Books by Jennifer Ryan

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Sisters and Secrets

Secrets and Sisters is gently predictable in the way its title suggests it might be. You’ve seen this set-up before; the sister that moved away returns after great tragedy, meeting once more with her free-spirited younger sister and her harried housewife elder sister; the boy she left behind and a ...

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The Spies of Shilling Lane

Jennifer Ryan’s lovely, gristly, involving mystery about a British matron who becomes an investigator in the wake of a humiliating divorce petition, The Spies of Shilling Lane is a surprisingly cozy mystery that’s presided over by a pushy heroine who’s a touch Miss Marple, a pinch Jessica Flet ...

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Montana Heat: Escape to You

There’s something so compelling about an escape story, don’t you think? The joy as someone held captive is returned to the world and reunited with their family gets me every time. That was the big draw of Escape to You when I picked it up for review, but unfortunately, while I enjoyed the drama ...

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At Wolf Ranch

Romantic suspense is hit or miss with me - I’ll be the first to admit I tend to judge it pretty harshly. Mystery-focused? Well, where’s the romance? Where’s the relationship? And if it's romance-focused? There’s not enough suspense or plot to keep things moving. I’m sometimes hard to pleas ...