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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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Waiting on a Cowboy

Waiting on a Cowboy

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2020

Meet New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ryan's McGraths: a family as untamed as the land they call home. Tate McGrath just didn't get it. Why was Liz Scott, his best friend-and the person he relied on and trusted most-suddenly avoiding him! When he finally tracks her down, he finds her with a man he knows nothing about and she's been dating for weeks. Suddenly, he can't make himself ignore her tempting curves and deep green eyes, and all he wants to do is keep her all to himself. What was going on? Could he possibly be...jealous? Liz had made the decision: stop carrying a torch for Tate and find a guy who wants to be her everything. Tate had always seen her as honest, dependable, smart, kind...Best friend, not girlfriend! And she needed to give up the dream of marrying the man she'd loved since preschool and move on. But when Liz's boyfriend turns dangerous, Tate steps up to help and soon realizes he's the cowboy hero she's been waiting for him to be all along.

Sisters and Secrets

Sisters and Secrets

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

If you love Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery, then you won't want to miss this newest novel by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ryan. There's nothing more complicated than the relationship among family...Especially when the Silva Sisters are keeping secrets. For Sierra it means returning home with her two little boys after a devastating Napa wildfire takes her home, her job, and even the last mementos of her late husband, David. Determined to start over, how can she ever reveal the truth-that her husband may have led a double life? To the world, Amy's world is perfect: handsome husband, delightful children, an Instagram-worthy home. But behind this facade lies an awful truth: her marriage is rocky, her children resentful, her home on the verge of breaking up. Heather, impulsive, free-spirited, and single mom to an adorable little girl, lives for the moment wearing a carefree smile. But she refuses to reveal the truth about her daughter's father, and his identity remains a mystery even to her family. As the Silva Sisters secrets are revealed, each realizes that there is more to their family than meets the eyes...and forgiveness may be the only way to move forward and reclaim true happiness at last. Sisters and Secrets is a moving novel of sisterhood, second chances, and the secrets that have the power to break or bond families-and alter destinies.

Tough Talking Cowboy

Tough Talking Cowboy

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Return to Montana as a tough-talking cowboy meets his match in Jennifer Ryan's newest Wild Rose Ranch novel. Ex-Army Ranger Drake McGrath has come home to Montana, locked in a battle with himself, lashing out at those who love him most-driving away his ex-fiancee and alienating his family. But Adria Holloway sees beyond Drake's tough talk to the raw pain beneath. Raised with her twin sister Juliana by a neglectful mother at the Wild Rose Ranch, Adria also struggles to put the trauma from her past behind her. To help them both, she makes Drake a shocking deal-a no-strings relationship that'll help them both face down their demons. Maybe it's a way for her and Drake to heal each other, one sizzling night at a time... The heat between them is instant and incredible. But the biggest challenges are yet to come. With Juliana battling her addiction and Drake working on his issues, Adria realizes she can't save everyone. But Drake and Adria discover love can survive tragedy and loss-and they can have the life they never thought possible if they just hold on.

Restless Rancher

Restless Rancher

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/12/2019

If you like bad-boy heroes, western settings, and a sexy, sassy heroine you will love Jennifer Ryan's newest Wild Rose Ranch book! Perfect for fans of Diana Palmer, Linda Lael Miller, and Jodi Thomas. One minute down-on-his-luck rancher Austin Hubbard slept soundly, the next, a sassy spitfire dumped a pitcher of water on his head and woke him up-in more ways than one. Hired to help him rebuild his ranch, Sonya Tucker ends up helping him put the tattered pieces of his life back together. The capable, all-business accountant is on a mission to get the ranch up and running, but can he convince the temptingly beautiful woman to take a chance on him? Sonya was dismayed that Austin had lost it all: money, family, respectability. Things she-who'd been raised by her mother at Nevada's notorious brothel Wild Rose Ranch-only dreamed about. But working with the long, lean cowboy shows her that Austin is honorable to his core. Together they slowly grow to see what the love between them might bring. But then Austin's powder keg of a family feud explodes, exposing long-buried secrets, and threatening their new-found love...

The Me I Used to Be

The Me I Used to Be

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/06/2019

Jennifer Ryan is at the height of her story-telling best. Page-turning, powerful, with high stakes drama and unforgettable romance, I couldn't put this novel down! --Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author If you like Jill Shalvis and Kristin Hannah, you'll love Jennifer Ryan's exciting new novel, where a young woman has the chance to rebuild her life and become the woman she was always meant to be... An inheritance she never expected... After serving time for a crime she didn't commit, Evangeline returns home to discover her father left her solely responsible for the family's failing ranch, her mother blames her for her father's death, and her brothers want her out of their way. With her family's future squarely on her shoulders, she desperately searches for ways to save their home-before they lose everything. A chance to right past mistakes... Her only ally, Chris Chambers. The cop who sent her away is positive she took the fall for someone else. And if she helps him track down the real criminals, he'll clear her record. But the closer Evangeline and Chris get to exposing the truth-and to each other-the deeper Evangeline is drawn into a dangerous sting that will finally bring her justice and pave the way for a bright future.

The Spies of Shilling Lane

The Spies of Shilling Lane

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2019

Dirty Little Secret

Dirty Little Secret

Author: Jennifer Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2019

In this sexy western romance, a modern-day cowboy and a woman with a secret share an inheritance and must live together on a ranch to get it, while fighting their attraction. 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

Tempted by Love

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

Dylan's Redemption

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?

Revelation Through History

Revelation Through History

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

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: Escape to You

Montana Heat: Escape to You

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...

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.

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.

His Cowboy Heart

His Cowboy Heart

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: 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