Leaving Blythe River: A Novel

Hail, and exhausting pain leave him wondering if he’s been fooled yet again: Is his father out here at all? As the situation grows increasingly dire, punishing sun, swollen rapids, Ethan realizes this quest has become about more than finding his dad. From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes a story of nature revealing human nature—the trickiest terrain.

New york times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde returns with an unforgettable story of courage. Seventeen-year-old ethan Underwood is totally unprepared to search for his father in the Blythe River National Wilderness. The days that follow transform Ethan’s world. Angry or not, he’s his father’s only hope.

With the help of three locals—a fearless seventy-year-old widow, a pack guide, and a former actor with limited outdoor skills—he heads into the wild. Yet when his father vanishes from their remote cabin and rangers abandon the rescue mission, suddenly it’s up to Ethan to keep looking. Not only is he small, scrawny, and skittish but he’s barely speaking to the man after a traumatic betrayal.

Navigating an unforgiving landscape, Ethan searches himself for the ability to forgive his father—if he finds him alive.

The Language of Hoofbeats

From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes a story of the heartbreak and healing power of family. However, they quickly butt heads with their neighbor, Clementine, who disapproves of their lifestyle and is incensed when Star befriends her spirited horse, Comet. When star disappears with Comet, the neighbors are thrown together—far too close together.

Plumbing the depths of regret and forgiveness, The Language of Hoofbeats explores the strange alchemy that transforms a group of people into a family. Winner of a Rainbow Award. Haunted by past tragedy and unable to properly care for Comet, Clem nevertheless resents the bond Star soon shares with the horse.

But as the search for the pair wears on, both families must learn to put aside their animosity and confront the choices they’ve made and the scars they carry. New to a small town, jackie and paula envision a quiet life for their kids: a young adopted son and two teenage foster children, including the troubled Star.


Ask Him Why

How can it be that her courageous big brother has been dishonorably discharged for refusing to go out on duty? Aubrey can’t believe that his hero doesn’t have very good reasons. Yet as the horrifying details of the incident emerge, Joseph disappears. In their attempts to find him, Ruth and Aubrey discover he has a past far darker than either of them could imagine.

Will their family ever make their way back to each other and find a way to forgive? From the bestselling author of pay it forward comes the stunning and emotional story of a young soldier’s unthinkable act…and the bonds of a sister and brother’s love. Ruth and her little brother, Aubrey, are just teenagers when their older brother ships off to Iraq.

But even as they learn more about their brother, important questions remain unanswered—why did he betray his unit, his country, and now his family? Joseph’s refusal to speak ignites a fire in young Aubrey that results in a disastrous, and public, act of rebellion. The impact of joseph’s fateful decision one night in Baghdad will echo for years to come, with his siblings caught between their love for him and the media’s engulfing frenzy of judgment.

When joseph returns, only three and a half months later, uninjured, Ruth is happy he is safe but also deeply worried.

Walk Me Home

While the girls work off their debt, Carly becomes determined to travel onward—until Jen confesses a terrible secret that leaves both sisters wondering if they can ever trust again. Since their mother’s sudden death, have been walking and hitchhiking across the Southwest trying to find Teddy, Jen, sixteen-year-old Carly and her eleven-year-old sister, the closest thing they have to a family.

Carly desperately hopes teddy will take them in and save them from going into foster care—and forgive them for the lies told by their mother. But when the starving girls get caught stealing food on a Native American reservation, their journey gets put on hold. Set against the backdrop of the American Southwest, Walk Me Home and its resilient heroines will inspire readers and renew their faith in recovery and redemption.


Say Goodbye for Now

In 1959, no one is interested in a woman doctor. Pete never imagined he’d find friends as loyal as Justin and the dog. Lucy and pete say goodbye to Calvin and Justin. Catherine ryan hyde delivers once again with this feel-good story guaranteed to be a hit…” —RedbookOn an isolated Texas ranch, Dr. Nor are they welcoming Calvin and Justin Bell, a newly arrived African American father and son.

When pete solomon, a neglected twelve-year-old boy, and Justin bring a wounded wolf-dog hybrid to Dr. Not that any of the townsfolk care. Lucy never thought she’d make connections again, never mind fall in love. Lucy cares for abandoned animals. But these four people aren’t allowed to be friends, much less a family, when the whole town turns violently against them.

With heavy hearts, Dr. Lucy, the outcasts soon find refuge in one another. But through the years they keep hope alive…waiting for the world to catch up with them. The solitude allows her to avoid the people and places that remind her of the past.


Before long, virginia and the young man discover a connection from their pasts that will help them let go of painful memories and change their lives forever. They might’ve been a family. Virginia finally had the chance to explore a relationship with Aaron when he asked her on a date. But a terrible tragedy strikes on the night of their first kiss, crushing their hopes for a future together.

