Thursday, February 16, 2012

Blog Tour: Beyond Molasses Creek (Review)

"Three lives... bound by a single book .... and the cleansing waters of Molasses Creek."

I love this opening description of Beyond Molasses Creek, the newest southern lit release by Nicole Seitz.

Beyond Molasses Creek is a slow read that Chronicles the lives of Ally Green, Vesey Washington and Sunila Kunari.

What links the three lives together is a sketchbook.

Through a variety of twists and turns, Seitz unpacks the relationship Ally had with Vesey, as well as Ally's connection to Sunila.

While the book starts out a little slow (for me), my interest grew as Ally follows her father's directions (left before he died) and Sunila discovers who she was after escaping from the rock quarries.

In all, this is an interesting read. This review introduced me to a new writer. I enjoyed Seitz's writing style and plan to look into her other novels. I give this book a solid three on a scale of one to five.

About 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.

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.

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. Visit her at @NicoleSeitz, Facebook and www.nicoleseitz.com for more information.

Online Resources
Blog Tour Schedule: (to see what others thought) 
Buy Beyond Molasses Creek
"Like" Nicole On Facebook
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Visit her website for more info!

About the party: 
Nicole is celebrating the release of Beyond Molasses Creek with a fabulous "Friendship" Facebook party! She'll be giving away a ton of great stuff (KINDLE TOUCH, some of her own beautiful artwork, a Book Club Prize Pack (10 copies of the book for your small group/book club and a Live Skype Chat with Nicole), and more!

CLICK the button (below) to RSVP for the party - then join us on February 16 for a book chat, story sharing and prizes! Hope to see you there!

Save the Date! 2/16!

Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Litfuse Publicity Group.. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.

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