WorldCat Identities

Ryan, Nan

Works: 65 works in 344 publications in 9 languages and 7,799 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  History  Historical fiction  Western fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PS3568.Y392, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nan Ryan
Cloudcastle by Nan Ryan( )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exquisite Natalie Vallance might have perished in the snow, . The Indians, amazed at her fragile form, her brilliant red hair, found her, called Fire-in-the-Snow, and made her mistress of Cloudcastle, a ranch high in the majestic Rockies. Protector of sacres Indian ground; guardian of a treasure in buried gold. She was sworn to protect the land from ruthless prospectors and mysterious drifters like Kane Covington. Once he, too, had saved her life. They'd shared a night of passion she was ashamed to remember but would never forget. Who was he - outlaw, swindler, or charming rogue? Why had he reappeared and what was he after? And why did his kiss, his touch, have the power to make her forget everything - except how much she wanted him?"--Page 4 of cover
You belong to my heart by Nan Ryan( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Ellen Preble was southern aristocracy; Clay Knight was the son of a widowed seamstress. That didn't matter to them, but it did to those whose devious trap destroyed their young love
Love me tonight by Nan Ryan( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful young widow Helen Burke Courtney has nothing left after the Civil War except her rundown coastal Alabama farm and her pride, but the arrival of Union Army Captain Kurt Northway and his young son changes her life forever
Dearest enemy by Nan Ryan( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Susanna LeGrande becomes a spy for the Confederacy and involved romantically with Mitchell Longley, a Union sailor, she has some tough choices to make
Savage heat by Nan Ryan( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kidnapped young woman finds she has nothing to fear but her own heart The toast of Chicago society at eighteen, Martay Kidd is too wild to be satisfied with a life spent in parlors and ballrooms. Bored with the big city, the slender beauty hops a westbound train to join her army general father in the frontier country of Colorado. But when she arrives in Denver, she becomes the unwitting target of a Sioux warrior named Night Sun, who seeks revenge against Martay & rsquo;s father for slaughtering his family years before. Night Sun abducts the general & rsquo;s daughter, stealing her away to a world that is far rougher, and far more exciting, than she could have ever imagined. Though stubborn, strange, and violent, Night Sun is no match for the fiery Midwestern debutante. And it will not be long before the mistress of the ballroom has him dancing to whatever tune she calls
The scandalous Miss Howard by Nan Ryan( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boy who left to fight for the Confederacy twenty years ago had been a trusting fool. He had trusted the girl who promised to wait for him. He had trusted the friend who betrayed him. Now he has come home to avenge what they stole from him: his heart, his soul, his world
Written in the stars by Nan Ryan( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Redman of the Rockies" was cruelly captured and put on display. When Diane set him free, the Redman carried her off as bait to catch his captors, but Diane's shining spirit and shimmering loveliness enchanted her abductor
Naughty Marietta by Nan Ryan( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powerful Maxwell Lacey saves Confederate veteran Cole Heflin from the hangman so that Cole can bring Lacey's granddaughter, Marietta, an opera singer with a wealthy protector, to see him before he dies--by force if necessary
The sheriff by Nan Ryan( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the death of her uncle, and with no means of visible support, Kate Quinn travels west to the Sierra Nevada to claim the inheritance left to her by an unknown aunt. The inheritance turns out to be a run-down house and a claim to a mine that may or not be worthless. In Fortune, she is determined to make a life for herself in spite of several discouragements
ChiefTain by Nan Ryan( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In late 19th century America, the proud leader of a Comanche leads his people to the safety of the reservation at Fort Sill. There he meets a young Virginian heiress and school teacher, who comes to his rescue when he is falsely accused of a violent crime. Very soon the two--who should be enemies--dedicate themselves to the cause of helping his people while fighting the forbidden attraction they feel for each other
