Keturah by Lisa T. Bergren released February 6th, 2018 and I was given the opportunity to review it through a Litfuse Publicity campaign. Keturah is set in the 1700s in England and later in the West Indies.
Keturah and her two sisters find themselves alone after receiving news of their father passing away. The three young sisters, Keturah, Verity and Selah make a hard decision to leave England to go to the West Indies to save their sugar plantation. In that time, three women setting off alone to do such work was frowned upon and most didn't even think it was possible.
They face the hardship of crossing the ocean on a ship with their slaves, attendants etc and along the way find that a friend is also on the ship with them. As they travel, you find out more about each of the main characters as well as their attendants.
They arrive safely and get to work quickly. They face many hardships at every turn and they work hard to do what they went to the West Indies to accomplish.
This book was great! I couldn't put it down once I got into it. The strength of the three main characters was the most incredible part of the story. They drew you into their lives with their care for others, resilience and faith. I thought the author did an incredible job finishing the story enough that you could just read one but also prepping you for the sequel to come.
If you enjoy historical fiction, definitely pick up this new book, Keturah, by Lisa T. Bergren.
**I received this book for free from Litfuse.**