Saturday, October 27, 2012

Through Rushing Water by Cathy Richmond

Sophia has her life all planned out--but her plan didn't include being jilted or ending up in Dakota territory.

Sophia Makinoff is certain 1876 is the year that she’ll become the wife of a certain US Congressman, and happily plans her debut into the Capitol city. But when he proposes to her roommate instead, Sophia is stunned. Hoping to flee her heartache and humiliation, she signs up with the Board of Foreign Missions on a whim.

With dreams of a romantic posting to the Far East, Sophia is dismayed to find she’s being sent to the Ponca Indian Agency in Dakota Territory. She can’t even run away effectively and begins to wonder how on earth she’ll be able to guide others as a missionary. But teaching the Ponca children provides her with a joy she has never known—and never expected—and ignites in her a passion for the people she’s sent to serve.

It’s a passion shared by the Agency carpenter, Willoughby Dunn, a man whose integrity and selflessness are unmatched. The Poncas are barely surviving. When US policy decrees that they be uprooted from their land and marched hundreds of miles away in the middle of winter, Sophia and Will wade into rushing waters to
fight for their friends, their love, and their destiny.

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I was busy raising a family, working as an
occupational therapist, and trying to remember where I hid the chocolate, when a song sparked a story within me. The journey to publication has been long, but full of blessings. I couldn’t have done it without ACFW, RWA, and FHL, the inspirational chapter of RWA, and Nebraska Novelists critique group.

I was born in Washington, DC, grew up in northern Virginia, attended Western Michigan University, and moved around a lot for my husband’s aviation career. Maybe our paths have crossed; shoot me an email and we’ll figure it out!

My favorite place to write is the porch. Then I reward myself with reading time in my air chair – and chocolate, of course!

Catherine is giving away a copy of Through Rushing Water. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

Happy Reading!
Caroline Brown


karenk said...

a great posting...thanks for the chance to read catherine's masterpiece

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

HomePlace Gatherings said...

I'm sure I would of had to pass on the waterfall climb. :)

I've never read a story like this with missionary teams, so I'm looking forward to it and hope I win!

priviesandprims at yahoo .com

Joanne Sher said...

Sounds good! Definitely enter me, please.

Jo said...

Another new book that sounds great. Please enter me.


Teela said...

Looks like s great story. Please enter me in this great giveaway. Teelayoung@hotmail,

Jennifer said...

When I went on my mission trip in July of this year it was the hardest and the most rewarding journey I've ever taken and thankfully God helped me to accomplish his goal.

Lane Hill House said...

Please enter me in the drawing for Through Rushing Water ~ Kathleen

Anonymous said...

How devastating that would be to think you were going to marry and have him purpose to your friend. I can understand her reason for wanting to get far away. Please enter me to try and win this book. Thanks!
Maxie ( )

Cathy Richmond said...

Welcome, Karen, Doreen, Joanne, Jo, Teela, Jennifer, and Kathleen! Yes, missionary work is incredibly difficult, but also it's so exciting to see God at work. In Jamaica, if we accomplish anything we know all credit goes to God - nothing gets done otherwise. Blessings to all!

spangldlady said...

I haven't read your work but would love to if I win "Through Rushing Waters." I have a great love of Missions work and am Dir. of the Woman's Missionary Union in my church. Please add my name to the drawing. Blessings! Darlene

spangldlady said...

didn't leave my email on the previous comment. Darlene

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