PATRICIA RYAN SERIES:

Changes of Heart

Changes of Heart

Patricia Ryan

Nonfiction / Self Help / Psychology

These five short stories tell, each in their own way, what people do when change enters their lives.Written clearly and concisely, the stories are tragic, ironic, touching, and hopeful.Whether it's about love, loneliness, or the yearning for recognition, in each story a decision must be made to give up, or to keep going, in the face of new situations.Secrets unravel in this science-fiction fantasy about a girl troubled by the death of her twin sister. Haunted by dreams and memories, seventeen-year-old Casey George struggles to reconnect with her former self, and when strange things start happening at school, Casey is convinced she's going crazy. Things go from bad to worse when Casey is implicated in the strange goings-on, and her future at the Malvern Academy hangs in the balance. After an attack by a malevolent creature, handsome newcomer, Caleb, takes Casey to Displacia - a rogue planet where the inhabitants possess unusual and powerful gifts. In this new world, Casey learns that her life is not what it seems and that her sister's death may not have been the tragic accident it was thought to be. Surrounded by mystery and intrigue, can Casey overcome her personal barriers to save both Earth and Displacia from the sinister force known as the Shadows? Please note: this book is the first part of a trilogy, the second instalment will be available Winter 2017.
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Skylark

Skylark

Patricia Ryan

Nonfiction / Self Help / Psychology

An international romance novel set in Rome and New York during the turbulent 1960’s. It deals with love thrown away and then regretted amid social and political upheaval across two continents.'The sleepy historical city of York is about to wake up'. It is Christmas Day in York. A woman is found dead in her bed. A suicide note is found on her chest. It reads ‘I am so sorry Martin’. Hours later the police are called to a house a few miles away. A mother and her daughter have been brutally attacked; the mother is dead and the daughter is barely alive. The father is found shaking uncontrollably in the corner of the room. He is covered in blood but he is unharmed. His name is Martin Willow. Detective Sergeant Jason Smith is put in charge of the investigation. After reaching dead end after dead end, Smith starts to put the pieces together and figures out that Martin Willow is innocent and the killer is still out there. The little girl who was attacked on Christmas Day wakes from her coma and gives Smith a clue about the attacker; a piece of a song she heard directly before the attack. Smith then finds himself in a race against time to find this maniac before he kills again.
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The Black Sheep

The Black Sheep

Patricia Ryan

Nonfiction / Self Help / Psychology

“Catch me and you can have me.”He studied her eyes. “‘Have me’ meaning…”“Have me for the night.”“For the purpose of…”“For any purpose you want, although I’ve got a pretty good idea what that purpose will be. Even virgins aren’t that dense.”___________________Formerly titled Hale's PointWhile house-sitting at a waterfront estate, sweet, straight-laced Harley is stunned by the arrival of her employer’s supposedly dead son, an Alaskan bush pilot with a bad boy rep who’s been wounded in an airplane crash. Coming home after years of estrangement—and a stint in prison—to make amends with the old man is difficult for Tucker, but not half as difficult as keeping his distance from the super-sexy but virginal Harley while they share the house, awaiting his father’s return.Having given up on the idea that he’ll ever fully heal from his ravaged leg, Tucker balks when Harley urges him to swim as physical therapy—until she adds a unique incentive: “Catch me and you can have me.” Her certainty that he’ll never be able to swim that fast evaporates when he embarks on a rigorous training regimen, determined to claim her as his prize. But when she unearths the dark secret in his past, will she still be willing to pay up when the time comes?The Black Sheep, formerly titled Hale’s Point, is a full-length, professionally edited novel that is Book 1 of the North Moon Bay contemporary romance series, but can be read and enjoyed on its own. It was honored with Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award.“Harley and Tucker are unforgettable characters and this is an unforgettable story.” RomEx Reviews“Passionate, playful, powerful!” The Literary Times“Patricia Ryan creates a richly blended texture of passionate desire and tender love to keep our hearts aflame through each and every page.” RT BookReviews“An amusingly tender and emotionally poignant glimpse into the souls of two people wounded by the very ones who should have nurtured them.” Affaire de CoeurContemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense by Patricia Ryan: (Other authors have started publishing in this genre as “Patricia Ryan,” which has led to confusion. Any full-length contemporary novel that is not on this list was written by someone else.)Hot City Nights BooksA Burning TouchDeep in the NightArm CandyNorth Moon Bay BooksThe Black SheepThe Marriage ArrangementMy Best Friend’s GirlSingle TitlesPure and SimpleGood to be BadAbout the Author: Patricia Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen romances and mysteries, including the #1 national bestseller Still Life With Murder, written as P.B. Ryan. A RITA® winner and four-time nominee, she is also the recipient of two RT BookReviews Awards. Subscribe to her newsletter by visiting patricia-ryan.com. 
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The Marriage Arrangement

