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(The Sugar Baron's Daughters #2)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  353 ratings  ·  87 reviews
After leaving England behind for a new life in the West Indies with her sisters, Verity Banning wants something to call her own. Her affinity for animals inspires her to set up a business importing horses, as well as other goods in demand by the island residents. But when she arrives in the Colonies to purchase her goods, unexpected news of Captain Duncan McKintrick awaits ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 2nd 2019 by Bethany House Publishers (first published April 2019)
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May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Wow! wow wow wow

Lisa T. Bergren is truly an amazing storyteller! She writes the most amazing characters and the most vivid settings.

What an intriguing part of history that, though well know, has more layers than one might first know of.
I`ve loved traveling from England to the Caribbean in the first book. And now, to get a glimpse of revolutionary America and the islands, not to mention the ship scenes!

Verity Banning is surely one of the most interesting characters ever written! And, sure, becaus
Merie Shen
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Verity is the first book I've read by Lisa T. Bergren, though I've heard plenty of her other books before. I enjoyed this one, even though I skipped the first book in the series without realizing it.

The story follows Verity Banning and her quest to open up a mercantile store in a society where women shopkeepers are shunned. With her family already being social pariahs in their town, Verity has almost nothing to lose and is ready to risk it. Little does she know that her explorations will lead he
Maureen Timerman
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I loved being back on Nevis and with the Banning sister’s and their families, and this book mainly focuses on sister Verity. I would recommend that you read the first book in this series, Keturah, so good!
These are strong women and Verity is now leaving her mark and setting up her own store selling mostly horses and tack, and with the help of Ian McKintrick, brother of Duncan, she has been to NY and the Carolina’s to get her stock.
Now with British soldiers living on their plantation, and the thr
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 star

First off, let me say I really liked Verity as a strong female character, but there's a but coming and that's where I tell you I didn't connect with Verity, and that extended to Ian, even though he was a well thought out character.

I really liked the first installment of The Sugar Baron's Daughter, and Keturah blazing a path through the unknown territory on the island of Nevis as plantation owners. I really liked that she was still in bits and pieces of it.
The writing, characterization, e
Fiction Aficionado
This book is a historical fiction lover’s dream. First of all, location, location, location: It’s set in the Caribbean! I love getting a glimpse into a historical location that’s rarely explored in fiction. Second, it’s set on the cusp of the War of Independence—or the Revolutionary War. (This Australian never knows what to call it!) The Caribbean setting enhances the political tension as the characters determine where their loyalties lie and what the consequences of those loyalties will be. Add ...more
This review is going to be on the lengthy side, and I'm going to say a couple of things that I think many Americans won't like. So some people might wish to stop reading here.

This was a decent Romance story, with plenty of adventure and intrigue, but I'm afraid it also served as a reminder of why I avoid reading novels set during the Revolutionary War. (In truth, I only requested and later purchased this one because it's the second in a series, and I read the first one over a year ago.)

One of
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

"They seek not a man to direct them or lord over them, but rather one who will stand beside them, celebrating their strengths."

The Banning sisters(plus one Covington) are by necessity, an independent lot. Verity Banning in particular lives and breathes her sister Keturah's advice, "Grin and bear it and always be a lady . . . . . then quietly beat them at their own game." Deciding to build her own enterprise on the British island of Nevis, Verity capitalizes on her love of horses, and t
The second book in The Sugar Baron's Daughters features Verity the middle of the three sisters who have come to Nevis West Indies to revive their father's sugar plantation when it has been left to them upon their father's death. Verity meets sea Captain, Ian McKintrick, who has become involved in the early stages of the American Revolution. Next thing she knows she's involved in romance, espionage, and the American Revolution.

Full of suspense, spying, romance and evil villians, this book kept m
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
"Verity" is a Christian romance set in Spring 1775 in Nevis, West Indies. This is the second book in a series, and it continues the story of the three sisters. However, it focused on Verity's romance and can be read as a standalone.

Verity was intelligent, resourceful, and brave. Ian was impulsive, quick-tempered, and quick to beat people up--not really ideal traits for a spy. I could see why Ian admired Verity, but I never quite understood why she fell in love with him. Yes, he supported and pro
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed getting to know Verity more in this book. I admit, I didn't care as much for Ian--he's too volatile, too apt to shoot off his mouth, too likely to lose his temper. I did like how honorable he was in pursuit of Verity, though, making it clear where his allegiances lie. Verity, even as impulsive as she is, is good for him, tempering his volatility.

