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/.
This is a debut romance novel for the author. Susannah is a mail order bride to her pastor’s brother Jesse Mason. Susannah leaves Detroit for the Dakota Territory with a marriage certificate in hand to a man she has yet to meet. The personalities of Jesse and Susannah are drastic but they play well off each other, making them an interesting couple and giving them the depth needed to keep the story moving.
Susannah’s father was a veterinary surgeon and as a young girl she would learn from him how to take care of animals. Her mother was not in favor of this. Once she arrived in the Dakota Territory her veterinary skills became necessary.
I would like to see this book become a series or at least a second book. I felt that once Jesse left and Susannah was on her own that something was missing. I do like that she became more independent and outspoken, but I missed Jesse. I have many unanswered questions about the characters that a second book could answer. I would love to read more from this author.
I am pleased to give this book a four star rating.
I received this book free from Litfuse Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255
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!