Friday, June 17, 2011

Book Review: Spring for Susannah

Spring for Susannah

ABOUT THE BOOK: (Back Cover)
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.

Susannah is one brave women, first she becomes a mail order bride and moves across country to the Dakotas where she finds herself married to a stranger and living in a sod home.  Feeling quite lonely she cherishes the closest neighbors and their friendship, and soon becomes adjusted to her new life.  This could have been your typical love story, but there are a lot of very interesting parts to this story.  As you read you can feel the isolation that Susannah feels, you can also feel the frustration of her husband as he tries to help her open up.  You feel the struggles and the pain right along with the happiness, these characters are very believable and lovable.

I really enjoyed this book and think you will too!

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!

One grand prize winner will receive:

* A brand new Latest Generation KINDLE with Wi-Fi and Pearl Screen

* Spring for Susannah by Catherine Richmond (for KINDLE)

To enter just click one of the icons below and then tell your friends! But hurry, giveaway ends on June 27th. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, June 28th at 5 PM (6PM MST, 7PM CST, & 8PM EST) during Catherine's Spring for Susannah Book Club Party on Facebook! Catherine is rustling up some fun for the party - she'll be chatting about the story behind her novel, hosting a book club chat, testing your mail-order bride trivia skills, and giving away some GREAT prizes! Don't miss the fun and tell your friends!

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* I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review
 from Litfuse


1 comment:

  1. Lulu, Thank you so much for your great review of Spring for Susannah! You're so right about the isolation. Visiting there 125 years later, after thousands of people have moved in, North Dakota still feels lonely to this city girl. Lonely, but beautiful! Blessings!


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