The Marriage Arrangement

Patricia Ryan

Nonfiction / Self Help / Psychology

“A true modern take on the marriage of convenience!  Some of the wittiest characters I’ve had the pleasure to meet in a long time!” The Literary TimesClay Granger, a billionaire extreme sports star, thrives on taking risks and pursuing thrills. When his friend Izzy Fabrioni finds herself pregnant, alone, and broke, Clay proposes an arranged marriage that should solve all her problems while making his own life a bit more bearable. As one of the most eligible bachelors in the world, he's found himself hounded by matchmakers and gold-diggers. A wife—in name only, of course—should be just the ticket to get them off his back.  Wary but desperate, Izzy agrees to the insane plan. It's just another escapade for Clay… until he discovers that sharing his life—and bed—with sweet, sexy Izzy makes the “in name only” part of the deal a whole lot harder than he had anticipated.Book 2 of the North Moon Bay series, The Marriage Arrangement is a complete, full-length marriage of convenience romance novel that can be read on its own or as part of the series.“Gifted storyteller Patricia Ryan holds us spellbound with her mesmerizing new love story, The Marriage Arrangement. When a daring sports star/thrillseeker discovers his best friend is pregnant by another man, he persuades her first into a marriage of conve­nience and then into unexpected love.  Ms. Ryan’s wonderfully textured characters leap right off the page and straight into your heart in this splendid reading experience.” RT BookReviews“Engaging characters, snatches of humor, dynamic sexual tension, and a thrilling plot… wonderful reading.” RendezvousContemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense by Patricia Ryan: (Other authors have started publishing in this genre as “Patricia Ryan,” which has led to confusion. Any full-length contemporary novel that is not on this list was written by someone else.)Hot City Nights BooksA Burning TouchDeep in the NightArm CandyNorth Moon Bay BooksThe Black SheepThe Marriage ArrangementMy Best Friend’s GirlSingle TitlesPure and SimpleGood to be BadAbout the Author: Patricia Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen romances and mysteries, including the #1 national bestseller Still Life With Murder, written as P.B. Ryan. A RITA® winner and four-time nominee, she is also the recipient of two RT BookReviews Awards. Subscribe to her newsletter by visiting patricia-ryan.com.
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War in a Beautiful Country

War in a Beautiful Country

Patricia Ryan

Nonfiction / Self Help / Psychology

In this contemplative mystery novel, because death is unknown, life becomes the puzzle. War In A Beautiful Country follows Regina as she is suddenly forced to find her way through a newly dangerous life already rocked by emotional loss and artistic disappointment. An unexpected event, turns everything around.Last weekend I was looking through my computer. Over the years I've written short stories on whatever subject that interested me at the moment. Here is a sample for you to enjoy. In the properties of each file I found the earliest date recorded on my present computer and listed it. I included it for your information only. I only did minor editing to clean up the stories. I only ask one thing. After you read these stories, please go to the end of the book and click on the link and let me know how you liked each story. A simple GOOD, BAD, TERRIBLE, QUIT POLLUTING THE INTERNET WITH E-BOOKS, or any other comment will let me know which type of stories you like. I don't aim to please, because I write for my enjoyment, whether you like them or not. However, I do listen and sometimes change my mind.Back before I knew about e-books I took a writing course online. One of the questions asked was my goal to get published. Because I knew that the publishing houses controlled writers, I replied that I wanted to collect a thousand rejection slips. The instructor praised me for my attitude because she said that many aspiring writers gave up after rejections by the print publication houses. I failed because I only collected seven before I discovered online publishing at Smashwords. No use banging my head against a brick wall where someones else's preconceived ideas limit my freedom of expression.
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Wild Wind

