Ryan's Return - Barbara Freethy - Google книги
In a group I'm in we're doing a "challange" to go into your tbr pile and read a book that has been there awhile. Well this was the second book I ever down-loaded when I first got the Kindle App on my phone January 2, ! This book kind of has a Nora Robertsish feel to it for me, I really enjoyed it. It has romance, family drama, small town politics, and even a little paranormal aspect thrown in.
If you're looking for a sweet, tug-at-your-heartstrings, easy read this is it! I am giving all of Freethy's books four stars because they kept me intrigued enough to keep reading. She is very formulaic I adored this book! Stellar settings, painted with wide strokes. I love that there is a complicated back story, flawed characters, and a gorgeous secondary love story woven in as a kicker. This book transcends genres and is not a cookie cutter, formulamatic book.
I loved it! A very pleasant surprise to stumble across!!! I thought this book was surprisingly well written considering the fact that it was free for kindle. The story was quaint and easy to read. I found the characters conventional but also quite likable. Overall I found the book really enjoyable, it allowed me to escape into the Serenity Springs with the characters. When I started this book I thought, uh oh this is not starting well, but I remembered the good rule, you must read at least pages before you put it down.
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It didn't take long and I was hooked. Very interesting story with a little mystery. Really easy fun read. I read this on my Kindle Fire. It's my first Barbara Freethy book. I did get a sample of The Sweetest Thing to read. I enjoyed Freethy writing. It's the typical romance writing, however with a twist of an angel siting of sorts in Ryan's Return.
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If you enjoy romance books, you'll enjoy these books. I don't usually read romance novels, but picked this one up free on Amazon for Kindle. Although the story line wasn't very believable, the emotions of love, loss and family were. It was a enjoyable, light and quick weekend read. A kindle free book. Really enjoyed reading it. About a small town with secrets, and everyone trying not to be like their parents before them. But some secrets aren't what they seem,.
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Nov 10, Lisa Gibbs rated it it was amazing. Ryan is a photographer who left home and never looked backed. Kara has organized a centennial celebration for Crystal Springs, CA where Ryan is from and she invites him to the celebration. Ryan is a bit of a nomad and doesn't even have much furniture in his apartment, he is on the road a lot and gone for months at a time. He agrees to come home much to the chagrin of his father, brother, and a few other important members of the town. A town that holds many secrets for Ryan and his family. It hold Ryan is a photographer who left home and never looked backed.
It holds the secrets that will be revealed with the help of Mother Nature's fury. Along the way we met Angel, Kara's 11 year old daughter who has quite a knack for story telling.
We meet Kara's Aunt Josephine who has a knack for reading tea leaves and even has a crystal ball. We also meet Billy, Andrew's son, although there is some doubt about his biological father. As the story unfolds we can see love blooming and love realized in Ryan and his brother Andrew.
Freethy's characters could be real, with real life problems and secrets that have the power to destroy. The Snake River is the background and it takes on a life of it's own in this sometimes harrowing story of a family torn apart by too many secrets. This was a great story that made me laugh and shed a few tears. Kara and Aunt Josephine are strong and independent with a fiery passion that doesn't go unnoticed.
Angel is a terrific character with a sense of whimsy and fantasy about her. I could totally envision her growing up to be an author. Billy is a bit misunderstood by Andrew, but as the story unfolds we see him become a stronger person. I have never been disappointed at the end of a Barbara Freethy novel and this was was no exceptions. I loved it. Ryan Hunter is the bad boy who left Serenity Springs, kicked out by his dad with heated words exchanged. His brother, Andrew, has no loss of love for him leaving.
Years later, Kara Delaney, the president of the Chamber of Commerce, invites Ryan, now a world-renowned photographer, to come back as one who did well from the town.
She wants to bring a little bit of the modern world to the town she sees fading away. At odds with this decision are Andrew, her boyfriend? Many of the townspeople have reason to hate Ryan: he stole from his dad and killed someone. That's enough to have an entire town hate you, perhaps even tar and feather you if you dared show your face again. But it doesn't explain roughly half the town not hating him, people who were there.
Or heard it from a friend who - heard it from a friend who - heard it from someone else. But that's both sides. Can't we all just get along? No, no we can not just get along. The story is decent, even if a little predictable in outcome but getting there is kind of fun and nerve-wracking.
