Sunday, August 8, 2010

Still House Pond

Still House Pond
Jan Watson
ISBN: 978-1-4143-2386-2
July, 2010/376 pages/$12.99

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.

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.

I enjoyed Jan Watson's original Troublesome Creek series and was happy to see that she has continued the story of the families of this area. Somehow I missed last year's Sweetwater Gap but I was able to follow Still House Pond without any difficulty. This is the heartwarming story of 11-year-old Lilly, mature beyond her years due to the realities of life, yet still young enough to make impetuous choices with unforeseen circumstances. Life and death, joy and sorrow, fear and peace mingle together throughout this sweet story.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale as part of their Blogger Review 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.”


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quilly said...

I just received this in the mail the other day. I am looking forward to reading it.