New Book Release: June 2024


Happy Summer! And Happy Book Release Day!


I’m pleased to announce that another Western Historical Romance series is releasing! This series is called High Country Ranch Series and is a spin-off of my Colorado Cowgirl series (with an introduction to the Oakley family in Claiming the Cowgirl).


This new ranch series still takes place in Colorado, but I’ve moved locations to the Breckenridge area (which is north of Fairplay). With a new ranch and a new family, saddle up and get ready for fun new adventures with the Oakley family! Each of the remaining five siblings will get a book in this new series.


Today is the release of Book 1, Waiting for the Rancher. In this story, Maverick Oakley gets to go on his journey to find true love. It was a fun romance to write involving lots of favorite tropes including: charming flirt, best friend’s sister, friends to more, secret crush, emotional scars, unexpected injury, and more.


This book is similar to the Colorado Cowgirl Series. It’s a sweet, closed-door romance without any explicit content or spice. But it’s also a sizzling romance which means it has lots of romantic tension, great kissing scenes, and an intense focus on the physical attraction.


In this series, the spiritual themes are lighter than some of my other traditionally published books. You can rest assured that the stories are still wholesome without swearing or questionable content, and the messages are still uplifting and inspiring.


Here’s what a few early readers are saying about this romance:


“The start of a new series was a home run! This newest series by the wonderful Jody Hedlund is off to an amazing start . . . with sizzling chemistry (and I mean off the charts, swoony and happy squealing chemistry).”


“Not only does romance abound, but also tragedy and healing. Prepare to be whisked away into Hedlund’s captivating tale – you will not be able to put this book down!!”


“Talented Author Jody Hedlund has done it again. She has written a sweet historical romance with a swoony cowboy.”


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