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Jennifer Ryan - Author

About the Author

Jennifer Ryan grew up in Kent and now lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband and two children. She was previously a nonfiction book editor. The Chilbury Ladies' Choir is her first novel. 

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Dirty Little Secret Wild Rose Ranch

Dirty Little Secret Wild Rose Ranch

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2019

Meet the women from Wild Rose Ranch-and the men who want them-in New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer Ryan's breathtaking series of romance and scandal . . . Noah Cordero is a modern-day cowboy who loves three things: ranching, his younger sister, and his step-father. John Cordero groomed Noah to take over the Montana spread where he learned to ride and work the land. But when John unexpectedly dies, he leaves half the ranch to a woman Noah doesn't even know. Roxy shares Noah's last name, but not his blood. Estranged from her father, haunted by regrets, and eager to escape her notorious mother's past, she is forced to fulfill her father's last wishes. Inheriting means sharing a home with infuriating, challenging, and oh-so-tempting Noah. But John didn't just make her owner of his ranch and guardian to her sister, his hidden sideline is her worst nightmare-she's the new owner of the notorious Nevada brothel called Wild Rose Ranch where she grew up. As their strictly business relationship starts to turn to true love, Roxy begins to wonder, what will happen when Noah discovers her dirty little secret?

Tempted by Love A Montana Heat Novel

Tempted by Love A Montana Heat Novel

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

She was this Montana Man's greatest temptation . . . Alina Cooke-little sister of his two best friends-is the last woman DEA agent Jay Bennett should be waking up next to on the day of her brother's wedding. But their powerful attraction ignited a powder keg of desire, and their once simple friendship has just become impossibly complicated. Alina's always been steady, focused, and lived on the safe side of life. Jay is totally devoted to his dangerous job. She knows a future with him will be filled with worry that one day he won't come home. She's done it with her brothers. She's not sure she can face that uncertainty with the man she loves. Yet being in his arms is a bad idea they keep repeating, again and again. When Alina is run off the road, Jay fears his job has made her a target. But the threat in Alina's life is closer than they think. As the enemy gets more ruthless, Alina proves she's no easy target and Jay will do anything to bring them down. Because surviving and being together is the only thing that matters.

Dylan's Redemption Book Three: The McBrides

Dylan's Redemption Book Three: The McBrides

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2018

There's a new sheriff in Fallbrook . . . Meet Dylan McBride. Jessie Thompson had one hell of a week. Dylan McBride, the boy she loved, skipped town without a word. Then her drunk of a father tried to kill her, and she fled Fallbrook, vowing never to return. Eight years later, her father is dead, and Jessie reluctantly goes home-only to come face-to-face with the man who shattered her heart. A man who, for nearly a decade, believed she was dead. Dylan accepted the position as sheriff of Fallbrook looking for a fresh start and a chance to uncover the truth about Jessie's disappearance. He knew he'd have to face a few ghosts . . . he just never thought one would be Jessie, all grown up, stunning . . . and alive. The pull between them is instant, but Dylan's heart has already mourned Jessie, and she has secrets she can never share. Can they escape the darkness of their past for a chance at a bright future together?

Montana Heat: True to You

Montana Heat: True to You

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2018

A Montana Man risks everything for the woman he loves . . . Undercover DEA Special Agent Dawson King spent five months in a Montana prison establishing a fake identity to take down a ruthless drug dealer and put him behind bars. Except there's a wild card . . . the killer's beloved daughter. Cara Potter may appear to be on the right side of the law, but King has learned the hard way to trust no one-even someone as tantalizing as the coffee shop owner. She's irresistible . . . but is she also dangerous? From the moment he enters her life, King makes Cara . . . nervous. The handsome drifter says he wants to get his life together . . . but there is something about him that doesn't quite ring true. Cara wants to believe in him, yet she holds back despite the way he awakens dormant dreams and leaves her breathless with his sexy smile, steamy kisses, his every touch. When the explosive truth comes out and she's betrayed by the ones she loves, Cara must decide-can she trust her heart, or should she listen to her head?

Revelation Through History

Revelation Through History

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2018

Montana Heat: Escape to You A Montana Heat Novel

Montana Heat: Escape to You A Montana Heat Novel

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

A Montana man always protects the woman he loves He discovered her during a Montana blizzard, freezing cold, impossibly vulnerable, a little boy by her side. Undercover DEA Agent Beck Trigger Cooke is astonished to recognize Ashley Swan-award-winning actress, famous beauty-and missing for over a year. To keep her and the child hidden from a sadistic madman, he secrets the pair away to his isolated home. No longer a prisoner, and protected at Hope Ranch, Ashley recovers and learns the tall, tempting federal agent may have a dark past, but it hasn't destroyed his sense of honor. As they shed past roles and find common ground, Ashley and Trigger can't help but fall slowly, carefully, in love. But danger still lurks outside the boundaries of Hope Ranch, for until her crazed captor is brought to justice, and Trigger's undercover past is laid to rest, none of them will ever be truly safe...

