Selah Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Selah Banning has come of age on the West Indies island of Nevis, shaped by experiences far beyond the typical upbringing of a young British lady in 1776. She never anticipated that the most tumultuous time of her life might await her in the year ahead.
Jedediah Reed, a young Methodist preacher with a call to serve the slaves of Nevis, has settled at Selah's family's plantation, the Double T. As Selah's heart is drawn to the same people, their shared purpose brings them together - despite her guardians' concern with a romance that promises little security for the future.
As Jedediah's faith and Selah's abolitionist leanings lead to changes on the plantation, the Revolutionary War continues to build in the States. With the threat of starvation and the conflict with island mogul Angus Shubert growing ever stronger, the future of the Double T and its people hangs in the balance.
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|Listening Length||13 hours and 14 minutes|
|Author||Lisa T. Bergren|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||March 03, 2020|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #216,985 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#722 in Clean & Wholesome Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
#884 in Christian Historical Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#2,068 in Christian Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
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Jedediah was a Methodist pastor who had been called by the Lord to minister to the slaves. I loved his humble attitude and the way he worked alongside them instead of claiming an exalted position. He was determined to not to take a bride - knowing the conditions he would be living in.
I enjoyed seeing the interactions between the sisters and the deep love they had for one another. They were so protective and each would have sacrificed herself for the others.
Mr. Shubert, the owner of the largest plantation on the island, was quite the villain! He clearly hated the girls and worked on making their lives miserable. He used his power to make it difficult, if not impossible, for them to obtain supplies during a time when it was already extremely difficult! And his cruelty towards his slaves was reprehensible!
There was adventure, suspense, and romance all wrapped up in a story steeped in history. The faith and struggling faith of the characters led to discussions that pointed clearly to Jesus.
Much of the story dealt with cruelty and desperate times. While not overly violent or descriptive, the acts depicted were dark. It was well written and reminded a bit of the heavy feel of movies such as Anthony Adverse; full of drama and peril and yet ending with hope. As I prefer more light-hearted stories, this was not my cup of tea.
While it was obvious this was not the first book in The Sugar Baron's Daughters series, I didn't feel lost. I did wish I knew the backstories better and recommend you read Keturah and Verity before this one.
There are only three sisters and thus it seems like this would be the last of the series. However, the ending did leave room for more to come. So stay tuned – there could easily be more books forthcoming.
I was given a copy of this book. I was not required to give a favorable review nor was any money received for this review. All comments and opinions are my own.
What a beautiful way of looking at trials and struggles which might come our way. This is just one of the wonderful quotes I got from this book. I was touched deeply by many of the lessons Jedediah shared with the workers on the plantation.
This story covers Selah’s life and passion for work and sometimes rescue those who were slaves on the island. It was as if she wanted to save every one of them and often at the cost of her own health.
There is also the sweet story blooming between Selah and Jedediah, even though they both fought it. Then, it seemed Jedediah’s faith had died, when he came across an event which made him doubt his own worth. My heart wanted to scream at him and shake him. Lisa T. Bergren did a fantastic job of conveying the struggles he was having with self-doubts.
Many other scenes had me on pins and needles. I could feel the heat of the day, the fear, and tension Selah and Verity were facing. So real! I loved being able to hear more about the characters from the first two books. Keturah and Gray’s growing family and about Verity and Ian’s adventurous life. It was also fun to see Selah grow up to be a sweet woman with a courageous soul!
OH, MY GOODNESS! Lisa T. Bergren’s books have so much vibrant colors and grandeur to them! She truly knows how to paint pictures, so we have no problem seeing what’s happening in our minds! This story has lots of drama, a bit of suspense and wonderfully sweet romance. It is also a wonderful ending to a fantastic series of three strong women and their desire to live their lives as God would have them. Through the many trials and struggles of what life was like on the West Indies. For three women, one as a sugar plantation owner, one the first woman to own her own mercantile, as well as being a wife of a privateer, and one woman striving to rid the island of slavery.
This book and series will enrich your life with the many life lessons it has and will have you thinking about what it was like in those early days of our country and maybe even leave you with a desire to know more about the island life.
I highly recommend you pick this book and series up to read. It will keep you reading until the very end.
I was given this book by the publisher which did not influence my review in any way, all thoughts and opinions are my own.