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Growing up a devoted reader, Laurie Ryan immersed herself in the diverse works of authors like Tolkien and Woodiwiss. She is passionate about every aspect of a book: beginning, middle, and end. She can’t arrive to a movie five minutes late, has never been able to read the end of a book before the beginning, and is a strong believer in reading the book before seeing the movie.

Always a fan of happily-ever-after endings, romance was a natural genre for Laurie to gravitate to. She loves writing stories of stubborn, single-minded heroines who have to learn that everything is better when you’re not alone.

Imaginary worlds were a fact in Laurie Ryan’s childhood. Not that she didn’t have awesome family, even if she does have middle child syndrome. W
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It Takes a Village…

“Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” — David Ogden Stiers

I rarely make political statements and this isn’t really one, either. Rather, it’s a call for remembering what’s important.

Over the last few years, something that two different people said stuck with me. One was my mother, the other a complete stranger.

When my mother was about 90 years old, a relative about to undergo sex

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The prologue for this story grabbed a hold of me with its unusual theme. The story itself, a story of redemption, is set in historical fur trade times showed the danger of those times as well as the strong draw of love and compassion. I found the ove ...more
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With a hero named Roman Ragazzi, I had to read this book. The mystery/murder aspect definitely held my attention, as did the reunion between the hero and heroine. Boy, did they have a world of hurt to get past. I got involved with the secondary chara ...more
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A post-divorce coming into oneself story. I found it enjoyable, engaging, and I was right there with Wynter as she found her way through the miasma of trying to find herself.
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The Awakening by Nora Roberts
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It's going to be a looooong wait until next November. I was not ready to leave this well-thought out world and these characters. I can hardly wait for book 2. ...more
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Christmas in Cambria by Linda Seed
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When I pick up a Christmas romance, I’m looking for diversion, feel-goods, a strong sense of season, and just enough tension to keep things interesting. This story had all that. There were really no surprises, except one idea from the hero late in th ...more
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This feels like a well-researched, authentic look at the community, and I loved Jordan and Crystal together. He knows just when to push and she knows when to hold her own.
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I think Lola and Connor are two of my favorite romance characters. I love them together. I love the relationship, their individuality, even how they meet. And hot? Wow. This story gets a favorite heart from me.
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I loved this story. Sexy, fresh, the perfect summer romance. And Matteo. Wow.
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