Keturah by Lisa T. Bergren


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?

My take:~

There’s much to love in Lisa Bergren’s Keturah, the first in a lush new series set in the West Indies in the 1770s, a fascinating and barbarous era. The sisters are a fascinating trio, intrepid in their desire to maintain their independence and restore their family’s fortunes following their father’s death. The setting is exotic and drawn vividly by Bergren’s experience and talent, with multiple characters on Nevis that set the scene and outline the social classes, the scourge of slavery, and where the power on the island rests. A frightful marriage has forced Ket, the oldest Banning sister, to eschew all men and forge a new and untried path for her and her sisters, resulting in the inevitable conflict with other plantation owners and the man who has been intrigued by her since they were children. Gray’s appeal is significant, more for his determination to become more than who he has been, than his good looks and considered protective nature, even though he has both in spades! I found Keturah a little harder to connect with and was engaged a little more by Verity and Selah, the younger sisters. Their stories have been set up beautifully, ensuring I will be revisiting Nevis with each release.

With thanks to the publisher for my review copy

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6 Responses to Keturah by Lisa T. Bergren

  1. Thanks for the great review. Can’t wait to read one of her books. And this one sounds really goood!

  2. Lovely review, Rel. This book sounds fascinating. I haven’t read any of Lisa T. Bergen’s books yet, but I have this one sitting in my TBR pile. I hope to get to it soon.

  3. Exceptional review, Rel! I’ve not yet read Lisa T. Bergen’s books. I’m adding Keturah to my Goodreads.

  4. Great review! I just love the cover, too! Of course, sunset and beach are my favs :)

  5. So appreciate your ongoing support and willingness to read my books, Rel! And yes, much to come for our Banning sisters…Thanks for the honest and lovely review.

  6. Great review! Lisa’s cover is lovely!

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