Review: Keturah by Lisa T. Bergren Litfuse Blog Tour and Giveaway

March 12, 2018

Title: Keturah
Author: Lisa T. Bergren
Publisher: Bethany House
Pages: 352
ISBN: 972-0-7642-3024-0
Publication Date: February 6th, 2018

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?
I have been a fan of Lisa T. Bergren's books for quite a while. She is able to mix a fun and dramatic story seamlessly. Keturah is no different. Lisa was able to take a series topic, and delicately weave it in and make it a story of hope and promise.

Keturah is a good  start to the series. It opens it up for the story to build and grow with her two sisters. The start of the story started out well, it slowed a little in the center, but it picked up and closed out well.

Keturah is a woman who is in her early 20's and is a widow. Upon meeting her, she is very closed off of the idea of marriage and love and wants to protect her sisters. As the story moves along, you find out what her marriage was like. It wasn't loving, it was brutal. She closes herself off for protection, and I could understand and relate to her. They way that Lisa wrote her was very realistic.

Gray was a fantastic character. He is a guy who has come along way and has learned who he is and is willing to work hard for what he wants and is willing to learn what he needs to know for all aspects of his life.

Keturah was a good story and I can't wait to see what the rest of the series will bring.

Too Read
4 out 5
About the Author:
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.

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  1. I'm not overly fond of this time period for my historical fiction (or period dramas), but I do think Lisa is a fantastic author, so I'll get around to reading this one at some point. Plus, I love the unique character names. :)

    Glad you enjoyed this one, Kate.

  2. Rissi, It is a very unique time and setting for sure! It was interesting. I was able to read some and listen on AB for some. Reading it was more enjoyable I will say. The AB was good, but it wasn't the voice for me.


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