Title: Beyond Molasses Creek
Author: Nicole A. Seitz
Review: Boy oh boy this is a book full of emotions, good ones and bad ones. I found myself laughing and then crying. I loved the notes from heaven, which made be tear up just a tiny bit. In my opinion; relationships are what life is all about and this book is full of them. Why do we fall in love with some people and not with others? What happens when our lives fall apart and no one can fix it? This book will make you mad and make you think.
I enjoyed learning about Ally and her life, her back-story is needed to know where her life is going. Sunila is an amazing character whom I cannot even imagine how hard her life has been. You will fall in love with her and with the life she hopes to have in the future. Also Vesey is someone I would love to get to know. I found the book bitter-sweet, so much wasted time makes most of our lives that way.
If you enjoy books that make you think about those you love and where your life has been and where it’s going than this is the book for you. Beyond Molasses Creek is a journey worth taking.
Publisher: Published January 31st 2012 by ThomasNelson
Quick Review: 4 stars (out of 5)
Why I Read It: Sent by the publisher for review through Booksneeze.
Synopsis: 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.
Author Biography: Nicole Seitz is a South Carolina Lowcountry native and the author of five critically acclaimed novels. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Journalism, she also has a bachelor's degree in illustration from Savannah College of Art & Design. Nicole is a speaker on writing, art, and faith; she's an exhibiting painter and has illustrated the covers for her novels. She teaches art at a local private school in the Charleston, South Carolina area, where she lives with her husband and two children. Currently, Nicole is working on her next book.