A sweeping, classic romance about the ties that bind us together-and the promises that can break us apart ...
Some friends are more like family...and that's exactly how Cara Martin feels about Ryan Langston. He stood by her side through the most difficult time of her life and there's nothing she won't do for him, even now after his death. But inheriting Ryan's share of his family's ranch in west Texas and living there for a year? Cara doesn't understand what he was thinking. Still, she cannot, will not deny Ryan's last request...even if it means sharing a roof with his brooding, arrogant older brother.
Jeth Langston doesn't trust Cara as far as he can throw her. Jeth is certain she prevented his baby brother from spending his last days at home. And he'll be damned if he lets this stranger take over the Langston family legacy too. Whatever the cost, he's determined to drive this beautiful outsider away-no matter how intriguing he finds her.
But as the days grow longer and sunshine sweeps across the plains, Cara can't help but fall for the untamed land-and the man whose passion for it captures her, heart and soul. Can their love bloom wild and free on this Texas ranch?
About the Author
Leila Meacham is a writer and former teacher who lives in San Antonio, Texas. She is the author of the bestselling novels Roses, Tumbleweeds, Somerset, and Titans. For more information, please visit LeilaMeacham.com.
"I am still swooning from the dynamite attraction of Cara and Jeth. It sizzled and sparkled and I could not turn the pages fast enough to reach the finale where I cheered. I was truly transported to La Tierra and this master story teller kept me enthralled...RYAN'S HAND is a delicious read that touched my heart. Another winner, I want more!"—FreshFiction.com on Ryan's Hand
"Reads like a high-end Thorn Birds."—Sara Nelson, The Daily Beast (praise for Roses)
"Roses heralded as new Gone with the Wind."—USA Today (praise for Roses)
"As large, romantic, and American a tale as Texas itself."—Booklist (praise for Roses)
"An enthralling stunner....A compelling saga with echoes of Gone with the Wind."—Publishers Weekly (praise for Roses)
"It's been almost 30 years since the heyday of giant epics...but Meacham's debut might bring them back. Readers who like an old-fashioned saga will devour this sprawling novel of passion and revenge."—Library Journal (praise for Roses)