Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Book Review - Keturah


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?


Lisa T. Bergren has published more than 50 books with combined sales exceeding 3 million copies. She's the author of the Christy Award winner Waterfall, RITA finalist Firestorm, bestselling God Gave Us You, and several historical series such as Homeward and Grand Tour. She's also a recipient of the RT Lifetime Achievement Award. Lisa lives in Colorado with her husband and three teen-and-older children. To learn more, visit


Lisa Bergren is a favorite author of mine and this book is another winner.

I really enjoyed the historical information in this book, written in a way that I felt like I was actually there. She does a beautiful job of describing the surroundings of the era that makes the book a beautiful read.

One of the things I really liked was the sisterly bond between Keturah (Ket), Verity and Selah. They support one another and it was lovely to read about their friendship and care for one another. We also see them being strong women in a time when that wasn't always encouraged.

The book does have it's slow periods but they aren't overly boring or distracting. There is a wonderful romantic relationship in the book and I really enjoyed the character of Gray as he was a strong yet kind man.

This story was very intriguing and I loved the backdrop of the sugar cane fields and the setting of the West Indies. I also really loved the faith of this sweet family that runs very strongly throughout and in a believable way. I highly recommend this book and can't wait to read the next installment. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Bethany House Publishers

Blessings - Julie

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