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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Spring for Susannah - Giveaway and Review

Seeing no hope for her own future, Susannah answers a letter from her pastor's brother, Jessie. Seems he has recently moved to the Dakota Territory and is looking for a wife that would suit his personality. Matt thinks Susannah is the perfect fit and she needs a new lease on life.

Now that her parents are dead, Susannah doesn't know where God even fits into her life anymore. After all her unanswered prayers to save her father and then her mother, she feels God doesn't want anything to do with her any longer. More than just hurt and shy, Susannah takes Matt up on the offer for a proxy wedding to his brother Jesse and leaves on the next train.

Jesse's been living on a large parcel of land hoping that in time, this town will build into something bigger and bring more folks to live in Worthington. Hoping to start a family with Susannah, he promises her more than she is willing to give in return. Jesse tries to bring Susannah out of her shell and whatever has hurt her in the past, but soon is seems, his only answer might be all his prayers to God instead.

Susannah has spent her life living in two separate shadows. One working side by side as an assistant to her father as a veterinarian in his practice, something her mother doesn't believe any upstanding, fine, young man would want in a wife and forbids her continue. Her mother believes that a wife should be seen and not heard, to serve her husband as a wife and provide a proper home, well-cooked meals, and not to have any wants or needs of her own. Yet when her family finances falls to a level where the bank comes to take it all away, Susannah isn't sure what to do anymore.

In the book Spring for Susannah by Catherine Richmond, we see just how difficult it is to live out on the prairie as a homesteader. Having some skills in dealing with animals, Susannah is more than her husband bargained for when he requested a wife. I would never have guessed just how difficult life for a woman would be, who had come from a life of privilege to a life of hard work. I love how Susannah's character struggles within herself to be the best she can for Jesse and try to let go of her past failings and her mother's wishes. This is a story of how God can use all circumstances for His good.

I received this book compliments of Litfuse Publicity for my honest review. A great story in Christian historical fiction, this one will whisk you away to the farm lands of Dakota and into the story of unconditional love. I give this one a 5 out of 5 stars.For more information on this book, the author and where to purchase this novel, click on the link below:

Spring for Susanna by Catherine Richmond

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!

1 comment:

  1. Kat, Thank you for your terrific review of Spring for Susannah! I like your blog's mission statement. I hope someone who is hurting like Susannah will find hope in my book. Blessings!


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