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Monday, March 12, 2018
Keturah by Lisa T Bergren
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 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?
Keturah is the first novel in Lisa T. Bergren's new series, the Sugar Baron's Daughters. This series follows the lives of these sisters as they inherit property in the West Indies and move there to take over the management of their inheritance. This first novel is about Keturah Tomlinson, and it is filled with romance, suspense, and intrigue. The plot line is well written and easy to follow, and it pulls the reader in with descriptions of the settings and characters. I found the storyline to be enjoyable and reminded me why I love reading Lisa T. Bergren's historical novels. The characters in this novel were fairly well developed, and I look forward to getting a deeper glimpse into the sisters' personalities as the series continues to unfold. I thought Keturah had a good mix of strengths and weaknesses, and it was interesting to watch her make decisions and to figure out what was best for her life.
Overall, I enjoyed this novel, and I look forward to the next addition to the series. I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for an honest review.
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.