Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Spring for Susannah {Book Review}

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With no hope for a local marriage and no family left to live with, Susannah decided to embark on a new journey ~ as a mail order bride, of sorts. The groom is the brother of her minister and she travels hundreds of miles to the Dakota Territory for a new life with Jesse.

Life on the frontier is nothing Susannah expected ~ nor is the man she married. Opposite his brother in many ways, Susannah struggles to open up to the stranger who is now her husband. The winter and a deep personal loss cause her to question her faith in God. When Jesse is then forced to leave their home in order to earn money for them to live, Susannah is left to fend for herself. Will she be able to survive the frontier and rediscover her faith in the process?

My Thoughts

Spring for Susannah by Catherine Richmond is her debut novel and an enjoyable read. While I enjoyed the overall plot of the book it felt at times that there were a few too many ‘twists and turns’ in the book that made it a bit harder for me to connect with the characters.

The relationship between Jesse and Susannah is understandably strained at times and although there is resolution in the end, after all that happens in the book it seems so sudden. I would not recommend this book for younger girls to read due to some of the references in the story {all clean, but within the context of marriage}.

This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to read my disclosure policy. This book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson via Net Galley. All opinions expressed in this review are solely my own.

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