If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Still House Pond by Jan Watson

Still House Pond


Back Cover:  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 and help.  When Aunt Alice sends a note inviting her to visit in the city, Lilly is excited to go.

Copper isn't quite ready to let her young daughter travel all the way to Lexington by herself, but she reluctantly agrees to let Lilly go.  When Copper and her husband John hear news that Lilly's train crashed, they rush to find out if their daughter is injured--or even alive.

Author:  Jan Watson

Jan Watson won the 2004 Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel contest for her first novel, Troublesome Creek. Her other awards include a nomination for the Kentucky Literary Award in 2006 and second place in the 2006 Inspirational Readers Choice Contest sponsored by the Faith, Hope, and Love Chapter of the Romance Writers of America. Willow Springs and Torrent Falls are the sequels to Troublesome Creek. Jan was a registered nurse for 25 years at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. She incorporated her nursing experience in the hospital's mother/baby unit into her novels. Jan resides in Kentucky.

My Thoughts:  I enjoyed this book. There were several main characters besides the ones listed on the back cover.  There is Manda, who had a very interesting story line and also Remy was a rather intriguing character.  But my favorite character was Copper, who is Lilly's mother.  I liked reading about her medical adventures as she assisted with the birthing of babies and other emergencies too.  She got into some very interesting situations.  I just really liked her personality and the way she handled things. Lilly was a very sweet girl and also very resourceful.  I must say I was rather surprised by some of the twists in the storyline.  It definitely turns some turns I didn't expect, but they were very good.

FTC disclaimer: This book was provided for review by the Tyndale House Publishers.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

3 comments:

  1. Hi Cathy!
    Looks like you've been a busy reader!
    This one looks great!

    I just left a comment for Kelli. What a sweet young lady~ loved her story of the "famous" classmate!
    *happy Sunday to you*
    ~Maria

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  2. Hi there....I was wondering how these book reviews work. I just agreed to have a children's book sent to me for review on my blog....I was a little skeptical at first. I always think the worst about stuff like that.....But you make it sounds fun!

    Hope all is well with you and yours!

    Have a great Sunday in God's house!

    ~Nina

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  3. Hi, Cathy!

    This book really looks good. I had planned a trip to the library today, only to find out they changed their hours and are no longer open on Friday. I will try to locate this book on-line and reserve it!

    Thank you for the review!

    Blessings~
    Laura

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