Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY + Book Review: Keturah

unnamedIn 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?

MY REVIEW

As it turns out, writing the first sentence to a ton of different reviews is super hard. This book was so cool. It pushes the boundaries of Christian fiction, featuring a strong, doesn’t give a crap about what people think main character. It challenges many parallels that they had back then that, while changed, we see now. It tackles topics such as race, domestic abuse, sexual harassment without trepidation or fear, in such a raw, honest way. honestly we could all take a page out of Keturah’s book(not literally, we’re not heathens and heretics). She’s strong without being callous, and has her flaws as well. She’s truly an admirable person. (I love how I’m so tired I didn’t even segway into this paragraph) On a whole, I really admired all of the sisters, each of them string in their own way and one of a kind. However, I did have a few not sugary sweet things to say about the book, as I have promised to write an honest review. I was kind of miffed that we didn’t get much more of Mitilda and Abraham’s story, as I had a few theories about it, and we didn’t get to hear much of anything on the story behind it which was frustrating, I kind of feel like the romance wrapped up so the story just automatically did to? Also once Keturah and Gray got together any form of the mark that Edward had left on her seemed to dissipate? I do feel like the abuse storyline was well-written but I can’t personally speak on it, as it wasn’t my experience. This was a fun story, and it definitely did fall into a few tropes here and there but was pretty good in the end! Would recommend for fans of Tamara Leigh, or Ms. Bergren’s other books.

Trigger Warnings: DOMESTIC ABUSE, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, SLAVE TRADE AND USE

4 stars

 

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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 out more about Lisa at http://lisatawnbergren.com.

GIVEAWAY

Enter to win a copy of Keturah. Five winners will be chosen! Click the image below to enter to win. The winners will be announced March 13 on the Litfuse blog!let me know….

What’s your fave book that pushes the boundaries of its intended genre(in a good way)?

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