Saturday, February 24, 2018
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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: This book was quite the unique look at history and the hardships that went with living in the Caribbean in the late 1700's. Lisa does a wonderful job of bringing both the characters and the time period to life, I could only imagine how terrifying it would of been to move across the world and live on a sugar plantation! The only thing I was a little skeptical about was what Keturah was caught up in when she broke her leg.
Really though, this is a great, historical story. I look forward to reading the other books!
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.