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In this award-winning medieval romance inspired by Hitchcocks Rear Window, a wounded soldier heals in the London home of a young widow who steals his heart—but his future rests on an arranged marriage to his lords daughter. Originally published byMoreIn this award-winning medieval romance inspired by Hitchcocks Rear Window, a wounded soldier heals in the London home of a young widow who steals his heart—but his future rests on an arranged marriage to his lords daughter. Originally published by NAL, Silken Threads won Romance Wrters of America’s RITA Award, was nominated by RT BookReviews for Best Historical Romantic Mystery, & made the Ingrams A-List of Top 50 Requested Titles for four weeks.Patricia Ryan is back with another dazzling medieval romance! Graeham Fox has been sent to London by his overlord to rescue Lord Guis daughter from the hands of her abusive husband. In exchange, Graeham has been promised the hand of Guis other daughter--along with the holdings associated with such a marriage. But before Graeham can spirit the young woman away, he is attacked.... When her brother brings Graeham to her home, Joanna... has no intentions of being used by another man the way she was used by her husband. But Graehams injuries convince her he is harmless and his offer to rent her storeroom is appealing. As long as he thinks she is a widow, Joanna will be safe from the charms of Graeham Fox. What she doesnt know is that he harbors secrets of his own... Ms. Ryan keeps readers guessing--and turning pages--right up till the end. Silken Threads will captivate you! Kristina Wright -- Copyright 1999 Literary Times, Inc. All rights reserved -- From Literary Times“Patricia Ryan moves Rear Window to medieval London, and does things Hitchcock never dreamed of! Fresh, swift and sexy, Silken Threads strengthens Ms. Ryan’s reputation as an outstanding author of medieval romances.” New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney“Silken Threads resonates with the sounds, smells, intrigues and passions of the Middle Ages. Add engaging characters, authentic historical details and a well-crafted mystery and you have a delectable tapestry whose threads glide like silk through the pages.” Romantic Times“Patricia Ryan is back with another dazzling medieval romance! Proving herself to be a remarkable storyteller, Patricia Ryan spins a tale of romance and mystery that will thrill readers. With a host of wonderful secondary characters to round out the complex plot, Ms. Ryan keeps readers guessing—and turning pages—right up till the end! This is a very special and original novel from one of romance’s finest authors. Don’t miss it.” The Literary Times“This is a rich and rewarding book. The characters are fully realized, the setting is impeccably accurate, and the mystery kept me guessing....Silken Threads is romance at its best. This one goes on my keeper shelf.” The Romance Reader“This medieval take on Hitchcock’s movie Rear Window is simply superb! The secondary characters add as much to the story as the hero and heroine, and the author’s sense of atmosphere is impeccable. Ms. Ryan is a superb stylist with words who weaves the silken threads of her latest medieval romance into a complex tapestry of mystery, suspense and passion. If you haven’t tried this author’s books (historical or contemporary), don’t wait any longer. This one is fantastic and not to be missed!” Tanzey Cutter, The Old Book Barn Gazette“A real page-turner, this one will keep readers guessing right to the surprising conclusion.” Bell, Book & CandleAbout the Author:Patricia Ryan has written more than two dozen novels, which have garnered rave reviews and been published in over twenty countries. A RITA winner (for Silken Threads) and four-time nominee, she is also the recipient of two Romantic Times Awards and a Mary Higgins Clark Award nomination for the second book of her historical mystery series featuring Boston governess Nell Sweeney, which she wrote under the name P.B. Ryan. Pat’s Evil Twin, Pamela Burford, is also a published romance novelist.