Rating: 4 Cups
The Kirkland family is the only reason Susanna Ward is alive today, and she owes them a huge debt of gratitude. The time to repay her debt has come, and Susanna will honor her promise, no matter what it will do to her heart.
San Francisco has everything a man like Rab Trudeau could ask for, and it is the headquarters for his very profitable and multi-faceted company, Sunset Enterprises. Despite his fondness for the city, Rab is extremely anxious to get away and find out what is going on with his silver mine in Virginia City.
Leaving Margaret behind to plan the wedding of the century has Rab feeling like he just barely escaped from being crushed by an avalanche, but this is no pleasure trip. Someone is trying to undermine his business, and it seems that the local paper is perpetuating the lies. Susanna has been left to do the reporting for the Pioneer by default, but what she is finding is not matching up to her employer's claims. Her investigation revolves around Rab, but despite her heart falling hard and fast for the man, her personal and professional life has no room for the mysterious stranger.
Susanna is an exciting and intelligent young woman whose love for knowledge and strength of character makes her someone any reader can admire. Her story is set in a time when women are just beginning to make their own way in the world, and this author portrays that beautifully. Rab is a man any woman would love to sink their teeth into, but he also has that perfect balance of arrogance and ignorance when it comes to women. This story’s setting is laden with all sorts of dangers and excitement, and with characters like these, you are bound to enjoy every moment.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More