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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Monday, February 6, 2012

Beyond Molasses Creek Blog Tour and Giveaway

   I knew from the very first sentence that I was going to fall in love with Beyond Molasses Creek. In fact, it's my new favorite book. "When I was a girl, I would lie on the banks of Molasses Creek with soft green grass beneath my back and look up into the sky, dreaming of being there."  The book, written by Nicole Seitz, is beautifully written- almost like a painting with words.  The three main characters, Ally Green, a spirited 60 year old flight attendant who has become quite disillusioned with life, Vesey Washington, a dear, faithful friend from her youth, and Sunila Kunari, a young woman attempting to escape from slavery in the rock quarries of Nepal.  They come together in the most amazing way, but I won't tell you how.  It would be cruel of me to take that joy away from you!  
   I loved all the characters, especially Vesey Washington.  He reminded me so much of Hoke in the movie, Driving Miss Daisy.  He is kind, patient, funny and faithful at all times.  He has such hope for life and what God has in store for us. Vesey has certainly suffered many times in his life but he remains positive through it all.   The flashback stories of Vesey and Ally were absolutely enchanting!  Such adventures (and trials) they had shared on their path to the realities of life.  They were magnificent together.  
   I loved the book, The Help, and Beyond Molasses Creek, touched my heart in the same way.  The characters are absolutely larger than life and real enough to linger with you long after the story is over.  I kept wishing there was more to read!  Thank you so much Nicole Seitz for this tremendous story.  I cannot wait to read more of your books.:)

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.

More about the Fabulous Friendship Facebook Party!
Nicole has woven a large story about faith, friendship and unexpected journeys.  One reviewer has said that Beyond Molasses Creek is a little like "Eat, Pray, Love meets The Help".

Intrigued? Read the book and meet us at the "Friendship" 
Facebook Party!

Join Nicole and friends on the evening of February 16th for a Facebook Author Chat Party.  She'll be talking about Beyond Molasses Creek, throwing out some trivia and giving away some great prizes- including a Kindle Touch, some of her beautiful artwork, and a Book Club Prize Pack (10 copies for your book club/small group and a Skype chat with Nicole)!

RSVP Today!

Mark your calendar for 2/16/12 (5 PM PST/ 8 PM EST) and come by for an evening of bookchat, making new friends and story sharing.

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 www.nicoleseitz.com for more information. 

*I was given a copy of Beyond Molasses Creek by Litfuse Publications in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*


Nicole Seitz said...

Well you have certainly made my day! I am thrilled you enjoyed the book so much. You may appreciate this: the sketches inside the book are done by me as well as the bird in the background of the cover. I love to paint too! Happy reading,

Sherri said...

I've heard only great things about this book!