Friday, February 10, 2012

Book Review: Beyond Molasses Creek

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 Vessey 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 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.

I want to preface this review by stating that I really enjoyed this book. The novel grabbed me at the first chapter and I couldn't put it down until I finished. Nicole Seitz is a wonderful author and lovely artist. I feel that her writing style is poetic and eloquent, which is a trait that I admire in a book. She wittingly intertwines the lives of two women, making it nearly impossible for  a reader to figure out the connection between the two, if there is one.

Judging this book by the cover, even though your not supposed to do that, a reader would assume that Ally Green is a young woman. After reading a few pages, I discovered that she was a sixty something who was retired. I don't read many books on older characters and this novel was a bit out of my reading zone, but I enjoyed the flash backs Ally and Vessey shared.

I laughed and cried in this book, which is a plus for any of my reading experiences. Nicole did mention a few things that I am not in complete agreement with. Also, the blurb mentions a destiny of... faith. I did not read anywhere that Ally accepted the Lord or had a change of heart. Instead, she lied to patch up one of her faults and the fault of another character.

Apart from that minor fault, I did enjoy Sunila's portion of the book. She spoke of the caste system in Nepal and the struggles of a woman who is outcaste.

There was almost no romance in this book, aside from a crush Ally had on Vessey as a child.

I would reccomend this book to those who enjoy a mild mystery or a good read. I would give Nicole's novel 4 out of 5 stars. You can purchase Beyond Molasses Creek at Amazon and CBD

I received this book from the publisher though Book Sneeze in exchange for my honest review. I was not obligated to offer a positive review.


  1. Thanks for helping on the etsy thing, Kianna. I appreciate it.


    1. Your welcome... anytime:) Are you planning to open an Etsy shop?

    2. I want to, but I saw that it's $.20 per listing. I don't want to be out of money if no one buys anything. Is there pretty good business on etsy?



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