Hale's Point

Contemporary Romance

Hale's Point by Patricia Ryan

While house-sitting at a waterfront estate, straight-laced Harley is stunned by the arrival of her employer’s supposedly dead son, a maverick Alaskan bush pilot recovering from wounds suffered in an airplane crash.

Witty and passionate, Hale’s Point (originally published as The Return of the Black Sheep) was honored with Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award.


“For twenty years, Tucker Hale has been estranged from his father and presumed dead. To his surprise, it is not his father he encounters one night when he returns home, but Harley Ann Sayers, a young woman who is spending her summer house-sitting. Still recovering from injuries sustained in a plane crash, Tucker walks with a cane. Having some experience in therapy work, Harley offers to help him heal. Even though he feels the swimming will not help, he agrees to her idea of working in the pool just to please her. The added incentive of Harley’s ‘if you can catch me you can have me’ didn’t hurt either! But soon Tucker’s father will come home and old feelings and accusations must be dealt with. Old wounds seem harder to heal than new ones for these wonderful, deserving characters. The healing power of a loved one is extraordinary. Passionate, playful, powerful!”

– Literary Times, Inc. (Copyright © 1994-97. All rights reserved.)

“An engaging and fresh new talent, Patricia Ryan creates a richly blended texture of passionate desire and tender love to keep our hearts aflame through each and every page.”

– RT BookReviews

“Patricia Ryan’s first work is an amusingly tender and emotionally poignant glimpse into the souls of two people wounded by the very ones who should have nurtured them… a stunning debut novel that very nicely showcases the talents of romance’s newest star.”

– Affaire de Coeur

“Patricia Ryan has crafted a love story that will have readers begging for more. Harley and Tucker are unforgettable characters and this is an unforgettable story. Patricia Ryan has set a standard with this book. Read it and I know you’ll agree.”

– RomEx Reviews

“Patricia Ryan creates a wonderful story of two lost souls who discover that, in spite of their differences, they really do belong together. Passion and sizzle unite with humor and poignancy to create a moving story.”

– Rendezvous