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Ryan's Return [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Freethy
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (434 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From # 1 NYT Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes an emotional and romantic contemporary novel about love, family and a little bit of magic. Customers who like books by Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, and Robyn Carr might enjoy this story.

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.


"Barbara Freethy delivers strong and compelling prose ..." Publishers Weekly

"Ryan's Return is a beautiful and touching tale of redemption and second chances for people who believe in neither." Affaire de Coeur Magazine

"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

"Rising contemporary star Barbara Freethy hammers home deep and complex emotions in RYAN'S RETURN, a wonderful and powerful book." Romantic Times Magazine

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From the Author

Romantic Times Award Winner!
RYAN'S RETURN won the Romantic Times Award for Best Contemporary Novel of 1996.

About the Author

Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, who has sold over 2.7 million ebooks since January 2011. Her 34 novels range from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women's fiction. Eleven titles have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Lists Her books have won numerous awards - she is a five-time finalist for the RITA for best contemporary romance from Romance Writers of America and her book DANIEL'S GIFT 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 new contemporary romance family series: The Callaways. ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS is the first book in the series. Also available is her popular Wish Series, which includes: A SECRET WISH, JUST A WISH AWAY and WHEN WISHES COLLIDE. 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 her website at or facebook at

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2328 KB
  • Print Length: 387 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Fog City Publishing, LLC (30 Mar. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (434 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #84,147 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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75 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Touching family drama. 20 Jan. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If I am honest I downloaded this book because it was free and I am so glad I did. Touching family drama, second chances and romance are all thrown into the mix. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. It made me laugh and cry and I couldn't put it down. Now looking for more books by the Barbara Freethy.
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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful touching story 19 Jan. 2012
By Samacro
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I was not sure what to expect with this book, but once I picked it up I could not put it down. It was a beautiful story about a man returning to his hometown, Serenity Springs, with lots of bad memories. The man's feelings towards Serenity Springs are gradually changed and so are his relationships with the people in Serenity Springs. It had me laughing, crying and smiling. A book not to be missed!
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90 of 92 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I wonderful touching story. 1 April 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Ryan's Return is a wonderful book, a hard one to put down. Barbara Freethy tells a story of a family torn apart by scandals and secrets that can only be reunited with love. There is the story of Ryan, the town's "bad boy" and his attraction with Kara, a good girl. A secondary love story is included, with Andrew, Ryan's brother. This novel tells a story of a father who can never stop loving his younger son. Brothers once close, now seperated by misunderstanding. Its a tale of forgiveness, forgiving once parents, children, and girlfriends for the sins in their pasts. Its a tale of rising river, the fathers loves of that rushing water and Ryan's fear of the same river that makes his father and brother complete. Ms. Freethy employs the use of comic relief in this heavely emotional story. One example is the fist fight Andrew and Ryan get into that lands them in jail. Read it and I garantee that you won't be able to put it down.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT 16 Jan. 2012
By Saf
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This book is a brilliant book, and it's free! Better than many books I have paid over the odds for! Couldn't put it down I laughed and cried just brill!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great read :) 12 Feb. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
A free book is sometimes disappointing and short, but as its free you think 'never mind' !

This was neither !! It was a very engaging story and a normal sized book length which gave the author time to introduce the characters and weave a great story. I was hooked and read it in no time.

Would recommend this to anyone who likes a good drama/romance. Loved it !
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ryan's Return - fantastic book 7 Jan. 2012
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This is a fantastic novel, so well written and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It made me laugh and cry and I am so pleased I downloaded it, even better that it was free!!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
This was totally not my kind of reading yet from the first couple of pages, I was hooked! Such a pleasurable easy read book, with true and believable characters, that I loved, was excited for and suffered with them all. I couldnt put it down and found myself picking it up in any free minute just to carry on and enjoy the characters and the story.

I normally like psychological thrillers, so if I was to be critical, yes you can guess the plot and can work out most of the story line as you go but I enjoyed it! I can also say the same about some thrillers I have read!

To sum it up, I am now looking for another book to read by Barbara Freethy and hope it lives upto this!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Page turner from start to finish 7 Feb. 2012
By ladyfid
Format:Kindle Edition
I didn't know this author before downloading it free from Amazon. I am so glad I did. I loved it all the way through. The characters were deep and well rounded. The story was fast moving and had lots of twists and turns. Yeah it had some cheesy bits but it held my attention from page one. I would definately recommend it and would look at others by the same Author.
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