Friday, 10 February 2012

Book Review: Beyond Molasses Creek by Nicole Seitz

About the book: Three lives are bound by a single book . . . and the cleansing waters of Molasses Creek.

Having traveled to the ends of the earth as a flight attendant, Ally Green has finally returned to the Lowcountry to bury her father as well as the past. But Vesey Washington is still living across the creek, and theirs is a complicated relationship—he was once her best friend . . . and also part of the reason she’s stayed away so long. When Ally discovers a message her father left behind asking her to quit running, it seems her past isn’t through with her yet.

As Ally’s wandering spirit wrestles with a deep longing to flee again, a young woman on the other side of the world escapes her life of slavery in the rock quarries of Nepal. A mysterious sketchbook leads Sunila Kunari to believe there’s more to her story than she’s ever been told, and she’s determined to follow the truth wherever it leads her.

A deep current intertwines the lives of these three souls, and a destiny of freedom, faith, and friendship awaits them all on the banks of Molasses Creek.

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book and, in fact, read it in one sitting. As the storyline gradually and tantalizingly unfolds, you are drawn into these three lives and are almost bursting with anticipation by the time the book concludes.

Told from the perspectives of all three characters, and going back and forth in time (enough to give story background, not enough to get annoying) allowed you to thoroughly understand them all and gave an incredibly well rounded view of their life circumstances, and each character's interpretation and response to the situations they faced.  Very well done!

Thank you to Stephanie and Amy from Litfuse Publicity for organizing this tour and providing me with my complimentary review copy.


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