Spring for Susannah by Catherine Richmond
After the death of her parents Susannah travels out of the states and into the territories to Fourth Siding, Dakota to marry a man she’s only exchanged a few letters with. Jesse is a homesteader with big dreams of building a farm that will feed many and a family that will fill his life and he doesn’t want to face another winter alone. When Susannah arrives she isn’t what Jesse expected and he despairs that she won’t survive her first winter in Dakota but chooses to trust that God knows His plans for Jesse and Susannah. He just wishes that Susannah could do the same. Will the winter ever end and bring the thaw of Spring to Susannah?
This book wasn’t what I expected. I enjoyed the budding relationship between Jesse and Susannah and their growing trust in God in their lives. However the story feels like it spins out of control. There is just so much packed in that I sometimes felt a bit overwhelmed. That said it was a wonderful story. I enjoyed the historical references and the friendships that the characters manage to forge in the harsh country they live in. It brings a great admiration for those that came before us. Overall I would recommend this book.
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