Der Frauenchor von Chilbury

Der Frauenchor von Chilbury

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: eBook Release Date: 07/09/2017

Wie Frauen in schweren Zeiten durch Singen ihre eigene Stimme fandenInspiriert von der Geschichte ihrer Gromutter erzhlt die britische Autorin Jennifer Ryan in ihrem Debt "e;Der Frauenchor von Chilbury"e; von einer Gruppe starker Frauen zu Beginn des Zweiten Weltkriegs in einem kleinen Ort in England. 1940: Als immer mehr Mnner nach London gehen oder eingezogen werden, beschliet der Pfarrer von Chilbury in der Grafschaft Kent, den Chor der Gemeinde aufzulsen. Die Frauen sind zutiefst enttuscht. Was bleibt ihnen im schwierigen Kriegsalltag noch? Doch dann kommt die Musikprofessorin Primrose Trent aus London im Ort unter. Sie ist der berzeugung, dass Musik gerade in schwierigen Zeiten wichtig ist und schlgt die Grndung eines reinen Frauenchors vor. Die Idee stt auf Skepsis. Ein Chor ganz ohne Bsse und Tenre? Aber Primrose gibt nicht auf: Mit Energie und Leidenschaft treibt sie ihr Projekt voran - ihr Enthusiasmus und die wundervolle Musik, die entsteht und die sie sich selbst nie zugetraut htten, berzeugen die Frauen und richten sie auf. Der Chor hilft ihnen, ihre eigene Stimme zu finden. Fnf grundverschiedene Frauen und Mdchen erzhlen von ihrem Leben im Dorf und davon, wie der Krieg ihr Leben verndert - wie er Verlust, Trauer und Angst erzeugt, aber doch nicht verhindern kann, dass auch Freundschaft und Liebe entstehen.

Montana Heat: Protected by Love

Montana Heat: Protected by Love

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: eBook Release Date: 20/06/2017

It was more than another blind date . . .It was DEA Agent Caden Cookes third chance to impress beautiful chef Mia Martin. Hed already stood her up twice, and was shocked she was even giving him another chance. For Caden, taking down the bad guys is important, but Mias made it clear theres no excuse for his bad behavior. So hes vowed to make it worth her while with an apology hes cooked up just for her. From the moment they meet, its clear this isnt just another fix up. The sparks flying between them are undeniable; the tension is electric. Then, suddenly, the best moments of their lives turn treacherous when a drug dealer set on revenge puts their lives in danger. And Mia and Caden quickly realize they will do anything to protect the otherand live for the love neither of them expected.

His Cowboy Heart A Montana Men Novel

His Cowboy Heart A Montana Men Novel

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

Bound by honor and by love... That's a Montana Man Ford Kendrick has often dreamed of the day that Jamie Keller would come home to Montana. After high school, she needed to leave-and he, duty-bound to rescue his family's ranch, pushed her to go. The Army made Jamie a hero, but Ford still sees the gorgeous, loving woman who lit up his whole world. Every day since she left, Jamie has longed for Ford. One glimpse confirms it: the sexy, dangerous-looking cowboy left a hole in her heart that nothing else can fill. Yet the battle scars she bears-inside and out-won't let her trust anyone enough to get close. Ford wants to bring Jamie back to the life they dreamed of building. But locked somewhere in her memories is a dark truth that threatens her safety. It's a battle Ford won't let her fight alone, not when he's determined to keep her by his side, now and always...

Chilbury Ladies' Choir

Chilbury Ladies' Choir

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: eBook Release Date: 23/02/2017

'The writing glows with emotional intelligence. This atmospheric debut...had me sniffing copiously' Daily MailIN WARTIME, SURVIVAL IS AS MUCH ABOUT FRIENDSHIP AS IT IS ABOUT COURAGE...Kent, 1940. In the idyllic village of Chilbury change is afoot. Hearts are breaking as sons and husbands leave to fight, and when the Vicar decides to close the choir until the men return, all seems lost.But coming together in song is just what the women of Chilbury need in these dark hours, and they are ready to sing. With a little fighting spirit and the arrival of a new musical resident, the charismatic Miss Primrose Trent, the choir is reborn.Some see the choir as a chance to forget their troubles, others the chance to shine. Though for one villager, the choir is the perfect cover to destroy Chilbury's new-found harmony...An uplifting and heart-warming novel perfect for fans of Helen Simonson's The Summer before the War and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

