If you’re looking for a completely new setting for Historical fiction, look no further than Lisa Bergren’s The Sugar Baron’s Daughters series. From England to a six-week sea voyage to the island of Nevis in the West Indies, Bergren takes readers on an epic adventure.
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In My Opinion
In her new series debut, Lisa T. Bergren introduces readers to the sugar plantations of Indies—specifically the island of Nevis. Fair warning, reading this book just might make you long for a Caribbean vacation to experience the islands yourself.
Keturah is bound and determined (some call it tenacity, others call it stubbornness) to save her family’s plantation. In the process, she longs to prove her strength—both to herself and to others.
Bergren delves into the difficult and ugly realities of the time and place—slavery and abuse—while handling them with care, a delicate balance between the necessities of the time and the different treatment shown to others.
Amidst the challenges and dark sides of life on Nevis is the promise of second chances. In Keturah’s world, those abound—a second chance at life, at love, and to become the woman she longs to be.
Get swept away in the story of Keturah and her sisters as they leave their home in England, travel the seas, and discover the beauty and dangers—both seen and hidden—of life on-island. An epic read that already has me wanting more of the Banning sisters.
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About the Book
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 for women of the time, they’re determined to make their own way in the world. But once they arrive in the Caribbean, proper gender roles 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 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.
Set on keeping her family together and saving her father’s once-great plantation, can Keturah ever surrender her stubbornness and guarded heart to God and find the healing and love awaiting her?
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