Sunday, June 12, 2011

Read A Great Historical Romance By a New Author

View SFS Richm...jpg in slide showReview of a fantastic new book:
Spring for Susannah
By Catherine Richmond

This book was a great book full of historical facts and well developed
characters, particularly, the main character, Susannah.  Catherine has a real talent for showing the transformation of a young, timid woman who had lost both parents and was feeling very unworthy into an  independent  pioneer who deals with the world with great strength. You could feel her struggles and hardships along the way.
 After the death of her parents, Susannah finds that no suitors call, thus she comes to the conclusion that the only solution is to become a mailorder bride. Not a solution many of us would have the courage to choose!  She agrees to marry her pastor's brother and got to the wild frontier of Dakota. What challenges she meets there!! NONE that I would want to have to live with. Catherine describes the setting with such vivid detail that you feel that you can actually see it.  
Although her new husband is kind and patient, Susannah is frightened of this new experience. When she miscarries her firstborn,  her faith falters- both in herself and God.
Spring brings the redemption that Susannah needs to revitalize  and look to the future in a positive way.  She would never have  dreamt or predicted what the future holds for her, during her dark moments.
Catharine has done her historical research well and is very accurate in her descriptions of happenings in Dakota in her timeframe.
Well done- looking forward to reading more by this first time author.
This book was received  from Litfuse in exchange for a review.

About Catherine: Catherine Richmond was focused on her career as an occupational therapist till a special song planted a story idea in her mind. That idea would ultimately become Spring for Susannah, her first novel. She is also a founder and moderator of Nebraska Novelist critique group and lives in Nebraska with her husband.

For more about Catherine, please visit  

To celebrate her debut novel, Catherine and her publisher, Thomas Nelson, have teamed up to give away a Spring For Susannah Prize Package worth over $150!

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Spring for Susannah by Catherine Richmond (for KINDLE)To celebrate her debut novel, Catherine and her publisher, Thomas Nelson, have teamed up to give away a Spring For Susannah Prize Package worth over $150!

One grand prize winner will receive:

* A brand new Latest Generation KINDLE with Wi-Fi and Pearl Screen

Spring for Susannah by Catherine Richmond (for KINDLE)

To enter just click one of the icons above and then tell your friends! But hurry, giveaway ends on June 27th. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, June 28th at 5 PM (6PM MST, 7PM CST, & 8PM EST) during Catherine's Spring for Susannah Book Club Party on Facebook! Catherine is rustling up some fun for the party - she'll be chatting about the story behind her novel, hosting a book club chat, testing your mail-order bride trivia skills, and giving away some GREAT prizes! Don't miss the fun and tell your friends!
Blog tour schedule:  Read to see what others think of this great book.


  1. Karla, Wow - thank you so much for all your kind words about Spring for Susannah! Yes, our ancestors sure had a rough time. I can't imagine only shopping twice a year - seems like we're making a grocery run every day!

  2. I really enjoyed reading this story as well.