Book Reviews of The Seduction of Shay Devereaux (Harlequin Historical, No 556)

The Seduction of Shay Devereaux (Harlequin Historical, No 556)
The Seduction of Shay Devereaux - Harlequin Historical, No 556
Author: Carolyn Davidson
ISBN-13: 9780373291564
ISBN-10: 0373291566
Publication Date: 4/2001
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 46 ratings
Publisher: Harlequin
Book Type: Paperback
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What a lovely and sweet story! This was my first Carolyn Davidson book and I cannot wait to read more! The characters were so easy to relate to and understand, the story was written so perfectly, I loved it. I absolutely loved it.
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The theme of this book and the previous one is about making peace with the past. Both Roan (from LOVING KATHERINE) and Shay (from this story) need to resolve their issues with the Civil War and their parents, particularly their hard-headed father.

As an inmate of Elmira Prison, Shay still remembers the horrors of the Civil War. He particularly remembers the deathbed request of Carl Pennington to check on his wife and child. After stalling as long as possible, Shay realizes he will never get past the guilt if he doesnt go and help the Widow Pennington.

He finds a woman emotionally-scarred by the sacrifice she made to save her home from fire (as the Union army left the area). Like other southerners, the people left on the farm were struggling to stay alive and in control of their land.

Shay and Jenny are strong and have been tested by their circumstances. Shay promises only that he will stay until the cotton is harvested. Although attracted to each other, Shay has never stayed long in one place.

This story is similar to the previous one in that the hero comes to stay at a farm owned by a woman. The book ends when the hero meets his family again, with the help of the woman he loves. 3.5 stars

Devereaux
1. Loving Katherine (1996)
2. The Seduction of Shay Devereaux (2001)
3. The Marriage Agreement (2004)
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Shay Devereaux had been alone, angry, and bereft of hope -- until a deathbed plea had sent him into the arms of Jenny Pennington, the one woman who could resurrect him, heart and soul!
Though the war had scarred her in places deep and secret, Jenny had refused to let it break her. Then, suddenly, Shay Devereaux rode into her life and her womanhood awakened, for this heaven-sent man without a past had brought her a future -- filled with unimaginable love!
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Another great Carolyn Davidson book!
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Wildfire couldn't run any hotter than this sudden, consuming passion

Shay Devereaux had been alone, angry and bereft of hope--until a deathbed plea had sent him into the arms of Jenny Pennington, the one woman who could resurrect him, heart and soul!

Though the war had scarred her in places deep and secret, Jenny had refused to let it break her. Then, suddenly, Shay Devereaux rode into her life and her womanhood awakened, for this heaven-sent man without a past had brought her a future--filled with unimaginable love!
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Bereft Cowboy meets war scarred lady.