Silken Threads

  • Title: Silken Threads
  • Author: Patricia Ryan
  • ISBN: 9780451408273
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Silken Threads Soldier of FortuneGraeham Fox is on a secret mission rescuing his lord s illegitimate daughter from the clutches of her abusive husband As payment for his service Graeham will receive her twin s hand
    Soldier of FortuneGraeham Fox is on a secret mission rescuing his lord s illegitimate daughter from the clutches of her abusive husband As payment for his service, Graeham will receive her twin s hand in marriage and a vast estate, much than any landless soldier could ever hope for.Attacked in London, Graeham is almost killed He is given a chance to heal at the humSoldier of FortuneGraeham Fox is on a secret mission rescuing his lord s illegitimate daughter from the clutches of her abusive husband As payment for his service, Graeham will receive her twin s hand in marriage and a vast estate, much than any landless soldier could ever hope for.Attacked in London, Graeham is almost killed He is given a chance to heal at the humble home of Joanna Chapman, a silk merchant s lovely widow Her past has taught her not to trust any man, especially one as rakishly handsome and mysterious as Graeham But his raw strength and gentle touch unleash a blistering passion in Joanna Caught between ambition and desire, Graeham s future hangs by a thread And only Joanna s love can save him from himself.

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    About Patricia Ryan


    1. Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.Patricia Burford Ryan born August 9, 1954 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States is an American writer of romance novels as Patricia Ryan, mystery novels as P.B Ryan and erotica novels as Louisa Burton She is the twin sister of the romance writer Pamela Burford She won a Golden Heart award in 1994 in the category short contemporary series and a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award Her book Silken Threads also won a RITA, the top award of the Romance Writers of America, for Best Long Historical Romance of 2000.


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    1. This was an entertaining take on the Rear Window idea of an injured man (broken leg) whiling his time away by watching the actions of the neighborhood from his window. During an attempt to remove his lord's illegitimate daughter from her abusive husband, Graeham is set upon and seriously wounded. Rescued by Hugh, he is taken to Hugh's sister's home for medical attention. Of course, the widowed Joanna is beautiful and sparks fly as their attraction to each other grows. The book is also interspers [...]

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    2. This KINDLE FREEBIE has great reviews and ratings, and is a RITA AWARD WINNER for best long historical romance/mysteryazon/gp/product/B003 Blurb: Graeham Fox comes to London to rescue his overlord’s daughter from her abusive husband, in return for which he is promised her sister’s hand in marriage and a vast estate—quite a prize for a landless soldier who’s never had a home of his own. Attacked and disabled by a broken leg, he rents a room in the humble home of Joanna Chapman, a silk mer [...]

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    3. When I discovered that an author's whose works I liked had written a series of books set in medieval times that were a bit of an homage to Hitchcock films, I immediately thought 'how friggin' cool is that?' So I picked this one up and dug right in. This book is an homage to Hitchcock's Rear Window. In that movie, Jimmy Stewart plays Jeff, a photographer who is laid up in his apartment in a wheelchair with a broken leg. While there he has a front row seat to all the goings all with all his neighb [...]

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    4. Fairly decent little romance novel.It takes place in medieval times and doesn't actually involve any lords/ladies/aristocracy (really). The plot is pretty simple - bastard sellsword goes to England from France to rescue a Lord's daughter from a shitty marriage. Unfortunately, he gets beaten and saved by another knight. His leg is broken and he has to recoup for 2 months til he can find a way to rescue the damsel-in-distress (who may or may not be getting slowly poisoned to death by her a-hole hu [...]

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    5. 12 February 2015: $0.00 FREE on Kindle

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    6. I enjoyed this book very much. The writing was excellent, and the story kept me interested from beginning to end. I loved the characters, especially Joanna, who was a true heroine in every sense of the word. Graeham was a good hero, too, because he was REAL and human and genuinely flawed. We got to spend a lot of time in his head, hearing his thoughts and feeling his feelings. I love when authors do this, and it really made me feel closer to the characters and care more deeply about them. The se [...]

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    7. 4.5 stars. Another great medieval romance by Patricia Ryan. Not as good as Heaven's Fire, but still better than most in this category.

