Thursday, March 08, 2018

Keturah by Lisa T. Bergren

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 for women of the time, they're determined to make their own way in the world. But once they arrive in the Caribbean, proper gender roles 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 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.
Set on keeping her family together and saving her father's plantation, can Keturah ever surrender her stubbornness and guarded heart to God and find the healing and love awaiting her?

My Thoughts
It's no surprise that I loved this book! Really the authors name alone was enough to guarentee me reading it, but you add in that gorgous cover and the unique and intiguing storyline and I was a complete goner.
I loved the setting of the Caribbean and the sugar cane plantations. It's one I've not often explored so all the details and history were extremely interesting to me.
Keturah took me a little bit to warm up to. While I totally understood where her distrust of men was founded the way she treated all members of that sex was a bit grating at times. That being said she did grow on me and I absolutely loved her by the end. She had not been given an easy life but I admired the way she stood her ground and did whatever needed done to provide for the family she had left.
I absolutely loved Gray! He hadn't always lived admirably but he had turned a corner and was now determined to be a better man. The way he was always aware of Keturah's feelings and never pushed her made me love him even more. He took care to let her do things her way while at the same time being ready and willing to do step in and help as much as she would let him. Keturah took awhile to come around but Gray was patient and steadfast.
I also became very fond of Keturah's sisters (can't wait for their stories) and Gray's servant turned friend. They were all well-written and added a lot to the story.
This book dealt with some hard issues but I liked that the author addressed them while staying true to the times and what the reality of life was at that time.
This book had me hooked from start to finish and I can't recommend it enough!

Meet 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 her online at

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own. 


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