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Silken Threads (Lords of Conquest, #5)
     

Silken Threads (Lords of Conquest, #5)

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by Patricia Ryan
 

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Graeham Fox comes to London to rescue his overlord’s daughter from her abusive husband, in return for which he is promised her sister’s hand in marriage and a vast estate—quite a prize for a landless soldier who’s never had a home of his own. Attacked and disabled by a broken leg, he rents a room in the humble home of Joanna Chapman, a silk

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Graeham Fox comes to London to rescue his overlord’s daughter from her abusive husband, in return for which he is promised her sister’s hand in marriage and a vast estate—quite a prize for a landless soldier who’s never had a home of his own. Attacked and disabled by a broken leg, he rents a room in the humble home of Joanna Chapman, a silk merchant’s widow. Joanna, having learned not to trust handsome, charming devils like Graeham, lets him think her husband is still alive in order to keep him at a distance. Mindful of his mission—and the promised reward—Graeham tries to resist his feelings for Joanna, but the white-hot desire simmering between them cannot be denied. 

Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, Silken Threads was honored with Romance Writers of America’s RITA® Award for Best Long Historical Romance, was nominated by Romantic Times magazine for Best Historical Romantic Mystery, and made the Ingrams A-List of Top 50 Requested Titles for four weeks. Originally published by NAL. 

“Patricia Ryan moves Rear Window to medieval London, and does things Hitchcock never dreamed of! Fresh, swift and sexy, Silken Threads strengthens Ms. Ryan’s reputation as an outstanding author of medieval romances.” New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney 

“Silken Threads resonates with the sounds, smells, intrigues and passions of the Middle Ages. Add engaging characters, authentic historical details and a well-crafted mystery and you have a delectable tapestry whose threads glide like silk through the pages.” Romantic Times 

“Patricia Ryan is back with another dazzling medieval romance! Proving herself to be a remarkable storyteller, Patricia Ryan spins a tale of romance and mystery that will thrill readers. With a host of wonderful secondary characters to round out the complex plot, Ms. Ryan keeps readers guessing—and turning pages—right up till the end! This is a very special and original novel from one of romance’s finest authors. Don’t miss it.” The Literary Times 

“This is a rich and rewarding book. The characters are fully realized, the setting is impeccably accurate, and the mystery kept me guessing....Silken Threads is romance at its best. This one goes on my keeper shelf.” The Romance Reader 

“This medieval take on Hitchcock’s movie Rear Window is simply superb! The secondary characters add as much to the story as the hero and heroine, and the author’s sense of atmosphere is impeccable. Ms. Ryan is a superb stylist with words who weaves the silken threads of her latest medieval romance into a complex tapestry of mystery, suspense and passion. If you haven’t tried this author’s books (historical or contemporary), don’t wait any longer. This one is fantastic and not to be missed!” Tanzey Cutter, The Old Book Barn Gazette 

“A real page-turner, this one will keep readers guessing right to the surprising conclusion.” Bell, Book & Candle 

Product Details

BN ID:
2940152295498
Publisher:
Hawkley Books
Publication date:
07/20/2015
Series:
Lords of Conquest , #5
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
65,262
File size:
554 KB

Meet 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, the prequel to The Sun and the Moon) and four-time nominee, she is also the recipient of three 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.


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 three RT BookReviews Awards and a Mary Higgins Clark Award nomination for Murder in a Mill Town, the second book of her historical mystery series featuring Boston governess Nell Sweeney, written as P.B. Ryan.

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Silken Threads (Wexford Family Series #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a story about the abuse and depravity of life when men were given almost total power. The way men were in absolute control, and women had minimal recourse, was depicted with emotion and heart. This was interesting and then there was the mystery to resolve. It is a complete story... this is not a cliffhanger.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is another good book in this series. The romance between them was believable and the lead male was to die for! The romance between them could have sparked sooner in the book than it did though. This was a really good romantic read. Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first time I have read this author's work and I was pleasantly surprised. Yes it is a little descriptive but it does not have prolonged narrative of lovers angst designed to fill pages. This is a well edited; good book. I liked it enough to buy other books buy another book by this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wordy yet fulfilling medieval romance
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting and with a good plot. A love story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was boring, it had some parts that was good and that's why I gave it 3 stars.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Close to the same theme.as.other books but a much better story. Good book, the author does good dialog. Worth a read.
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wvhawk More than 1 year ago
should have won the RITA best new author, interesting thoughout set a precedence
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Erika Gronzo More than 1 year ago