The Bride Train Book 4
STORY-LINE SEDUCING SUSANNAH BY E. E. BURKE:
In Seducing Susannah, author E. E. Burke continues her story of the train brides. Widow Susannah Braddock hasn’t found a husband, and Ross Hardt is still the bane of her existence. Susannah and the last 2 future brides live in the boarding house, working almost as slaves for the owner, in exchange for room and board. Needless to say Susannah’s son, Danny, at seven is a barrel of energy; never still and always into something. After his last mishap Susannah ’s told to leave. Needing a job and a place to stay, she doesn’t know what they will do. Coming to her rescue, Ross offers a job and a room. Ross has an ulterior motive. He needs a wife to inherit his father’s ranch and he sees Susannah as a prime candidate.
Susannah has secrets; secrets which can ruin her carefully constructed life. Secrets she can not tell for fear of losing what she cherishes most. Determined to win Susannah, become a father to Danny, and go home to Texas, Ross proceeded to court Susannah. For a smart man, he is forever misstepping with Susannah. Is romance beyond Ross? Sorry, readers, you will have to read the book to find out the all the answers.
Grab a seat, come along with Susannah and Ross as they dance around each other and possibly find a future worth fighting for. Will romance bloom between Susannah and Ross? My reviews for western romance novel Seducing Susannah follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
As usual, author E. E. Burke crafted a sweet romance between two strong independent personalities. Strong, arrogant, determined, and forceful, sent to negotiate peace between the settlers and the railroad, Ross fits the bill. Yet, he has a heart of gold; he’s a good man with principles. Susannah, alone with a small son and no means of income, tries her best to provide all her son needs and does not surrender to the easy way out. With strength of characters and courage, Susannah’s determined to find a good man to father her son. With personalities so alike, Ross and Susannah butt heads. From how to raise her son to the brides, they are constantly at odds. However fellow readers, it was wonderful to watch these two come to terms with their relationship.
With clean easy to read prose, a premise realistic and believable, I found myself reading Seducing Susannah straight through. Although a standalone book, I feel it would be beneficial to read the other books to get a feel for the town, the premise of the bride train and the interaction between the characters.
The pacing of the story was in line with the length of the book, and the story development and characters skillful. As a result, I was surprised at the secret Susannah revealed, as was Ross. However, only a strong woman of character could have survived as Ross realizes.
Additional, in concluding my reviews for western romance novel Seducing Susannah, I found a solid story with well-developed characters and an interesting and entertaining story-line. I look forward to the last two brides story. Perhaps Burke will create another train load of brides for another town out west. Here’s to hoping; maybe the readers can put a bug in her ear about this.
SEDUCING SUSANNAH RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:
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