by Lisa T. Bergren
Without sorrow, ’tis difficult to know the full threshold of joy.Selah
Reminiscent of my favorite series, River of Time Series, The Sugar Baron’s Daughter Series centers around three sisters, Keturah (book 1), Verity (book 2), and Selah (book 3). I just finished the third book and wanted to write a review while it was still fresh in my mind, but I will be writing reviews for the others soon!
In the first book, after the death of her father, Selah and her sisters flee to the West Indies in the hopes of making their family’s plantation prosperous. They endure many trials throughout the first two book as the eldest sisters find love amidst the danger and wild of the West Indies island of Nevis. In the third book, Selah has now become of age in the midst of the American Revolution. As food becomes more scarce on the island and as tension builds with their neighbor, the family seeks drastic measures as their home and livelihood are threatened. Selah embodies everything I hope I would be in her shoes. She is bold, brave, kind, and selfless. Her feelings for her family and the slaves on the plantation run deep.
Lisa T. Bergren truly brought the island to life in this third installment to the series. As the characters labored in the heat, I similarly felt the sweat and the satisfaction as the ocean breeze blew, as they hungered due to the lack of food supplies so did my stomach protest, as evil ran rampant, so did my anger and frustration rise.
As always with a Lisa T. Bergren novel, faith and romance reign supreme. Jedidiah, a young methodist preacher who serves those on plantation, is so full of wisdom and compassion. I loved hearing his perspective on hearing the voice of God as well as understanding God’s calling for our lives. I recently experienced a hardship that I originally felt called to, but over time I began to doubt my ability to hear God’s voice. However, in reading this book, it reminded me that God’s plans aren’t without strife and difficulty, but are always right and good, as well as the various ways that God can speak to us. Reading Selah has encouraged me and my walk with the Lord!
Red Review: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
*** 5 Stars: Compelling Characters, Well-Written, Interesting Storyline, Unable to Stop, Desire to Re-Read