No I got it Calder busted outside and ran to the door But Susan was too ick and for the first time that night she attempted to open the door herself But the handle wouldn t move the door was broken just like the door on her dad s truck Calder came around and opened it from the outside Why is your door broken she asked Because I broke it Susan frowned How did you break Not how Why I broke it so that I could open it for you As many chances as I get The Simple Soul of Susan by Noel Branham I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest reviewSusan Combs knows who her soul mate is The only problem is her love might not be reciprocated Susan and Calder have lived next door to each other their whole lives and have Soldiers Pregnancy Protocol uickly become close friends Susan wants to stay home and take care of her father while Calder wants to move away and aim for bigger things One day she overhears a conversation that makes her realize she might not be in the painted picture that is Calder s future Determined to live her own life and do her own thing she tries to brush him off but those eyes of his are hard to look away from and is that a sudden spark she sees within themI don t remember ever smiling so much while reading a book This story was so heartwarming and had so many cute moments the characters and overall story are all just soick to love I loved how real the story felt It was captivating You see the characters grow right in front of you as they finally figure out what they want and who they want to be At first Calder really got on my nerves with how flirty he was with other girls and how nonchalant he seemed He didn t seem to realize what Susan was going through and in the end after really Behind the Throne (Morgan Crowe Trilogy, understanding Calder and his reasons I actually grew to like him the best Overall this story is simply beautiful It s one I definitely plan on re reading again and againThis book highly deserves 5 out of 5 stars The Simple Soul of Susan is a novel by Noel Branham This is a really good novel and it is well written It is evenly paced and the characters and setting are very realistic Noel has put a lot of emotion in the book and it comes through very clearly At first you feel sorry for Susan but soon come to admire her courage and bravery in facing daily life with spirit and determination to succeed Calder on the other hand you feel a little antagonistic towards as it seems heses his friendship with Susan and others just to please himself He is chivalrous and does help Susan but it seems it is superficial Susan lived next door to Calder all her life They had played together as infants and were best friends She viewed his mother Tia as her second Mother since her own had died early on Her own father had left her when she was young and she had been brought p by her ncle whom she called Dad His health was going downhill but Susan was determined to keep him at home with only the help of aides He had been there for her and she planned to be there for him She was Captivated by the Millionaire uiet and shy at school and had no true friends other than Calder She was also in love with him and her dream was to marry him and live happily after here in town Calder was gorgeous gregarious popular and chivalrous His Father was sheriff while his mother Tia was a housewife who took care of them His ideal family however had a flaw His older brother had died in a drunken accident in a pool while in college This made his Mother protective of him as they blamed a girl for her influence over Eric She set very strict rules of behavior for Calder with girls but he took this in his stride He was anxious to get to college and out of town and encouraged Susan to do that too He couldn tnderstand why she wanted to stay here for the rest of her life He saw Susan as almost a sister and was very protective of her What would happen between Susan and Calder as they get close to graduation Could Susan s intent to care for her Father instead of putting him in a home come between them What happens to Susan when she overhears the Truth Of How Calder Feels of how Calder feels her Noel Branham does not pull any punches with your emotions As you read they go all over the place You experience the emotions from all over the spectrum as you read the story Yes tissues are a good idea as well as plenty of time to read so as not to be interrupted A very sweet old fashioned feeling story The Simple Soul of Susan by Noel Branham was an easy and fun read the storytelling was charming and the characters catch your interest right awayA small Texas town A girl with an old fashioned soul A boy next door her childhood friend who has secretly #Been The Love Of #the love of heart for years A hilarious group of ladies in the nursing home A captivating little adventureI think what I enjoyed most about this book was the authenticity of it It was written with such a sense of reality you felt like you were there with Susan Feeling her A Mighty Big Wish uiet hidden hurts Chuckling alongside her over the nursing home ladies gambling tales The Simple Soul of Susan may have leaned toward a narrative writing style but it was still very engaging and there was a depth to the storyContemporary is generally a hit or miss for me But maybe because of Susan s personality I really enjoyed going with her through her last year of high school and beginning of her love life It was both hard and sweetThere were just a couple things I didn t like so much Despite there being a faith theme Calder had kind of a careless attitude toward it I felt like Susan should have stepped back and guarded her heart despite him being her childhood love because he wasn t serious about his faith like she wasAlso Calder could have chosen a better way to interact with and pursue girlsBut it was real and raw and showed some of the hurts that come from not being honest cautious and intentional about romantic relationships And I believe Calder did mature and growp a bit throughout the bookOverall it was just an enjoyable read. Love hopes for the simple things to last forever even though life itself does notWhen Susan Combs discovers a heart breaking truth from the boy she has loved her entire life she must make a life altering choice Will she still cling to the simple small town life she has always cherished or will she chart a new path by overcoming this nforeseen trialCald. With some surprises and endearing moments that I enjoyed