"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers." ~Charles W. Eliot
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Beyond Molasses Creek by Nicole Seitz
About the book:
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.
This is a type of book that is not for everyone, it deals with some tough issues and the characters have some real emotions they need to deal with. I will say I enjoyed this book but did find it hard at times to really figure out where everything was going. It is written from three different point of views in first person narrative and sometimes this writing style can be awkward to read. It was fun trying to figure how the stories would all intersect. I really liked Sunila's story , a woman from Nepal and learning about her struggles there and what life can be like there, which is not all happy. There are times in the book that things seemed kind of far fetched which didn't seem to always fit the more serious issues, but in the end this is a fictional tale and worth reading. I give it 4 stars.
*I received this book from booksneeze.com in exchange for my honest review. Thank you booksneeze!