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Ryan's Hand By Leila Meacham Ryan s Hand A sweeping classic romance about the ties that bind us together and the promises that can break us apart Some friends are like familyd that s exactly how Cara Martin feels about Ryan Langston He stoo

  • Title: Ryan's Hand
  • Author: Leila Meacham
  • ISBN: 9780802707666
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • Ryan's Hand By Leila Meacham A sweeping, classic romance about the ties that bind us together and the promises that can break us apart Some friends are like familyd that s exactly how Cara Martin feels about Ryan Langston He stood by her side through the most difficult time of her life and there s nothing she won t do for him, even now after his death But inheriting Ryan s share of hisA sweeping, classic romance about the ties that bind us together and the promises that can break us apart Some friends are like familyd that s exactly how Cara Martin feels about Ryan Langston He stood by her side through the most difficult time of her life and there s nothing she won t do for him, even now after his death But inheriting Ryan s share of his family s ranch in west Texas and living there for a year Cara doesn t understand what he was thinking Still, she cannot, will not deny Ryan s last requesteven if it means sharing a roof with his brooding, arrogant older brother.Jeth Langston doesn t trust Cara as far as he can throw her Jeth is certain she prevented his baby brother from spending his last days at home And he ll be damned if he lets this stranger take over the Langston family legacy too Whatever the cost, he s determined to drive this beautiful outsider away no matter how intriguing he finds her.But as the days grow longer and sunshine sweeps across the plains, Cara can t help but fall for the untamed land and the man whose passion for it captures her, heart and soul Can their love bloom wild and free on this Texas ranch
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    1. Ashley Daviau on said:

      I had high hopes for this book but was left thoroughly disappointed From the beginning it was entirely too predictable and I had guessed the whole plot within 25 pages I thought the characters were terribly boring and incredibly hard to relate to And to make things worse, the plot dragged on and on and then everything happened in the final 20 pages This is definitely going into the charity pile, although I feel terrible for possibly subjecting someone else to this drivel.

    2. Ayekah on said:

      It was hard for me to believe this book was written in the 80 s and was the authors first book It rings much like today s contemporary novels, however better in so many ways I loved this book The story begins with Cara and Ryan who are close friends having their fairly typical weekend outing, after a trip home to visit his brother in Texas on the family ranch Cara has noticed lately that Ryan looks wane and pale, she s concerned, he brushes her off He does, until he can no longer hide from her t [...]

    3. ChrisCarroll on said:

      When you dive into contemporary women s novel you kind of expect certain things Especially if you are a voracious reader like myself, you find that stories tend to follow a specific pattern However, the author broke the pattern in this emotional read Definitely one to read with the tissues right next to you but one that you certainly do not want to miss.The author wraps you up and pulls those heartstrings pretty hard and I found myself with tears rolling down my face at random parts during this [...]

    4. Jenny Jo Weir on said:

      So close to being an all time favorite, but just missed the mark I couldn t get over the confession at the end Call me petty but I feel the other party should have had to put their feelings on the floor first and done a little groveling before receiving a love declaration Yes, I know I should let it go but I cant, so there Also, it really bothers me when someone pursues one person while being tangled with another It s a bit hard for me to overcome that Other than these 2 small fopaux s the book [...]

    5. Christina Sebreros on said:

      This book was so good, the ending was a little silly, I feel like the writing lacked maturity I did enjoy the book for the most part I definitely suggest reading this, you ll enjoy it from beginning to end

    6. De Mots En Addiction on said:

      En voyant juste la couverture de ce roman, j ai craqu L amoureuse de Cow boy que je suis, ne pouvait pas r sister l appel texan malgr qu il soit bourr de clich s, entre le Cow boy sauvage, arrogant et la puret de l h ro ne, je me suis litt ralement laiss e captiver par l histoire que ce livre nous d livreD s les premi res pages, l motion nous prend dans ses griffes, quand doucement l auteure nous d voile la trame de son roman Un testament Le dernier cadeau d un homme aux deux personnes qu il aim [...]

