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Unspoken Words by Shari J Ryan

Es wird am Ende in Ordnung sein (It will be alright in the end)

Unspoken Words by Shari J Ryan is a contemporary and historical novel about a love that spans seventy four years. It is the other half of the story begun in Last Words. This is Charlie’s story. It is a story that will swell your heart as the love reaches beyond the pages of the book. It is a beautiful tale.

The action is in present day America and alternates backwards to 1935 Germany before moving forwards in time. This is a forbidden love. This is a love that defies the odds.

Germans were taught to hate but not all Germans could do so. “I was not meant to be a killer. I refused to hate, no matter what I was supposed to believe.” The outward uniform was in conflict with the inner nature. Shari J Ryan has managed to convey the struggle to remain true, to see people as people and not to hate.

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A Change Of Heart by Shari J Ryan


A Change Of Heart by Shari J Ryan is a beautifully written contemporary novel about truth, love, friendship and second chances. It is the third book in The Heart Series but can be read as a stand-alone.

This book follows the same action as in book one A Heart Of Time but now it is from the point of view of Ari. This book will break your heart as the great love, friendship and courage reach beyond the pages of the novel.

Once again the focus of the story is organ donation but here we see the action through the eyes of the recipient.

The characters are wonderfully drawn and really lodged in my heart. There are some huge hearts who go through life selflessly giving. They even give with their last breath.

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A Missing Heart by Shari J Ryan


A Missing Heart by Shari J Ryan is a heart wrenching contemporary novel about love and loss and family. It is the second book in The Heart Series but can be read as a stand-alone. The action follows on from the first book, A Heart of Time.

The novel alternates between present day and thirteen years earlier as the reader learns how hearts were torn apart. Sometimes in life we have no control over events as we are swept along and spat upon the rocks.

We all have a past. Our past cannot be changed. When we fail to reveal significant events in our past, they may come back to haunt us. Our past has helped to make us who we are.

There is the theme of PTSD. It does not just affect soldiers. It can strike after any traumatic event. It is important to receive support, love and seek professional help.

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A Heart Of Time by Shari J Ryan

The Greatest Gift

A Heart Of Time by Shari J Ryan is a beautiful contemporary love story about a love that never dies. It is the first book in The Heart Series.

The book is a study in grief. “It’s [grief] like shrapnel in a wound… the pain will forever be embedded.” Grief is a pain that never goes away. It may diminish at times but then returns, twisting like a knife. Grief has no set formula or time. It is what it is. It lasts as long as it lasts.

There is the theme of organ donation. There feels like there is life after death as there feels like a connection beyond the grave as part of the person you loved is in another.

The greatest gift of all is the gift of life. There is a beautiful father-daughter bond within the novel. A father is not the same as a mother but the father goes the extra mile to make sure his daughter does not miss out. The daughter is wise beyond her five years. She senses great sadness, responding with love and wise words.

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