Thursday, February 9, 2012

Exceptionally Well Told ~ Beyond Molasses Creek by Nicole Seitz ~ Review

From the first hundred or so pages of the novel, I wasn’t exactly sure where the plot was going. But the writing  and characters were intriguing and I wanted to see what would bring them together in a unique telling. After those first a hundred or so pages, the story that came upon me, kept me turning the pages to the climax.

            The novel is a masterful writing creation. It’s a bit slow in the beginning, but once you’ve read through to the end, everything in the start completely falls into place and I could be nothing but in awe of all the little details set in place.

            There is poetry to the writing and a style that lends to be more graceful and not as hard-edged or fast paced and more of a literary style. I’m not sure I am completely in love with it, but at the same time, I appreciate it and it fit the story very well.

            I hate to say too much in this review for fear of giving away too many details, but I can say that I loved Ally characterization. She started out hard-edged in the beginning, but seemed to be embracing God’s love in the end. I didn’t like a certain action she did in the end, at the same time I can understand it – I just don’t agree with it.

            All in all, it’s a good novel. Crafted exceptionally well, written in a style that keeps the reader moving forward and never stale in the motion of the characters or story.

            This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers through Litfuse for my copy to review.

More about the novel and contest info!

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.    

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 16th for a book chat, story sharing and prizes! Hope to see you there!    

Save the Date! 2/16!


  1. I love books that leave us so effected. This sounds like a good one! Thanks for the transparent review, Casey.

    1. Once I got past the first little bit, the story really took off and I loved all the little aspects of the story. THanks for stopping Joanne!

  2. Okay, so I really need to read this book to find out all the little details...sounds interesting. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.



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