In the Midnight Rain introduced me to a world of real people, with no glossing over the history between them and a real feel for the modern context and reality. In Blue Reynard Ruth Wind has created a well rounded and emotionally stunning man, and physically...be prepared for steamheat! But it's Ellie Connor and her search for the truth about a mysterious long gone blues singer and her no less long gone mother that is the core of this book. She is an absolute delight. I laughed with her, and yes, I cried...at one time in a first class business carriage full of men barking down their mobile phones! Please read this book if you want to feel the heart of a young woman beating, and to share the desperate need for belonging.