Wild Wind

Patricia Ryan

Nonfiction / Self Help / Psychology

Fiercely loyal to the king, a rugged soldier has no desire for any other attachments or commitments - until he once again sets eyes on a beautiful woman from his past. With her future in jeopardy, and his passion burning for her once more, he is now her only hope for a life of happiness and eternal love! • Over 150,000 copies of Patricia Ryan's books in print! • Falcon's Fire is a * Romantic Times Award nominee for Best Historical Romance of 1996! • Patricia Ryan won the America's Best Award for her contemporary romance, Hale's Point* • Patricia Ryan is a past President of the Upstate New York Chapter of the Romance Writers Association, and is very well connected in the genre • Set in 11th century FranceFrom Library JournalAsked by the ailing husband of his former love to seduce his wife and provide him with an heir, Alexandre de Perigeaux knows he should refuse?the conditions of the agreement are too harsh, and it is too dangerous. But even after ten years, Alex still loves Nicolette. The bargain is struck and the deception leads to inevitable results. Using a plot similar to LaVyrle Spencer's The Fulfillment (Avon, 1991), but with a twist, Ryan has written a sensual, emotionally involving, and compelling story of forbidden love that readers will not soon forget. Ryan (Secret Thunder, Topaz, 1997) lives in Rochester, New York.Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. ReviewNine years ago, Alexandre de Perigeaux fell in love with a young woman. But the woman he loved betrayed him and married his cousin. Alex vowed he would never form that kind of heartbreaking attachment again. He is called the Lone Wolf-and it is a title that suits Alex. He is content serving his king and has no intentions of settling down. Then the woman from his past appears in his life again. When her husband beseeches him to do the unspeakable, Alex is faced with the most difficult decision of his life. Nicolette de St. Clair is married to her husband in name only. Sickness has stolen his health as well as any chance she might have to bear a child. That in itself is tragic enough, but if Nicki does not produce an heir soon she will lose her home. She rejects her husband's suggestion to bear another man's child. No matter how desperate her situation, Nicki cannot forget she is a married woman. Time and circumstance may have torn them apart, but Alex and Nicki's love has not faded. Patricia Ryan once again weaves a magical spell in a passionate tale of lost love. Wild Wind is a thoroughly engaging medieval novel with a unique story line that keeps the pages turning. Ms. Ryan's love for history is obvious in her careful attention to detail. With the skill of an artist, she brings her enchanting characters to life. Readers will remember Alex from Secret Thunder as Luke de Perigeaux's younger brother. It was a pleasure to see Alex's story told so well! A definite must read for fans of medieval romance! Patricia Ryan's writing sparkles! Wild Wind is a wildly romantic love story from an incredibly gifted author! Readers will fall in love with this wonderful tale! Few authors can bring the past to life as vividly as Patricia Ryan. A heartwarming tale of the power of love! Kristina Wright -- Copyright © 1998 Literary Times, Inc. All rights reserved -- From Literary Times
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Heaven's Fire

