Jun 14, 2011
11:52 PM | Posted by Elana | Edit Post
"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."
"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 www.catherinerichmond.com."
To celebrate her debut novel, Catherine and her publisher, Thomas Nelson, have teamed up to give away a Spring For Susannah Prize Package worth over $150!
- A brand new Latest Generation KINDLE with Wi-Fi and Pearl Screen
- Spring for Susannah by Catherine Richmond (for KINDLE)
Spring For Susannah is a wonderful novel about life as a mail-order bride on the prairie. It depicts the trials and tribulations of that life in such detail that you feel as though you're right there going through each hardship along with the characters. You will cry with Susannah when she loses her baby and rejoice in her happiness. The faith in G-d that the main characters show will inspire you to have more faith yourself.
The book is a very quick read - I finished in over the course of two days while nursing the baby. The plot is engaging, and the prose is easy to understand and follow. The main characters each mature and develop throughout the book, and in the end you can see how different they are.
Cost: You can buy Spring For Susannah for $10.15 on Amazon.com.
Overall: We give Spring For Susannah a 10/10!
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We were sent "Spring for Susannah" through LitFuse blog tours free of charge for the sole purpose of this review; no other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.