Lisa Bergren wrote a thoughtfully researched and completely engaging story set in the West Indies. Despite a crazy busy, beautifully full life I just kept returning to Keturah becoming completely engrossed in the story and invested in the lives of the the three Banning sisters.
Keturah, Verity, and Selah are just different enough, have just enough conflict between their varied personalities and a fierce commitment to each other as sisters that make them completely believable and very relatable. The themes of loss, family and slavery make the book beautifully sad and challenging to read; thought provoking; and just plain interesting.
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I read this book with a friend and the greatest fault we could find is that it was just released in February 2018 and now we have to wait for the next installment in “The Sugar Baron’s Daughters” series to discover what is next for the Banning sisters. We are completely invested and it makes me want to check our Bergren’s other series, like “River of Time,” “Northern Lights Trilogy,” and the “Grand Tour” series for sure.
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
About the Book:
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?
About the Author:
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 historical series like Homeward, Grand Tour, and more. She’s also a recipient of the RT Lifetime Achievement Award. She lives in Colorado Springs with her husband and three teen-and-older children.
Find out more about Lisa at http://lisatawnbergren.com.