Heaven's Fire

Patricia Ryan

Nonfiction / Self Help / Psychology

Celibate priest and Oxford scholar Rainulf Fairfax finds himself drawn to a humbly born young woman after he rescues from her vicious overlord. Originally published by NAL. “With Heaven’s Fire, Patricia Ryan establishes herself as a major voice in the medieval romance genre. For originality, drama and passion, Heaven’s Fire can’t be beat.” Romantic Times “In the tradition established by her fabulous Falcon’s Fire, Patricia Ryan continues to write some of the best medieval romance today. Fans of this genre will find Heaven’s Fire is pure reading nirvana.” Affaire de Coeur “A marvelous medieval romance from an incredibly gifted author! A fascinating glimpse of the past as only Patricia Ryan can tell it!” The Literary Times “Lusty and exhilarating, this is medieval romance at its best. Heaven’s Fire is a splendid tale, and Patricia Ryan is a writer to watch.” Patricia Gaffney “An intense tale of deception, religion, murder, and romance materializes in this graphic, well written historical romance. A dramatic tie-in to Falcon’s Fire, this book integrates old and new characters to create a unique love story you will not soon forget. Don’t miss these compelling books.” Rendezvous “A heartwarming, scholarly tale of love, trust and sweet revenge.” Romance Forever About the Author: Patricia Ryan has written more than two dozen novels, which have garnered rave reviews and been published in over twenty countries. A RITA winner (for Silken Threads) and four-time nominee, she is also the recipient of two Romantic Times Awards and a Mary Higgins Clark Award nomination for the second book of her historical mystery series featuring Boston governess Nell Sweeney, which she wrote under the name P.B. Ryan. Pat’s Evil Twin, Pamela Burford, is also a published romance novelist. ReviewWhen Rainulf Fairfax first meets Constance of Cuxham, she is a raven haired beauty in the first stages of the pox. Rainulf is a teaching priest tormented by self-doubt and trying to leave the priesthood. He is drawn to the attractive, clever young woman. He does what he can to ease her suffering and returns to Oxford thinking she will recover from her illness. He is grief stricken when he finds out she died-- and overwhelmed with relief when Constance arrives in Oxford calling herself Corliss and dressed as a man. He offers to help her-- but for a man seeking the chancellorship of Oxford, it's in his best interests if everyone believes Corliss is male. Corliss is on the run from Sir Roger Foliot-- an evil man who seeks to make her his mistress willingly or not. In the past, she has had the protection of first her elderly husband and then after his death, a kindly priest who wanted more from her than housekeeping. Corliss is tired of selling her body for protection and she seeks the safety of men's clothes and Oxford. But Sir Roger has sent someone after her-- a man named Pigot. Corliss has never seen him but she has seen his work-- mutilated women who are returned to Sir Roger so he may do what he wants with them. Corliss is determined not to let this happen to her. At Rainulf's insistence, she moves in with him and assumes a life as a young man and a very talented book illuminator. Rainulf has been celibate ever since he took his vows eleven years ago. Now an ex-priest, he is determined to maintain his celibacy in order to become Chancellor. But his attraction to Corliss grows as he gets to know her. Corliss is determined to never marry again, never to allow a man to have power over her. But Rainulf is different-- he respects her feelings and doesn't try to control her. He seems to care about her-- but it is foolish of her to have feelings for him when they can never be together. A marvelous medieval romance from an incredibly gifted author! A fascinating glimpse of the past as only Patricia Ryan can tell it! Suspenseful and passionate! Heaven's Fire will leave you breathless! Patricia Ryan creates memorable characters that will warm your heart, and sensual tension that will raise your temperature! Fans of medieval romance will not be disappointed with Patricia Ryan's newest book! Heaven's Fire is a page turner up until the nail biting end! Treat yourself to something special by Patricia Ryan!Kristina Wright -- Copyright © 1994-97 Literary Times, Inc. All rights reserved -- From Literary Times
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Bad Boy Heroes Boxed Set

Bad Boy Heroes Boxed Set

Patricia Ryan

Nonfiction / Self Help / Psychology

Favorite Romance Themes™: BAD BOY HEROES is a boxed set of four complete novels from some of today’s most exciting authors -- at an irresistible price! Outlaws, rebels and rogues. A bad boy is the guy with a leather jacket, a killer reputation, and little regard for the rules. He’s more than a little dangerous -- but you just can’t resist. Take a walk on the wild side with one of these men and you might lose more than your heart. This boxed set features four full-length romance novels with “bad boy” heroes: Secret Thunder by Patricia Ryan Forced to wed a notoriously brutal Norman knight after her Saxon husband falls at Hastings, Faithe of Hauekleah vows that the enemy invader will never have her heart. But she hasn't counted on her riot of conflicting emotions when Luke de Perigueux, the infamous "Black Dragon," takes her in his arms. Not only does he have a reputation for savage fury on the battlefield--fury he unleashed against her own people not long ago--but it soon becomes apparent that her lord husband is hiding a dark and terrible secret. Follow the Sun by Judith Arnold L.A. Post reporter Sandra Garcia is assigned to write a puff piece about Rafael Perez, who escaped the streets of East L.A. to become a successful film producer. But did he really escape? The closer Sandra gets to Rafael, the more he has to hide. Sandra wants to pursue an exciting story with a big byline. And Rafael wants her…even though she might just destroy him. Trust in Me by Kathryn Shay They were called The Outlaws when they were young, but no one in stock car racing town Glen Oaks knew the kids on the streets would grow up to be such upstanding citizens. Follow three couples as they struggle to find happiness. “This powerful tale of redemption, friendship, trust and forgiveness shows once again that Shay knows how to pack an emotional wallop.” -Booklist Breaking the Rules by Barbara Samuel Mattie O’Neal is on the run. She's chopped off her hair, stolen a car, changed her name, and is hiding in a tiny Arizona town, slinging hash. She thought she was safe – until Zeke Shephard walked through the door. Rugged, hard-edged Zeke doesn't get involved--but there's something about Mattie's courage that catches his sympathy. When the thugs who want to silence Mattie forever show up, Zeke steps in and takes her to his own private hideaway, where the two must decide if the link between them is worth fighting for...and if they can stay alive long enough to explore it. The Summit Authors Present: Favorite Romance Themes™ These are the classic themes beloved by romance readers around the world, the powerful myths at the very heart of the romance genre. Now, for the first time, your favorite themes are available in a dazzling collection of boxed sets from some of today’s most exciting authors—at an irresistible price! Don’t miss any of the enchanting boxed sets from The Summit Authors Present: Favorite Romance Themes™ collection. Buy them all today and save! MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE BODYGUARDS REUNION BAD BOY HEROES GOOD GUY HEROES WOUNDED HEROES
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Silken Threads