Nineteen years later, Virginia is engaged, though she has not forgotten Aaron or Buddy. When her dog goes missing and it comes to light that her fiancé set him loose, a distraught Virginia breaks off the engagement and is alone once again. A shy young man has found the missing pet, and although he’s bonded with the animal, he answers his conscience and returns the dog.

. She had been waiting, hoping that the widower and his young son, Buddy, would welcome her into their lives.

The Wake Up

Now he and milo must sift through their pasts to find empathy with the innocent as well as the guilty, to come to terms with their deepest fears, and to finally discover the compassionate heart of a family. From new york times bestselling author catherine Ryan Hyde comes a hauntingly emotional novel of how one man’s life changes forever when he rediscovers his ability to feel the pain of others.

Something has been asleep in forty-year-old cattle rancher Aiden Delacorte for a long time. Aiden can feel the boy’s pain, as well as that of his victims. It all comes back in a rush during a hunting trip, when he’s suddenly attuned to the animals around him, feeling their pain and fear as if it were his own.

As he struggles to cope with a trait he’s buried since childhood, Aiden falls in love with Gwen, a single mother whose young son bears a burden of his own. Sullen and broken from his experiences with an abusive father, Milo has turned to acting out in violent and rebellious ways. He can no longer sleepwalk through life, holding everyone at arm’s length.

But the newfound sensitivity of Aiden’s “wake up” has its price.

Take Me With You

Every year he’s spent the summer on the road, but making it to Yellowstone this year means everything. An unexpected twist of fate lands August with two extra passengers for his journey, two half-orphans with nowhere else to go. What none of them could have known was how transformative both the trip—and the bonds that develop between them—would prove, driving each to create a new destiny together.

The plan had been to travel there with his son, but now August is making the trip with Philip’s ashes instead. August shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his nineteen-year-old son died.

Just After Midnight

Faith must learn the value of trusting her instincts—and realize that the key to her future, and Sarah’s, is in her hands. Throughout the sweltering summer, as they follow Midnight from show to show, Sarah comes to terms with what she witnessed on the terrible night her mother died. But the journey is far from over.

Sarah shares an unbreakable bond with Midnight and can’t bear to be apart from her. From the new york times bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes an uplifting and poignant novel about friendship, trust, and facing your fears. No longer tolerating her husband’s borderline abuse, Faith escapes to her parents’ California beach house to plan her next move.

She never dreamed her new chapter would involve befriending Sarah, a fourteen-year-old on the run from her father and reeling from her mother’s sudden and suspicious death. While sarah’s grandmother scrambles to get custody, faith is charged with spiriting the girl away on a journey that will restore her hope: Sarah implores Faith to take her to Falkner’s Midnight Sun, the prized black mare that her father sold out from under her.


Heaven Adjacent

Although company is the last thing Roseanna wants, she reluctantly lets them stay. Roseanna and the young girl begin sculpting junk found around the farm into zoo animals, drawing more newcomers—including her estranged son, Lance. Its seventy-six acres are rich with possibilities and full of surprises, including a mother and daughter squatting on the property.

From new york times bestselling author catherine Ryan Hyde comes a bittersweet novel about healing old wounds and finding a new place to call home…Roseanna Chaldecott spent her life as a high-powered lawyer in Manhattan. Unsure of her future, Roseanna heads upstate on one tank of gas and with no plans to return.

In the foothills of the Adirondacks, Roseanna discovers the perfect hideout in a ramshackle farm. It may not provide the solitude she originally sought, but her heart has found room for much more. But when her best friend and law partner dies suddenly, something snaps. He pleads with roseanna to return to the city, but she’s finally discovered where she belongs.


When I Found You

To his wife’s shock, nathan wants to adopt the boy…but the child’s grandmother steps in. Named nat, the teenager has grown into a sullen delinquent whose grandmother can no longer tolerate him. While duck hunting one morning, childless, middle-aged Nathan McCann finds a newborn abandoned in the woods.

Still, unlike the rest of the world, the older man repeatedly assures the youngster that, he will never abandon him—not even when Nat suffers a trauma that changes both of their lives forever. From the bestselling author of pay it Forward comes When I Found You, an exquisite, emotional tale of the unexpected bonds that nothing in life can break.

Nathan agrees to care for Nat, and the two engage in a battle of wills that spans years. To his shock, the child—wrapped in a sweater and wearing a tiny knitted hat—is still alive. Nathan makes her promise, however, that one day she’ll bring the boy to meet him so he can reveal that he was the one who rescued him.

Fifteen years later, the widowered Nathan discovers the child abandoned once again—this time at his doorstep.