But the book was exciting, sailing between Nevis and New York several times, so we could really see the progression towards war. It was a uni
Dan Curnutt
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Verity is her own woman wanting to do her own thing in a time when women were suppose to be meek, mild mannered, stay at home, not run a business, etc. The book is from a time in the late 1700's when the American Colonies were starting to rebel against England in what would be the Revolutionary war.

Verity though lives in the West Indies on a sugar plantation with her sisters. But she owns her own business, a mercantile store and horse trading business. She also is in love with a sea captain. But
Emily Yager
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After reading and falling in love with the first book in this series, I have been eagerly waiting to read the second. I didn’t think that this series could can any better and boy it did.

Verity Banning has got to be my new favorite character. She is quite the entrepreneur and business woman.

Ms. Bergren has a gift for painting vivid pictures in her writing and transporting us to the warm islands, one could almost smell the salty Caribbean air and see the ships in the harbor.
I loved everything ab
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am in love with this series. So I will start out by saying that you must read this book but also 'Keturah', the first book in this series. Both stories, 'Verity' and 'Keturah' are about three sisters who travel to the wild West Indies from England to try and make a go of their decreased father's plantation. The realities that meet the women are unspeakable. From the prejudice against women plantation owners, to the reality of slavery, to the rampart illnesses that plague the island inhabitants ...more
Michelle Kidwell
by Lisa T. Bergen

Bethany House

Bethany House Publishers


Pub Date 02 Apr 2019

I am reviewing a copy of Verity through Bethany House Publishers and Netgalley:

Verity Banning wants something to call her own, she’s left England behind and began a life in the West Indies with her sisters. Her love for animals leads her to setting up a business importing horses as well as other goods the island residents may need. When she arrives at the Colonies to purchase the goods she needs news of Dunc
Rating: 1o stars ‘
What I loved: all things Verity, Keturah, and Ian!
What I disliked: the too quick love story between Ian and Verity. Seemed too traitorous to Duncan, Ian’s older brother who’d just died, to me! Also, I didn’t like the creepy Spanish mariner and sadonistic overseer always being a threat to Verity in a carnal way
Recommend: for readers ages 18+
Warning: see what I disliked section
Reading interest: couldnt put it down
Yes, I will read more from this author and this series
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Was a great continuation of the series and I loved the historical setting.
May 22, 2019 rated it liked it
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I am decided. My husband would gladly keep my someplace safe, but the cause demands sacrifice. For every one of us to do all we can to help.

Verity is the follow-up sequel to Keturah, picking up mostly where the last book left off. So if you have yet to read the first one, definitely start there! The book is told through the eyes of the second Banning sister, Verity, as she decides to seek her own adventure and destiny. The love t
May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Now established on their Nevisian sugar plantation with her sisters, Verity longs to seek a measure of independence of her own, separate from the shelter of her family. She determines to open a mercantile, providing hard-to-find goods and importing high-quality horses for her fellow islanders. Leaving the island to trade has a two-fold purpose - to grow her business and search for the sea captain who has so long intrigued her. In New York she encounters colonists chafing under British rule and t ...more
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I've seen Lisa T Bergren's books for years. There's been no real reason that I haven't picked one of her books up until now besides not having a specific opportunity to do so. Well, that all changed when I saw Verity for review. I wish that I had realized Verity was the 2nd in a series. Somehow I missed that. I truly don't think Goodreads had the series listed when I decided to request it for review. I definitely felt like I was missing out for not having read Keturah, but nothing was missing th ...more
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
The cover of Verity is just as gorgeous as the cover of Keturah was. If I knew nothing of the story, this factor would draw me in on its own. I really enjoyed Verity's story. Traveling back and forth between Nevis and America, spying, the dangers on Nevis, and Verity's romantic life all made for dramatic and suspenseful moments that were a contrast to the drama of the first book. Verity's story while filled with ups and downs, sorrows and joys, still remains upbeat through it all. Verity was a g ...more
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Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to my daughter Carly for the honour of reviewing this book on her blog.  And thank you to the author, Lisa T. Bergren, for this amazing and compelling book two in “The Sugar Baron’s Daughters” series.

