Book Review

‘Tempting Prudence’ by E. E. Burke

tp eebSTORY: A spinster, a bootlegger…an unexpected chance at love.

Leaving the safety of her old life, Prudence Walker rides the Bride Train west to the end of the line–her last chance at matrimony. She’s too plain to inspire desire. Nor does she expect to find love. She does have her standards, however.

Arch Childers longs to put down roots, only he’s too busy managing his family’s illegal whiskey business to pursue his dreams. Deciding he needs help, his troublemaking brothers kidnap a spinster lady and present her to him, bound and gagged, as his bride. To protect her reputation—and keep his brothers out of jail–he does the only honorable thing and offers marriage.

Prudence isn’t immune to the charming scoundrel, but a bootlegger is the last man on earth she would marry. That is, until Arch sacrifices his freedom to save her.

REVIEW: This is the third book in The Bride Train series in which we have seven women who answer a railroad advertisement that’s looking for single young ladies who are willing to be married off to the settlers on the Western frontier. What awaits them there is an adventure none of them even dreamed about.

I was really looking forward to this story ever since we met Pru in the previous two books. She was such a great character and I wondered who might be her happily ever after. Well, let me tell you, I never thought Arch would be the one! What an awesome pairing! Who better than him to iron the starch out of our straight laced heroine.

Arch was such a great guy. He knew how to approach Pru and he really did his best to make her feel comfortable and show her that they could pull this marriage business off, but Pru’s stubbornness almost made them pay a high price, and I just wanted to shake her!

This was such a great story, and though it can certainly be read as a stand alone, I urge you to get the other three books that came before it. I say three because there’s a prequel as well and all are exceptionally well written and plotted. But none of them would be great without the unique characters that are in them.

There’s so much to recommend this story that actually was very close to the truth and what really happened once upon a time in the West. I hope you give it a go!

 Melanie for b2b

Complimentary copy provided by the author


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