Monday 28 May 2018

Book Review: Keturah

From the Back:

In 1772 England, Lady Keturah Banning Tomlinson and her sisters find themselves the heiresses of their father's estates and know they have one option: Go to the West Indies to save what is left of their heritage.

Although it flies against all the conventions, they're determined to make their own way in the world. But once they arrive in the Caribbean, conventions are the least of their concerns. On the infamous island of Nevis, the sisters discover the legacy of the legendary sugar barons has vastly declined--and that's just the start of what their eyes are opened to in this harsh and unfamiliar world.

Keturah never intends to put herself at the mercy of a man again, but every man on the island seems to be trying to win her hand and, with it, the ownership of her plantation. She could desperately use an ally, but even an unexpected reunion with a childhood friend leaves her questioning his motives.

To keep her family together and save the plantation that is her last chance at providing for them, can Keturah ever surrender her stubbornness and guarded heart to God and find the healing and love awaiting her?
My Reflections:

Lisa T Bergren starts a brand new series with "The Sugar Barron's Daughters" series. This book is set in the 1770's, and we travel along with the Banning sisters as they journey from England to their late father's estate in the West Indies. 

Fraught with many obstacles along the way these sisters share an impermeable bond which is quite remarkable in itself. I think this is one of my favourite aspects of this novel. Although this plot really didn't catch my interest, I found many things I enjoyed about the read. The ultimate was the breathtakingly unique backdrop of the West Indies. Oh, how I would live to journey back to this time to experience the scenery alone! I also found the progression of emotional freedom to be uplifting and touching all at the same time. 

The main character Keturah Banning is both courageous and flighty. She thinks she knows what she wants, but I suppose life has a way of changing one's mind and in this woman's life that is shockingly fast! 
One moment she has sworn off men the next she is drooling over his strong arms and chest! Now truth be told she has had some pretty traumatic experiences with her late husband, but I just found this aspect a little shocking in light of her strong reactions in the start of the novel.

All in all, I enjoyed many aspects of this book and am very interested in seeing what may happen to the other Banning sisters in upcoming novels!

This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Lisa T. Bergren

Lisa T. Bergren has published more than 40 books with more than 3 million books sold combined. She's the author of the Christy Award-winning Waterfall, RITA®-finalist Firestorm, bestselling God Gave Us You, and popular...
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