Dear Friends, Whether surrounded by family and friends or peacefully relaxing, the holidays are a time for reflection, taking in the year past and looking ahead to the year ahead. Wishing you warmth, love, and hope at this special time of year. What have I been busy doing? A new book for 2023! I have recently finished the manuscript for my next book, and my dear Editor at Penguin Random House, Hilary, absolutely loves it. There'll be more about that in the new year, suffice to say that I'm sure this one will go down a treat. Book Six is in the pipeline! Yes, I've been busy thinking through ideas for my next book, and already one very special story has come to the fore. I read about it many years ago in a memoir, and with a little time, a lot of thought, and some healthy imagination, all the characters, the settings, and that feeling of timeliness can be brought back to life. This is how most of my tales come to light. First I read a few lines in old letters or a memoir, then I imagine how that must have come to happen, how it must have felt. Finally I take a rendering of the characters: what were they like, how did they look, what was important to them. What would they do to save those they loved? Find me on Social Media Look out for my next email to find out more about these next two novels, and join me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more frequent updates and news.
Twenty Thousand Wedding Dresses ...
The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle has been selling fabulously since the launch in the summer. Thank you to all my readers for posting their thoughts and reviews on social media and bookstores. It's so heartwarming to hear your lovely words. "LOVED this!!! Jennifer Ryan has skyrocketed up to one of my favorite authors." "This is one of the best books. It is rich throughout with all the things that truly matter in life. I hope that everyone who reads my review will be encouraged to purchase this book and also give it as gifts to friends and family. This is the first time I have read a Jennifer Ryan book but it won’t be my last." You can buy it here: Amazon | Barnes & Noble Waterstones | Politics & Prose Indiebound | Dubray Books | Target Copperfields | Google Play
Holiday Gifts for Friends and Loved Ones
Heartwarming tales of women joining forces on the home front make for a lovely afternoon or evening cuddled up beside the fire, a hot toddy or a slice of warm pie at your side. Many of my readers either received or gave my books during the holidays, and they were all gratefully enjoyed.
You can find out more about them and where to buy them at my website: www.JenniferRyanBooks.com
Thank you again for your support. It's wonderful to know how much my books are being enjoyed. With warmest holiday greetings, Jennifer
The Kitchen Front
A cooking contest in Second World War Britain sets four desperate women against each other.
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir
National Bestseller and all-round favorite with a thoughtful tale of hope, spirit, and the power of friends.