returning to I received a copy of The Simple Soul of Susan from the author in exchange for my honest review What a lovely iet read Just the sort that you need when you re sick of murders and thrillers Susan aren t all the best people called that is the simple soul living next door to an identical house in Texas where her second family live She s grown The Italians Stolen Bride up alongside the son of that house Calder who when the book begins Susan is rather sweet onThe title is ambiguous Yes Susan seems to have a simple soul she s kind honest frank and rather lonely Without complaint she s been looking after her father orncle who has on set dementia Yet The Greek Tycoons Mistress underneath Sue has a complexity of feeling She s strong never feeling sorry for herself her mother died when she was young and her true father left home years ago and isite able to stand Tikki Tikki Tembo up for herself when she s bullied or when a teacher gives her a lower than fair gradeNoel Branham has the author s gift of taking the reader right into the hearts of the very believable characters leaving the reader to decide if heshe likes that person or not and also creates a setting that took me right out of my world and smack bang into small town Texas which was so well described with humour and gentleness I almost devoured this novel reading it in two days and recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading about the realities of life which can be harsh but at the same time finds that when the book ends everything is satisfactory and the ends all tiedp Ms Noel Branham is an author to look out for The only words I can say for Noel Branham s book is that I am feeling all the feels This book will take you to some pretty sad places in life Susan is the outcast in her class at high school Her parents have abandoned her in one way or another and she is being raised by her Bidding on Her Boss (The Hawke Brothers, uncle a man disabled by a very serious accident At this point of her high school career instead of herncle taking care of her she s taking care of him She often gets left out of events among her peers but when she is included she becomes the brunt of their jokesLiving next door is Calder Hurtz a boy Susan has had affection for since she met him in third grade He is the hottest thing on two feet at school and every girl wants to be HIS girl The girls in the class only get close to Susan to get the goods on Calder Susan and Calder have kind of an odd friendship they love each other but neither will tell the This book suirreled its way into my heart instantly The feeling that it gave me transported me back via nostalgia to what it felt like to read books as a pre teen girl Susan is an amazing protagonist There were so many times when I cried for her Calder is great character as well but I feel like his mom Tia to Susan kind of stole the show There are so many wonderful characters in this book If you are looking for a Christian story with mentions of the Bible and Jesus you will be disappointed God is rarely mentioned in this book but I still loved it The story is so niue and interesting I had a hard time putting it down This book is a clean romance and though it deals with some serious issues it wasn t a heavy or depressing read I also want to mention that the cover is gorgeous I will definitely be watching Noel Branham and look forward to whatever other books she has coming out in the future I was provided a copy of this book by CelebrateLit in the event that I wanted to write a review All opinions are #Mine This Was An #This was an story of love betrayal and redemption The author truly did a REMARKABLE JOB SHOWING THE PROGRESSION OF job showing the progression of characters over time and hooking the reader with the real life situations that I m sure every reader can relate to In this story are mini tales of nreuited love embarrassing relatives school bullies and friendships won and lost The relatability and genuine honesty of Noel Branham s book moved me and made me wish the story was never ending It s a rare book that does thatSusan Combs loves Calder Hurtz Her best friend since a young girl she has spent years loving him all the while hoping her love would one day be returned Calder is a flirt constantly having a different girl over each night to do homework and Susan has started to realize that her place in his life is not what it once was Determined to move on and get past her love once and for all she begins to branch out and make new friends Embarking on a journey of self discovery Susan learns about how powerful love really is and while she makes mistakes along the way the treasure awaiting her at the end of it all is worth the great cost Susan was
A VERY SWEET CHARACTER EASILY ENDEARING very sweet character easily endearing to her from the very beginning Her father was an invalid and she was desperately trying to take care of him so that he could live at home rather than in an nursing facility She was Twos Company uietnassuming and although she thought of a few people as her friends her one true friend was the seemingly ndeserving Calder Hurtz I liked Calder for most of the book although his apparent obliviousness towards Susan s feelings became very frustrating However I knew boys like this in high school and I found a lot of similarities between him and the popular boys I sat in class with Flirts all of them and while not bad people they caused so much nnecessary drama in their Secret Hideout (Cooper, uest to be adored As I read through the story I had a feeling where it was going but the book was very much like life there were twists and turns andnexpected obstacles and I very nearly thought it may not end well Thankfully the author wrapped it False Family upite nicely at the end and I believed in the story she told Noel Branham is an amazing storyteller not just for her general writing ability but also for her creative mind in thinking Regency Improprieties up so many stories within a story She created a book that I feel a lot of people men and women should read if only to betternderstand that life does go on an. Er Hurtz hopes to escape his dumpy Texas town for a promising career and life away from the dusty dirt roadsand even farther away from his family’s tragic loss In his escape he intends to leave behind his simple childhood ideals of family and love but perhaps he will learn that redefining one’s identity isn’t that simple after allCan two hospitali.
