The Seduction of Ellen

The Seduction of Ellen

by Nan Ryan
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ISBN-13: 9781551668147
Publisher: Mira
Publication date: 04/01/2001
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 4.21(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.08(d)

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Seduction of Ellen 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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This is the first book I have read by Nan Ryan and I am looking forward to her other books. She has a wonderful style of writing and her characters were beautifully realized. This is a keeper and very sensual too.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1899, divorcee Ellen Cornelius accompanies her octogenarian Aunt Augusta to London. The wealthy, crusty senior citizen seeks an elixir that will allow her to live forever. In England, the two Americans meet medicine salesman Steve Cory and his associate Padjan, allegedly an Anazasi.

Steve and Padjan agree to escort Augusta to the latter¿s Indian village where they insist a fountain of youth can be found. Ellen believes Steve and his cohort are clever con artists, shilling her aunt. However, the quartet travels to and across America. On the journey, Steve begins THE SEDUCTION OF ELLEN and soon they make love several times during the trek in places that will hurt the back. Still, though attracted to him, she hates him for what he is doing to her aunt and to her.

THE SEDUCTION OF ELLEN is an amusing historical romance that never decides whether to be a satire or a serious work. The story line succeeds when the plot winks at the sub-genre and Nan Ryan¿s previous novels, but ironically falls short when the tale turns serious as with the graphic sex scenes. A key secondary plot never ties back to the main theme leaving the audience wondering why Ellen¿s visit to the Citadel is included. Though often humorous, award winning Nan Ryan¿s latest novel is not at the level expected from this superstar.

Harriet Klausner