Handling Susannah

(3 customer reviews)


Rancher Adam Harrington has long yearned to marry a diligent, virginal bride with a sweet disposition. When he reads a young woman’s unusual advertisement requesting a mail-order cowboy as her groom, he thinks they might be a good match. He writes the woman a letter saying just that, and she pens a favorable response, accepting him as her future husband. Adam packs up his belongings and heads west to a bright new future.

When Susannah Smith’s father bequeathed his ranch to her, it was under one condition: She must be married. For Virginia City’s fallen woman, finding a man to marry is no easy feat. The men in town who seek to court the hot-tempered, unwed mother are sluggards and drunks, not the kind of men capable of running a ranch. Desperate to find a suitable husband or else lose everything, she expands her search by listing an ad in the paper.

When the two meet, Adam’s commanding presence makes a startling but good impression on Susannah. The attraction between them is undeniable, but that is soon followed by wariness. Susannah had planned to marry a man who would do her bidding, not take over everything. It’s her ranch, after all! Equally befuddled, Adam thought he’d be marrying a woman who knows her place, not a temperamental brat who could benefit from some time over his knee.

Susannah feels outraged by Adam’s authoritative ways, but his dominant handling in the bedroom leaves her trembling with desire. Will she learn to accept his firm leadership and expectations? And will Adam grow to love the woman who differs so drastically from the kind of wife he thought he wanted?

Warning: Handling Susannah is a historical western romance containing sexual scenes and domestic discipline, including punishment spanking. If these themes offend you, please don’t buy this audiobook.

3 reviews for Handling Susannah

  1. Patricia Reichardt

    What a sweet and spanking fun historical western! Amelia Smarts does it again with her load able characters and original themes. I have read many mail order bride books, but this mail order groom book had me hooked from the beginning. Adam comes to the suck of Susannah in so many ways. Without giving the story away, we see Adam come in and literally turn Susannah’s life around from bratty woman to humble wife. She has a lot of growing to do and Adam is able to help her through her dilemmas. I have to say, I always a cringe a little when the dominant cowboy comes in with the first spanking, but these heroes that Amelia Smarts creates always are such tender men you can’t help but fall in love with them. Adam really encompasses so many wonderful qualities and tames his new wife, but I have to say the breakout scenes were the ones between Adam and Caleb. When a rough and tough character like Adam can relate to a small boy like Caleb, you know you have a swoon worthy man.

    Ken Solin is the narrator of this fun-loving book. I love his western twang and his slow paced drawl is just how I picture the old west. Perfect for Amelia’s books.

  2. Marybeth Renn

    Susannah needs a husband to keep her ranch. Susannah puts an ad in the paper and Adam responds. When they meet, there are surprises in store for both of them!

  3. Kimberly Howe

    I liked this book and storyline. I felt the narrator definitely brought something to the story. There is true connection between all the characters including Caleb. There were sweet moments between Adam and Caleb.
    Susannah and Adam find their own connection and it is fiery and loving. Overall I liked it.

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