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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Through Rushing Waters by Catherine Richmond

Through Rushing Waters by Catherine Richmond is the story of a woman who thinks she has her whole life planned out.  At the start of the story, Sophia is sure that she is going marry and become the wife of a powerful Congressman.  But God has a different plan for her and she finds herself teaching Ponca Indian children in a poor village in the Dakota Territory.  It is there, that Sophia's whole outlook on life changes through her interaction with the Ponca people and Willoughby Dunn.

I will admit that I had a hard time connecting to the main character at the beginning of the story.  She is quite shallow and self-centered.  I am so glad that I stuck with it though. The author did a wonderful job of transforming Sophia.  Catherine Richmond also did a wonderful job portraying the other characters in the story.  I instantly fell in love with Will's strong character and dedication to the people of the Ponca tribe.  My heart went out to each of her sweet students and their struggling families.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book from the historical aspect to the sweet love story and highly recommend it.

NOTE: I received this book free from the publisher through the Booksneeze program.  I was not required to write a positive review.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it!!!

Cathy Richmond said...

Glad you stuck it out with Sophia - she had quite the journey! She'd been proposed to so many times, she didn't recognize true love when it hit! Blessings on your mission!