Keturah by Lisa T. Bergren book 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.
Book Review: Historical Christian Fiction is one of my favorite genres to read; and Lisa’s new book Keturah certainly hit the mark of being a great HCF. Keturah, the name of this book immediately caught my attention because the Biblical patriarch Abraham married a woman named Keturah, after Sarah died. Although, the story has nothing to do with the Biblical account in Genesis, I just found it interesting that the author chose to use her name as the main character.
The story starts out in England, moves to a sea voyage, and finally lands on the island of Nevis in the Caribbean. This story was expertly woven together into a real page turner…adventure, trials, romance, and loyalty. Not only was the plot and storyline well done, but one can glean historical knowledge as well. As I’ve mentioned before, I love to learn new things that transpired in history. I was able to extract a new perceptive of plantation life and culture on the island of Nevis in the 1770’s.
A truly enjoyable read. Highly recommend this book to history lovers.
I would give this book 5 stars.