From the Publisher:
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.
Scraps of Life Book Club review: The publisher's post really covered the book. I am a fan of Christian Fiction/Christian Romance and that is the genre of this book. It is also Historical Fiction from the mid-late 1800s. I like this genre because it is a book that I would not be embarrassed if my teens, husband or friend saw me reading or picked up and skimmed through. I read books of many different genres for many different reasons but this is one that I'm personally most comfortable sharing with others. Having said that, this book is more for the person who is married vs. other Christian Romance novels which deal more with dating, etc. This book started off with a Mail-order bride getting married so martial issues were tied in.
Loved the four main characters, the dog and even a minor character who pops in and out of the story. There were several other characters and some flow with them and the story line that I thought wasn't followed through or just tossed in and could have been left out of the book. That is my opinion.
I loved how Susannah blossomed into a beautiful, assured, trusting and very loving woman. My heart went out to them during the harsh winters, insect-killing of all their crops, illness and even death. There is much joy in this book and I hope you pick it up and read it.
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