Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Beyond Molasses Creek by Nicole Seitz

Beyond Molasses Creek
Beyond Molasses Creek by Nicole Seitz


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.

My Take: Try as I might I just could not get into this book.  I really wanted to like it and I really did but I just didn't.  I have been a reading funk lately so I think the problem was mostly on my part and not on the author's part. 

One of the issues that is dealt with in this book is racism and interracial relationships.  This subject has become more interesting to me over tha last year as my son is in an interracial relationship and my grand daughter is bi-racial.  I thought this book covered the issues that are still around fairly well.

I was a bit lost at first when the character of Sunila was brought into the book.  It became clear a bit later what was going on but at first I was very confused.

This is published by a Christian publishing comapany but I didn't feel like it was really a Christian book.  If someone just picked it up and started reading it they would not be able to tell. 

I would suggest reading other reviewers before getting this book because some really liked it and some like me did not.

I received a copy of this book for review purposes.


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