Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Discover past loves and losses between the pages (Litfuse)

Posted by Katie Garvin at 5:30 AM
For those of you who are interested in my writings...I was interview on the Homeschool Author blog by Sarah. I've offered a kindle copy of my novelette, A Time to Love as a giveaway. One of the commenters will win a copy. So! If you've been curious to read my historical's your chance!!

About the Author:

Nicole Seitz is the author of several critically acclaimed novels - The Inheritance of Beauty, Saving Cicadas, A Hundred Years of Happiness, Trouble the Water, and The Spirit of Sweetgrass. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Journalism, and also has a degree in Illustration from Savannah College of Art & Design. Her paintings are featured on the covers of her books. For more information, visit her at...

About the Book: 

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 Review:

Beyond Molasses Creek is a very emotional, touching story of two women’s lives that are suddenly brought together through extraordinary circumstances. I’ve never read anything by Nicole Seitz, so wasn’t sure what to expect when entering into this book. While I didn’t get into the story, it’s probably because this isn’t my normal genre.

The people within Beyond Molasses Creek--people like Ally, Vasey, Sunila…they all came together to create a very memorable cast. I thought they all were very realistic…until the ending. Ally tells Sunila something that seemed very out-of-character.

The writing style was well done...vivid and emotion filled. Nicole Seitz did a great job on this—bringing the deep passion and emotions onto the page. There were a few times she wrote her action scenes in a very confusing way. But, eventually later on in the book, clarification would come and I'd understand what had just taken place. :-)

A woman has a baby outside of marriage, but no details are given as to the affair. As I mentioned, I wasn’t drawn into this book as much as I’d like, but I am sure that other fans of Seitz would love this newest release. If you want a book that explores past loves and losses and that goes deep into the characters feelings, Beyond Molasses Creek is a book to check out!

I reviewed this book for OakTara via Litfuse. It was not required that I give a positive review, but solely to express my own thoughts and opinions of this book, which I have done.

More about the Fabulous Friendship Facebook Party

Nicole has woven a large story about faith, friendship and unexpected journeys. One reviewer has said that Beyond Molasses Creek is "a little like Eat, Pray, Love meets The Help".

Intrigued? Read the book and join us at the "Friendship"  Facebook Party!

Join Nicole and friends on the evening of February 16th for a Facebook Author Chat Party. She'll be talking about Beyond Molasses Creek, throwing out some trivia and giving away great prizes - including a Kindle Touch, some of her beautiful artwork and a Book Club Prize Pack (10 copies for your book club/small group and a SKYPE chat with Nicole)!

RSVP today!

Mark your calendar for 2/16/12 {5PM PST / 8PM EST} and come by for an evening of bookchat, making new friends and story sharing.


Nicole Seitz said...

I appreciate your honesty, Katie. Keep reading!

Katie McCurdy said...

Nicole - Hey! Thanks for stopping by. Always *so* cool when an author stops by LoaW! :-)

I hope my review wasn't too negative. Your book wasn't bad--at all! The writing was exceptional and I really liked how the characters emotions were so vivid to me, as the reader. I think my problem with the book was because it was really outside my normal genre.

Best to you in your future writings!! :-)

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