Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Book Review : Receive Me Falling by Erika Robuck

Meghan and Brian are engaged to be married but after their grand engagement party, her life changes. She's now the soul heir of her parents estate, one of which is an old plantation home on Nevis Island, previously owned by Cecil and Catherine Dall in the 1800's. Wanting to know more about the mansion, she decides to take a leave of absence and go to the island. As she is finding out about the history of the island and the plantation, she is told some devastating news and needs to sell the land and house immediately. What will happen to Meg when her parents estate is sold? Meg is worried about her future.

Back in the 1800's - Cathrine, daughter of Cecil Dall own a sugar plantation on Nevis Island. They also own over 200 slaves . Catherine runs the plantation , her father is a drunk and his health is failing. News around the island is that abolitionists are trying to ban slavery in the British Empire. The plantation owners on Nevis are not happy about it but they don't think it will pass. Two men come to visit Nevis, stating they want to learn more about the sugar plantations, but are they really? A neighboring plantation was set on fire and everything is gone, was it arson and did the abolitionist have something to do with it? Catherine is worried about her future, what would happen if they lost their plantation or what if her father died , what would happen to her?

The end of the story will "blow" your mind away!

Can't give to much away! If you like historical fiction, i highly recommend this one. I loved reading about the island and decided to see if it was real and ohhhh i wish i could go and see it ! Its a 36 sq. mile island about 200 miles south of Puerto Rico.

From Encyclopedia Encarta:

Built in 1680 in Fig Tree on the Caribbean island of Nevis, Saint John's Church stands within a graveyard that features headstones dating from 1682. It is believed to have been the parish of Frances Nisbet, daughter of an 18th-century merchant and plantation owner and wife of renowned British Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson. Their marriage certificate in the church archives is signed by the Duke of Clarence, later King William IV of England, who witnessed the wedding.

From the Four Seasons Resort

And more pictures at this site: Galen . Erika Robucks website

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Anonymous said...

So it is real?!?!?! The descriptions in the book made me say ahhhh!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This sounds like a fabulous read! Love the pictures, too.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Historical fiction's hot right now. I'm loving it. There's nothing like a good historical to capture your imagination.

bookmagic said...

This sounds great! I think I need to take a trip to the Caribbean:)

Lisa said...

Sounds really interesting. Love that pick from the Four Seasons! My dream--lounge chair, ocean, cocktail, cabana boy...

Sassy Brit said...

I'm really getting into historical fiction, this one sounds brilliant.

Thanks for sharing!


gautami tripathy said...

I too enjoyed reading this book. I have linked your review with mine.
Please do check my review here. You too can link back if you wish.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the nice review!