Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Review - Spring for Susannah

This is the synopsis from Amazon:

Hundreds of miles from home, Susannah faces an uncertain future as a mail-order bride on the untamed Dakota prairie.
When her parents die suddenly, and no suitors call, Susannah resigns herself to the only option available: becoming a mail-order bride. Agreeing to marry her pastor's brother, Jesse, Susannah leaves the only home she's ever known for the untamed frontier of the Dakota Territory.
Her new husband is more loving and patient with her than she believes she deserves. Still, there is also a wildness to him that mirrors the wilderness surrounding them. And Susannah finds herself constantly on edge. But Jesse's confidence in her-and his faith in God's perfect plan-slowly begin to chip away at the wall she hides behind.
When she miscarries in the brutal Dakota winter, Susannah's fledgling faith in herself and in God begins to crumble. Still, Jesse's love is unwavering. Just when it seems like winter will never end, Susannah finally sees the first tentative evidence of spring. And with it, the realization that more than the landscape has changed.
She looks to the future with a renewed heart. Yet in her wildest dreams, she couldn't predict all that awaits her.

My review: 4 stars

Plot: This book started a little slow but picked up quickly. The ending slowed again, dropping off to and abrupt ending that could have been tied up a little better. But all in all, a good plot that kept me interested.

Characters: I could totally feel for Susannah! Here she is married to a complete stranger, not feeling worthy of any live, but receiving more than she wants of it. It took her a lot to open up but when she did the book became so much better!

Setting: I liked how all of the little towns they journeyed to were well described so the readers can picture exactly where the characters are.

Overall: Definitely a sweet Christian romance! It wasn't quite as solid of an ending as I would have liked, but it was still satisfying and one that is worth a try.


  1. I've heard this one was a little edgy for christian fiction, what did you think? Should I try it?

  2. It was a little edgy, since one scene with the doctor was pretty blunt, and the hint at their nightly stuff. I still think it was worth it!


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