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Spotlight: Ryan's Hand by Leila Meacham




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Ryan’s Hand
By Leila Meacham

NYT Bestselling Novelist Re-Releases a Texan Love Story For The Ages

A SWEEPING, CLASSIC ROMANCE ABOUT THE TIES THAT BIND US TOGETHER – AND THE PROMISES THAT CAN BREAK US APART

The contemporary romantic fiction landscape is littered with Alpha males: the wealthy, worldly, sophisticated, cynical, and imposing. Yet none may embody these qualities more formidably as Jeth Langston – the leading man of Leila Meacham’s highly anticipated romance novel, Ryan’s Hand, re-issued with Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group on July 12, 2016.

Set in the early 1980’s, Ryan’s Hand centers on Jeth – an uncompromising, ruthless West Texas rancher – and a young, gentle Boston librarian named Cara Martin. When Cara’s closest friend and Jeth’s baby brother, Ryan Langston, dies in New England from a terminal illness, he leaves Cara with an impossible inheritance: his half of the Langston family ranch, La Tierra Conquistada, of which Jeth is “a feudal lord and law unto himself.” To fulfill her best friend’s dying wish, Cara must live a full year on La Tierra – and stand her ground in the face of Jeth’s ceaseless efforts to drive her off the land.

Certain she prevented his brother from spending his last days at home, Jeth will be damned if he lets this stranger take over the Langston family legacy, too. Whatever the cost, he commits himself to driving this beautiful outsider away – no matter how intriguing he finds her.

An unforgettable storm of North meeting South, desert meeting ocean, and pride meeting its match, Ryan’s Hand tells the tale of an unlikely love story that will leave readers as breathless as it does Jeth and Cara.


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Originally published in 1984, Ryan’s Hand has for decades held a fascination for fans of Meacham – a New York Times bestseller several times over with her sprawling Texan dramas Roses (2009), Tumbleweeds (2012), Somerset (2014) and Titans (2016).

“It was a time before cell phones, computers, the full liberation of women and the sexual revolution,” Meacham recalls. “Not to mention my first attempt at writing a book of any genre.

“When Roses was released, I found out book collectors were paying hundreds, even thousands, of dollars for a copy of my long-ago written romance novel, mostly used. I’m tremendously excited to share Ryan’s Hand with the readers who have been waiting for it all these years – and to introduce Jeth and Cara to some new ones, too.”

“A Southern epic in the most cinematic sense.” -- The New Yorker (praise for Leila Meacham’s Roses)

“As large, romantic, and American a tale as Texas itself.” -- Booklist (praise for Leila Meacham’s Roses)

Author Info


Leila Meacham is a writer and former schoolteacher who lives in San Antonio, Texas. She is the author of the bestselling novels Roses, Somerset and Tumbleweeds.

Ryan’s Hand [Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group] is currently available via Amazon, and in brick-and-mortar bookstores throughout the U.S.

Website: www.leilameacham.com

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