Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Catherine Richmond's Spring for Susannah ~ Reviewed

Spring for Susannah [Paperback]
Catherine Richmond
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 356
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 1595549242


With no prospects for marriage and her parents recently deceased, Susannah Freemont agrees to go west to the Dakota territory to marry her minister's homesteading brother, Jesse. But Susannah is painfully shy, doesn't see herself as worthy of love from either a husband or from God, and lives in constant fear that Jesse is going to ship her back to Detroit.

In spite of her petite size and the fact that Susannah doesn't look like she could survive on the prairie, Jesse quickly discovers that his new wife is a greater blessing than he even hoped for. The years she spent as her father's veterinary assistant allow her to save Jesse's ox and twin calves and to help neighboring farmers with their animals.

But Susannah's feelings of unworthiness are deeply rooted, and she can't believe that Jesse's praise-or the tenderness and love he shows-could possibly last. The thawing of her heart seems almost as distant as Spring in the midst of the winter blanketing the Dakota prairie.


Springtime for Susannah is about a young woman named Susannah who agrees to travel to the Dakota Territory to marry the brother of her Pastor, whom she’s never met. Thinking herself an unlikely candidate to every marry any one, she has a hard time believing that her new husband, Jesse, has really come to care for her. Together they face many challenges, including blizzards, grasshoppers, and the possibility of having a baby.

This was a great book. I loved watching Susannah come out of her shell. The love Jesse showed to her despite her faults also led her back to a relationship with the Lord, which, in the end, helped her to get through some very difficult times. Jesse’s faith was challenged through out the story as well, but in the end he had to come back to His Lord for his comfort and strength. A great read for anyone who loves Christian historical fiction!

Reviewed by: Sarah Porter

1 comment:

Alexander said...

Great review! I`m reading this for sure!