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Ryan, Nan

Works: 84 works in 299 publications in 8 languages and 9,034 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Love stories  Historical fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PS3568.Y392, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Publications about Nan Ryan
Publications by Nan Ryan
Most widely held works by Nan Ryan
You belong to my heart by Nan Ryan( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 504 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
Cloudcastle by Nan Ryan( file )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 484 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?"--P. [4] of cover
Dearest enemy by Nan Ryan( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 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 )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and French and held by 447 libraries worldwide
A kidnapped young woman finds she has nothing to fear but her own heartThe 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's father for slaughtering his family years before. Night Sun abducts the general'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
Love me tonight by Nan Ryan( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 435 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
Written in the stars by Nan Ryan( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 416 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
The scandalous Miss Howard by Nan Ryan( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 409 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
Naughty Marietta by Nan Ryan( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 403 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 Undetermined and held by 372 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 )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 370 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
The princess goes west by Nan Ryan( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 363 libraries worldwide
Her kingdom bankrupt, a princess travels to the New World in search of a fortune When Princess Marlena’s father, the benevolent ruler of the tiny kingdom of Hartz-Coburg, dies, he leaves behind nothing but a famous name and a mountain of debt. To fill her beloved nation’s empty coffers, Marlena has two choices: marry or beg. Although she’s considered one of Europe’s great beauties, Marlena has a fiery temper and frightens off all but the most repulsive of the international nobility. Too proud to surrender to a man she does not love, Marlena goes to America to raise the money, arriving just in time to see the stock market crash of 1880. Penniless and desperate, the princess decides to find investors among the gold-rush millionaires of the American west. Instead she finds misery, danger, and a handsome stranger with a temper rough enough to match her own. To make it home, Europe’s toughest princess will have to find her inner cowgirl
Outlaw's kiss by Nan Ryan( file )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 343 libraries worldwide
With her life in shambles, a young woman joins a gang of rough-riding outlawsWhen 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
Silken bondage by Nan Ryan( file )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
The riverboat’s newest showgirl has no idea what she’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’s heart forever—or she could break her own heart in two
Burning love by Nan Ryan( file )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 329 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
Sun God by Nan Ryan( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 319 libraries worldwide
USA Today'bestselling author Nan Ryan delivers the intensely passionate, spellbinding story of a man driven by revenge, a woman consumed by desire, and a love that transcends the enmity dividing them The Indian stood naked in the sunlight. To the world, he is the half-breed Luiz Quintano. But to Amy Sullivan, he is Tonatiuh, the magnificent son of a Spanish grandee and an Aztec princess'and she has worshipped him since girlhood. After five years at a New Orleans finishing school, Amy is finally coming home to her family's sprawling Texas ranch'and the man she loves. Until a night of passionate reunion erupts in shattering violence, forcing them to part as bitter enemies. Tonatiuh has waited a decade to take his revenge on the family who almost succeeded in destroying him. His triumphant return as the feared military commander El CapitAn is only the first step in his plan. But after he makes Amy his captive, he once again falls prey to her sensual charms. As passion reignites, Tonatiuh is consumed by the need to reclaim the woman who betrayed him, the woman he will hate'and love'for the rest of his life
Because you're mine by Nan Ryan( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 316 libraries worldwide
From USA Today'bestselling author Nan Ryan, the passionate story of a woman determined to reclaim her stolen legacy'even if it means seducing and marrying her most hated enemy In 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's past'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're Mine is Nan Ryan at her enthralling, steamy best
The legend of love by Nan Ryan( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
USA Today'bestselling author Nan Ryan draws readers into the wildly passionate, suspenseful tale of a woman at the mercy of the rugged man guiding her through the New Mexico desert Shreveport. 1865. Elizabeth Montbleau is found guilty of murder and sentenced to death. But the Natchez-belle-turned-Rebel won't be facing the firing squad alone. Another prisoner'a convicted Yankee spy'has been condemned along with her. Knowing that this will be her last night on earth, Elizabeth gives in to the desire the sensual stranger awakens in her. The next morning, fate steps in, and both their lives are spared. But they're destined to meet again . . . West Quarternight has never forgotten the red-haired beauty and the fleeting night of passion they shared. The last place he expects to find her is on a treacherous journey across the merciless desert. Now, as Elizabeth's guide, he will lead her on a quest for her missing husband . . . and an elusive, legendary treasure. No longer a memory, Elizabeth is now a prize that West intends to win, even though he swears he will never love her
Desert storm by Nan Ryan( file )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Married off to a Texas landowner, a young woman fights temptation when her husband’s son moves home Her whole life, Angie Webster has been raised to heed her father. Since her mother died—a fallen woman, and a disgrace to the family name—Jeremiah has kept Angie away from friends, from society, and, most of all, from boys. But as Jeremiah nears death, he realizes it is time for her to settle down. He chooses Barrett McClain, a wealthy rancher whose isolated mansion might provide Angie with a haven from the temptations of the world. But for this frightened young bride, temptation is just the beginning. Although her new husband seems to be a kindly old widower, his smile hides inconceivable viciousness. And then there is his son, Pecos, who appears to hate his father’s new bride, but secretly lusts for her. Alone on the ranch, Angie will learn that to become a woman, she must learn to fight like a man
The seduction of Ellen by Nan Ryan( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and French and held by 247 libraries worldwide
The countess misbehaves by Nan Ryan( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 223 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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Alternative Names
Raĭan, Nėn
ライアン, ナーン
English (151)
French (11)
Russian (4)
Spanish (4)
Japanese (3)
Chinese (3)
Italian (1)
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