Litfuse Blog Tour + Review: Beyond Molasses Creek by Nicole Seitz
|Beyond Molasses Creek|
by Nicole Seitz
Thomas Nelson Publishers
Three lives are bound by a single book . . . and the cleansing waters of Molasses Creek.
Having traveled to the ends of the earth as a flight attendant, Ally Green has finally returned to the Lowcountry to bury her father as well as the past. But Vesey Washington is still living across the creek, and theirs is a complicated relationship—he was once her best friend . . . and also part of the reason she’s stayed away so long. When Ally discovers a message her father left behind asking her to quit running, it seems her past isn’t through with her yet.
As Ally’s wandering spirit wrestles with a deep longing to flee again, a young woman on the other side of the world escapes her life of slavery in the rock quarries of Nepal. A mysterious sketchbook leads Sunila Kunari to believe there’s more to her story than she’s ever been told, and she’s determined to follow the truth wherever it leads her.
A deep current intertwines the lives of these three souls, and a destiny of freedom, faith, and friendship awaits them all on the banks of Molasses Creek.
Ugh...the ending! Without giving too much away I was so frustrated that Ally didn't tell the truth about Sunila's parentage. After all that they had both been through there should have been nothing but honesty between them, I think Sunila could have handled it. However that said the rest of the book was pretty good. It was a first time reading a Nicole Seitz book so I wasn't sure what type of story I would be reading but I was pleasantly surprised that it was pretty gut-wrenching and covered a lot from interracial relationships, death, single motherhood in the '70s to child labor. You'd think at approximately 300 pages that would be too much for one book but it wasn't and it all fit together--no overcrowding. Judging from what I've read of the cover blurbs of her other novels "deep" writing is something that this author has had a lot of practice at and it shows. Beyond Molasses Creek is not at all heavy on the faith element so readers who don't often pick up Christian fiction might want to give this a try but readers who do read inspirational fiction will still find it appealing. Overall this was a good read and if I find a Nicole Seitz book in the future I'll be snapping it up!
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*I received my complimentary copy of the book for the tour through Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for posting my honest review.*
Nicole is celebrating the release of Beyond Molasses Creek with a fabulous "Friendship" Facebook party! She'll be giving away a ton of great stuff (KINDLE TOUCH, some of her own beautiful artwork, a Book Club Prize Pack (10 copies of the book for your small group/book club and a Live Skype Chat with Nicole), and more!
CLICK the button (below) to RSVP for the party - then join us on February 16th for a book chat, story sharing and prizes! Hope to see you there!
Save the Date! 2/16!