    7. Hamisoitil on said:

      Voil une histoire toute mignonne qui nous emm ne dans les plaines texanes, au milieu des chevaux, des Cowboys et des ranchs Cara va d couvrir tout cela, apr s la mort de son meilleur ami, Ryan, qui lui a l gu son h ritage soit la moiti du ranch familial, tandis que l autre partie est son fr re a n , Jeith Cependant, quelques minutes avant son d c s, Ryan, lui fait promettre de s installer l bas pendant une ann e et donc vivre sous le m me toit que son Cowboy de fr re Cara accepte de le faire en [...]

    8. Fabiola Chenet on said:

      Heureusement que l auteur pr vient qu il s agit d une romance et non l une de ses sagas publi es r cemment Mais plus qu une romance, premi re vue, Le testament de Ryan est une romance des ann es 80 avec tous les codes de l poque h ros hyper dominateur, qui malm ne l h ro ne parce qu il ne supporte pas ses sentiments pour elle, mais qui ne supporte pas non plus qu un autre l approche, et qui rejette l id e qu elle ait pu avoir d autres soupirants amants h ro ne vierge, na ve, qui se laisse faire [...]

    9. Karen on said:

      2.5 stars.This was the 1st book Leila Meacham wrote and although the Romance genre isn t my thing, it was still an enjoyable read Wish I could write that well for my 1st book Love her writing style.

    10. •Cici• Theory of A Dreamer Book Blog♥ on said:

      I received a copy of this book from Smith Publicity in exchange for an honest review Thank you so very much Smith Publicity for sending me a copy of Ryan s Hand I am very honored and grateful 4.5 Taming Love Stars When I first read the synopsis for this story I knew it would be different in a great way and i couldn t wait to dive into it I liked the fact that it took place in a much simpler time and everything wasn t so dramatic It warmed my heart that writing letters was the norm in this book b [...]

    11. East Gwillimbury on said:

      I enjoyed this book It is a lovely romance set in the wild and beautiful state of Texas How does Ryan s Hand play an integral part in the lives of Jeth his older brother and Cara his only love.

    12. Sarah on said:

      I ve liked Leila Meacham s sagas but this debut novel of hers isnI m trying to like itbut the abuse and premise are disturbing The fact that the abuse is it accepted because of the circumstances is no bueno I ll come back to that though, let s just start with the MC being the weakest most dainty woman there ever was We re led to believe that she s tough because she s taken her dead parent s debt on her shoulders to repay as a matter of honor but at every opportunity we re told that she s weak, n [...]

    13. Nerdy Dirty & Flirty on said:

      Delightfully old fashionedI couldn t resist the pull of a paperback novel paperback written in the mid eighties, re released thirty plus years later without any modifications Not one edit Not one Debut novels, historically, tend to be a learning ground so I wonder how hard the author had to resist to tweak it, even just a little And, how would this story stand up given the way the world has changed so much in this time Surprisingly, pretty darn well This throwback story reminds me of the clean, [...]

    14. Kathy Wideman on said:

      I was completely blown away by this book It is powerful and moving on so many levels It is the first book by Leila that I have read and I look forward to reading by her in the future Cara Martin came from a prominent New England family and had lots of stubborn pride She meets Ryan Langston on a particularly bad day and they begin a wonderful friendship shortly after He is all she has and cherishes their friendship so much She is devastated when she finds out that he is dying and blown away when [...]

    15. Karen on said:

      Cara Martin and Ryan Langston forged a wonderful friendship that spanned two years Soon after, Cara learned that Ryan was gravely ill When Cara learns that Ryan has signed over his share of the family ranch in West Texas she is shocked and puzzled, especially because she must live on the ranch for one year before she can fully inherit his share Cara agrees to live on the ranch but is unprepared for the intense hostility his older brother Jeth shows from the first day Both Cara and Jeth are unpre [...]

