Ryan's Return

Ryan's Return

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by Barbara Freethy
     
 

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Fans of Nora Roberts, Debbie Macomber, Robyn Carr and Susan Wiggs will enjoy this emotional contemporary romance from #1 NY Times bestselling author Barbara Freethy.

Famous photojournalist Ryan Hunter has come back to a family torn apart by mistrust and resentment -- to the father who disowned him, to the brother who betrayed him, to the little boy who…  See more details below

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Fans of Nora Roberts, Debbie Macomber, Robyn Carr and Susan Wiggs will enjoy this emotional contemporary romance from #1 NY Times bestselling author Barbara Freethy.

Famous photojournalist Ryan Hunter has come back to a family torn apart by mistrust and resentment -- to the father who disowned him, to the brother who betrayed him, to the little boy who shares his features. Ryan, the charismatic "bad boy" son, has returned -- stirring up past conflicts like a whirlwind...and throwing Kara Delaney's fragile, passionate heart into turmoil.

Kara has struggled back from a disastrous marriage to build a new life for herself and her little girl -- a peaceful existence now jeopardized by vicious, small town politics, by her daughter's fanciful ghost stories...and by Ryan's return. Now nature's impending fury threatens to expose long-buried secrets. And Kara must join with the enigmatic, misunderstood Ryan -- to discover the truth that will save their families.... and to explore a dangerous, irresistible love as mighty and enduring as the onrushing river.

"A powerful story of families shattered years ago, and brought together by love, RYAN'S RETURN is a compelling read no one should miss." GEnie Romance and Women's Fiction Exchange.

"A superlative novel that proves everyone can indeed go home again." Debbie Macomber

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
"Barbara Freethy delivers strong and compelling prose."
Romantic Times
"Rising contemporary star Barbara Freethy hammers home deep and complex emotions in RYAN'S RETURN, a wonderful and powerful book."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012192752
Publisher:
Fog City Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
09/29/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
20,093
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Barbara Freethy is a #1 NY Times Bestselling Author, a distinction she received for her novel, SUMMER SECRETS. Her 35 novels range from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women's fiction. Fourteen of her books have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Lists, and her books have won numerous awards. She is a six-time finalist for the RITA for best contemporary romance from Romance Writers of America and her books DANIEL'S GIFT and THE WAY BACK HOME won the honor.

Known for her emotional and compelling stories of love, family, mystery and romance, Barbara enjoys writing about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary adventures. She is currently writing a connected family series, the Callaways, about a family born to serve and protect, many as San Francisco firefighters.

The Callaway Series currently includes: ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS (#1), SO THIS IS LOVE (#2), FALLING FOR A STRANGER (#3) and the fourth book BETWEEN NOW AND FOREVER will be released October 24, 2013.

Barbara has lived all over the state of California and currently resides in Northern California where she draws much of her inspiration from the beautiful bay area. Barbara loves to hear from readers so please feel free to write her.

For a complete listing of books, as well as excerpts and contests, and to connect with Barbara:
Visit Barbara's Website at www.barbarafreethy.com
Join Barbara on Facebook at www.facebook.com/barbarafreethybooks
Follow Barbara on Twitter at www.twitter.com/barbarafreethy

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Ryan's Return 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 634 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was quite a short fast read, but I enjoyed it. it has likeable characters, a heartwarming story and good romance.
TeacherKelly More than 1 year ago
I have to admit I always tend to stick to certain authors but this book was recommended by a friend and I have to say I am so excited to add another author to my list of favorites! This book was a great read and I can't wait to check out more of Barbara Freethy's books!
NewsJunkie More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I've read this year. It was not at all predictable. The characters were real, and the plot took some unusual spins.
Sandy55 More than 1 year ago
Another touching, charming, emotional novel from a talented author. Well-written. And lots of story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really great. It was "real to life" and not too mushy! Although I really liked it, it had alot of grammar and spelling errors. I know that sounds picky but my eyes are just drawn to that type of thing.
Jessica Hensley More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. The first book that Ive read by Barbara. I plan in reading her other books now. I read this entire book in one sit down. I didnt finish until 4:30 in the morning. I just could not put it down! This book should be on everyones must read list
SallyB1020 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was well written and fast paced. I felt involved in the story right from the first page. Loved the small town by the river and the family conflicts as well as a wonderful romance! Fun read. Don't miss this one.
Janeth44444 More than 1 year ago
Excellent book by one of my favorite new authors. I love her characters and the emotion that is brought to each story. Romantic and intelligently written. Recommended!
Bkeeter55 More than 1 year ago
Really good book, easy to read, fun storyline, interesting characters. Emotional, poignant moments and strong romance. I really enjoyed it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would like to read more of her books, from tlp columbus ohio
cmorgan More than 1 year ago
This author was new to me. I enjoyed the plot of the book and the writing is good. Was a little disappointed in some of the language used (really not necessary) and the intimate scenes were too detailed for my taste. Overall, a good story line and I enjoyed the book.
ReadByLakeside More than 1 year ago
Ryan's Return is an amazing book about starting over, family, love and finding out how to forgive & forget. I highly recommend this book.
don472 More than 1 year ago
Highly entertaining romantic story. Liked the way the characters felt real and the way they acted made sense. Enjoyed that there were a couple of story lines along with the main romance.
Book_LoverFR More than 1 year ago
Fun story. Read it when I called in sick for work, and it made me feel a lot better! It kept me hooked from page one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent Book. I would recommend this book!
unabashedbookworm More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed every book of hers that I have read, and this is no exception. She writes very well and keeps you turning the pages. She is driving me crazy with the recurrent plot line about mothers disappearing from their children's (mostly sons) lives. I read her bio and nothing indicated an issue, so what gives? THis story is no exception but if you love a steamy romance she does not disappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very sweet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, very good book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I took a chance and tried this author. I loved Ryan's Return. It was very hard to put down. I'm now looking a another book by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book i've read so far
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i first saw this book i wasnt so sure aboutt it. But as soon as i started rrleading it i fell in love with it, I very much reccomened
Mary E. Webb More than 1 year ago
First time I have ever read a book from this author. She's a great writer and I loved it. I recommend this book to others. Looking forward to reading more of her books.
wmonroe More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. Just wanted to read until I got to the end. It is well worth you time. I love this author and this was one of the best she has written.
obnurse_connie More than 1 year ago
Good, good, good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it very much. I could'nt put it down.