This book is about Verity, the second oldest sister in the Banning family.  Before reading this book, I had wondered how I would move to the story of the second sister after being completely captured by the story of the first sister, Keturah.  I was sad to move on.  However, I had nothing
Julie Graves
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Seeing the success that her sister Keturah had on the island of Nevis, Verity decides that she too would like to run her own business. Instead of going into the sugar cane business Verity opts to open her own shop in town. Knowing that the men and women of Nevis think that the sisters are too bold and shouldn't be doing what only men should, Verity sets out to win them over with her superior products.

Traveling to the colonies Verity has a twofold plan. She wants to find the best products for he
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
I would highly recommend reading the first book in this series, "Keturah," before reading "Verity." It explains the events leading up to the Banning sisters traveling to the West Indies as well as all the things that have happened before Verity's story.
I have really liked this series because of its unique setting and interesting plot lines. There are a lot of twists, but it keeps the plot intriguing and at a great pace. I have never read books that were set in the West Indies until th
Kelly Hodgkins
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“There was nothing for it. Verity had to set aside her misgivings and do what she felt she ought. She dug her booted heels into Fiona’s flanks, and the big chestnut mare resumed their climb up the steep, rocky path. She wished her resolve could be as steady and sure as her mount’s gait. Because what was to come…well, the mere thought of it left her feeling quite ill.” - Opening lines of Verity by Lisa T. Bergren

Verity, by Lisa T. Bergren, is the second in the sugar baron’s daughters series and c
Aurelia Mast-glick
Sep 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
The second book in "The Sugar Baron's Daughters" series, this book focuses mainly on the second daughter, Verity Banning. There is something about the Banning sisters that are different from most women in their station of life and time period. Independent with a strong sense of justice, these women are determined to follow through on what they believe is their mission in life.

Verity loves horses and wants to have her own store. She also loves a sea captain that's disappeared. And she's on a mis
So, I didn’t know what to expect from this series. It’s been quite a while since I’ve read a Lisa Tawn Bergren book. Some I thoroughly enjoyed, others not as much, but I actually quite liked this.

1775, West Indies and New York

Verity is the middle of the three Banning sisters. Independent, spunky, good natured and adventurous, she sets out to import horses to their West Indies island of Nevis. She sails for America to purchase horses and related goods, but also to find Duncan McKintrick, the capt
Patti Whitson Stephenson She Lives to Read
“Verity” is the second book in the series “The Sugar Baron’s Daughters” by Lisa T. Bergen. All three of the Banning sisters are smart, capable, and brave women. Keturah’s story was first, and established the three sisters in running their father’s sugar plantation after his death. While I liked the first book in the series, I enjoyed this one so much more. Verity is quite the heroine and Captain Ian is perfect as her hero. This storyline takes place at the very beginning of the Revolutionary War ...more
Robin Willson
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Everything was about to change."

I love the girls in this series! Talk about strong women. 1775 West Indies and America. Verity decides to go out on her own and start her own business. She's family oriented, so of course it ties into the family business. At one point Verity says for herself and her sisters, "No one, either Tory or Loyalist, male or female, shall see my vulnerabilities, she decided. I will be strong." I can identify.

This takes place at the beginning of the Revolutionary War, and
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you love lush plantations, romantic balls, spies, and swashbuckling heroes, join Lisa T. Bergen as she takes the reader on an exhilarating journey to Nevis in the Caribbean—with the fragrance of magnolias, red bougainvillea, white jasmine, and sea salt on the air! Drawn together through mutual tragedy...the lovely, courageous, Verity, and the irresistible, Captain Ian McKintrick, share an undeniable chemistry from their first meeting. As the two join forces in colonial America to spy against ...more
Ashton Dorow
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great book from Lisa Bergren!

I’m ashamed at how long it took me to finish this book 🤦🏼‍♀️ as I’m normally a pretty quick reader (with a lot of unexpected things coming up in my day-to-day life, my reading time was more limited than usual) but I really did enjoy this book! I’ve been excited to read Verity ever since I finished Keturah last year, and it didn’t disappoint.

A lot of events and plot twists were packed into this book. I was kept wondering what was going to happen, how differen
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Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 50 books, with more than 3 million copies sold. She is in the middle of writing The Sugar Baron's Daughters Series (KETURAH, VERITY and SELAH), and recently finished a teen series called Remnants (SEASON OF WONDER, SEASON OF FIRE, and SEASON OF GLORY). She's also written the River of Time Series (WATERFALL, CASCADE, TORRENT,

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