Chilbury Ladies' Choir

Chilbury Ladies' Choir

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: eBook Release Date: 21/02/2017

"e;Just because the men have gone to war, why do we have to close the choir? And precisely when we need it most!"e; As England enters World War II's dark early days, spirited music professor Primrose Trent, recently arrived to the village of Chilbury, emboldens the women of the town to defy the Vicar's stuffy edict to shutter the church's choir in the absence of men and instead "e;carry on singing."e; Resurrecting themselves as "e;The Chilbury Ladies' Choir,"e; the women of this small village soon use their joint song to lift up themselves, and the community, as the war tears through their lives.Told through letters and journals, THE CHILBURY LADIES' CHOIR moves seamlessly from budding romances to village intrigues to heartbreaking matters of life and death. As we come to know the struggles of the charismatic members of this unforgettable outfit-- a timid widow worried over her son at the front; the town beauty drawn to a rakish artist; her younger sister nursing an impossible crush and dabbling in politics she doesn't understand; a young Jewish refugee hiding secrets about her family, and a conniving midwife plotting to outrun her seedy past-- we come to see how the strength each finds in the choir's collective voice reverberates in her individual life. In turns funny, charming and heart-wrenching, this lovingly executed ensemble novel will charm and inspire, illuminating the true spirit of the women on the homefront, in a village of indomitable spirit, at the dawn of a most terrible conflict.This audiobook includes popular versions of classical music sung by women's choirs, including the songs Abide with Me and All Creatures, Ave Maria, and The Lord's My ShepherdCast of Narrators:Gabrielle GlaisterLaura KirmanImogen WildeAdjoa AndohTom CleggMike Grady

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 20/02/2017

`The writing glows with emotional intelligence. This atmospheric debut...had me sniffing copiously' Daily Mail IN WARTIME, SURVIVAL IS AS MUCH ABOUT FRIENDSHIP AS IT IS ABOUT COURAGE... Kent, 1940. In the idyllic village of Chilbury change is afoot. Hearts are breaking as sons and husbands leave to fight, and when the Vicar decides to close the choir until the men return, all seems lost. But coming together in song is just what the women of Chilbury need in these dark hours, and they are ready to sing. With a little fighting spirit and the arrival of a new musical resident, the charismatic Miss Primrose Trent, the choir is reborn. Some see the choir as a chance to forget their troubles, others the chance to shine. Though for one villager, the choir is the perfect cover to destroy Chilbury's new-found harmony... An uplifting and heart-warming novel perfect for fans of Helen Simonson's The Summer before the War and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

Stone Cold Cowboy A Montana Men Novel

Stone Cold Cowboy A Montana Men Novel

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2016

With their hearts' desires on the line, nothing can stop the Montana Men Sadie Higgins has a bad habit of bailing her brother out of trouble. But when he rustles a herd of cattle from the tough, honorable Kendrick brothers, it's Sadie who's in for it. Because the cowboy tracking them down is big, silent, and forbidding as hell. Rory Kendrick is on the hunt to find out who's been stealing from him. When he stumbles upon Sadie in the woods, he barely recognizes the quiet, vulnerable beauty who has always taken his breath away. His mission shifts in an instant: He will do anything it takes to keep her safe . . . and make her his. Sadie has always protected her family-no matter the price. But when Rory ropes her heart, she's forced to take a look at her life and make a dangerous choice-one that could cost, or gain, her everything.

Her Lucky Cowboy A Montana Men Novel

Her Lucky Cowboy A Montana Men Novel

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2015

Everything's bigger in Big Sky country, including the hearts of the Montana Men Champion rodeo rider Dane Bowden is eight seconds from winning under the Vegas lights, one last hurrah before reluctantly returning to his family's Montana ranch. But his bull has other plans. When Dane wakes up, he's sure he's died and gone to heaven . . . because the doctor who comes to his aid is the same girl who saved his life and disappeared years ago. Bell would do anything for Dane. He's the fantasy that always kept her going. A child genius hidden away by her family, Bell was the secret no one talked about, the girl no one wanted. Despite finding success as a young surgeon, she's still the awkward girl who's never had a boyfriend. So why does Dane, a notorious playboy and sizzling-hot cowboy, insist on taking her on a real date? Bell is the only woman in Dane's heart. When a rodeo rivalry turns deadly, it's his turn to save Bell's life-because he sure as hell won't lose his guardian angel again.

