BEYOND MOLASSES CREEK, by Nicole Seitz
Wow! This was a book with a lot of emotion, a lot of controversy, and many surprises, which are slowly revealed throughout the story. It involves a sixty-ish single woman who makes this interesting by looking back at her history and allowing the reader to become one with her emotional state, her memories, her wishes, longings, desires. She has obviously had an extremely interesting life, and it also involves her nearest neighbor--a loved friend, her father, and a few others who become so important in the telling.
The book is set up almost like a journal, with every entry looking back at explaining some answers to questions that come up in the current time. All three main characters do the same thing, and it is really interesting how they intertwine. Things mentioned in the beginning chapters come to completion near the end.
Reading this unique story brought some tears, some laughter, some excitement - all making it very hard to put the book down because of the need to find out what happens next. The author’s writing is concise and easy to read, no blundering about, telling it like it is, but in an appealing way that makes it very special. This book may be considered for a more mature audience than many of the books I review here for you.
A Summary of Beyond Molasses Creek
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.
$15.99 retail; 320 pages. As a nice bonus, there is a reading group guide at the back of the book!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Beyond Molasses Creek. While it's not the typical Christian fiction book you'll find on the shelves of your average Christian bookstore, it is a very interesting story.
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