Silken Threads

Patricia Ryan

Nonfiction / Self Help / Psychology

In this RITA-winning medieval romance inspired by Hitchcock's Rear Window, a wounded soldier heals in the London home of a young widow who steals his heart—but his future rests on an arranged marriage to his lord's daughter. Originally published by NAL. Fresh, swift and sexy. New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney
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Secret Thunder

Secret Thunder

Patricia Ryan

Nonfiction / Self Help / Psychology

When her husband is reported killed in battle, a woman is forced to marry an infamous Norman warrior, with whom she nevertheless falls in love, a love that is tested when he is accused of murdering her late husband. ReviewHaving lost her first husband to the Normans, Faithe of Hauekleah is given in marriage to a Norman knight known as the Black Dragon. Faithe has no choice but to accept her new husband or lose Hauekleah. She bravely awaits her new husband, hoping that perhaps he will tire of farm life quickly and return to being a soldier. But once she gets to know the man behind the reputation, Faithe feels quite differently. She cannot stop thinking about her handsome husband and how he refuses to consummate their marriage until she can trust him. He is a man of honor and honesty-- and Faithe falls in love with her husband. Luke de Perigueux is happy at Hauekleah. He has a beautiful wife who wants to make the best of their marriage and Luke has no intention of leaving her. As the Black Dragon he was expected to be a warrior, but as Luke of Hauekleah he can be the man his wife sees in him. When the truth about Faithe's first husband comes out, Luke will have to face his violent past. Treachery and deception threaten to tear apart the lovers and Luke will risk losing Faithe forever if he tells her the truth. Patricia Ryan is a masterful author of medieval romances. Without question, Secret Thunder is her best work to date. Set in England during the time of the Norman Conquest, the tale is rich in history and romance. Luke is a tortured hero, maintaining his bloodlust during battle only because of the herbs he chews. He is not the beast he thinks he is but it takes the love of Faithe to heal his soul. As is typical of Ms. Ryan's heroines, Faithe is a strong woman devoted to her home-- and to the husband she comes to love. Secret Thunder is a magnificent love story and Patricia Ryan has surpassed this reviewer's highest expectations!This is as good as it gets! Once again Patricia Ryan dazzles us with her amazing story telling abilities! Secret Thunder will steal the hearts of readers everywhere! A marvelous love story from the queen of medieval romance! Patricia Ryan is a gifted author-- and I will buy anything she writes! Don't miss Patricia Ryan at her finest! If you read only one historical romance this year it should be Secret Thunder!Kristina Wright -- Copyright © 1994-97 Literary Times, Inc. All rights reserved -- From Literary TimesAbout the AuthorPatricia Ryan has written more than two dozen books, which have been published in over 20 countries and won numerous awards, including Romance Writers of America's RITA for her medieval romance SILKEN THREADS. A four-time RITA nominee, she is also the recipient of two Romantic Times Awards and a Mary Higgins Clark Award nomination for the first book of her Gilded Age mystery series, written as P.B. Ryan.(Please note that there is another author who has started writing romance ebooks for Extasy Books as "Patricia Ryan." If a book was published by Extasy, this author did not write it.) --Patricia Ryan
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Lords of Conquest Boxed Set

