Book Review ~ Spring for Susannah by Catherine Richmond

“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.”

I don’t usually read romances, but this one sounded interesting, so I decided to give it a try (and I wanted to try out my new e-book reader šŸ™‚ I was disappointed. For a Christian author, I was expecting this to be a lot more clean, and it was in a way. I mean it wasn’t as graphic as non-Christian romances are.

The story itself was very engaging and funny in some parts. And the emotion the author puts in the story is really grabbing and moving.

In summery, it was a good story line, and it showed what a godly husband/wife relationship looks like. But I probably wouldn’t read it again. And I wouldn’t recommend it to my friends.

In accordance to new laws, I am required to say that I got this book for free from http://www.booksneeze.com in exchange for a review. I am not required to give a positive review.

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