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    8. This is a very good read. Roughly based on "rear Window" it tells the story of Graeham Fox, a landless soldier who works for a French lord and is charged with finding the Lord's daughter who has married a loutish man and he feel she is in trouble. While trying to get into the man's house, Graeham is set upon by murderers and barely escapes, thanks to an intercessor, with only a broken eg and some broken ribs. His savior takes him to his sister who conveniently lives next door to the daughter of [...]

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    9. Based on Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, I enjoyed this story much better. I can't say that I was ever a fan of that movie; maybe it was because in my mind Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly never seemed to mix well together nor did the plot, as written, ever sufficiently seize my imagination. Here, in Silken Threads Patricia Ryan has not only succeeded in the retelling but far surpassed it. If you're in the mood for a good mystery/suspense set in medieval times, this is it. Also, there is a followup [...]

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    10. A thoroughly enjoyable adventure/mystery set in medieval times. and okay, I don't remember much about that era from my history lessons, so perhaps there are historical errors, but even if there were, it didn't detract from my enjoyment. Great characters and a decent, twisty plot. I loathed this version of the cover though.

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    11. i really love this novel, i cant wait to read the next on on Hugh the older brother. Sweet story and keeps u guessing in whats going on. it builds up the feeling between the leads slowly but passionately, the writer is really good in giving me a clear idea of life during that time.

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    12. Nothing but the fact that the author states this book takes place in the middle ages makes me think that. There is no period authenticity except for clothes. It's kind of ridiculous.That said, Joanna is a nice character. She could do better than Graeham, frankly. Meh.

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    13. Non so come possa aver vinto un premio. E dire che di romance storici ne ho letti tanti. È noioso, la storia non sta in piedi, ha troppe lacune. Poi sono praticamente a metà e ancora non è successo niente. Boh.

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    14. Overall I really enjoyed this book. I loved the beautiful writing and the original plot line and unique characters. I liked that the romance wasn't insta love. I really loved Graeham a lot. We start out from his point of view. Normally I don't love starting out from the guys view but in this case, I was pulled into the story right away and so intrigued that I completely forgot that I normally don't like a book to start out this way. In general I actually don't like the dual (or multiple, as is i [...]

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    15. Addicted readingA medieval Rear Window it is a love story about a knight who has come to pick up an abused wife for her father's safety. Attacked he take refuge in a house belonging to a beautiful silk trader with his lodgings opposite where he must save the bed ridden wife

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    16. There is a reason why Silken Threads (published in 1999) by Patricia Ryan won the 2000 RITA award for best historical novel. It's good! Oh sure, when I reread the book I did notice some anachronistic terms; however the book is so steeped in medieval atmosphere that I chose to ignore them.This story takes place in 1165, a time period woefully neglected. We have Graeham Fox, a bastard soldier of fortune, and Joanna Chapman, a widow and a down-on-her-luck silk merchant. Here's the quick plot: Graeh [...]

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    17. An enjoyable romance in a medieval setting. unlike most medieval romances, Silken Threads focuses not on great land barons but merchants in London and some minor gentry, giving a gritty, realistic and unique view of life in London ca 1100s. I thought the heroine, Joanna, was great, independent and strong. The secondary characters were fleshed out and tied well into the story. The author included Thomas Harper among the characters and I applaud her for this; Thomas is a leper which is rather dari [...]

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    18. This was one thoroughly great read. Sure, it had weaknesses, but overall, the book was good enough to make me forget them. First, it really didn't feel like it was set in the 12th century--more like the 18th or 19th--so I just pretended it was. Second, the mystery plot seemed to drag in the second quarter, when the hero, laid up with a broken leg, can't do much beside observe, not a great thing in an adventure/mystery/romance. It must be a most difficult thing for a writer is to figure out how t [...]

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    19. This book was very well done and I'd highly recommend it. It's the first book I've ever read by Patricia Ryan & it won't be the last, I've already ordered The Sun And The Moon (which is the next book in the Wexford series-it's Hugh & Phillipa's story ). I enjoyed the book from the start. The characters were well done and likable except for Rolf le Fever & Prewitt. The hero Graeham Fox wasn't a perfect in the sense that he kept secrets from Joanna and he also manipulated her into spyi [...]

