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March 25, 2016


Jan Watson

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Lilly Gray Corbett loves living on Troublesome Creek, but she would much rather play with her best friend than watch her little brother and the twins. Her mama, Copper, is often gone helping to birth babies, and Lilly has to stay home. When Aunt Alice sends a note inviting her to visit in the city, Lilly is excited to go, and Copper reluctantly agrees to let her. Later, when they hear the news that the train crashed, Copper and her husband, John, rush to find out if their daughter is injured . . . or even alive.
  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; 1st edition (August 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414323867
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414323862

Jan WatsonFormer registered nurse and peri-natal loss counselor, Jan Watson won the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild First Novel Contest in 2004 with Troublesome Creek. Written with a dollop of romance and a smidgen of suspense, Jan's award winning historical novels, are uniquely set in the Appalachian Mountains.
Jan lives in Lexington, Kentucky and spends her days writing and entertaining her Jack Russell terrier, Maggie. Her favorite hobby is reading antique medical books.

"Watson's success lies in her ability to create characters that are endearing and timeless. . . ." Romantic Times Magazine.

REVIEW  Setting:  Kentucky 1896
This was one of those books that takes a bit to really get into.  Once you do you won't be able to put it down.  You'll get so caught up in the characters that you won't want to miss a minute or one page.  It takes a while for you to get to the point that you feel you can relate to the characters.  You start to really know them.  The author has given us 3 main characters.   Copper who is the Midwife and Lilly's mother.  She's quite a smart woman and has a lot of strength.  Then there is Lilly Gray Corbett, even though she loves Troublesome Creek, she's more interested in playing with her friend than taking care of the twins and her little brother.  When Aunt Alice invites Lilly to the city, Copper isn't happy about it, while she lets  Lilly go. Then Copper and John, her husband get the news that the train has crashed.  All they can think about is their daughter, Lilly.  Is she alive, hurt or where is she? Lilly is only 11 years old and she's a little bit of an imp. Her mother, Copper takes in sick, pregnant women into her home to nurse them and teach them how to care for babies.  Mandy who is a hired help is 18 years old  She's always looking for that perfect stranger to fall in love with. As you turn the pages, you may think you have it all figured out, but the next page proves you wrong. A good book for that lazy afternoon.

I received this book through the Tyndale Rewards Program.  The views are mine and only mine. 

I would give this book 4 STARS.

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