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Keturah by Lisa T. Bergren is the first book in her new Sugar Baron’s Daughters series. It tells the story of Lady Keturah and her two younger sisters. Set in 1772, the three girls are left orphaned by the death of their father and decide to travel from England to the West Indies to see what is left of their father’s estates.
The girls have never been to the West Indies. Their father has not returned home in many years, but since their inheritance is tied up in the sugar crop, Keturah determines that this trip is a necessary one.
Their arrival in the West Indies is met with much surprise and resistance, for proper young ladies are not meant to run plantations. Keturah works hard restore order to the plantation and plant a late sugar crop that will provide for her family. It is an old childhood friend who eventually helps Keturah see that capable as she is, she cannot do everything on her own.
Keturah was a delightful and interesting read. The chance to learn about the West Indies and sugar crops reminded me why I love historical fiction so much – the experience of different times and places. If you have never read anything by Lisa Bergren, Keturah would be a great place to start!
I enjoyed reading Keturah so much that as I wait for the next book in this series, I am reading through as many books of Lisa Bergren’s that I can find at our library!
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.