Lords of Conquest Boxed Set

Patricia Ryan

Nonfiction / Self Help / Psychology

This bargain-priced boxed set contains all six of Patricia Ryan’s award-winning medieval romances, originally published by NAL. “Ms. Ryan breathes freshness into every page and enthralls readers with the power of her characters’ emotions and their intelligent handling of the complex situations. She is a wonderful writer whose talent continues to enchant readers.” RT BookReviews Silken Threads: In this acclaimed medieval romance inspired by Hitchcock’s Rear Window, a wounded soldier heals in the London home of a young widow who steals his heart—but his future rests on an arranged marriage to his lord’s daughter. Silken Threads won Romance Writers of America’s RITA® Award for Best Long Historical Romance. “Fresh, swift and sexy.” New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney The Sun and the Moon: Hugh has never had any trouble avoiding ties of the heart—until he recruits a beautiful young Oxford scholar to pose as his wife for an espionage mission. Inspired by Hitchcock’s Notorious, this medieval romance won a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Historical Romantic Mystery/Suspense. “Once you start this nonstop read, you won’t go to bed until you’ve turned the last page.” RT BookReviews Secret Thunder: A young Saxon widow enters into an arranged marriage to the notorious Black Dragon, a Norman knight with a ferocious reputation—and a terrible secret. “A marvelous love story from the queen of medieval romance. This is as good as it gets. If you only read one historical romance this year, it should be Secret Thunder!” The Literary Times Wild Wind: Alex’s youthful passion for Nicolette ended with a broken heart for him and an arranged marriage for her to another man. Nine years later, her husband asks Alex to sire a child on her, then disappear forever. A Waldenbooks Star Pick. “It’s wonderful. Don’t miss it!” New York Times bestselling author Jo Beverley Falcon’s Fire: Lowborn knight Thorn Falconer negotiates the arranged marriage of his overlord’s son to the sister of a fellow crusade veteran in return for a coveted estate, only to find himself losing his heart to the bride. “A richly textured pageant of passion. A grand adventure!” New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs Heaven’s Fire: Celibate priest and Oxford scholar Rainulf Fairfax finds himself drawn to a humbly born young woman after he rescues from her vicious overlord. “Lusty and exhilarating, this is medieval romance at its best. Heaven’s Fire is a splendid tale, and Patricia Ryan is a writer to watch.” New York Times bestselling author Patricia Gaffney About the Author: Patricia Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen romances and mysteries, including the #1 national bestseller Still Life With Murder. Her novels have garnered rave reviews and been published in over twenty countries. A RITA® winner (for Silken Threads) and four-time nominee, she is also the recipient of two Romantic Times Awards and a Mary Higgins Clark Award nomination for the second book of her historical mystery series featuring Boston governess Nell Sweeney, which she wrote under the name P.B. Ryan. Pat’s Evil Twin, Pamela Burford, is also a published romance novelist. To find out more about Patricia Ryan’s award-winning romances and romantic suspense, including special projects, excerpts, and sneak previews, subscribe to her email newsletter by visiting patricia-ryan.com. Most issues features free and deeply discounted ebooks by Patricia and other bestselling romance and mystery authors.
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Hale's Point

Hale's Point

Patricia Ryan

Nonfiction / Self Help / Psychology

While house-sitting at a waterfront estate, straight-laced Harley is stunned by the arrival of her employer’s supposedly dead son, a maverick Alaskan bush pilot recovering from wounds suffered in an airplane crash. Witty and passionate, Hale’s Point (originally published as The Return of the Black Sheep) was honored with Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart.“For twenty years, Tucker Hale has been estranged from his father and presumed dead. To his surprise, it is not his father he encounters one night when he returns home, but Harley Ann Sayers, a young woman who is spending her summer house-sitting. Still recovering from injuries sustained in a plane crash, Tucker walks with a cane. Having some experience in therapy work, Harley offers to help him heal. Even though he feels the swimming will not help, he agrees to her idea of working in the pool just to please her. The added incentive of Harley’s ‘if you can catch me you can have me’ didn’t hurt either! But soon Tucker’s father will come home and old feelings and accusations must be dealt with. Old wounds seem harder to heal than new ones for these wonderful, deserving characters. The healing power of a loved one is extraordinary. Passionate, playful, powerful!” Copyright © 1994-97 Literary Times, Inc. All rights reserved“An engaging and fresh new talent, Patricia Ryan creates a richly blended texture of passionate desire and tender love to keep our hearts aflame through each and every page.” RT BookReviews“Patricia Ryan’s first work is an amusingly tender and emotionally poignant glimpse into the souls of two people wounded by the very ones who should have nurtured them… a stunning debut novel that very nicely showcases the talents of romance’s newest star.” Affaire de Coeur“Patricia Ryan has crafted a love story that will have readers begging for more. Harley and Tucker are unforgettable characters and this is an unforget¬table story. Patricia Ryan has set a standard with this book. Read it and I know you’ll agree.” RomEx Reviews“Patricia Ryan creates a wonderful story of two lost souls who discover that, in spite of their differences, they really do belong together. Passion and sizzle unite with humor and poignancy to create a moving story.” Rendezvous
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