Because you're mine by Nan Ryan( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From USA Today{u2013}bestselling author Nan Ryan, the passionate story of a woman determined to reclaim her stolen legacy{u2014}even if it means seducing and marrying her most hated enemyIn 1847, a dying general entrusts to his friend the final instructions for his heir, never imagining the treachery that will last for generations ... The magnificent Southern California cattle ranch Lindo Vista is Sabella{u2019}s past{u2014}and her future. Now, as the lone survivor of a family that was cheated out of its rightful land, she will stop at nothing to regain what belongs to her. Burton J. Burnett, cattle baron and sole heir to the sprawling Lindo Vista, first spies the stunning blond stranger at a party celebrating his engagement to another woman. Passionately obsessed with the elusive beauty, he vows to make Sabella his, unaware that she is orchestrating her long-awaited revenge . . .A story of seduction, love, betrayal, and a decades-old lie that is about to come full circle, Because You{u2019}re Mine is Nan Ryan at her enthralling, steamy best
The legend of love by Nan Ryan( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Montbleau was sentenced to death. With the firing squad only hours away, the flame-haired Elizabeth decided to toss away all sense of propriety and spend her last hours relishing the embrace of a scoundrel Yankee spy. But the dawn didn't bring death. Instead, Elizabeth was left with a second chance ... and memories of a rather audacious man
Sun God by Nan Ryan( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amy Sullivan and Luiz Quintano are exploring the delights of first love when their fathers, joint owners of a prosperous ranch, die within days of each other. Amy's brothers, unwilling to share the wealth with an ''uppity half-breed'' (Luiz is half-Aztec), whip him and leave him in the desert to die. Luiz's mother, however, is a goddess, who takes revenge by drying up the spring supplying the ranch's water. He returns triumphantly 10 years later as El Capitan and billets his Mexican soldiers on the ranch. Believing she had been complicit in his earlier torture, this ''master of loving'' makes Amy a ''sexual captive in her own home'' as they play out sexual domination/submission scenes (usually in a bedroom, but once in the stables, where they tie themselves together and mate like horses). Eventually, Luiz and Amy rediscover the affection buried under their considerable lust, and Amy reveals the secret she has kept for a decade
The princess goes west by Nan Ryan( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marlena's tiny kingdom is broke, forcing her to travel to America
Silken bondage by Nan Ryan( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The riverboat & rsquo;s newest showgirl has no idea what she & rsquo;s getting into Raised on a houseboat, Nevada Hamilton has spent her whole life on the river. At night she sings for her father and his friends, and when they go to bed, she gazes across the water at the paddleboat gambling palaces, dreaming of the day when she can take her place on one of their stages. When her father is killed in a bar fight, Nevada must pursue her dream. She puts on her make-up, dons her finest dress, and walks into the greatest adventure a young girl could ever imagine. Her first night on the job, she meets world-class gambler Johnny Roulette, who quickly falls for the delicate, innocent Nevada. Depending on how the dice fall, she could win Johnny & rsquo;s heart forever & mdash;or she could break her own heart in two
Outlaw's kiss by Nan Ryan( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her life in shambles, a young woman joins a gang of rough-riding outlaws When the ambush of a gold shipment for the army ends with the death of a Union soldier, Cordell Rogers and his ex-Confederate raiding party flee to Mexico. Cordell brings his wife and daughter, Mollie, but scarlet fever leaves him a widower, and young Mollie must grow up among his ragtag band of bandits. On her eighteenth birthday, Mollie makes a decision. She leaps on her horse, straps on a pistol, and prepares to become an outlaw. As Mollie begins her career as a renegade, the son of the soldier killed in the long-ago raid searches Mexico for justice. His fevered quest could destroy Cordell's band of outlaws, but only if he can resist the charms of the sultry young woman who rides like a man
Burning love by Nan Ryan( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Temple Longworth travels to the Arabian desert seeking adventure, and she finds it when she is captured by bandits and imprisoned by Sharif Aziz Hamid, The Sword
The seduction of Ellen by Nan Ryan( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and French and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desert storm by Nan Ryan( )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innocent and eager to please, Angie Webster headed for the Texas desert to meet her future husband, Barrett McClain. But when she arrived there, she found herself hopelessly drawn to his grown son
The countess misbehaves by Nan Ryan( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As their ocean liner slowly sinks, the proper Countess Madeleine Cavendish and the roguish Armand de Chevalier--two strangers, believing that they are about to die--make passionate love, never expecting to survive the disaster, only to be reunited amid the glitter of New Orleans high society
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The scandalous Miss Howard
You belong to my heartLove me tonightDearest enemySavage heatThe scandalous Miss HowardWritten in the starsNaughty MariettaThe sheriff
Alternative Names
Henderson Ryan, Nancy

Nan Ryan Amerikaans schrijfster

Nan Ryan écrivaine américaine

Raĭan, Nėn

Ryan, Nancy Henderson

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ライアン, ナーン