Spring for Susannah by Catherine Richmond is a very meaningful Christian romance. It starts off with with the main character, Susannah being rather depreciative of herself and was rather wary of God’s existence, or rather, she stopped believing that God is there to lead her and fulfill his promise. She felt as if praying is useless for God will not listen or grant her anything that she prayed for.
This book, while a Christian fiction, is not completely traditional. It portrayed mail-order-bride and whatnot, something that I suppose, is not a practice in a Christian community, but as the story moves along, I found that there’s a lot of things to learn from this story.
I like how each characters grow in His glory and how the readers were shown how God can actually turn every single of your bad decision into something good as long as you have faith in Him.
I learn one important thing from Spring For Susannah: God answers our prayers at His own time, not ours.
Overall, Spring For Susannah is a wonderful story. Sweet, romantic, and full of moral values. I notice that there’s 3 wonderful elementÂ embedded in this story, which is: Love, faith and hope.
I highly recommend this book to those who loves a good, unadulterated romance. It’s highly satisfying. I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.
I received a digital copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publisher under their blogger’s reviewer program. I was under no obligation to give a good review for this book, and I was not compensated in any ways for writing this review.
When Susannah goes to Dakota territory as a mail-order bride she finds something she never dreamed she wouldâ€”true love.
With no prospects for marriage and her parents recently deceased, Susannah Underhill 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 praiseâ€”or the tenderness and love he showsâ€”could possibly last. The thawing of her heart seems almost as distant as Spring in the midst of the winter blanketing the Dakota prairie.