Wow, this was a debut book! I am always amazed at how good some debut books are and this was one that amazed me! Catherine Richmond took a plot that was very detailed and twisted, and unraveled it to reveal a heartwarming story. Can you imagine marrying a man you have never met, and only conversed a few times via letters in the mail? Already old enough to be considered a spinster in her day and age, Susannah was nearly damaged goods also. An attack by a man who claimed to be a banker, let her with horrible memories. Growing up as an only child to parents who were very critical and very astute about everything appearing proper, leaves her with the worry about how to make sure her new husband was always happy with her actions. Facing his own demons from the war Jesse, had prayed all his life for the woman who was to be his wife, now faced with a wife who is emotionally scarred, Jesse is not sure how to handle her, his only option is to win her love. Which he begins to do, and then a tragedy strikes their little family, and causes setbacks, Will love prevail in this story? How will Jesse provide for his family after another grasshopper infestation comes and wipes out their crops. You must read this book!! A fascinating story that kept me up all night reading! I truly enjoyed the book and give it 4 stars!! Great job Catherine! CBR
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 below 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!
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.