    16. Kari on said:

      Ryan s Hand was originally written in 1984 It s the first book by this author Included in the beginning of the book is a story of how this book came to be As I was reading it, I kept having to remind myself that it was written in the early 80s A time when men were jerks and women fell in love with them I think for the time this was written, this is a good clean romance It s a really good first effort The author notes that no updates or revisions were made with the re issue and I was happy to see [...]

    17. Lisa on said:

      This book had me bawling my eyes out the whole time The way Leila Meachan writes is so beautiful Her words will sweep you off your feet from the first sentence This book was so beautiful The characters go through one heck of tragedy and then finds the most wonderful answer, love You are waiting for every page to turn to see if they both realize it Can she stay or will she go Will he let her Will she realize how wonderful this woman is It s not until the very end that we find out But it is so wor [...]

    18. Amy on said:

      Ryan s Hand is a beautiful, sweet story.At first glance, this is probably not a book that I would normally pick up, but I found myself drawn to it and intrigued by the blurb And I have to tell you, I am so glad I took and chance and picked this book up Ryan s Hand is well written and is an unforgettable story It is a beautiful and captivating story of family and friendship It is a story of finding lasting love in the most unexpected places Leila Meacham is a new author to me, and I m excited abo [...]

    19. Maari on said:

      I d have not guessed this to be a debutMs Meacham is a new to me Author, whom I look forward to reading from in the future Her characters are real, they definitely have their own personalities and she has each of their temperament written perfectly I thoroughly enjoyed this book There was some harshness to it, but we must remember when this book was written, and how people were Plus, take into consideration the characters, how they react, speak, etc Also, the time frame is perfect for all that [...]

    20. Jane on said:

      I read Leila s disclaimer that she knew nothing about writing when she wrote this book I think she knows plenty about writing Frankly, I m enjoying this read without being belabored with the details of the oil industry Titans Perhaps I was ready for a good story and I think these characters have me hooked Thus far, I m reaching for the book on Kindle some afternoons and many evenings.Overall, I enjoyed the book ROSES is by far my favorite.

    21. Jane Smith on said:

      My favorite book for years and years and years And I just finished it again.

    22. Linda on said:

      Sweet, short book by a gifted author A classic romance about the ties that can bind two people and the promises that can break apart a relationship.

    23. Michelle on said:

      FantasticGreat Read Leila Meecham never fails to impress with her books I am looking forward to reading the next two.

    24. Mélanie on said:

      Cet ouvrage est une romance comme je les aime, il regroupe tout ce que j appr cie dans ce genre de pr dilection pour moi Son plus en parall le de la romance naissante, nous avons droit une tr s belle d monstration de ce qu est la v ritable amiti ainsi que d une relation fraternelle puissante.Son moins malheureusement beaucoup de fautes, de doublons, de mots en trop ou invers s, et c est tr s dommage pour un si beau r cit.D s les premi res pages je me suis laiss e bercer par les mots de l auteur, [...]

    25. Elgyn on said:

      Klasick harlekynka z 80 let s 118 a poprv za cel dny c tila, e m hladP ehnan tvrzen , hlad m la neust le.s 32 ve spole n m ob t s 73 znovu pot hl z doutn k s 78 Kde je Ryan poh ebn s 95vzepjet s 128 hled la dolu na tu tmavou hlavus 135 proto e se j my lenka na Jetha asto prom taly s 147 kdy se k n obr tilji j s 35, 59, 74, 86, 128

    26. Tiffany on said:

      3.5 stars.Why Because I started this silly book just before bed and read it in one sitting instead of getting sleep on a work night I picked up very early on how it would end, but the journey to the predictable was actually pretty fun This was a quick, easy read and it was enjoyable.

    27. Faith on said:

      This was the author s first book many years ago She lays out in the preface some really interesting info if you are a fan as I am I could not put this book down, a sweet summer romance with a lot of Texas that isn t historical fiction like her recent books.

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