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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Book Blog Tour Stop - Spring for Susannah by Catherine Richmond

I'm excited to host a book blog tour stop for debut author Catherine Richmond and her new book, Spring for Susannah.

About The Book: Spring for Susannah

Booklist says, "Inspired by [folk] lyrics, Richmond arrives on the inspirational fiction scene with a moving debut novel. Readers will be filled with hope that Susannah will learn the true meaning of love. Highly recommended where inspiring, romantic historical fiction is in demand."

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.

I was delighted by "Spring for Susannah." This is a riveting story about the settling of the West in the wilds of the Dakota territory. Catherine Richmond brings a sense of the hardships and struggles the settlers experienced, while also weaving a sweet and gentle romance into the story. A very fine debut novel.  I look forward to reading more from this author in the future!

About The Author:

 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 http://www.catherinerichmond.com/.  

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!

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To visit the other blogs participating in this tour, click on the link - http://litfusegroup.com/blogtours/text/13347248)  

My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for inviting me to take part in this blog tour. I received a review copy of the book, and was not compensated for my opinion.

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Sharon, It's an honor to receive such a kind review from someone who reads so much - thank you! My next book, Relying on Sophia, comes out in the summer of 2012. I hope you enjoy it just as much!