Sunday, May 3, 2020

SELAH by Lisa Tawn Bergren, Reviewed by Rebecca Maney

"This is how we do it, yes? . . . . We sacrifice for one another. We help each other to get through. We love one another through, in spite of, because of . . . And count every blessing."
All three Banning sisters are remarkable in their own right, but as this wonderful series comes to a close, it's Selah that takes center stage . . . with her remarkable courage, and incredible beauty that is immeasurably more than skin deep. Can her sweet, generous heart be tested? Absolutely. And so it will be, as she struggles to navigate life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness on an island that reeks of injustice from master towards slave; from owner towards his "property". Even though war wages through-out the American colonies; evidence sailing in and out of the ports among the West Indies, it's a godly young minister who works alongside those that she loves so dearly, who will prove to be Selah's biggest challenge on the island of Nevis. . . . . .for should she trust her head, or her heart?

"From our first moment here on earth to when we at last see our Savior in paradise, we are called to do one thing; trust."

*I purchased this book and was under no obligation to provide a positive review. 4.5stars

BackCover Blurb:
Selah Banning has come of age on the West Indies island of Nevis, shaped by experiences far beyond the typical upbringing of a young British lady in 1776. She never anticipated that the most tumultuous time of her life might await her in the year ahead.

Jedediah Reed, a young Methodist preacher with a call to serve the slaves of Nevis, has settled at Selah's family's plantation, the Double T. As Selah's heart is drawn to the same people, their shared purpose brings them together--despite her guardians' concern with a romance that promises little security for the future.

As Jedediah's faith and Selah's abolitionist leanings lead to changes on the plantation, the Revolutionary War continues to build in the States. With the threat of starvation and the conflict with island mogul Angus Shubert growing ever stronger, the future of the Double T and its people hangs in the balance.

Bethany House March 2020, Book 3 of the Sugar Baron's Daughters
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1 comment:

  1. I might have done this earlier if I'd been thinking but it would set a precedent that would really keep me busy-- This is book #3 and of course we have reviews from earlier books. I also found that it is available as a three book kindle set! Thanks so much for sharing your review, Rebecca! Lisa has a huge backlist of stories in multiple genres, including stories for children!


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