The characters are fairly consistent, though for a large portion, they just act stupid. Kind of like real life people. I really wanted to rate this 4 stars, but truth be told, I "liked" it, but not "really liked" it, maybe 3. May 28, Becky rated it it was amazing. Ryan Hunter has established himself as a renown photographer through out the world. He is going back home per the request of a woman who is having a centennial in his hometown.
Unbeknownst to her that he is not welcome or wanted by many of the community and certainly by his father and brother. After his mother left and never returned and never tried to even contact him, the family has blamed each other and hateful and unfeeling remarks and actions separated them. His brother Andrew married a wom Ryan Hunter has established himself as a renown photographer through out the world. His brother Andrew married a woman he was in love with, and finds out she is dead supposedly Ryans fault and a child is involved.
Kara Delaney has returned home after an awful marriage and is trying to make a new life for her and her daughter. She too knows the abandon issues, after her own father left and never came back.
Bring in a major flood of the river to bring family, friends and community back together. Did I mention the ghost? This was such a fun, enjoyable read. So heartwarming and heart wrenching at times.
A story of pain, anger, misunderstandings, love, many surprises and forgiveness and of course This is a book that stands on its own. I have always enjoyed Barbara's books, and this one is another one added to the list. Mar 26, Peggy rated it liked it. I liked the style of this writer. She kept it simple but interesting. Ryan has returned to his hometown after many years away, touring the world as he he worked his photography business. He had given up all ties with his family and had no desire to enter that world again.
One day he got a request to return to his hometown as a celebrity to participate in the centennial activities. Upon his arrival he found that his brother and father did not want him there and treated him poorly. The book goes o I liked the style of this writer. The book goes on to look in to the past and why so much bitterness. Although I could figure out the ending partially it was still a good read to see how it gets there Sep 05, Bette Stanek rated it really liked it. Ryan's Return is a story of a family torn apart, a family of redemption and finally forgiveness. Most of all it is a story about what is truly important in life and the struggles we all go through to realize what means the most to us.
Barbara Freethy weaves a story of discovery as each of her characters realize what motivates them, the risks they're willing to take, and how they finally open up to all the possibilities for their life. Through the tragedy of a river gone wild, her characters are Ryan's Return is a story of a family torn apart, a family of redemption and finally forgiveness.
Through the tragedy of a river gone wild, her characters are brought together and priorities are determined. Feb 09, Elizabeth rated it did not like it Shelves: did-not-finish , reviewed. I bought this book a long time ago on my Kobo and only just got around to picking it up.
My tastes have obviously changed and I found this book too dramatic and almost annoying. Younger me would have liked this book, but current me was just not having it. I do also realize this book is over twenty years old now. Mar 25, Brandi Sartin lawrence rated it it was amazing. Good read!
Have some tissues ready! You will fall in love with everyone. Once you start reading it will be hard to put the book down. Aug 06, Barbara rated it really liked it. Enjoyable read. Sorta like a ghost story! Bad boy comes back home. Everything falls apart for everybody. Nov 04, Pearl rated it it was amazing. Great book, very interesing book! Barbara Freethy is a great author that just draws you into the story! Oct 13, Whoeps rated it really liked it. A really great story about a family torn apart, but also about forgiveness and second chances at love.
Aug 23, dreamerinexile rated it it was amazing Shelves: River takes it all 5 gold stars WOW. Just wow. 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 The characters where brought to life as the pages turned. Ryan, oh Ryan.. What he went through along with his brother, Andrew, his father Jonas. A broken family.. Untold Secrets, and the lied they told themselves. A truly moving story. Ryan is courageous, smart, hot!!listthecetel.gq
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It has romance, family drama, small town politics, and even a little paranormal aspect thrown in. If you're looking for a sweet, tug-at-your-heartstrings, easy read this is it! I loved the characters each believing in their knowledge of the truth. Truths that in actuality were misjudgment that they allowed to rule their lives. The river for me actually became a living breathing person that controlled ,guided , destroyed and finally brought understanding and love to the characters in the story.
The bonds between father and sons , mother's and daughters were so real and heartrenching that you couldn't help but identify with their struggles , fears ,passions weaknesses and finally cling in to their own recognition of the real truth and how it released them to finally embrace the life they were meant to live. Traditionally published for many years, Barbara formed her own publishing company in and has since sold over 6 million copies of her books.
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