Free read The Simple Soul of SusanCinderella Bride use in a blog review All opinions are my own Susan and CalderI already written a review on goodreadscom It can be foundnder Candace Peterson I wish to thank Goodreads giveaway and Noel Branham for a complimentary ebook copy in exchange for an honest review The com review note wiped out my review I had written on Goodreads Below is a new review of the novelSusan Combs and Calder Hurtz have been best friends since grade school Their families have lived next door to each other since forever Matter a fact Tia and Jim Hurtz Calder s parents adopted Susan as a member of their family Susan takes care of Rick an ncle she calls Dad who ses a wheelchair and suffers from dementia Both attending high school Susan watches Calder date almost every girl in the senior class while she yearns for a closer relationship with him She loves him One day Susan secretly listens to a conversation between Calder and John Walters Her life changes from this day forward Her relationship with Calder changes too Her heart breaks Calder hasn t told Susan how he truly feels about her Is it too late to save a friendship Has he waited too long to tell her how he really feelsThis debut novel by Noel Branham is a good feel old fashioned love story It isn t insta love This love matures over time It s a story about best friends and sweethearts The characters are charming and flawed The plot and subplots are simple but encompassing The setting
Walnut Springs Texas has small home town feeling I thoroughly enjoyed this novel When reading the synopsis you may think this story is #a simple friends to lovers romance but The Simple Soul of Susan is than a simple love story #simple friends to lovers romance but The Simple Soul of Susan is than a simple love story story starts when Susan is a teenager in high school dealing with typical high school drama For Susan though she has an extra caveat to deal with because her best friend is the most popular guy in school that all the girls swoon for Most girls either despise Susan for her closeness to Calder Hurtz or they feign friendship to pump her for information about Calder All the while Calder flits through life flirting with one girl and then the next never staying in any one relationship for too longSusan though was wise to the games people played regarding her and Calder s relationship and she was Mistletoe Hero (4 Seasons in Mistletoe used to Calder the way he was She had always hoped though that one day he would come to appreciate her steadfastness in his life being the one person he could always count on no matter what Such hopes she hadntil the one day that *Susan learned without a doubt that her hopes were founded on shifting sand With an nthinkable *learned without a doubt that her hopes were founded on shifting sand With an nthinkable ringing in her head Susan reassessed her dreams and started to forge a new path for herself A path where it was just Susan and learning what it was that she might want for herself and what a life without Calder would really mean to her As her life moved on and events took place there was one thing that was for certain and that was that what Susan and Calder had as children would never be the same Something else would grow from it something that was wholly The Potato Chip Puzzles (The Puzzling World of Winston Breen unexpected but at the same time perfectly acceptable as it should beEven though I was well aware of what the story was about I found the journey from point A to point B to be completelynexpected There was to Susan than I ever guessed and as her story nfurled my heart truly bled for her All she ever wanted was to do right by those she loved and seeing how hard she tried made me downright love this character so much She was not a simple character at all but you have to take the journey with her to see that Sooo good Calder as a character was just frustrating I definitely wanted for Susan but as their past was revealed and I saw how intertwined their lives truly were and how deep that went I secretly wanted Calder to see what he had in front of him the entire time The Simple Soul of Susan was a roller coaster of emotion but it is a ride I would take again and again I highly recommend this storyThis review is based on a complimentary book I received from Author Noel Branham It is an honest and voluntary review The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or ratingFind this review and at The Genre Minx Book Reviews. Zations two confessions of love and one betrayal bring two simple souls togetherCompulsively readable The Simple Soul of Susan is an engaging soul endearing romance and a mesmerizing debut“I don’t remember ever smiling so much while reading a book” Melanie Paperback Darling“a literary gem that must be experienced” Nicole Christian Fiction Girl. ,Of Walnut Springs Texas Has