Book Review, “Through Rushing Water,” Catherine Richmond author

Through Rushing Water,  Catherine Richmond’s second novel, is a wonderful story.  I enjoyed reading her first novel, Spring For Susannah, and was just as pleased with this one.

Sophia Makinoff begins the story teaching at a prominent college and awaiting a marriage proposal from a Congressman.  But when he proposes to her roommate instead, she joins the Board of Foreign Missions, expecting to be sent to China.  Instead, she is sent to Dakota Territory to work with the Ponca Indians, where she finds new challenges and Willoughby Dunn.

I found the story of Sophia and Will charming.  The friendship they formed working together with the Ponca Indians, and the heartbreak they shared when things did not work out the way they had hoped for their friends was inspiring.  Sophia’s character seems to border on being perfect, able to handle any situation, whether in an Indian school or a party with a Congressman.  Will comes across much the same.  Still, I loved reading their story.

I would recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys a good Christian romance, as well as anyone interested in reading historical fiction, as the story of the Ponca Indians has some true historical facts woven in.

Kara

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from  the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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  1. Kara,
    Thanks for reviewing Through Rushing Water! You’ve pegged Sophia’s personality – she’ll only call on God’s help as a last resort. I have to admit I’m way too familiar with that flaw!
    Blessings!

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