taken in by the retired teachers when he got out of prison. The mystery was a little far-fetched, but it all came together in the end. ...more
May 10, 2019 rated it liked it
3/3.5 stars. I loved that this book featured Yancy. I’ve been rooting for him since the first book in this series. I enjoyed all the characters in this book. Normal I don’t mind all the POVs in this series, I like getting different POVs . This one however felt like one too many or maybe just too many side stories. I would have preferred one less relationship so she could have given more detail on a couple of them. All in all another fast, engaging and enjoyable read.
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Ransom Canyon fans
Shelves: adult, romance, art
I really enjoyed Yancy's character.

An ex-con, adopted by retired teachers, finds a woman hiding in the loft of the home he is rebuilding. An artist who has run away from her mother and step-father to gain a life of her own. An art gallery owner who thinks she has cancer would rather help someone than face her own mortality.
Kathy Elbinger
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great entry in the Ransom Canyon series. Two women hide out on a small ranch and two men get involved with them. All characters are deeply flawed and they work hard to make themselves whole again. Another couple also gets together in this book. Three separate romances, all interrelated, and engaging in this fast-paced book. Jodi Thomas is one of the most talented authors out there.
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