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Friday, February 3, 2012

Book Blog Tour Stop - Beyond Molasses Creek by Nicole Seitz

Today, I'm happy to be hosting a book blog tour stop for Nicole Seitz's new book, Beyond Molasses Creek.

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.

Powerful and heart-wrenching, this novel took me by surprise.  The characters are mature in age (The main character, Ally, is 60 years old) and therefore doing a lot of reflecting on their lives - what was good, what was bad, what they did right, what they had regrets about - and I found I really enjoyed this voice of the story.
Nicole Seitz's sensitive and creative storytelling style draws the readers right into the story, and it keeps you entralled to the very end. She weaves the stories of Ally, Vesey, and Sunali together to create a fine tapestry of a tale that will resonant with women, especially mothers.
This is a thoughtful and beautiful novel, meant to be savored and mulled over. I feel privileged to have read it and I highly recommend it.
I received a copy of this for review from Litfuse Publicity. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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 @NicoleSeitzFacebook and http://www.nicoleseitz.com/ for more information. 

Sue Duffy The Sound of Red Returning GiveawayNicole 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!

Check out what other bloggers are saying about "Beyond  Molasses Creek."
Blog Tour Schedule: http://litfusegroup.com/blogtours/text/13454766


Mary (Bookfan) said...

This sounds really good, Sharon. I don't often see novels in my age demographic so I'm adding BMC to my wish list. Thanks for telling us about it!

Nicole Seitz said...

Sharon, this was a joy to read! Thank you for taking the time to read and post. Nicole

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

So happy you stopped by, Nicole! And Mary, I think you'll really enjoy this one!