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.
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
Beyond Molasses Creek is an emotive and articulate story that navigates through the past and present, Western and Eastern society with fluidity and insight. Three entangled storylines are slowly unknotted to reveal a staggering story of loss and discovery that does not shy away from bringing the reader to places that some would feel are better left hidden. Through her characters, Seitz examines the dark blemishes in modern society and culture with transparency and authenticity.
Nicole Seitz is a wordsmith who understand that a single well-placed word can alter the whole feeling of a sentence or tone of dialogue. The ending is not the formulaic “Happily Ever After” that dominates Christian fiction; yet, even though I did not agree with the ending, it certainly caused me to reflect on the book hours after the last page was turned. If you want to challenge your reading comfort zone with a book that is penetrating, then I recommend giving Beyond Molasses Creek a chance.
**Review copy provided by Litfuse Publicity**