Saturday, February 24, 2018

Keturah (The Sugar Baron's Daughters #1) by Lisa Tawn Bergren




Travel back in time to 1772 England and meet Lady Keturah Banning Tomlinson, who has to go to the West Indies to save what is left of her family’s heritage in Lisa T. Bergren’s new book, Keturah. 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. 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?
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Keturah (The Sugar Baron’s Daughters) (Bethany House, February 2018)
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 Thoughts:
Having never read anything about the sugar plantations, I found Keturah fascinating as I explored Nevis Island full of green cane, mangoes and plentiful exotic beauty. This book definitely is invorkating for all the senses and will take the reader to a whole new world.

While this book was a little slower to start with, I am thankful I stuck with I personally loved the romantic tension. The three sisters are super interesting, especially as Keturah had to make decisions for the rest of them being the oldest. This book broke all the social norms for women during this time frame and I loved it!

And lets not forget about, Gray! Perfection. You'll love him and his character. Overall, this book has a great sense of historical fiction. Lisa has done her homework. I would have loved to see more elements of faith. I found at times it could have been written in stronger than what was presented. I think Bergen did a fantastic job with the plot, historical elements and overall character development. I am curious to see where the series will go from here. I give this 4/5 stars. A favorable review was not required.




Lisa Bergren

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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.

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