Spring for Susannah by Catherine Richmond

Spring for Susannah by Catherine Richmond

Spring for Susannah
Catherine Richmond
Historical Fiction

Hundreds of miles from home, Susannah faces an uncertain future as a mail-order bride on the untamed Dakota prairie.

When her parents die suddenly, and no suitors call, Susannah resigns herself to the only option available: becoming a mail-order bride. Agreeing to marry her pastor's brother, Jesse, Susannah leaves the only home she's ever known for the untamed frontier of the Dakota Territory .

Her new husband is more loving and patient with her than she believes she deserves. Still, there is also a wildness to him that mirrors the wilderness surrounding them. And Susannah finds herself constantly on edge. But Jesse's confidence in her-and his faith in God's perfect plan-slowly begin to chip away at the wall she hides behind.

When she miscarries in the brutal Dakota winter, Susannah's fledgling faith in herself and in God begins to crumble. Still, Jesse's love is unwavering. Just when it seems like winter will never end, Susannah finally sees the first tentative evidence of spring. And with it, the realization that more than the landscape has changed.

She looks to the future with a renewed heart. Yet in her wildest dreams, she couldn't predict all that awaits her.

About Catherine: Catherine Richmond was focused on her career as an occupational therapist till a special song planted a story idea in her mind. That idea would ultimately become Spring for Susannah, her first novel. She is also a founder and moderator of Nebraska Novelist critique group and lives in Nebraska with her husband.

For more about Catherine, please visit http://www.catherinerichmond.com/.

My thoughts: I really enjoyed this book and I am pleased to say that I look forward to reading much more from Catherine Richmond. This is her first novel but it is written like a seasoned writer. I could not put this book down and finished it at 2am! I loved how the author captured what it is like to be first married and how hard life was in that time frame.
The ending will leave the reader asking for more. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

*I recieved a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson and Litfuse Group for my honest review.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Spring for Susannah! You're right - life on the frontier was hard, but marriage isn't easy in any time. My next book, Relying on Sophia, comes out summer 2012. Blessings!


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