Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Booke Review: Beyond Molasses Creek


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 Thoughts: 
While this book certainly had a Christian theme to it without coming across like a self-help sermon, it certainly left a lot to be desired.  I don't really care for stories that hop around from perspective to perspective, but this book confused me more than other books written that way.  The characters, while well developed, seemed to be a little too two-dimensional, but that could be because of the changing perspectives as well.

Overall an okay read, but not sure if I'd read anything from this author again.

I received a complimentary copy of the book for my honest review; all opinions are my own.

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