Monday, June 6, 2011

Spring For Susannah - Book Review

I recently received Spring For Susannah by Catherine Richmond from Booksneeze to review.

For some reason, I have a soft spot in my heart for Mail-order Bride books and think I enjoyed this one the best!

Here is a summary of the book:

When Susannah goes to Dakota territory as a mail-order bride she finds something she never dreamed she would - 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 even he hoped for.  The years she spent as her father's veterinarian assistant allow her to save Jesse's cattle and help other neighbors 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 book deals with Susannah being unable to trust the people she comes in contact with and lives with. On top of it all, Susannah also does not trust God but needs to learn to lean on Him while living alone in a vacant land.

Spring for Susannah definitely hit home for me, as it is hard for me to put my trust in others and make friends. But ultimately we need to remember that God is someone that we can always put our trust in.

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