Beloved New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller delivers an emotion-packed novel of love set against the breathtaking backdrop of the American. Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. In her latest sensual romance, the ever-popular Miller tells a gothic story about a woman, Susannah, who travels from. Buy a cheap copy of Courting Susannah book by Linda Lael Miller. When Susannah McKittrick leaves Nantucket for the boomtown of Seattle, she is hardly .

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for susxnnah us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Susannah McKittrick leaves Nantucket for Seattle to care for a newborn child, left motherless after her cousin’s death, and encounters her late cousin’s husband, wealthy businessman Aubrey Fairgrieve, a man left embittered by a bad marriage and seeminglyindifferent to his own child.

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Aug 22, Susan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Susannah had promised her friend Julia she’d look after her baby if something happened to her. When she learned of Julia’s death, she left for Seattle immediately, not knowing what to expect. Julia’s letters to her had changed courtign the course of her marriage, going from ecstatic to miserable.

When she arrived, she discovered a man who had nothing good to say about love or marriage and was uninterested in anything to do with the baby.

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Aubrey had begun his marriage deeply in love wi Very good book. Aubrey had begun his marriage deeply in love with Julia. But she turned out to be rather immature, selfish and vengeful. Over the months of their marriage she started behaving erratically, claiming multiple lovers, including Sisannah brother Ethan. By the time the baby llnda born, Susanbah doesn’t believe that he is the father and resists getting emotionally involved.

When Susannah arrives she throws his life into confusion. He doesn’t know if he can trust her, as she could be just like Julia. But he is also attracted to her, which he tries to fight. As he gets to know her he realizes that she is very different than Julia, and slowly begins susanmah trust her. However, he is still unwilling to trust his heart again. All Susannah can see at first is that Julia had been right about Aubrey.

He certainly seems to be cold, and completely uncaring about the baby. It doesn’t take too long before she starts to see that there is more to his attitude than she thought. The more she learns about her friend, she realizes that Aubrey may have good reason for the way he feels. She also starts to have feelings for him, which make her feel guilty, because jiller had been her friend’s husband. The relationship between Aubrey and Susannah is a slow growing one. There is a physical attraction, but both have much to overcome.


Susannah still believes in love and wants that for herself someday. Aubrey comes to trust Susannah, but he is unwilling to open lindda up to love. He lwel her and believes that they would deal well together if they were to marry. When he proposes marriage, he courtlng that he doesn’t love her. She wants his love, but she loves him so much that she hopes maybe he will come to love her anyway.

I really liked watching the changes they went through. Susannah becomes much more confident in herself, thanks to taking care of the baby and the friends that she makes.

Aubrey’s attentions make her feel ljnda attractive than she ever has before. I also liked seeing her gain the confidence to stand up for herself. She pursues the things she feels are right to do, even if she knows that Aubrey won’t like it. I also liked her determination to see Aubrey and his brother mend their relationship. Aubrey had more changing to do. He had to let go of the bitterness about his marriage if he was going to move on.

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This was difficult for him because of the things that Julia had said and done. I loved seeing the signs of the caring man he could be on those occasions when he’d relax. Aubrey’s growing love for Susannah was something that others could see, but he refused to admit until a near tragedy opened his eyes. I really enjoyed the secondary characters of Maisie and Ethan. They had well-drawn stories of their own that added to what we know about Susannah and Courging. I loved Maisie’s blunt way of telling Susannah what she needed to know.

She was also kind-hearted susannan a really good friend. Ethan’s story was complicated. He was furious and hurt by Aubrey’s accusations, but there for his brother when he was needed. mikler

His personal love story was heartbreaking to see, especially with what is disclosed at the end of the book. There is also an interesting twist that connects that love story to trouble that millerr and Aubrey encounter. The resolution of that mess is an interesting part of the book.

Mar 15, Wendy rated it really liked it Shelves: This being one of LLM’s older works found it at the used book store There is a glimpse of the writer that she will become.

I really enjoyed this book, xusannah there were a couple of spots that I thought “why did she write it that way? But over all it was a good read. Susannah McKittrick a forerunner for the McKettrick books? Julia marries a man courtinf moves away to Seattle. But from her letters, Susannah finds that Julia isn’t very happy in he This being one of LLM’s older works found it at the used book store There is a glimpse of the writer that she will become.

But from her letters, Susannah finds that Julia isn’t very happy in her marriage.


And when news comes that Julia dies after having her first baby, Susannah decides to head west and care for Julia’s infant daughter. Aubrey Fairgreive is a man dispossessed of his romantic love notions. He once loved his young wife very much, but through time and minipulation he fell out of love with her and vows not to trust another woman the way he trusted Julia. When Susannah shows up, she turns Aubrey and his houshold on it’s ear. He doesn’t quite know what to think of the lovely Miss McKittrick.

She isn’t at all like Julia, yet he won’t let himself learn to love her. Over time and through trials Aubrey and Susannah find that their relationship is important to both of them. And after much thought and worry Susannah decides to marry Aubrey, knowing that he doesn’t believe in love anymore.

Though she is hoping to be able to find love with him. But eventually she sees that Aubrey isn’t going to change his mind and threatens to take the baby and leave. Through terrifying events they both come to understand how much they truly love each other and want to make a life together. I give this one 4 out of 5 stars. Aug 22, Susan Ross rated it liked it Shelves: I liked this book but it wasn’t one I’d read again which I frequently do.

I’m not sure what it was that was a little off for me.

Maybe it was the “there but not heard from” son of the housekeeper, Maisie. Maybe it was Susannah constantly changing her mind about our hero, Aubrey. I’m not quite sure. Feb 04, Xusannah Upright rated it really liked it. So many bad things seem to courtkng to this family. You dont find out why until the end. Susannah gets a message that her best friend died after giving birth to a baby girl.

Susannah promptly leaves her job in Nantucket and travels ten days to Larl which is a boom town with lots of gold miners. There she meets Aubrey the husband of her late friend Julia and the baby who has not been named yet, even though she is 4 months old. Seems like according to Aubrey and the housekeeper Maisie her friend J So many bad things seem to happen to this family. Seems like according to Aubrey and the housekeeper Maisie her friend Julia was not the same happy women she used to be. Is this because her husband Aubrey has a mistress or does he have a mistress because Julia is cheating on him with his brother.

When Aubrey breaks things off with his mistress, is courhing the reason he gets nearly beat to death. And why does his brother get arrested for the murder of the mistress.