Keturah by Lisa T. Bergren (Review & #Giveaway)

(The Sugar Baron's Daughters #1)
by Lisa T. Bergren
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 352 Pages
February 6th 2018 by Bethany House Publishers


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?

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My Review

KETURAH is a breathtaking story of sacrifice, forgiveness, trust, and love as three sisters strive to succeed on their sugar plantation in the wild and unpredictable West Indies. These sisters face adventure from the beginning and continue to be challenged every step of the way, finding they must rely on each other, on friends, and on God if they are to survive. Fans of the genre and of this author are sure to love stepping into Keturah's story with much anticipation for the next book in this series! Highly recommended!

I have been meaning to read a book by this author for ages! I actually own several of her books, but haven't gotten to them. I was super excited when I saw this new series from her and grabbed the chance to review. I was quite satisfied that my high expectations were met! I felt the emotions from these characters, particularly Keturah, who is the main character. I could picture their lives, from their English home, to the ship they traveled on, to the island that would become their home. Through it all, the author weaved a story of forgiveness, trust, and romance. Not only did Keturah have to learn to trust others, she also had to learn to trust God and herself. I loved, loved these characters! They really came alive to me. There were so many sweet moments, as well as harrowing ones, moments of sadness, desperation, danger, and then humor and swoon-worthy romance. I also loved that I got to know the other two sisters as I read Keturah's story, and that there is still a bit of suspense lingering at the end of this one... just enough to build my anticipation for the danger and romance ahead for these strong women.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I loved this one from beginning to end! With the flush setting, memorable characters, and engaging plot, what is not to love? I really can't recommend this one enough! I'm happily anticipating the next book in this series.

Content: Some innuendo, violence, attempted rape, and references to abuse and an affair, but in the context of the story.
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through Litfuse Publicity, which did not require a positive review nor affect my review in any way.

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.

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