Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Spring for Susannah
There is a city girl named, Susannah, who gets married to a man named, Jesse, whom she has never laid eyes on, but has been talking to each other through the mail. The priest who married them was the Jesse's brother. He is a farmer of his own making. He would never buy things on a loan, as that is how others have went under, because they were in debt to others. He does his own church service in a field with his neighbors, who have a female baby. Jesse is very patient with Susannah, who has had a problem in the past with a banker trying to collect on what her father owes him.
This book is a great read, and it took me less than a day to read it. Took me a while to put this up as i wanted to re-read it.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.
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 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.
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