Return of Brody McBride

Return of Brody McBride

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: eBook Release Date: 10/02/2015

The black sheep of fallbrook is back . . . And hes in for the surprise of his life.Former bad boy, now-decorated Army Ranger Brody McBride is home and on a mission: Find the woman he never should have left behind and right the wrong he did eight years ago.When the man she loved broke her heart and skipped town, Rain Evans picked up the pieces. But along with heartbreak, Brody left her something infinitely better than she could have imagined: two beautiful daughters. One she gave birth to, and the other she rescued from the woman who helped destroy her relationship with Brody.Brody is shocked to discover hes a father, and hes more determined than ever to win back Rain and protect his girls. Can they rekindle the love they once shared and become the family they were always meant to be? Or will a danger from their past return and ruin everything?

Dylan's Redemption

Dylan's Redemption

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: eBook Release Date: 10/02/2015

Theres a new sheriff in Fallbrook Meet Dylan McBride. Jessie Thompson had one hell of a week. Dylan McBride, the boy she loved, skipped town without a word. Then her drunk of a father tried to kill her, and she fled Fallbrook, vowing never to return.Eight years later, her father is dead, and Jessie reluctantly goes homeonly to come face-to-face with the man who shattered her heart. A man who, for nearly a decade, believed she was dead.Dylan accepted the position as sheriff of Fallbrook looking for a fresh start and a chance to uncover the truth about Jessies disappearance. He knew hed have to face a few ghosts he just never thought one would be Jessie, all grown up, stunning and alive.The pull between them is instant, but Dylans heart has already mourned Jessie, and she has secrets she can never share. Can they escape the darkness of their past for a chance at a bright future together?

Falling for Owen

Falling for Owen

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: eBook Release Date: 10/02/2015

The McBrides of Fallbrook return with reformed bad boy Owen. Hell do whatever he must to protect the woman whos captured his heart.Attorney by day, rancher by night Owen McBride conquered his dark past and made it his mission to help the innocenteven at the expense of a personal life. But when a clients abusive ex-husband targets Owen and his gorgeous neighbor Claire gets caught in the crossfire, his feelings turn anything but professional. The mysterious beauty awakens something in him, and hell move heaven and earth to keep her safe.Coffee shop owner Claire Walsh learned the hard way that handsome men arent to be trusted. Owen may be sexy as hell and determined to take care of her, but shes reluctant to put her heart on the line. His presence in her life puts a target on her back, yet the more time she spends with him, the more she finds she cant help falling for Owen.

Can't Wait

Can't Wait

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: eBook Release Date: 11/11/2014

Originally appeared in the e-book anthology All I Want for Christmas Is a Cowboy.Jennifer Ryan, author of the New York Times bestselling The Hunted Series and the upcoming Montana Men Series, takes us to the very beginning in this Christmas prequel about two people who finally receive the one thing they've always wanted each other.Though she is the woman of his dreams, Caleb Bowden knows his best friend's sister, Summer Turner, is off-limits. He won't cross that line. Summer shares a connection with Caleb she's never felt with anyone else, but the stubborn man refuses to turn their flirtatious friendship into something more. Summer will have to take matters into her own hands if she wants her cowboy for Christmas.

Philanthropy for Health in China

Philanthropy for Health in China

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2014

Drawing on the expertise of Chinese and Western academics and practitioners, the contributors to this volume aim to advance the understanding of philanthropy for health in China in the 20th century and to identify future challenges and opportunities. Considering government, NGO leaders, domestic philanthropists, and foreign foundations, the volume examines the historical roots and distinct stages of philanthropy and charity in China, the health challenges philanthropy must address, and the role of the Chinese government, including its support for Government Organized Non-Governmental Organizations (GONGOs). The editors discuss strategies and practices of international philanthropy for health; the role of philanthropy in China's evolving health system; and the prospects for philanthropy in a country beginning to engage with civil society.

Philanthropy for Health in China

Philanthropy for Health in China

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2014

Drawing on the expertise of Chinese and Western academics and practitioners, the contributors to this volume aim to advance the understanding of philanthropy for health in China in the 20th century and to identify future challenges and opportunities. Considering government, NGO leaders, domestic philanthropists, and foreign foundations, the volume examines the historical roots and distinct stages of philanthropy and charity in China, the health challenges philanthropy must address, and the role of the Chinese government, including its support for Government Organized Non-Governmental Organizations (GONGOs). The editors discuss strategies and practices of international philanthropy for health; the role of philanthropy in China's evolving health system; and the prospects for philanthropy in a country beginning to engage with civil society.