By Nicole Seitz
This book has not been released yet but will be released to the public on January 31st, 2012
This book can be purchased at most christian bookstores
as well as online and at this Amazon link
and is available for your Kindle by clicking here.
Here's a brief synopsis of the book.
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.
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.
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.
This book really spoke to me, it deals with racism, child labor, kidnapping and finding peace, love and happiness. It really was a roller coaster ride of emotions while reading Beyond Molasses Creek. I have to give this book 5 stars for opening up the eyes of the readers to many different circumstances and views around the world, very eye opening. I have two children that we adopted from South Korea and I had all of these thoughts floating around like what if my child was kidnapped how would I feel? What if my child was kidnapped and had been sold to us unknowingly on the black market (they weren't we used a reputable adoption agency)? What would my children's lives be like if they still lived in Korea? I felt for Ally as she struggled with the pain of losing her one and only true love as well as her baby.
I've never been to Nepal but I am aware of the caste system but never realized the impact it had on a person's entire thoughts, beliefs and way they view themselves as well as others. I can't imagine going through life thinking you are an "untouchable" all due to the caste system. I'm going to find some more books on this subject and do a little more research. My Aunt and Uncle are missionaries to India so I'm going to talk to them at great length about this system, see what I can find out and if there is anything I can do to help.
I was given a free e-book in exchange for an honest review by Booksneeze.
Thanks for reading,