4 1/2 STARS!
ABOUT THE BOOK -
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.
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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 - click on the icon below.
THE AUTHOR -
Catherine Richmond was focused on her career as an occupational therapist until 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 Novelists critique group and lives in Nebraska with her husband.
MY REVIEW -
I absolutely loved this book! It might have gotten a teensy bit slow right in the middle but that is the only negative. This is a Christian/ Historical fiction/ Romance. Great story line, sweet, interesting, great characters. This book had everything. I had a hard time putting this book down. When I got back from grocery shopping I couldn't wait to start reading again. Then towards the end I took it to bed with me (something I almost never do) and just read till I finished it. Then I was sad it was over!
This is my favorite kind of book to read. I love books that take place in the 1800's and are set in the western frontier. I also love stories about Mail-order brides (I haven't read too many).
Catherine Richmond did an excellent job with this book. I really felt like I was right there. Susannah was absolutely delightful. I couldn't get enough of her. And - Jesse, her new husband, what a sweetie! He just loves her as she is, and never gives up trying to win her over.
Life in the west was not easy in the 1800's and this book showcases that perfectly.
What a debut novel! Three cheers for Catherine Richmond! I only have one thing to say to her - Please write more!
MY GIVEAWAY - I am giving away my copy of this book.
* Please either leave a comment to this post or email me at forevereading at gmail dot com with your email address, no email address, no entry.
* Please be from either the US or Canada.
* I will choose and announce a winner on June 21st
* Winner then will have 48 hrs to respond with their mailing address before a new winner will be chosen.
Thanks to Litfuse for giving me this beautiful book to review and giveaway!