SPRING FOR SUSANNAH
Paperback, 345 pages
Thomas Nelson Publisher
Susannah leaves her family home after her parents are killed and she can not make it on her own, She didn't have any suitors and had never dated so her Pastor sent her to the Dakota prairie to marry his brother whom she had never met. She was having problems with the banker of their town and he would not leave her alone so she though this was best to get away from it all.
When Susannah met Jesse at the so called train depot she had no idea what type of house he lived in but they were married by proxy before she left. On their way to their land claim he redid their marriage vows himself.
Is is very a very hard life as when she got to their house it was made of sod and so small they kept running into each other when they moved. Jesse had been in the War between the States and still had some bad dreams about this as Susannah was so afraid the banker would find her.
When the grasshoppers came and destroyed everything they had planted, Jesse decided to go away and try to find a job leaving Susannah at home and alone except for their dog and a couple they lived on the next claim.
As she waited for his return she found out she was expecting a baby and did everything she could to protect it as far as moving to town and teaching a very small school. But she is tougher than Jesse thought as she held everything together and kept herself up.
I really loved this book and didn't want it to end. I think this was the first book that I have read by Catherine Richmond and sure want to read some more.
This book was sent to me by BookSneeze for my honest review,