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    20. This is a historical novel - I enjoyed this book and will be looking forward to the next book - Joanna's brother :D There are a few scenes that I felt really entertained, especially with the boy, Adam, that Graeham encountered while recovering Oh I just got carried away - Graeham came to London to bring his boss' illegitimate daughter back from her husband who was horrible toward her (no physical abuse, but he got upset with his father-in-law when he found out that she was illegitimate which mea [...]

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    21. Another fantastic book by Patricia Ryan. I'm getting sad, though, that I'm almost finished reading all of her books and really wish she were still writing historical romances. She's great at building up tension and creating believable and likeable characters.The hero Graeham is not without his flaws. His desire to own land is foremost in his plans until he meets the widow Joannna who lets him board in her house while he recuperates from a broken leg. Over the ensuing weeks, Graeham slowly falls [...]

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    22. *sex alert* If you like to read many, many, many accounts of sexual acts between a man and a woman, this is the book for you. The author was repetitive in her matters of romance. After the characters' sexual tensions were told one time, there was no need to repeat it over and over again. Likewise, after describing their copulation one time, there was no need to revisit it ad nauseam. Historical Romance is not my favorite genre, but I shake that tree every now and then. However, it is not the gen [...]

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    23. Well, as always with her books I really enjoyed the side characters, Thomas the Leper, Alice/Adam, Leoda and Olive a lot and although I'm no specialist on the time period (and some of the clothes sounded too easy to get out of and into), I had the feeling that it was an interesting view on London in the 1200s - I loved the fact that the setting is the prosperous and not so prosperous merchant quarter, although both heroine and hero turn out to have aristocratic background.However, I really did n [...]

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    24. I really enjoyed this free read. This is written so well and everything was such a mystery. When I first downloaded the book, I thought there would be more romance, but the mystery of what was going on with the characters is what captivated me it made so much sense when I read that her idea for the book came from a Hitchcock film. There certainly was enough romance in the book. I absolutely adore the level of romance in medieval and historical romance books. There can be so much passion in one [...]

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    25. Graeham is an illegitimate son of a rich English baron. Raised by the church, he is sent at 14 to France to serve and in his line of duty, comes back to London to rescue his employer's daughter. Upon completion of the mission, he will be betrothed to the girls twin and given land and herd to start a life of their own. Upon arrival in London, plans are disrupted when he is injured but he is helped by Hugh, a mercenary who happens along at a most opportune moment. Hugh brings Graeham to his sister [...]

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    26. Graham and Joanna are thrown together and the sexual tension builds between them. This is a sensual book that builds slowly and the sex doesn't come until much later. I enjoyed the characters, the plot, and the writing, but I thought the ending was tied up to quickly. After all that had happened and how the characters were portrayed throughout, it just felt too, um, forced or something. I can't quite put my finger on it; it ends the way you expect - and want - but it just felt un-satisfying to m [...]

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    27. I heard a lot of good things about Ryan's medieval romance. And this book really is quite good. It should have been great, it has promises. I just find how the hero treated the heroine hard to stomach. He lied to her till the very end, and got off too easily. The heroine, Joanna, after displaying many strenghts of character, felt a bit like a pushover at the end. I was planning on Patricia Ryan medieval glom, and Silken Threads was supposed to the first, the one to ignite the sequence. Instead ( [...]

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    28. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I knew of the Rear Window connection, but I didn't find that to determine how I felt about the book. It was very entertaining and well-written as a stand alone book. It's a sad fact of "chick lit" that these books tend to be overly descriptive with unnatural (clunky) dialogue. I did not find that to be true with this book. I found the characters to be believably drawn and the story moved at a natural pace. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoy [...]

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    29. I'm very stingy with my stars but I decided to go with four because the author has a very pleasant way of stringing words together. The scenes were well constructed, detailed without being wordy. Sometimes the language was a little too modern for the setting but it was done for the sake of connecting the characters to the reader. I "hurray"ed the ending as the characters got what they deserved. I will look for more by this author. I'd like to see her take on a more complex plot and heighten the [...]

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    30. An unfortunate choice. I was looking for a medieval story, after a queue of Regency romances, but there is very little of Middle Ages in the way the characters interact and in the setting (except clothes). A spark of action is limited to the last 20 per cent of the story, as soon as events precipitate. The rest of the book is only small talking about daily things with no importance. Pages and pages of small talkingPity! The plot sounded good and the characters had potential.

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