Sunday, June 26, 2011

Spring for Susannah by Catherine Richmond

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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.

This is a GREAT story for Catherine Richmond’s first book. It was so good, I just didn’t want to put it down. Susannah Underhill lives in Michigan and after her parents die, she has no one, so she decides to go to the Dakotas where Jesse Mason lives. Jesse is Susannah’s preacher’s brother,but when she arrives, it is not what she thought it would be, more rustic. She is very shy towards Jesse but will talk to his dog. As the book goes on, she starts to open up to Jesse, but tragedy happens and Jesse has to leave to find work to support her. He is gone for a long time and during this time, she finds out she is pregnant. But she survives on her own and when Jesse returns, he is surprised of how she managed to keep everything going.

It is such a great story, one you would thoroughly enjoy. I would suggest this book to my friends and family.