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Keturah: Book Review

Keturah: Book Review

 TITLE: Keturah

Author: Lisa T. Bergren

Release Date: February 6, 2018

RATING: ★★★★☆

4 out of 5 stars


In 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 for women of the time, they’re determined to make their own way in the world. But once they arrive in the Caribbean, proper gender roles 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 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.

Set on keeping her family together and saving her father’s once-great plantation, can Keturah ever surrender her stubbornness and guarded heart to God and find the healing and love awaiting her?


Pages: 352

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

Series? Yes, (Book One of The Sugar Baron’s Daughters)

MY REVIEW OF Keturah: 

This book is very well written, but the subject matter didn’t pique my interest as some books do. Regardless of the subject matter, the book was overall, captivating.

At the beginning of the book, I didn’t see mysefl wanting to read more or continue in the series, but by the end of the book, I had completely changed my mind.

I really enjoyed the sisterly bond between Keturah, aka Ket and her two sisters.

I also really enjoyed Gray’s character and before I knew it, I was rooting for him in his quest to persue Keturah.

Some critics say that the story is all about crops, but it is so much more than that. It is about being successful in the midst of adversity and trusting God to carry you through.

This was a slower read, as it didn’t have much action and had some dull parts in the beginning that I struggled with. For the reasons mentioned above, I gave this book a four out of five stars.

This book is a historical fiction (not my usual genre), I enjoyed branching out and reading a new genre because I could tell that the author had taken time to research certain subject matters, as well as, the time period.

WARNING for readers: Trigger warning for the book: abuse/abusive relationship (briefly mentioned).

Thank you to Bethany House Publishers for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a review!

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2 thoughts on “Keturah: Book Review”

  • I’ve been wanting to read this book. I love historical fiction. I’m glad to hear that it was good! 🙂
    I’m currently reading Redwall by Brian Jacques. It seems like a good book, but I’m still struggling to get through it for some reason. Not sure why.

    • I read Redwall several years ago and I remember enjoying it! If I am remembering correctly, that series by Brain Jacques is huge! I hope it gets better for you!

      If you like historical fiction, you will LOVE Keturah! 🙂

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