2/07/2012

Beyond Molasses Creek

Nicole Seitz
2012
Thomas Nelson
Fiction/General/

Ok this review will be different from most of my reviews.  First let's begin with my thinking on this book.  It was slow, painfully slow.  The story was not believable for me, I didn't buy it, the flashing between Lowcountry Couth Carolina, and Nepal, is confusing, and does not promote a harmonious story line for me personally.  I struggled to read this book. The lack of Christian (with the exception of Vessey) content was disappointing I wanted to like it, I really did, I just couldn't.  Some pros about this book, Nicole Seitz has a wonderful talent to describe scenes and characters to the point that you can picture them in your mind, Vessey was a great character and I would have loved a happy ending with him, one more pro to the book is her writing, she has talent, it is what kept me in the book, I just struggled with the story line.  For this reason my review of the book awards it a 3 star rating.
I received this book for review purposes only, there was no payment for this review. 

I want to include a blurb about the book and the author from the press release I received with this book.

About the book:
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.
About the author:
 Nicole Seitz is the author of several critically acclaimed novels - The Inheritance of Beauty, Saving Cicadas, A Hundred Years of Happiness, Trouble the Water, and The Spirit of Sweetgrass. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Journalism, and also has a degree in Illustration from Savannah College of Art & Design. Her paintings are featured on the covers of her books. Visit her at @NicoleSeitz, Facebook and www.nicoleseitz.com for more information

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