Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

Selah by Lisa T. Bergren April 23, 2020

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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 about a romance that promises little security for the future.

While 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.

My thoughts:

This is a good one. I have enjoyed this series, getting to know each sister and this third book allows you to see all three sisters and where that are at. No worries, though, you can read this as a stand alone.

Selah is a wonderful character. Her desire to follow God’s calling will inspire the reader to listen and be obedient. Jedediah frustrated me at times with his insecurities. I just wanted to shake him and tell him to follow his heart.

Lisa T. Bergren fans will be pleased with this latest installment.

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A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley.com. All opinions are my own. 

 

Verity by Lisa T. Bergren May 20, 2019

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After leaving England behind for a new life in the West Indies with her sisters, Verity Banning wants something to call her own. Her affinity for animals inspires her to set up a business importing horses, as well as other goods in demand by the island residents. However, when she arrives in the colonies to purchase her goods, unexpected news of Captain Duncan McKintrick awaits her–as does the captain’s handsome brother, Ian, whose sympathies lie with the fledgling Patriot cause.

As the great-granddaughter of a British general and a friend to many Loyalists, Verity believed all she wanted was a peaceful resolution. Yet both the Patriots and the impassioned Ian McKintrick are steadily laying claim to her heart. When faced with the decision of what–and for whom–she will fight, can she set her feet upon a new path despite the danger that threatens to destroy her dreams?

My thoughts:

This is the second book in this series. I forgot how much I liked these sassy sisters.

In this book we get to know Verity more. She is a strong young woman, how doesn’t always follow the rules of how a young lady should behave in that time period.

Ian is a wonderful hero bent on revenge for his brother. The two are drawn together, yet forces and past wounds keep them apart.

This isn’t a fast moving book. although it is never boring, it’s just a longer book that takes a bit more time to get through. And I wanted to savor every image the author put on the page.

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A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my own. 

 

Keturah by Lisa T. Bergren March 23, 2018

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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, they’re determined to make their own way in the world. But once they arrive in the Caribbean, conventions 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 harsh and 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.

To keep her family together and save the plantation that is her last chance at providing for them, can Keturah ever surrender her stubbornness and guarded heart to God and find the healing and love awaiting her?

My thoughts:

I have never read anything by Lisa but I have heard good things about her writing. It is all true.

She has written a well-crafted book full of interesting characters and an engaging plot.

Although, not overly fast-paced I found I was taking an easy stroll through this book, but there was still enough going on that I was interested and wanted to keep reading.

Also, I just need to mention what a beautiful cover this book has.

Historical romance lovers won’t be disappointed.

Visit Lisa here.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley.com. All opinions are my own.