Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Beyond Molasses Creek by Nicole Seitz

Book Description:  
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.  
My Review: A mystery, a woman of means, and a life filled with running...this is the life Ally Green!
Ally has been on the move as an airline stewardess for years now.  She likes getting up and going to new places.  She doesn't like going home but home is where she is now called to go - to bury her father.
She meets up with Vesey Washington, her neighbor and friend from so long ago. 
Then there's Sunila who finds a sketchbook that seems to have more meaning for Sunila.  What does it all mean? And where will it lead? Sunila sets out to find out!
Racial tensions of the 60's are a deep part of this read - as are the beautiful descriptions of places visited by Ally.  
This is an "okay" read.  At times I wondered how so? How could this happen?!  Could that truly be?  I know this a fiction story but the I like fiction that borders on being "true."  The descriptions of the places Ally visits is probably the best part of this read.  Not a bad read just a little to much "author license."
*This book was provided for review by BookSneeze/Thomas Nelson Publishing*

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