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(The Sugar Baron's Daughters #2)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  23 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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Maureen Timerman
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
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
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
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
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In the first book of this series by Lisa T. Bergren, Keturah brought her two sisters with her to the West Indies to take over the sugar plantation which was her father’s. We see how each of these three sisters are women with grit and determination.
In this second book of The Sugar Baron’s Daughters, we learn more about the three sisters, however, this book focuses on Verity, the middle sister, who wants something to call her own. She feels a bit lost and misunderstood. She has hopes and dreams o
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
**Verity is a sequel to Keturah so there may be slight, unintended spoilers for Keturah below.**

I’m a huge fan of historical stories. I love reading stories woven with details of the past, so I love that Verity takes place during the beginning of the American Revolution and that Verity and Ian take action alongside the Sons of Liberty. While most historical romance isn’t action-packed, this book does include a few thrills—from blazing fires and bar fights to spy codes and ship chases—which I thi
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
Julie Graves
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-reads
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
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
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
Ashley Nikole
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: back-in-time
Verity--ah yes, what a lovely tale. So heartwarming and well-paced, with colourful characters and an intriguing plotline. And that tropical atmosphere! It was nice to have a bit of a break from the typical London or New York city vibes for at least part of the book, and get to spend it on the tropical island of Nevis.
I was so sad to start by hearing of Duncan's demise--he was one of my favourite characters in the previous book, however, meeting and getting to know his brother was fabulous. I fe
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I got to "meet" Verity in the first book of this series Keturah, but I loved getting to see her fully develop and come into her own throughout this book. I loved that this book contained more adventure than the former, and that it really brought in history in an interesting way. Despite the many books I've read about the Revolutionary War, I had never heard the perspective of the Scottish or the sea traders, both of which were told quite well here. I have no compl ...more
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
loved Verity. This is a series where I have really connected to the characters.
Lisa started off this series with Keturah taking us on a journey in 1773 from England to the West Indies.

In Verity we get to better know the story of a second Banning sister and experience what life was like for the daughter of a sugar baron trying to make her way through an import business in the colonies as she attempts to find information on lost beau, Captain Duncan McKintrick.
Yet again Lisa spins a vivid tale t
Apr 20, 2019 rated it liked it
I have really been looking forward to this sequel and it just wasn't quite what I thought it would be.

Without giving major story lines away, it felt odd how Ian went from no mention of God in his life to all of sudden praying to God. His bitterness over his brother dying is never really resolved and repentance doesn't happen.

Several people's sudden jump to the Patriot's cause seemed just that - sudden.

There were a number of plot points that felt rushed or sudden or made you think, huh? It mad
Jennifer K
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I waited so long for this book and was captivated when I read this moving story. Verity is full of adventure with characters facing struggles and finding personal strength, as well as, strength within community. The storyline inspires readers to fight for what is right and pursue their dreams. The added romance is wonderfully discovered. Lisa Bergren once again delivers well researched historical fiction that only left me wanting more. Now, I anxiously await the next book in the series. I was gi ...more
We were first introduced to Verity in the first book of this series (Keturah ). We learned that Verity had a special way with animals and that she had developed a fondness for Captain McKintrick. I was anxious to read her book and to see how this relationship would blossom.

From the very start (and from the synopsis) we learned that Duncan was murdered at sea. Although I grieved along with Verity, I was soon grew fond of his brother Ian. I liked that Ian was kind and intelligent, yet he was no p
Beverly Knudsen
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a great sequel to Keturah. This book focused on middle sister Verity. Historically this story takes place during 1775/1776 with references to the American Revolution and how wide spread the repercussions of the British dealings with the Colonies actually was. I do recommend reading the series in order. I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more!!
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Verity was an excellent second installment in The Sugar Baron series. There is a lot of suspenseful scenes, both on the island and in New York as tension is rising in the colonies from the rebels and the English Loyalists. Looking forward to the final book!
My first Lisa Tawn Bergren book; a giveaway from Bethany House. Very enjoyable. Will definitely have to give the first book a read and learn about Verity's older sister's story.
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Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Verity is a well written book that takes place in pre-revolutionary war era. This is book two in a series, and I haven't read the first book. I wish I had! It's still a good story as a stand alone, with exciting spies, being on a ship, a fascinating story throughout. The ending leaves you waiting anxiously for the third book! An excellent tale that is so much more than a romance!
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Kimberly Sarver
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Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another delightful read in the Sugar Baron’s Daughters. This historical fiction centers around Verity the middle daughter. She is smart, stubborn and fiesty, knows exactly what she wants and that is to have her own Mercantile store on the island, featuring the best horses, saddles and first class carriages among other items. An unheard of thing for a woman in that era to do. To furnish her store she has to travel to the colonies, where there is civil unrest. She wants to find the best products f ...more
Anita Ojeda
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Verity Banning stands in the middle—she has an older sister and a younger sister. She waits in the middle of an interrupted relationship. Torn between her loyalty to the British (her country of origin) and sympathy for the rebellious colonists in America, she doesn’t know who to believe. She even lives in the middle—on the small island of Nevis in the Caribbean—trying to make sense of slavery and island culture.

Verity’s older sister, Keturah, has established a home with her soulmate and husband,
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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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The Sugar Baron's Daughters (2 books)
  • Keturah (The Sugar Baron's Daughters, #1)